Celestron SkyProdigy 102 Computerized Telescope

Celestron SkyProdigy 102 Computerized Telescope

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he SkyProdigy 102 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 straightforward than this. An eye-opening tour of the best objects to view in the local sky is available via the Sky Tour option. The Tour accesses over 4,000 celestial objects using SkyProdigy's internal database.

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 Refractor with a 4" / 102mm aperture and a focal length of 660mm. 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.

102mm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

  • Resolving Power: Rayleigh: 1.37 arc seconds, Dawes: 1.14 arc seconds
  • AOV - FOV: 1.7¡ - 91' @ 1000 yd / 30.2 m @ 1000 m
  • 2 Eyepieces: 25 mm - 26x and 9.0 mm - 73x
  • Useful Magnification: 15x - 241x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.5
  • Light Gathering Power 212x
  • Fully multicoated optics

General Features

  • 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
  • 8x user-supplied D size batteries for 30+ hrs of use or optional 12V AC adapter
  • 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

Technical Features

  • Alignment Procedures: StarSense automatic alignment, solar system align & manual align
  • Slew Speeds: 3.5¡/sec, 2¡/sec, 1¡/sec, .5¡/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 37%
  • Tracking Rates: sidereal, solar and lunar
  • Tracking Modes: altitude-azimuth