Celestron StarSense Explorer 12inch Dobsonian Telesccope

$2,699.00

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    Celestron StarSense Explorer 12inch Dobsonian Telesccope

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    • Unleash the power of your smartphone to take you on a guided tour of the night sky—no telescope experience required.
    • Patented, award-winning StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate the telescope’s position in real-time.
    • A large 12” parabolic primary mirror with XLT coatings helps you make the most of StarSense technology. Locate faint, deep-sky objects in seconds and see them in more detail than ever before.
    • A sturdy, Dobsonian-style base with large diameter bearings and variable altitude tensioning 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.
    • StarSense Explorer Powered by SkySafari™ 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 see even more.
    • Includes a 32mm Plössl eyepiece, a 2” Crayford focuser, 2” extension tube, 2” to 1.25” adapter, the StarSense smartphone dock, a StarPointer™ red dot finderscope, an eyepiece rack, and a collimation tool.

    Celestron has reinvented the Dobsonian telescope with StarSense Explorer—the first Dobsonian that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real-time. This large-aperture Celestron StarSense Explorer is ideal for serious beginners and advanced observers alike, thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It’s like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky. The large aperture will ensure that you won’t outgrow the telescope as you continue on in your astronomical adventures. Advanced observers will appreciate the ease of use and spectacular views the StarSense Explorer 12” Dobsonian provides.

    Dock, Launch, Explore

    Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. 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 in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app.

    After aligning your phone to the telescope’s optics (a quick and easy procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear on-screen, guiding you as you move the telescope. When the object is ready to view in the eyepiece, the bullseye turns green. As you observe, listen to hundreds of audio descriptions and view detailed information about thousands of objects within the app’s robust database.

    High-Quality Altazimuth Base

    An ultra-stable Dobsonian base provides a sturdy foundation for StarSense Explorer. It features large diameter altitude bearings with variable tensioning, Teflon azimuth bearings, and braces on the side panels for extra stability (unlike many 12” Dobsonian bases). The altitude bearings provide a smooth up-and-down motion while the integrated altitude “brake” system allows you to adjust the tension along the altitude axis for smoothest motion even with slight imbalances. The panning knob on the telescope tube provides an ergonomic grip so you can precisely point the telescope without introducing heat from your hands into the optical system. As celestial objects appear to drift across the night sky, you’ll be able to easily follow them with minor adjustments to the telescope’s position.

    Dazzling Views with High-Quality Optics

    With a large 12″ Newtonian reflector optical tube, this telescope has enough light-gathering ability to bring out impressive detail in celestial objects. You can expect sharp, bright views of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, its cloud bands and Great Red Spot, the rings of Saturn, the gaseous glow of the Orion Nebula, dust lanes in the Lagoon Nebula, and our neighbor galaxy, Andromeda. Compared to the other StarSense Explorer Dobsonian telescopes, the 12” Dobsonian has 2.25 more light gathering ability than the 8” and 2.25x more light gathering ability than the 10”, providing better views of faint objects.

    All mirror surfaces are coated with our XLT optical coatings to visibly increase contrast and light throughput for brighter views. With XLT, you’ll be able to discern subtle details while viewing the Moon and planets, as well as faint galaxies and nebulae. The mirrors are made of low-expansion optical glass, which helps ensure the best images under changing environmental conditions.

    This telescope also comes with a high-quality 2” Crayford focuser. The Crayford design provides precise and smooth movements without focus shifting. It also includes a 2” to 1.25” adapter and a 2” extension tube, so you can use virtually any 1.25” or 2” telescope eyepiece with your StarSense Explorer Dobsonian. The focuser also features a thumbscrew so you can lock in the sharpest focus.

    Perfect for the City or Dark Sky Sites

    Even if you live in a light-polluted city location, the Celestron StarSense Explorer 12” Dobsonian is advanced enough to easily pick out Jupiter, Saturn, open star clusters like the Pleiades, double stars like Acrux (the “tail” of the Southern Cross, the Orion Nebula, Omega Centauri, and more of the best and brightest celestial objects.

    But if you can take the telescope to an even slightly darker location, more objects will become visible. With this 12″ Dobsonian and relatively dark skies, hundreds of fascinating objects are well within your reach.

    Transporting your StarSense Explorer Dobsonian is easy thanks to the ergonomic carry handles located at the balance point of the tube and base. Dust covers are also included for the front of the tube and the focuser.

    Smartphone Compatibility                  

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

    Celestron Moon Kit Included

    All StarSense Dobsonians from BINTEL are bundled with The Celestron Moon Kit which includes a Celestron Moon Map and Moon Filter

    Patented StarSense Sky Recognition Technology

    StarSense Explorer uses patented technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly orient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database.

    While other astronomy apps may claim that they can help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone’s gyros and accelerometers, which aren’t as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can accurately tell you when your target is visible in the eyepiece.

    Enhance Your Setup

    Keep your phone charged all night while exploring with your StarSense Explorer by adding the PowerTank Glow 5000 to your must-have accessories (sold separately). This 2-in-1 accessory was made with the StarSense Explorer Dobs in mind, it has a red flashlight PLUS a USB power bank for charging mobile devices in the field. Connect the PowerTank Glow 5000 to the two posts at the front of the StarSense Explorer dock with the included bands so it is held in a convenient location for charging your smartphone while in use.

    To achieve the sharpest views faster, we recommend pairing the StarSense Explorer 12” Dobsonian with the USB Cooling Fan for Dobsonian Telescopes (sold separately). The fan cools the primary mirror to the ambient outdoor temperature faster, leaving you more time to observe.  It mounts directly onto the rear cell of the Dobsonian and works with any USB power source.

    Suggested Accessories

    OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
    Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
    Aperture: 305mm (12″)
    Focal Length: 1500mm
    Focal Ratio: f/4.9
    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 32mm
    Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 47x
    Highest Useful Magnification: 720x
    Lowest Useful Magnification: 43x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.9
    Light Gathering Power: 1895x as compared to the human eye
    Optical Coatings: XLT reflective coatings with silicon dioxide and tantalum pentoxide protective overcoatings for primary and secondary mirrors
    Mirror Material: Pyrex equivalent for primary and secondary mirrors
    Primary Mirror Thickness: 37mm (1.45″) (approx. 1:8 thickness ratio)
    Secondary Mirror Thickness: 11mm
    Minor Axis of Secondary Mirror: 70mm
    Tube Material: Steel
    Focuser: 2″ Crayford focuser, includes 2″ extension tube and 2″-to-1.25″ adapter
    Finderscope: StarPointer™ red-dot finderscope
    Resolution Rayleigh: 0.45 arcseconds
    Resolution Dawes: 0.38 arcseconds
    Optical Tube Dimensions: 1422.4mm  long x 355.6mm
    Optical Tube Weight: 22.58 kg
    MOUNT INFO:
    Mount Type: Altazimuth Dobsonian base
    Base Material: Particle board with melamine surfaces and edge trim, CARB compliant
    Base Dimensions: 635mm x 635mm x 736.6mm
    Base Weight: 15.33 kg
    Slew Speeds: Manual
    Software: Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software and StarSense Explorer App
    Total Telescope Kit Weight: 37.92 kg
    Included Items:
    • Optical tube
    • Dobsonian Base
    • 32mm eyepiece
    • 2″ Crayford focuser
    • StarPointer™ red-dot finderscope
    • StarSense Explorer dock
    • StarSense Explorer unlock code
    • Eyepiece rack
    • Collimation cap
    • Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
    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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