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Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Refractor Telescope

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Refractor Telescope
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Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Refractor TelescopeCelestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Refractor TelescopeCelestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Refractor Telescope
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Dock your smartphone on the award winning Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Refractor Telescope and quickly navigate the night sky, ideal for beginners, it includes 25mm & 10mm eyepieces and the Celestron Starry Night software.

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Bar Code:  050234224604
Part Number:  22460-CGL
Brand:  Celestron
Skill Level:  Beginner
Aperture:  102 mm
Optical Design:  Refractor
Mount Type:  Manual Alt-Azimuth
Focal Length:  500 - 750 mm
Warranty:  2 Years



With the Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ Smartphone App-Enabled Refractor Telescope locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you can be navigating the sky with confidence. Place your phone in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app. After aligning your phone to the telescope's optics (a quick, 2-minute procedure), the StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you as you to move the telescope. When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green.

The StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and up and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later manufactured since 2016.

StarSense Explorer uses patent-pending technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly reorient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database.

An ultra-stable altazimuth mount provides a sturdy foundation for StarSense Explorer DX. Slip clutches and geared slow motion controls in both axes help you move the telescope smoothly and zero in your target. As celestial objects appear to drift across the night sky, you’ll be able to follow them with just a turn of the knobs. It’s all anchored by an adjustable, full-height tripod.

With a large 102mm objective lens, this telescope has enough light gathering ability to bring out detail in celestial objects. You can expect sharp, bright views of Jupiter's four Galilean moons, its cloud bands and Great Red Spot, the rings of Saturn, the trapezium in the Orion Nebula, and beautiful Pleaides Open Star Cluster. Celestron's XLT optical coatings improve light transmission, enhancing the views even more. The telescope also includes a 90-degree erect image diagonal, so you can use it during the day to view birds, wildlife, landscapes, and more.

Even if you live in a light polluted city location, StarSense Explorer is advanced enough to be able to pick out Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Orion Nebula, double stars, and a few more of the most famous celestial objects.

But if you can take the telescope to an even slightly darker location, more objects will become visible. With this 4" Refractor and relatively dark skies, the Andromeda Galaxy, Hercules Open Star Cluster, and so many more are easily within your reach.

The entire telescope kit weighs just 14.2 pounds, so it's perfectly portable and easy to bring on your next camping trip or to a remote observing site.

- 102mm Refractor optical tube
- StarSense dock for your smartphone
- Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece
- 90-degree erect image diagonal
- StarPointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app
- Altazimuth mount with slow motion controls
- Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organised

Optical Design: Refractor
Aperture: 102mm
Focal Length: 660mm
Focal Ratio: f/6.5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 26x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 66x
Barlow Lens: None
Finderscope: StarPointer red dot finderscope
Optical Tube: Aluminium
Highest Useful Magnification: 240x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 15x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.5
Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.37 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 1.14 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 212x
Optical Coatings: Fully XLT Coated glass optics
Optical Tube Length: 812.8mm (32")
Optical Tube Diameter: 118mm (4.64")
Mount Type: Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): Aluminum, 1244.6mm (49") max height
Tripod Leg Diameter: N/A
Accessory Tray: Yes
Slew Speeds: Manual
GPS: Uses phone's GPS
Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5 Dovetail bar
Power Requirements: None (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep phone charged while using app)
Alignment Procedures: Use StarSense Explorer app
Software: StarSense Explorer app | SkyPortal app | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
Total Kit Weight: 14.2 lbs (6.44 kg)

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First Telescope
Wednesday, 3 February 2021  | 

Highly recommended if you are looking for your first Telescope. This is a fantastic product, easy to assemble, light weight so easy to move around.

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Thursday, 24 December 2020  | 

Excellent telescope for beginner. Set up was simple. Enjoy the app to go alongside to help find aspects in the sky.

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Very happy noob!
Monday, 27 July 2020  | 

My Daughter expressed an interest in Astronomy while locked down away from me. Eventually I choose this scope. It was going to be this family but availability was an issue. I have set the scope up with a 10 year old. The same 10 year old can now find planets and view them unaided. We've been limited in our use because of time and weather at the weekends but the truth is we're both delighted. Things will get better when and we're excited about the dark nights in winter!!!
The app is a delight to use. I can't believe how delighted we were when I got a compatable device. We were spinning that Telescope round like a top. What's that? Look at it and get the info! Next time we'll use it properly! We promise.

We love the scope and have potentially opened the door to an amazing hobby.

With no experience before I've got to say I think that this telescope is a great entry scope. Excellent even but we know that i have no experience. I also have no buyers remorse on this purchase.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Boxed Dimensions (LxWxH cm): 101.6 / 22.86 / 43.18 / - Weight (g) Boxed/Un-Boxed: 10432.62 / 6441
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