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StarSense Explorer LT 70AZ Telescope

StarSense Explorer LT 70AZ Telescope

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Celestron has reinvented the handheld telescope with StarSense Explorer, the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate your position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app's easy-to-use interface and detailed tutorials. It's like having your own personal night sky tour guide.

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Leave behind complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium applications, and computerized mounts. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you'll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your phone on the exclusive StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app. After aligning your phone with the telescope's optics (a quick 2-minute procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of currently visible celestial objects. Have your selection and arrows appear on the screen, guiding you as you move the telescope. When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green.

Samartphone compatibility.

StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 or later, and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later, manufactured since 2016. For a complete compatibility list, click here.

Patent-pending StarSense sky recognition technology.

StarSense Explorer uses patent-pending technology. So your smartphone can determine exactly where the telescope is pointing in the night sky. A Loss in Space Algorithm (LISA), like those used by orbiting satellites to reorient themselves correctly, helps the app match the star patterns it detects in its internal database.

While other astronomy apps may claim to help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone's gyroscopes and accelerometers, which are not as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can tell you precisely when your target is visible in the eyepiece.

Robust Altazimuth nontura.

StarSense Explorer LT's simple altazimuth mount makes it easy to move the telescope to find your target. A slow-motion altitude adjustment knob helps you adjust the telescope's pointing position and track targets as they appear to move across the night sky. Everything is anchored by a full-height adjustable tripod.

Dazzling views with high quality optics.

You can expect crisp, bright views through this 70mm refractor. The optics, equipped with a fully treated lens, provide greater light transmission, improving details in celestial objects. The telescope also includes a 90-degree diagonal image erecting prism, so you can use it during the day to view birds, wildlife, landscapes, and more.

Perfect for the city or dark sky locations.

Even if you live in a light-polluted city, StarSense Explorer is advanced enough to pick up Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Orion Nebula, double stars, and a few more of the most famous celestial objects.

But if you can take the telescope to an even darker location, more objects will be seen. The complete telescope kit weighs just 4.17 kilograms, making it perfectly portable and easy to take on your next camping trip or to a remote viewing site.

Everything you need to observe right away.

When you unpack your new StarSense Explorer LT, you will find:

  • 70mm refractor optical tube
  • StarSense dock for your smartphone
  • Low power (25mm) and high power (10mm) eyepiece
  • Barlow lens x 2, to double the power of each eyepiece
  • 90 Degree Erect Imaging Diagonal Prism
  • StarPointer red dot finder, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app
  • Altazimuthal mount with slow motion control rod.
  • Full height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized.


- Optical design: Refractor
- Opening: 70 mm
- Distance:700mm
- Focal ratio: f/10
- 1.25" eyepieces (Magnifications): 1:25mm (1:28x) and 2:10mm (2:70X)
- Finder: Red dot StarPointer™
- Extras: Additional software: SkyPortal application | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software. Also includes optical tube, StarSense base for mobile phone, two eyepieces, x2 Barlow lens and a red dot finder
- Resolution (Rayleigh / Dawers): 1.99 arc seconds / 1.66 arc seconds
- Starburst Magnitude: 11.7
- Tripod: Pre-assembled aluminum with accessory tray
- Mount: Altazimuthal
- Weight: 3.35Kg

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