Celestron, an industry leader for more than 50 years in high-quality telescopes and other premier optical consumer goods, today announced a revolutionary new telescope designed to reinvent the way people of all technical expertise levels and stargazing experience explore the universe. The StarSense Explorer is the world’s first consumer telescope to affordably offer sophisticated sky recognition technology used by professional observatories, in collaboration with existing smartphone camera hardware, to quickly determine telescope positioning, facilitate sky mapping and seamlessly guide users to thousands of celestial objects.
StartSense Explorer Telescopes
The StarSense Explorer is the world’s first consumer telescope to offer sophisticated sky recognition technology used by professional observatories, now coming at an accessible price. It works with your smartphone’s camera hardware to quickly determine the telescope’s positioning, as well as facilitate sky mapping and even guide users to thousands of celestial objects.
This revolutionary telescope is the perfect solution for sky exploration and sky mapping for users of every level, even beginners. While older telescope methods to navigate the sky were time-consuming and complicated, the StarSense Explorer is exactly the opposite.
The telescope is incredibly user-friendly, eliminating all the guesswork to ultimately deliver a more rewarding user experience. Users just have to position an Android/iOS smartphone in the telescope’s mounted dock and launch the StarSense Explorer App which will guide them with on-screen arrows to precisely and easily locate a desired celestial object, all without requiring a Wi-Fi or cellular signal.
“The industry’s first smartphone-driven auto-locating telescope, StarSense Explorer, finally offers thousands of consumers who were previously overwhelmed or daunted by telescopes a seamless and accessible path to sky exploration that is easy, affordable and visually breathtaking,” said Corey Lee, CEO, Celestron. “The StarSense Explorer provides sophisticated sky mapping technology and our latest telescope innovations at a tremendous value.”
To experience the StarSense Explorer in Las Vegas during CES week, visit Celestron at PEPCOM’s Digital Experience press event on January 6th at the Mirage Hotel or at ShowStopper’s media showcase at the Wynn Hotel on January 7th. To inquire about a private demo contact: email@example.com.
Pricing and Availability
The StarSense Explorer is now available in four different models, including the StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ – a 130mm reflector-type telescope – which is priced at $399.95. Keep in mind that Refractor-type versions are also available.