What makes StarSense Explorer Telescopes are working so well to benefit the users? Because it applies Plate Solving method.
Plate Solving (or Astrometric Calibration) of an astronomical image is a technique used in astronomy and applied on celestial images. "Solving" means matching an image between the imaged stars or pattern of star and a star catalogue.
In a simpler explanation, Plate Solving is a method used to determine exactly where the telescope is pointing in the sky by comparing the star field in an image to stars database.
Don't worry, you don't need to do any calculation or photography in order to match the stars patterns that where the telescope is pointing in the night sky. Celestron made it an easy solution for all, especially astronomy enthusiasts!
StarSense Explorer is the innovative software that having the Plate Solving method applied, with a smartphone. As most modern smartphone is made with good camera, sensors as well in making life easier. It helps you too in exploring the universe. All you have to do, is to get your phone docked on the telescope, adjust the positioning and you'll be guided to look up in the nightsky!
Not only that, you'll be guided on what to observe with "tonight best" objects and the tips of observations.
The truth IS, all this is done without electronic components, motor drives for slewing and tracking.
StarSense Explorer empowers the users to identify and locate the sky object without fears. It does not require WiFi module or your cellphone's data. Completely a ready-to-use telescope without multiple assembly process, even for a telescope fresh user.
You only need to download the StarSense Explorer app from either iOS or Android play store and enter the unlock code for activation. An unlock code is included in individual unit.
You Don't Know Where They Are Located in The Nightsky, Do You?
In the past 2 decades, our young parents might have encountered issues of night sky observations, with a manual telescope.
It's so intimidating that they have no directions or guidance in locating planets or other stars. Thanks to innovative software for smartphone device, parents are able to enjoy the fund of stargazing with practical aids in objects locating and identification.
To start astronomy at young age, computerized telescope is somehow way more complicated, in terms of assemblies, portability and budget, etc. If you were to let children learn more in handling telescope, or finding the Moon with their own attempts, it has to be with something feasible in hand!
Click the video above to have a glimpse on how easy to use the StarSense Explorer telescope.
Don't Feel Confused : LT 70AZ Refractor goes for entry level users or casual observer (parents, and educators)
LT 70AZ Refractor is an entry level users, has lighter tripod and smaller aperture (70 mm). This is best for a family has young kids, hoping to nurture the interest of astronomy during the family outdoor activities. The set is portable and lightweight enough for easy transportation and storage. For casual observations, this is a no-brainer package.
It has the following items:
- Eyepiece 25mm (28-power) and 10mm (70-power),
- 2x Barlow lens (combined magnification is 56-power and 140-power respectively)
- 90-degree Erect Diagonal
- Smartphone docking rack
- LT Alt-azimuth mount with aluminum tripod
- Metal accessory tray
- StarPointer (red dot) Finder (battery supplied)
Get the LT 70AZ, please click the link here.
Definitely Recommended for Astronomy Enthusiasts (for novice to intermediate level)
DX 130AZ Reflector is for astronomy beginners who have keen pursue in night sky observations that willing to spend more time into. This is sturdier, and equipped with dual axes slow-motion control handles which allow for better control. 130 mm is about 5 inches, an ideal size for adult beginners to start without computerized system. Not to forget, DX 130AZ is a Newtonian reflector, which produces up-side-down views. This is totally fine in astronomical observations.
DX 130AZ is packed with Deluxe Alt-azimuth mount and aluminum tripod, Metal accessory tray, 25mm (26-power) and 10mm (65-power) Eyepieces, StarPointer Finderscope and Smartphone dock. 5 inches aperture has the theoretical maximum power up to 250x. You have room to play with, from 26-power. You always know, high magnification DOESN'T promise clarity in observation.