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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 127AZ Telescope

SKU: 22453

Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 127AZ Telescope
Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 127AZ Telescope
Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 127AZ Telescope
Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 127AZ Telescope
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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 127AZ Telescope

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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.
  • Award-winning and Patent-pending StarSense sky recognition technology uses your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate the position in real-time. Check phone compatibility here.
  • StarSense Explorer 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 view faint, deep sky objects.
  • Manual altazimuth mount with altitude slow motion adjustment with a sliding rod 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.
  • 127mm (5”) Newtonian reflector with highly reflective coatings and enough light-gathering ability to view all the best celestial objects.
  • Includes 25mm and 10mm eyepieces, 2x Barlow Lens, StarSense smartphone dock, a red dot finderscope (in case you want to use the telescope without your phone), and a full-height tripod.

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, 2-minute procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you as you to move the telescope. When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green. 

Smartphone Compatibility

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.

Patent-Pending StarSense Sky Recognition Technology

StarSense Explorer uses patent-pending 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 reorient 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.  

Everything You Need to Observe Immediately

When you unbox your new StarSense Explorer LT, you’ll find:

  • 127mm Newtonian reflector optical tube
  • StarSense dock for your smartphone
  • Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece
  • 2x Barlow lens to double the power of each eyepiece
  • StarPointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app
  • Altazimuth mount with slow motion control rod
  • Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized
Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Aperture: 127mm (5")
Focal Length: 1000mm (39.3")
Focal Ratio: f/7.87
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (0.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 40x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10mm (0.39")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 100x
Barlow Lens: 2x (1.25")
Finderscope: StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Optical Tube: Steel
Highest Useful Magnification: 300x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13
Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.1 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): .91 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 329x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 41mm (1.6")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 32%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 10%
Optical Coatings: Glass mirrors coated with aluminum and SiO₂
Optical Tube Length: 457.2mm (18")
Optical Tube Diameter: 165.1mm (6.5")
Optical Tube Weight: 7.6 lbs (3.44 kg)
Dovetail: None
Mount Info:
Mount Type: Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): Aluminum, 1320.8mm (52") max height
Tripod Leg Diameter: 31.75mm (1.25") steel
Accessory Tray: Yes
Tripod Weight: 3.8 lbs (1.72 kg)
Slew Speeds: Manual
GPS: Uses phone's GPS
Dovetail Compatibility: None
Power Requirements: None (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep phone charged while using app)
Alignment Procedures: Use StarSense Explorer app
Software: StarSense Explorer app | SkyPortal app | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
Total Kit Weight: 11.4 lbs (5.17 kg)
Included Items: Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 25mm & 10mm eyepieces | 2x Barlow lens | StarPointer finderscope | Accessory tray | StarSense Explorer phone dock

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09/04/2022
Bradley C.
New Zealand New Zealand

Cool telescope

Overall pretty cool. I’m a beginner so first time using a telescope tonight. The app is awesome and makes the whole experience really immersive. However, the fine tuning of the lens can be a little tricky and takes a bit of time. Make sure your phone is compatible with the app (ask me how I know). Definitely check out the moon, so cool too look at.

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