Celestron SkyProdigy 70 GoTo Telescope


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This revolutionary telescope, recognised as an innovation Honoree at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show is designed for people without any prior knowledge of astronomy or telescopes. All you have to do is turn this amazing telescope on.

The SkyProdigy will simply 'look' up to the sky to get its bearings and in less than three minutes you can be taking an exciting tour of outer space using SkyProdigy's internal database of over 4,000 celestial objects. One touch innovation turns anyone into an instant astronomer.

This is a truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology. SkyProdigy is the product of decades of telescope advancement. It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from user. Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view.

It's that easy. The SkyProdigy automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view. No sure what to look at? Select the 'Sky Tour' option, this feature offers a customised list of the best objects in the sky to view for exact time and location anywhere in the world.

Celestron's SkyProdigy telescope uses an integrated imagery camera and patented StarSense technology to automatically align with the night sky and determine where the telescope is pointing. The camera automatically captures an image of the sky, which is processed internally to positively identify the stars in the image. Once a positive match is found SkyProdigy determines the coordinates of the centre of the captured image.

The process is automatically repeated twice more so that the system has three known alignment points that can be used to make an accurate model of the night sky- from this information the user can select any celestial object in the hand controllers database and SkyProdigy will automatically move itself to the correct position.

NB The Skyprodigy's internal camera does not have an external output allowing users to view or save the captured images. The captured images are used internally solely for the purpose of self-aligning the SkyProdigy telescope.

Key Features:

  • Optical coatings: Fully coated
  • Optical design: Refractor
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • Focal ratio: 10
  • Eyepiece 1: 22mm; Magnification: 28x
  • Eyepiece 2: 9mm; Magnification: 78x
  • Limiting Stellar magnitude: 11.7
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.99 Arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): 1.66 Arc seconds
  • Light gathering power (compared to human eye): 100x
  • Computerised hand control: Fully computerised/Flash upgradeable
  • Diameter: 70mm
  • Fully automatic alignment procedure
  • Fully computerised Altazimuth mount
  • Quick release fork arm mount and optical tube for easy, quick no tool set up
  • Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray
  • Battery pack providing over 30 hours of power (batteries not included)
  • 'The SkyX - First light edition' astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced maps.
  • Proven computer control technology
  • Database allows telescope to automatically locate over 4,000 celestial objects
  • Proprietary Starsense technology provides a completely automatic alignment process with no user intervention required
  • Flash upgrade-hand control software for downloading product updates over the internet
  • Product code: 4630

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