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SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope

SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope
SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope
SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope
SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope
SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope
SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope
SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope
SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope
Item #: 31153
Your Price: $699.00 In Stock
Warranty: 2 Years

  • 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
  • BONUS Astronomy Software download with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images

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Description

THE SMARTEST TELESCOPE IN THE UNIVERSE!

A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology, SkyProdigy™ is the product of a culmination of decades of telescope advancements. It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense™ technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user. Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view! It’s that easy.

The SkyProdigy’s automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view. Not sure what to look at? Select the Sky Tour option; this feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world!

No knowledge of the night sky is required. One touch innovation turns anyone into an instant astronomer!

Celestron’s SkyProdigy telescopes use an integrated imaging camera and patented StarSense Technology to automatically align with 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 center 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.

*The SkyProdigy’s internal camera does not have an external output allowing users to view or save the captured images. The captured images are used internally solely for the purpose of self-aligning the SkyProdigy telescope.

Technology

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

Specifications

Accessory Tray No Tool, Quick release
Alignment Procedures StarSense Automatic Alignment, Solar System Align, Manual Align
Aperture (mm) 130 mm (5.12 in)
Apparent Field of View 1.9 "
Computer Hand Control Fully Computerized
Finderscope StarPointer
Focal Length 650 mm (26 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 ... 25 mm (0.98 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 ... 9 mm (0.35 in)
Focal Ratio 5
Highest Useful Magnification 307 x
Light Gathering Power (Comp... 345 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.1
Linear Field of View (@1000... 103 ft (31 m)
Lowest Useful Magnification 19 x
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 26 x
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 72 x
Mount Info: N.A.
Mount Type Motorized Altazimuth
Optical Coatings Aluminum with SiO2 overcoat
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Optical Tube Info: N.A.
Resolution (Dawes) 0.89 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror Obstructio... 8.59%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.5 in (38 mm)
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds
Tracking Modes Alt-Az
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod Steel
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty

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