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Celestron SkyProdigy 70 Computerized Telescope The Celestron SkyProdigy™ 90 is a computerised telescope w... See full description.

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Celestron SkyProdigy 70 Computerized Telescope

The Celestron SkyProdigy™ 90 is a computerised telescope with revolutionary ground breaking technology. This telescope brings a fresh approach to astronomy by combining electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, digital camera and StarSense detection technology to track objects. No knowledge of the night sky is required as one touch innovation can turn anyone into an instant anstronomer.

SkyProdigy is the product of a culmination of decades of telescope advancements with technology to create an automatic, instant alignment that requires no input from the user. This process takes only a few minutes, after which you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view. Sky Tour option allows you to see a customised list of the best objects in the sky to view depending on your time and location.

An integrated imaging camera and patented StarSense Technology is used within Celestron’s SkyProdigy telescopes, to automatically align the night sky and determine where the telescope is currently 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 two more times 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 controller’s database, and SkyProdigy will automatically move itself to the correct position.

General Features
Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
Fully Computerized 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
“TheSkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
Computerized Mount Features
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 Upgradeable Hand Control Software for Downloading Product Updates Over the Internet
Optical Design: Refractor
Aperture (mm): 70 mm (2.76 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 28 x
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 78 x
Highest Useful Magnification: 165 x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 10 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 11.7
Light Gathering Power: 100
Tripod: Steel

Award Winning Telescope The SkyProdigy Computerized Telescope was Winner of the Popular mechanics breakthrough awards in 2011 as well as being awarded design and engineering showcase honours.