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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Smartphone Telescope

SKU : CE-22451

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  • Tour the night sky with your smartphone and the LT 80AZ telescope.
  • Lock targets for eyepiece viewing with in-app bullseye and slow-motion manual controls.
  • 80 mm refractor with coated glass optics for sharp views.
  • Includes 10 mm and 25 mm eyepieces, 2x Barlow lens, smartphone dock, image diagonal, red dot finderscope, and full-height tripod.
  • Smartphone not included.
  • View our guide to learn all about the StarSense Explorer series!

Product Details

  • The Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Smartphone Telescope allows you to tour the night sky with your smartphone! 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.

    Ease-of-use

    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.

    Telescope and accessory details

    80 mm refractor with fully coated glass optics for bright, sharp views.

    Image note: Smartphone shown for demonstration only, it is not included.

    Includes 10 mm and 25 mm eyepieces, 2x Barlow lens, StarSense smartphone dock, erect image diagonal, red dot finderscope (for use without a smartphone), and full-height tripod.

  • specifications

    Aperture80 mm (3.25")
    ComputerizedManual
    Dawes Limit1.45 arcseconds
    Focal Length900 mm
    Focal Ratiof/11.3
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
    Highest Magnification160x
    Light Gathering Power131x
    Limiting Magnitude13.3
    Optical DesignDoublet Refractor
    SeriesCelestron StarSense Explorer
    Tube Diameter90mm
    Tube Length965mm
    Tube Weight5.4 lbs
  • included items

    • Tour the night sky with your smartphone and the LT 80AZ telescope.
    • Lock targets for eyepiece viewing with in-app bullseye and slow-motion manual controls.
    • 80 mm refractor with coated glass optics for sharp views.
    • Includes 10 mm and 25 mm eyepieces, 2x Barlow lens, smartphone dock, image diagonal, red dot finderscope, and full-height tripod.
    • Smartphone not included.
    • View our guide to learn all about the StarSense Explorer series!

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05/31/2021
paul c.
United States United States
Easy

This is my grandson's first telescope and it was easy to set-up and use !!! We have already had hours of enjoyment and very educational as well. Thanks Paul

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04/13/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
OPT was great, I'm the culprit

OPT was great and the service was efficient. I selected the telescope based on my own criteria, so I can blame my own frugalness! Telescope would be great for kids, but my expectation is a bit higher. I'll consult with OPT next time and step up the budget.

S
04/07/2021
Slade
United States United States
Impressed

I have looked at recommendations after recommendations for a good beginner telescope. Almost everyone recommends an 8” dobsonian. The problem I was having is I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend over $500 as a total beginner. I came across this Celestron StarSense and was intrigued by the Smart phone star locating abilities and decided to purchase it as it was on sale. I have to say, for a total beginner I think this telescope is a great choice for the reasons listed below. 1) It allows you to learn the night sky using the smartphone app and helps you zero in on what you are looking for. 2) Extremely user friendly. I was able to take it out of the box and immediately start looking at the sky. 3) Great quality images and clear views, given you’re focus is on point. 4) Though it’s not made for deep sky objects, you can still get a good shot of the Orion Nebula and I’ve even been able to get a good shot of Bode’s Galaxy (though it kinda looks like a blob) 5) It’s super light and portable as I move it around all the time while trying to find new objects in the night sky. I feel like a beginner would be absolutely satisfied with this telescope but it does have a down side as listed below. 1) This telescope has left me wanting more. More power, more clarity, more capability. 2) The focus sometimes rolls out of focus so you need to constantly refocus (not sure if it’s my product defect or if that’s how it’s supposed to be). 3) The alignment is sometimes slightly off (but I’m not complaining too much as it’s a smartphone app) and you may need to look around the area for the object you are searching for. 4) The tray for the eyepieces screw on the support arms for the tripod so if you want to move it, you’ll have to unscrew the tray (I don’t even use the tray anymore). In conclusion, I think this is a bargain of a deal and would be a great beginner telescope. Im currently in a paradox because if I could go back and buy the 8” Dob instead, I probably would because I’m now hooked, thanks to this telescope. Make of this what you will. I hope this helps on your decision on what to get. *Disclaimer*: I haven’t been able to observe any planets because they aren’t up at night at my current location so this review is more towards stars and deep sky.

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04/02/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Great

Enjoying it a lot. Northern night skies are so vivid.

A
03/31/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Great Product

It was a little difficult being my first time putting together a telescope and trying to align the finder, etc. Once we got it aligned the view of the moon was beautiful. I can't wait to see the stars and hopefully some planets soon. Still learning how to operate fully but overall great product.

SH
03/16/2021
Scott H.
United States United States

Had a little trouble lining up the phone. Took a bit, but now it works with the 'scope just fine.