Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Reflector Telescope

Item #CELE447-1

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  • Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
  • Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount
  • Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up
  • Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • Battery Pack Providing over 30 Hours of Power
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  • Description

    THE SMARTEST TELESCOPE IN THE UNIVERSE!

     

    A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology, SkyProdigy™ is the product of a culmination of decades of telescope advancements. It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense™ technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user. Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view!  It’s that easy.

     

    The SkyProdigy’s automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view. Not sure what to look at? Select the Sky Tour option; this feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world!

     

    No knowledge of the night sky is required. One touch innovation turns anyone into an instant astronomer!

     

    SkyProdigy 130 - General Features

    • Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
    • Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount
    • Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up
    • Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray
    • CD-ROM “The SkyX” First Light Edition Astronomy Software Which Provides Education About the Sky
    • Battery Pack Providing over 30 Hours of Power - 8 D Cell Batteries Required


    SkyProdigy 130 - Computerized Mount Features

     

    • Proven Computer Control Technology
    • Database Allows Telescope to Automatically Locate Over 4,000 Celestial Objects
    • Proprietary StarSense Technology Provides a Completely Automatic Alignment Process with No User Intervention Required
    • Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software for Downloading Product Updates Over the Internet

     

    About Celestron Reflector Telescopes


    A Newtonian reflector uses a single concave mirror as its primary. Light enters the tube traveling to the mirror at the back end. Light is then "bent" forward in the tube to a single point, its focal plane. A flat mirror called a "diagonal" intercepts the light and points it out the side of the tube at right angles to the tube through the eyepiece. The eyepiece is placed there for easy viewing. Newtonian Reflector telescopes replace heavy lenses with mirrors to collect and focus the light, providing much more light gathering power for the money.


    You can have focal lengths up to 1000 mm and still enjoy a telescope that is relatively compact and portable. Newtonian Reflector telescopes do require more care and maintenance because the primary mirror is exposed to air and dust. However, this small drawback does not hamper this type of telescope's popularity with those who want an economical telescope that can still resolve faint, distant objects. Newtonian reflectors produce a "right-side-up image" but the image will appear rotated based on the location of the eyepiece holder in relation to the ground. Newtonian reflectors are best for astronomical use where right-side-up does not matter.

     

    Newtonian Advantages

     

    • Lowest cost per inch of aperture compared to Refractors and Catadioptrics since mirrors can be produced at less cost than lenses in medium to large apertures
    • Reasonably compact and portable up to focal lengths of 1000 mm
    • Excellent for faint deep sky objects such as remote galaxies, nebulae and star clusters due to the generally fast focal ratios (f/4 to f/8)
    • Adequate for lunar and planetary work
    • Good for deep sky astrophotography (but not as convenient and more difficult to use than Catadioptrics)
    • Free of color aberration due to the use of a primary mirror


    Newtonian Disadvantages

     

    • Generally not suited for terrestrial applications
    • Slight light loss due to secondary (diagonal) obstruction when compared with Refractors

    Supplier SKU

    31153

    Shipping Restrictions

    Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

    What's Included

    CD-ROM “The SkyX” First Light Edition Astronomy Software

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Aperture

    130mm

    Battery Type

    8 D Cell

    Brand

    Celestron

    Eyepiece 1

    25mm (26x)

    Features

    Alt-Az Mount
    GoTo

    Finderscope

    StarPointer

    Focal Length

    650mm

    Focal Ratio

    f/5

    Good for Astrophotography

    Yes

    GoTo

    Yes

    Highest Useful Magnification

    307x

    Lens Coating

    Standard

    Mount Design

    Computerized GOTO

    Object Database

    4000 objects

    Objective Lens Size Code

    130

    Optical Design

    Reflector

    Recommended Usage

    Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters
    Astrophotography
    Viewing the Planets
    Viewing Nebulae

    Star Diagonal

    1.25/2 Inch

    Telescopes Series

    Celestron SkyProdigy Telescopes

    User Level

    For the Enthusiast
    For the Beginner

    Warranty

    2-Year Limited

    Weight Complete

    18 lbs.


    Documentation

    Download Celestron SkyProdigy Telescope Information Sheet
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    Manufacturer Warranty

    Default manufacturer warranty.

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