StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ Smartphone App-Enabled Newtonian Reflector Telescope

Product Details

  • Unleash the power of your smartphone to take you on a guided tour of the night sky—no telescope experience required.
  • Award-winning and patented StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate its position in real time.
  • StarSense Explorer app automatically generates a list of objects currently visible. View planets, brighter nebulae and galaxies, star clusters, and double stars from the city. Or take your telescope to darker skies to view faint, deep sky objects.
  • Manual altazimuth mount with smooth, dual-axis slow-motion controls makes it easy to follow the on-screen arrows to your desired target. When the bullseye turns green, it’s ready to view in the telescope’s eyepiece.
  • 130mm (5”) Newtonian reflector with highly reflective coatings and enough light gathering ability to view all the best celestial objects.
  • Includes 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, StarSense smartphone dock, a red dot finderscope (in case you want to use the telescope without your phone), and a sturdy, full-height tripod.

Additional Information:

Optical Design:Newtonian Reflector
Aperture:130mm (5.11″)
Focal Length:650mm (25.59″)
Focal Ratio:f/5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:25mm (0.98″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1:26x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2:10mm (0.39″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2:65x
Barlow Lens:Not Included
Finderscope:StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Optical Tube:Steel
Highest Useful Magnification:307x
Lowest Useful Magnification:19x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:13.1
Resolution (Rayleigh):1.07 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes):.89 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye):345x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction:45mm (1.73″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:34%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:11%
Optical Coatings:Glass mirrors coated with aluminum and SiO₂
Optical Tube Length:635mm (25″)
Optical Tube Diameter:165mm (6.49″)
Optical Tube Weight:8.8 lbs (3.99 kg)
Dovetail:CG-5 Dovetail Bar
Mount Type:Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod):Aluminum, 1244.6mm (49″) max height
Tripod Leg Diameter:N/A
Accessory Tray:Yes
Tripod Weight:9.2 lbs (4.17 kg)
Slew Speeds:Manual
GPS:Uses phone’s GPS
Dovetail Compatibility:CG-5 Dovetail bar
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, and Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
Total Kit Weight:18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Included Items:Optical tube
Mount and tripod (preassembled)
25mm and 10mm eyepieces
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.


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