Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ AZ Refractor Telescope with EclipSmart Solar Filter Kit

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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ AZ Refractor Telescope with EclipSmart Solar Filter Kit
Key Features
  • 80mm f/11 Refractor Optical Tube
  • Smartphone App Guides Star Navigation
  • ISO-Certified for Safe Solar Viewing
  • Safety Screws & Touch-Fastening Straps
Comprised of a telescope and a safety solar filter, the Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ AZ Refractor Telescope with EclipSmart Solar Filter Kit from B&H offers a night sky optic that can also be used during the day to observe a solar eclipse. The telescope uses an innovative smartphone interface that makes it easy to locate celestial objects like the moon, planets, and constellations. The solar filter has three nylon safety screws plus two touch-fastener strips to make sure it stays in place.
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Celestron LT 80AZ Overview

Comprised of a telescope and a safety solar filter, the Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ AZ Refractor Telescope with EclipSmart Solar Filter Kit from B&H offers a night sky optic that can also be used during the day to observe a solar eclipse. The telescope uses an innovative smartphone interface that makes it easy to locate celestial objects like the moon, planets, and constellations. The solar filter has three nylon safety screws plus two touch-fastener strips to make sure it stays in place.

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ 80mm f/11 AZ Refractor Telescope

With the Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ 80mm f/11 AZ Refractor Telescope, exploring the wonders of the universe is as simple as 1-2-3:
     1. Dock your smartphone
     2. Launch the StarSense Explorer smartphone app
     3. Observe the moon, planets, stars, and more

This innovative integration of smartphone and telescope offers beginner astronomers a fast and (more importantly) easy way to discover what's up in the night sky and where to view it. Utilizing similar alignment technology that satellites use when they move out of position, the StarSense Explorer app uses your phone's camera to stream a constant series of images and compare them to an internal database to identify the starfield and determine its location. This "Lost in Space Algorithm" is more precise than typical astronomy apps and does not require a cell signal to work—so you can use it even when you're far off the grid. A holder on the mount, aligned with the telescope, ensures that where the phone is pointed is the same as where the scope is, so that when you follow the onscreen directions to find the object of interest and you look through the eyepiece, it will be there.

Optically, the 80mm objective lens offers clear views of the lunar surface and planetary features with accurate color representation and little field curvature at the edges of the view. Supporting the telescope and StarSense holder is a basic manual yoke mount that lets you move the telescope quickly and easily according to the app's direction to find your object of interest. A two-section aluminum tripod provides a wide adjustable height to accommodate a variety of viewing positions and users, while being highly portable for when you have to carry it to remote viewing locations.

Designed as a complete observation rig, Celestron includes a variety of accessories to get you viewing right out of the box. In addition to the telescope, mount, and tripod, you also get two eyepieces that provide you with high and low magnifications, a Barlow lens that effectively doubles the power of each eyepiece—essentially giving you four magnification choices—plus a 90° diagonal that not only places your head in a comfortable viewing position when the scope is pointed directly overhead but also corrects the view so you can use the telescope as a conventional spotting scope.

StarSense System
  • Download StarSense Explorer app from the Google Play (Android) store or App Store (iPhone)
  • Place an Android smartphone or iPhone in the included StarSense Explorer dock attached to, and aligned with, the optical tube
  • 2-minute procedure to align the phone with the telescope
  • App generates a list of celestial objects currently visible
  • Select the object to view and arrows appear onscreen, guiding the user as they move the telescope
  • When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green
  • The StarSense app utilizes a "Lost in Space Algorithm" (LISA) to accurately calculate the current location and orientation by using the phone's GPS data, gyroscopic input, and camera to map the night sky and compare it to the app's database to accurately align and orient the scope and determine what is visible overhead
  • App is self-contained; no cell signal required for use far off the grid

Compatible Smartphones:

  • Android 7.1.2 and higher manufactured in 2016 and later, with camera, gyro, and accelerometer
  • iPhone 6 and newer

 

Optical Tube Assembly
  • 80mm f/11 aperture to view the moon, planets, and constellations
  • Long 900mm focal length produces a high magnification potential for detailed observations
  • Refractor design requires very little maintenance by the user or collimation over time
  • Anti-reflection fully coated glass optics maximize light transmission through the light path to ensure bright and clear views with improved resolution
  • Resolution: 1.74 arcsec, Rayleigh; 1.45 arcsec, Dawes
  • Reliable single-speed rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Standard 1.25" holder accepts the most common size eyepieces and accessories, including the two eyepieces and Barlow lens in this kit
Mount and Tripod
  • Manual alt-azimuth mount design is simple to set up and move by hand
  • Altitude lock with large adjustment knob
  • Simple and sturdy yoke mounting offers stability and reduced vibration
  • Adjustable-height aluminum tripod accommodates a variety of users and observing positions
  • Maximum height of 52" (132cm) including mount
  • Sturdy 1.25" diameter legs
  • Center tray holds accessories such as eyepieces and filters
Included Accessories
  • 90° erect-image diagonal corrects view to use the telescope as a conventional spotting scope while providing a comfortable viewing angle, especially when the scope is aimed overhead
  • 25mm eyepiece produces a low 36x power for observing the moon, planets, deep-sky objects, and constellations
  • 10mm high-magnification eyepiece yields 90x power for detailed views of the lunar surface and planetary features
  • 2x Barlow lens effectively doubles the magnification of any 1.25" eyepiece installed on it without affecting eye relief, making it more comfortable to view at high power
  • Unmagnified StarPointer finderscope places a simple red dot in the field of view to make alignment and star hopping navigation faster and easier
UPC: 050234224512
Celestron EclipSmart Solar Filter for StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ or ExploraScope 80AZ Telescopes

Turn your Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ or ExploraScope 80AZ telescope into a solar scope with the EclipSmart Solar Filter. This must-have accessory is perfect for viewing the sun and eclipses. Affordable, easy to use, and best of all, ISO-certified Solar Safe, all Celestron EclipSmart products comply with the latest ISO 12312-2 standards. This solar filter is custom designed for the StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ or ExploraScope 80AZ telescope. Three nylon safety screws securely hold the filter in place for a safe, snug fit.

Compatibility
  • StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ or ExploraScope 80AZ
UPC: 050234942522

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ 80mm f/11 AZ Refractor Telescope Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
16 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
38 x 15 x 9.4"

Celestron EclipSmart Solar Filter for StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ or ExploraScope 80AZ Telescopes Specs

Filter Diameter
External: 4.88" / 124 mm
Internal: 4.76" / 121 mm
Filter Thickness
0.78" / 20mm
Clear Aperture
2.05" / 52mm
Weight
4 oz / 115 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.335 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.3 x 7.2 x 1.7"

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