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Celestron SkyScout GPS Star Locater

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  • Identifies celestial objects with the click of a button
  • Locates over 50,000 stars, planets and constellations from built-in celestial database
  • Provides comprehensive text and audio descriptions
  • Tonight's Highlights: A customized list of the 20 best objects to view on that date
  • Bring it anywhere: compact and light design makes it easy to carry



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  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm ; 1.5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Item model number: 93970
  • ASIN: B000CNPAAA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 May 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,619 in Electronics & Photo (See Top 100 in Electronics & Photo)
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The inbuilt field guide software can help make sense of the complex sky at night

The inbuilt field guide software can help make sense of the complex sky at night

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Celestron SkyScout GPS Star Locater

Imagine – All the celestial knowledge of the universe in the palm of your hand!

As one of America’s most recognised astronomy, binocular and microscope brands, Celestron has become synonymous over the last 60 years for award winning innovations and market firsts. The SkyScout star locater lives up to these long standing credentials and represents a breakthrough educational technology in the world of amateur astronomy. With an inbuilt celestial database of some 50,000 objects and many more learning features, the SkyScout from Celestron creates your very own personal planetarium and brings meaning to the sky at night!

The device makes a great extra when attached to the popular Celestron SkyScout 90 Refractor Telescope

The device makes a great extra when attached to the popular Celestron SkyScout 90 Refractor Telescope

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The Celestron Field Guide....

The SkyScout comes with pre-installed software which offers an all inspiring “field guide” to the night’s sky. The software contains a great and easy to navigate menu with options designed to educate, entertain or simply enlighten a user on both a scientific and historical level. The main feature of the field guide is its fully comprehensive celestial database containing information on over 50,000 stars, 1,500 double and variable stars, all 88 constellations and 100 deep space objects including Galaxies, Nebulae, Star Clusters and much, much more. The software also contains a glossary of astronomy terms and information on famous astronomers, both past and present. Despite the large size of the database, individual items are easy to find as you can search for them using several different internationally recognised naming conventions such as SAO. The software can be updated via USB or SD card from the Celestron online database, meaning you will never miss out on a new discovery. The field guide software is like having the power of a search engine in your pocket, the only difference being - this search engine fits in the palm of your hand!

An Optimal Design.....

The Celestron SkyScout has been expertly designed to incorporate various features that ensure it is reliable but also simple to operate. A compact and lightweight body make the device easy for users to hold upright for long periods of time, a common practice when panning through the night’s sky. The SkyScout’s body is made from thick ABS rubber with large buttons making it feel ergonomic to hold and easy to operate in the dark. An inbuilt viewfinder allows a user to visually locate objects or simply browse through the night sky. A large orange backlit LCD display creates the perfect interface giving bright and clear access to the field guide software. The display works in combination with a 3.5mm headphone input which allows users to listen to an audio narration, or alternatively a written text description can be read via the display. Finally, the SkyScout can be attached via a screw mount to the Celestron SkyScout 90 Refractor telescope, acting as a professional aid to your astronomy endeavours.

Either use the viewfinder to guide the device or let the device guide you

Either use the viewfinder to guide the device or let the device guide you

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Lightweight and ergonomic both children and adults can hold the SkyScout up with ease for many hours

Lightweight and ergonomic both children and adults can hold the SkyScout up with ease for many hours

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Functions that Push to Explore......

Brimming with functionality, the Celestron SkyScout provides a wide variety of different users with an educational or perhaps just entertaining extraterrestrial experience. Stunningly simple to setup and use, just slot in 2 x AA batteries and you are off. An inbuilt GPS location unit automatically pin points exactly where you are on the Earth’s surface and in doing so, accurately deciphers where celestial formations and objects are, relative to your position. The device can be used in three different ways. Firstly using the view finder, you can simply point it at any object or formation in the night sky, press the “locate” button and let the field guide software identify and educate. Secondly, you can select a specific formation or object from the database and allow the view finder to guide you to it. Finally, you can opt for “highlights of the night sky” turning the device into your very own personal tour guide, all from the comfort of your seat!

A Gadget Most Applicable For......

Being so user friendly, the Celestron SkyScout makes what was once a highly scientific and complex pursuit into an entertaining and understandable activity accessible to all. The device is ideally suited to amateur astronomers of all ages. It creates a great and fun way for children to learn about the night’s sky or alternatively the field guide could also enlighten older users who seek to further their celestial knowledge. The easy to use interface and zero setup requirements mean that users with little or no technical understanding can gain instant enjoyment from the device, so why not get the whole family involved! So.....if you are looking for a friendly introduction to astronomy, want to enjoy the night sky without the bulky equipment or simply love gadgets, the Celestron SkyScout is the perfect choice for you!


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