Celestron 21068 Skyscout Scope 90
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- Designed with non-magnetic materials that do not interfere with the SkyScout sensors
- Quick and easy, no-tool, setup
- 90 mm refractor optical design with all coated glass optics and 660 mm (f/7) focal length for crisp, clear images
- Erect image optics are ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use, erect image 6x30 finderscope with quick-release bracket
- Pan handle control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing
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Expand your world and discover the night sky. Take a closer look at the objects you've seen only from afar. Become acquainted with planets and constellations that have mystified people over thousands of years. Explore space your way. Use and enjoy this Celestron 21068 Sky Scout Scope 90 Telescope.
The SkyScout Scope is made of the highest quality materials to ensure stability and durability. All this adds up to a telescope that gives you a lifetime of pleasure with a minimal amount of maintenance. This telescope was designed for use with the Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium (sold separately). The SkyScout Scope features a compact and portable design with ample optical performance to excite any newcomer to the world of amateur astronomy. In addition, your SkyScout Scope is ideal for terrestrial observations which will open your eyes with superb high power viewing. The SkyScout Scope carries a two year limited warranty. Each SkyScout Scope includes - optical tube with attached SkyScout bracket , Alt-Az mount with attached pan handle, 10mm eyepiece - 1.25", 40mm eyepiece - 1.25", erect image diagonal - 1.25" .
Designed exclusively for use with the Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium, the new SkyScout Scope 90 is easy to set-up, nearly maintenance free and features Celestron's precision optics. Simply attach the SkyScout to the specially designed mount to locate and identify celestial objects. Once the SkyScout has located or identified an object it's time to take your celestial experience to the next level and use the SkyScout Scope to reveal the wonders of the universe Pan handle control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing The SkyScout Scope Alt-Az mount is easy to move wherever you want to point it. The up and down (altitude) is controlled by the pan handle Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25 stainless steel tube legs provides a rigid and stable viewing platform Accessory tray f
Top Customer Reviews
1. The Alt-Azimuth mount is difficult to lock in position when aligning an object in the finderscope. The altitude movement is locked by twisting the pan handle but this has enough play that it then sags, particularly when at a moderate elevation, and the object is no longer centred in the finder or in the eyepiece. The scope cannot view the sky directly above because the mount prevents elevation to that angle. Attaching the Scout makes the scope top-heavy, exacerbating the play in the mount.
2. Integration with the SkyScout sounds a great concept but it is much less useful in practice and has not really been realised. I have found the Scout to be an excellent product and this persuaded me to purchase the telescope designed for it. However, the field of view of the Scout is much greater than the finderscope and, when the Scout shows that it has located the object, the object may be well off centre in the finderscope. I also found it impossible to get the axes of the Scout and the scope perfectly aligned as there was insufficient adjustment in the vertical alignment. It is difficult to look through the viewfinder of the Scout and see the direction arrows when it is attached.Read more ›
The Skyscout Scope 90 solves this. Now you can locate the object with the Skyscout and peer through the Scope to look at the details.
It arrived promptly, despite the Xmas rush, and was very safely packed - carton exterior, carton interior and finally layers of foam. Despite 2 puncture holes that had penetrated the outer two layers there was no damage. It came with an easy set up and separately more detailed manuals but it was easy to assemble; open tripod, expand legs, park tube on clamp, do up 2 thumb screws, install diagonal mirror and eyepiece, install finderscope and align. Placing the Skyscope on to its bracket I noticed that the up/down alignment screw didn't have enough range to centre objects in its viewfinder so I placed a couple of small washers between the bracket and the telescope clamp to which it is attached, all was solved.
The quality is surprisingly good for its price - sharp with little sign of chromatic aberration, although naturally when you switch from the 40mm to the other included 28mm eyepiece objects dim - this is the penalty of having a relatively small objective lens. There is no altazimuth mount so you have to jerk along with the mount but you wanted to have something that is simple and enhances the Skyscout - didn't you?
I also have a large LX200 8" SCT, but it takes 30 mins to set up and align. Meanwhile, with the Skyscout I could have been out, followed the recommended daily viewing, listened to some narrations, orientated my way round the sky and packed up before I had even removed the objective cover on the old Meade!