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Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130 Reflector Telescope
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Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130 Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer - the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly... read more

Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130 

Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer - the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time.

StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It’s like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky.

  • Unleash the power of your smartphone to take you on a guided tour of the night sky - no telescope experience required.
  • Award-winning and Patent-pending StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate its position in real time. (Check phone compatibility).
  • StarSense Explorer app automatically generates a list of objects currently visible. View planets, brighter nebulae and galaxies, star clusters, and double stars from the city. Or take your telescope to darker skies to view faint, deep sky objects.
  • Manual altazimuth mount with smooth, dual-axis slow-motion controls makes it easy to follow the on-screen arrows to your desired target. When the bullseye turns green, it’s ready to view in the telescope’s eyepiece.
  • 130mm (5”) Newtonian reflector with highly reflective coatings and enough light gathering ability to view all the best celestial objects.
  • Includes 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, StarSense smartphone dock, a red dot finderscope (in case you want to use the telescope without your phone), and a sturdy, full-height tripod.

Dock, Launch, Explore

Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you’ll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply 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), 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.

Smartphone Compatibility

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. For a complete compatibility list, click here.

Patent-Pending StarSense Sky Recognition Technology

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.

While other astronomy apps may claim that they can help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone’s gyros and accelerometers, which aren’t as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can accurately tell you when your target is visible in the eyepiece.

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MPN: 22461-CGL

Barcode: 050234224611

Specification

Optical Tube info

  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Aperture: 130mm (5.11")
  • Focal Length: 650mm (25.59")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (0.98")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 26x
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10mm (0.39")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 65x
  • Barlow Lens: None
  • Finderscope: StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
  • Optical Tube: Steel
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 307x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification: 19x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.1
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.07 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): .89 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 345x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 45mm (1.73")
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 34%
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 11%
  • Optical Coatings: Glass mirrors coated with aluminum and SiO?
  • Optical Tube Length: 635mm (25")
  • Optical Tube Diameter: 165mm (6.49")
  • Optical Tube Weight: 8.8 lbs (3.99 kg)
  • Dovetail: CG-5 Dovetail Bar

Mount Info

  • 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
  • Tripod Weight: 9.2 lbs (4.17 kg)
  • 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: 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
  • Included Items: Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 25mm & 10mm eyepieces | StarPointer finderscope | Accessory tray | StarSense Explorer phone dock

MPN: 22461-CGL

Barcode: 050234224611

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  • Use your smartphone to analyse the night sky and calculate its position in real timeUltra-stable altazimuth mount with slow motion control
  • 5 inch high-grade Newtonian reflector with erecting eyepiece for terrestrial use as a high-power spotting scope
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Ideal for beginners thanks to the free app's user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials
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