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The SkyProdigy 6 Computerized Telescope from Celestron is designed for people without any prior knowledge of astronomy or telescopes. The SkyProdigy will simply "look" up to the sky to self-determine its position and alignment. An internal camera automatically captures 3 images of the sky which it processes to identify the night sky and align the telescope accordingly. It just doesn't get any more straight-forward than this. An eye-opening tour of the best objects to view in the local sky, accessing a database of over 4,000 celestial objects, using SkyProdigy's internal database, is available via the Sky Tour option.
The SkyProdigy system combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and Celestron's StarSense technology. The telescope user does not need to do any positioning or aligning. This is an automatic, instant-alignment telescope. Turn it on, push the button and enjoy the galactic gems! There is a Sky Tour option that offers a customized list of the most interesting objects in the sky to view for your location/time anywhere in the world. No knowledge of the night sky is required. One touch turns everyone into an instant astronomer.
This SkyProdigy is a Schmidt-Cassegrain with a 6" / 152mm aperture and a focal length of 1500mm. Two eyepieces are included - one 25mm as well as a 9.0mm. The mounting platform incorporates a sturdy aluminum tripod with a motorized and computerized altazimuth mount. The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software is included.
152mm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
AOV - FOV: 0.8° - 43.6' @ 1000 yd / 14.5 m @ 1000 m
2 Eyepieces: 25 mm - 60x and 9.0 mm - 167x
Fully multicoated StarBright XLT optics
Useful Magnification: 22x - 359x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.4
Light Gathering Power 472x
CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software for a meaningful astronomical educational experience
Quick-release fork arm mount and optical tube for an easy and fast setup without tools
Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray help lessen the wobbles
Computerized altazimuth mount provides smart Go-To capabilities
Automatic alignment procedure for a fast and accurate setup
Battery pack provides over 30 hours of use
Computerized Mount Features
Proprietary StarSense technology for a completely automatic alignment process without any required user intervention
Database of over 4,000 celestial objects provides comprehensive star gazing
Proven computer control technology for easy slewing to your chosen object
Flash upgradeable hand control software allows downloading updates
8x user-supplied D size batteries for 30+ hrs of use or optional 12V AC adapter
Alignment Procedures: StarSense automatic alignment, solar system align & manual align