Product Description

Celestron ORIGIN Intelligent Home Observatory The Origin Intelligent Home Observatory from Celestron delivers beautiful views and stunning photos of the cosmos from an easy-to-use platform. The Origin gives you the powerful resolution of a Rowe-Ackerman Schmidt Astrograph optical system—the... read more

Celestron ORIGIN Intelligent Home Observatory 

The Origin Intelligent Home Observatory from Celestron delivers beautiful views and stunning photos of the cosmos from an easy-to-use platform.

The Origin gives you the powerful resolution of a Rowe-Ackerman Schmidt Astrograph optical system—the same telescope used professionally worldwide to detect satellite-threatening space debris—on a fully motorized and computerized GoTo mount. Simply open the Origin app on your phone or tablet, scan the sky, and select the object you wish to observe and photograph. The Origin will point to the star, cluster, or nebula and send rich, autofocused images to the screen of your device, tracking the object as it moves across the sky and refreshing with increasingly detailed exposures. Choose to hear the audio presentation for each object if you'd like more details.

More advanced astro-imagers can download raw images via USB-A port for processing with third-party software, and a built-in holder accommodates 1.25 and 2" filters. The Origin sits on a full-height tripod with two-section legs.

  • 6" Rowe-Ackerman Schmidt Astrograph optical tube, f/2.2, 335mm focal length
  • Fully automated alt-az mount based on NexStar Evolution with spring-loaded brass worm gears on each axis
  • Starbright XLT coatings for optimal light transmission
  • 3096 x 2080 Sony Starvis CMOS sensor with 2.4 x 2.4µ pixels for finely detailed resolution
  • Fully automated heating element integrated into front lens, removable dew shield/lens shade
  • Autofocus or manual control
  • Rechargeable 97.9Wh LiFePO4 battery
  • 12 VDC adapter for charging internal battery or running on external AC power
  • One fan for optics and one fan for electronics; both pull air through vents with wire mesh
  • LED ring indicates status at-a-glance
  • Mount features integrated carry handles and manual clutches for easy setup and breakdown
  • Origin app for star navigation; choose an object from the phone screen and select Live View for telescope image
  • Most visible objects are highlighted, along with a Tonight's Best list of observation choices
  • Select audio presentation for celestial object info
  • Supports image live stacking for enhanced detail and color
  • Can be used for daytime terrestrial observation and photography
  • Full-height tripod with two-section aluminum legs
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MPN: 12099-CGL

Barcode: 50234120999

Celestron ORIGIN Intelligent Home Observatory Specification


Optical Tube Assembly

  • Optical Design: RASA
  • Aperture: 152 mm / 6"
  • Focal Length: 335 mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/2.2
  • Optical Tube Dimensions: 24 x 7" / 61 x 17.8 cm


  • Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • GoTo Capability: Yes


  • Type: Adjustable, 2-Section


  • Batteries: Built-In Rechargeable
  • Adapter: 12 VDC
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi *Built-In
  • Mobile App Compatible: Yes, Required: Android & iOS
  • App Name: Origin
  • Functionality: Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control, Setup, View Live Feed *As of January, 2024: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
  • Assembled Dimensions: 24.0 x 26.0 x 48.0" / 61.0 x 66.0 x 121.9 cm
  • Weight : 41.6 lb / 18.9 kg

What’s in The Box?

  • Celestron Origin Intelligent Home Observatory
  • Tripod
  • Aperture Cap
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty

MPN: 12099-CGL

Barcode: 50234120999


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Celestron ORIGIN Intelligent Home Observatory


Available to pre-order now. First allocation expected in June

Pre-order now with a £100 deposit. Pay the balance of £3899 when we have stock ready to supply

Two Year UK Warranty

Product Summary

  • 6 inch/152mm f/2.2 RASA Optical Tube with Computerised GoTo Alt-Az Mount.  
  • Transmits the Image to phone, table or laptop with wi-fi.  
  • Sony Starvis CMOS Sensor, 2.4µ Pixels, Image Stacking for Detail & Colour.  
  • StarSense Sky Recognition Technology with Control via Origin Sky Mapping App.  
  • Built-In Smart Dew Heater & Thermistor.  
  • 97.9Wh LiFePO4 battery, 6-Hour Runtime, 2 Cooling/Filtering Fans.  
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