StarSense Explorer DX 6

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The StarSense Explorer DX 6 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 6 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.

$1,599.00

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STARSENSE EXPLORER™ DX 6″ SMARTPHONE APP-ENABLED SCHMIDT CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE

Specifications

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture: 150mm (6″)
Focal Length: 1500mm (59″)
Focal Ratio: f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 40mm (1.57″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 38x
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: 354x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 21x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh): 0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 459x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 56mm (2.2″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 37%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 14%
Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
Optical Tube Length: 406mm (16″)
Optical Tube Diameter: 184.15mm (7.25″)
Optical Tube Weight: 10 lbs (4.54 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: 14 lbs (6.35 kg)
Included Items: Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 40mm & 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.