Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope

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CE-31153
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  • Regular price $679.00
  • Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope

    • Sale
    • Regular price $679.00
    • ITEM #
      CE-31153


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    Features

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    • A 5 Inch Reflecting Telescope that Aligns Itself!
    • StarSense Technology Gets you started
    • Quick and Easy No-Tool Set-Up
    • Newtonian Design for a comfortable view
    • GoTo where you want with the NexStar+ Hand Control

     

    Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope

     

    Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope with StarSense - (5 Inch) Newtonian Reflector Telescope on GoTo Mount

    Celestron has paired a revolution in telescope technology, StarSense, with affordable, high quality, and portable entry-level telescopes to bring you the SkyProdigy series. The innovative StarSense Technology allows for completely automatic alignment by combining intelligent drive motors/on-board computer with a digital camera, your telescope will now locate itself, alignment stars and set up- all on its own! Set it on its tripod, turn it on, press a button and stand back while your telescope readies itself for observing in just three minutes. Now that's one smart telescope!

    With pre-assembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods, and quick release fork arms and tubes, SkyProdigy SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools and no prior knowledge of the night sky required making it the perfect entry-level telescope! And if you're not sure what to look at, the SkyProdigy features SkyTour, a list of popular and interesting objects that are tailored to your time and location.

    Powered by 8 D cell user supplied batteries or an optional AC adapter (#18773) these Celestron SkyProdigy's love to travel. An external battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance. With the SkyProdigy's ergonomically-designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation. With a touch of a button, you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object, or simply know if the desired object is visible in the sky.

    At the heart of the Celestron Sky Prodigy 130 is a quality 130 mm (5 Inch) aperture Newtonian Reflector telescope. With a focal ratio of f/5 and a focal length of 650 mm, this telescope also features multi-coated high-quality Celestron optics and makes use of a rack and pinion style focuser. The whole system (including the drive and computer units) weighs only 18 lbs.!

     

    Celestron SkyProdigy 130 - (5 Inch) Reflecting Telescope on GoTo Mount Features

    High quality 130 mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope on a Fully computerized Altazimuth mount.

    StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects.

    Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube, sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray for quick no-tool set-up.

    Includes CD-ROM with The Sky X astronomy software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps.

    Proven computer control technology with a database which allows the telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects.

    StarSense Technology lets your telescope do the aligning, without you having to locate any stars.

    Flash upgradeable software for hand control and motor control units allows downloading product updates over the Internet.

    Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use and an auxiliary port for additional accessories.

     

    OPT Product Number: CE-31153

    Additional Information

    Alignment ProcedureSkyAlign then Solar System Align
    Aperture130 MM (5.11")
    Case IncludedNo
    CD ROMs IncludedTheSky X First Light
    ConditionNew
    Dew Shield IncludedNo Not Necessary
    Diagonal Included 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal
    Exterior ColorRed
    Finder IncludedRed Dot Finder
    Focal Ratiof/5
    Free ShippingYes
    GPS includedNo
    Hand Controller includedYes
    Highest Useful Magnification307x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude12
    ManufacturerCelestron
    Mount Type GoTo
    Objects in Database4000 objects
    Optical CoatingsAluminum
    Optical DesignNewtonian Reflector
    OTA Mount TypeSingle Arm
    Power Adapter Included Requires D Batteries
    Telescope SeriesCelestron SkyProdigy
    Tracking ModesAzimuth
    Tripod Type IncludedAdjustable with Steel Legs
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
      Included:
    • SkyProdigy 130 mm Computerized OTA
    • SkyProdigy Computerized Altazimuth Fork-Arm Mount
    • StarSense Automatic Alignment Unit
    • Battery Pack Providing over 30 Hours of Power
    • Sturdy Tripod with Stainless Steel Legs
    • Accessory Tray/ Stabilizer
    • NexStar+ Hand Control
    • StarPointer Finderscope
    • 1.25 Inch Eyepiece 1= 25 mm, 26x mag.
    • 1.25 Inch Eyepiece 2= 9 mm, 72x mag.
    • Download Planetarium Software
    • 2 Year Telescope Warranty

     

     

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    Questions & Answers

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    • What is the AUX connection used for? the controller key pad has a connection for RS232, with todays laptop how can a USB connection be used on this telescope?

      The Hand controller can be attached to your computer using the Celestron RS-232 cable to update the firmware. It can be attached to a laptop using a USB to Serial Adapter. The Aux port is available for future accessories yet to be released by Celestron.

    • What is the AUX connection used for? the controller key pad has a connection for RS232, with todays laptop how can a USB connection be used on this telescope?

      Can this auto computer divice , can be bought separately and adapted some how to the Cestron Cometron 114 az model # 21079 ???

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