StarSense Explorer DX 5

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The StarSense Explorer DX 5 integrates with award-winning and patent-pending StarSense sky recognition technology, that uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate its position in real time.

  • Large 5 inch aperture and a Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube which has enough light gathering ability to view all the best celestial objects.
  • StarSense Explorer app automatically generates a list of objects currently visible
  • StarBright XLT optical coatings
  • Includes slow motion controllers to move and glide through the cosmos and keep track of your favourite night sky object.

$1,399.00

Specifications

Optical Tube Info:
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture: 125mm (5″)
Focal Length: 1250mm (49.21″)
Focal Ratio: f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (0.98″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 50x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10mm (0.39″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 150x
Barlow Lens: None
Finderscope: StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal: Erect image 90° (1.25″)
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification: 295x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13
Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.11 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.93 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 329x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 51mm (2.0″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 16.6%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 40%
Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length: 330mm (13″)
Optical Tube Diameter: 171.45mm (6.75″)
Optical Tube Weight: 5 lbs (2.26 kg)
Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail Bar
Mount Info:
Mount Type: Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): Aluminum, 1320.8mm (52″) max height
Tripod Leg Diameter: 31.75mm (1.25″) steel
Accessory Tray: Yes
Tripod Weight: 3.8 lbs (1.72 kg)
Slew Speeds: Manual
GPS: Uses phone’s GPS
Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5
Power Requirements: None (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep phone charged while using app)
Alignment Procedures: Use StarSense Explorer app
Software: StarSense Explorer app | SkyPortal app | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
Total Kit Weight: 9 lbs (4.08 kg)
Included Items: Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 25mm & 10mm eyepieces | Erect image diagonal | StarPointer finderscope | Accessory tray | StarSense Explorer phone dock
Solar Warning
  • Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
  • Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
  • Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.