The SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Reflector Telescope from Celestron employs a revolutionary automatic alignment system so anyone can become an instant astronomer, regardless of how well they know the night sky.
With the SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Reflector Telescope, it’s easy to enjoy hours upon hours of stargazing entertainment thanks to its automatic alignment capabilities courtesy of Celestron’s StarSense technology. The SkyProdigy 130 reflector telescope employs electronic motors, an on-board computer and digital camera, and Celestron StarSense technology for automatic, instant alignment without any input required from the user. In fact, zero knowledge of the night sky is required to align a SkyProdigy telescope. Just take the telescope outside, turn on the SkyProdigy, push a single button, and enjoy the views. After giving the automatic alignment process just a few minutes, any SkyProdigy telescope will be ready to show you views of some 4000 celestial wonders. Now that’s easy astronomy!
Great views of deep sky objects such as nebulas, star clusters, and galaxies can be yours with the Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Reflector Telescope. The auto-aligning SkyProdigy 130’s substantial 130mm (5.12”) aperture collects a good amount of light to provide you with pleasing views that are brighter than those through smaller telescopes. A moderate focal length of 650mm (f/5.0) makes the SkyProdigy 130 perform especially well on wide-field views of the night sky. Easy setup is enhanced by a quick-release fork arm design for quick, no-tool attachment of the telescope to the single-arm altazimuth SkyProdigy mount. Use the included 25mm and 9mm 1.25” eyepieces for views with 26x (25mm) and 72x (9mm) power magnification. Weighing in at 18 lbs., the SkyProdigy 130 from Celestron will wow you with bright views of the 4000 objects in its database.
The SkyProdigy 130 reflector telescope’s automated alignment process begins when an on-board camera automatically captures an image of the night sky, which is quickly processed by the telescope computer to identify noticeable star patterns. As soon as a positive star pattern match is found, the SkyProdigy 130 quickly determines the coordinates of the stars in the image using its on-board computer. This process is automatically repeated twice more for triangulation purposes and then the telescope is ready to locate any of the 4000 objects in the telescope’s database. Not sure what to look at first? Not to worry - there’s even a nifty Sky Tour option to use if you don’t know exactly what celestial sight to go after.
The included fully computerized Celestron SkyProdigy hand controller is Flash upgradeable, and allows you to select from nine slew speeds (3°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x and 2x). The auto-aligning altazimuth mount also boasts sidereal, solar, and lunar tracking rates for extended views of virtually any object. A battery pack is included which provides over 30 hours of operation.
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Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
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