Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ Smartphone Telescope

  • Tour the night sky with your smartphone and the DX 130AZ telescope.
  • Lock targets for eyepiece viewing with in-app bullseye and slow-motion manual controls.
  • 130 mm (5-inch) Newtonian reflector with highly reflective optical coatings for excellent viewing.
  • Includes 10 mm and 25 mm eyepieces, smartphone dock, red dot finderscope, and full-height tripod.
  • Smartphone not included.
  • Learn all about the StarSense Explorer series in our ultimate guide!
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  • Regular price $399.95

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Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ Smartphone Telescope

The Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ Smartphone Telescope allows you to tour the night sky with your smartphone—no experience required! The StarSense Explorer app calculates your position in real time and guides you with a list of currently visible objects.

What you can see

See planets, brighter nebulae and galaxies, star clusters, and double stars from the city. See faint, deep sky objects from darker skies.


Dual-axis slow-motion controls on a manual alt-azimuth mount make it easy to follow arrows in-app to your target. Eyepiece viewing is ready when the app’s bullseye turns green.

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Telescope and accessory details

130 mm (5-inch) Newtonian reflector with highly reflective optical coatings for excellent viewing.

Image note: Smartphone is used for demonstration only and is not included.

Includes 10 mm and 25 mm eyepieces, StarSense smartphone dock, red dot finderscope (for use without a smartphone), and full-height tripod.


Accessory TypeSmartphone Adapter
Aperture130 mm (5")
Dawes Limit0.89 arcseconds
Focal Length650 mm
Focal Ratiof/5
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
Highest Magnification260x
Light Gathering Power345x
Limiting Magnitude14.3
Optical DesignNewtonian
SeriesCelestron StarSense Explorer
Tube Diameter165mm
Tube Length635mm
Tube Weight8.8 lbs
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Ralph M.
United States United States
Excellent Telescope

Thank you for your help. Ralph

James B.
United States United States
Decent beginner telescope

I appreciate the telescope quality , good entry level Item. I would definitely recommend spending the additional money spent purchasing the Optional Celestron 5 lens and filter Kit. Best bang for your buck

United States United States
Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ Smartphone Telescope

Thus far, our experience has been disappointing. The target e.g. the red dot, no longer works. One night when the moon was visible, the Telescope could not be position upward enough to view the moon. I am a first time user, and I am on a steep learning curve. Richard C

Eddie H.
United States United States
StarSense Explorer

Works great as advertised. Wish you sold it by itself to add to a Dob. Eddie