Celestron's SkyScout Connect Turns SkyScout Personal Planetarium Into A Deep Space Observatory

The Innovative SkyScout Connect Brings Point And Click Convenience To Celestron’s Line of High Powered, User-Friendly Computerized Telescopes

Torrance, CA (February 19, 2008) – Celestron, a leading designer and manufacturer of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes, is enhancing the capability of its award-winning SkyScout Personal Planetarium, the revolutionary handheld device that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more, with the unveiling of SkyScout Connect. Bringing amateur astronomy to the next level of space exploration, SkyScout Connect enables stargazers and backyard astronomers to use their SkyScout Personal Planetarium to locate an object in the night sky and then automatically slew any one of Celestron’s NexStar SLT, NexStar SE, Advanced Series GT, CPC Series and CGE Series computerized telescopes for an up-close look.

“The SkyScout Connect is the next evolution of stargazing as it is a gateway that expands the capabilities of SkyScout and opens up a whole new world of exploration for backyard astronomy enthusiasts,” said Joseph A. Lupica Jr., president and CEO of Celestron. “Through combined product technologies, Celestron continues to transform the way in which people experience the world and beyond.”

SkyScout Connect has a suggested manufacturers retail price of $99.00.