Celestron Starsense Accessory
The revolutionary technology in the award-winning SkyProdigy telescope is now available for almost every Celestron computerized telescope.
Before StarSense, using a computerized telescope required a lengthy alignment process of finding and centering at least two bright stars in the telescope’s eyepiece. But StarSense automatically aligns itself, no user input needed. With StarSense, you become an instant astronomer—even if you’ve never used a telescope before.
StarSense is not only compatible with all of Celestron’s current computerized telescope models, but backwards compatible with many older models as well. (See compatibility list below.)
The StarSense Accessory includes a small digital camera that attaches to the telescope’s optical tube, along with a specialized hand controller. Just set up the accessory, push the Align button on the hand controller, and StarSense starts capturing and comparing images of the night sky against its internal database of 40,000 celestial objects. In about three minutes, StarSense will gather enough information to triangulate its position and align itself. Then, press the Sky Tour button: StarSense will automatically slew to all the best stars, planets, galaxies, and more based on your exact time and location.
Even the most advanced telescope users will love using the affordable StarSense Accessory. StarSense replaces expensive software used for Advanced Mount Modeling, providing superior pointing accuracy from horizon to horizon. Users can add as many calibration stars as desired to give their telescope mount a new level of accuracy.
StarSense Accessory General Features
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- Enables automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope*.
- No need to identify or locate any star in the sky – StarSense will automatically align your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes.
- Only accessory available that will enable automatic GoTo alignment.
- Aligns in 3 minutes or less.
- Provides advanced mount modeling – the ability to align on numerous stars throughout the sky for extremely precise goto pointing accuracy.
- StarSense hand controller included.
This Premium Woven Polyester Telescope Cover is specially treated to protect against snow, frost, rain, pollution and birds. What's more, it is ultra violet-stabilised to protect against the harmful effects of sunlight and its Weather-GardT protection means it is 100% waterproof.
Integral ventilation flaps make it especially suitable for protecting a telescope. Solid brass eyelets and quality tie-cords are provided, and every cover comes complete with a durable zip-up storage bag.
Use the cover to protect your telescope while you wait for the weather to change or when you don't want to take it in until the next day. Equally useful as a dust cover for indoor storage.
The top picture shows it on an 8-inch Dobsonian but it is big enough to cover a 12-inch SCT such as an LX200.
The bottom picture shows it protecting a C11 OTA mounted on an EQ6. Guess where it is then click the 'more' button to see if you are right.
Actual dimensions 64cmx64cmx1.2mfind out more
Stirling Engine Kit
Build a fully-working Stirling Engine from this cardboard kit.
The revolutionary concept of this engine was invented by Scottish Minister Robert Stirling in 1816. It works by moving air between the hot and cold ends of a displacement cylinder. As the air expands and contracts it is fed to the working cylinder that drives the engine.
Any source of heat or cold can be used and this engine will run happily on a cup of hot tea or coffee.. Or place it on an ice pack to watch it run in the opposite direction.
Stirling engines have been used where silent running is important and may become household objects as they are currently being developed as combined neat and power units to provide electricity and heating for individual homes.
The kit comes with clear english assembly instructions and diagrams, historical background and includes: 3 sheets of cardboard cutouts, laser cut aluminium plates, assorted metal fittings and a latex glove.
Assembled height 16.5cm x 12.6cm wide.find out more
Lens Shade/Dew Shield for C6 and C8
From first scientific toys that used animated images to modern movies, retinal persistence has been fundamental to fooling the mind into believing that a series of static images are in motion.
In 1834, the English mathematician George Horner proposed a practical apparatus based on the Phenakistoscope of Plateau and Stampfer (1830). It eliminated the need for a mirror and it enabled several people at the same time to view the moving pictures - an advance over the single spectator of the earlier toy. find out more
Standard Dual-Channel Controller
Two-channel, four-output controller for Kendrick dew heaters. This is a modern replacement for Kendrick's original 2001 controller which has been a long-time favourite with astronomers. The new controller uses modern technology for improved performance, efficiency and reliability.
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NexStar 90 SLT MAK
- Aperture 90mm
- Focal Length 1250mm
- F-ratio f/13.89
- Altazimuth Mount
- Eyepieces Supplied 25mm & 9mm
The Nexstar 90 SLT uses Maksutov-Cassegrain optics to provide excellent views of the Moon and planets. Its high-contrast images are optimised to show subtle surface detail on planets, but are good for deep-sky objects as well.
Its built-in controller will find and track thousands of objects for you, showing you the wonders of the night sky and helping you learn your way around.find out more
Mark III Hyperion 8-24 Click Stop Zoom
The all-new premium quality Baader ClickStop zoom eyepiece.
This Baader Hyperion 8-24mm Zoom eyepiece has a continuously variable focal length with click-stops at 8, 12, 16, 20, and 24mm and remains parfocal across the zoom range. Field of view varies from 50 degrees at 24mm to a generous 68 degrees at 8mm. As with all zoom eyepieces, eye relief varies with magnification, from 12mm to a comfortable 15mm.
The Hyperion zoom is built to an extremely high standard with smooth and precise zoom movement, quality finish and of course the latest PHANTOM-GROUP Multi-Coatings for maximum contrast and detail. There is also an adjustable height rubber eye guard to suit any user and magnification.
The 31.7mm chrome barrel accepts 31.7mm filters and in addition has a safety groove for safe attachment to your instrument.
The Baader Hyperion zoom can also be used to upgrade Celestron Ultima Series and other spotting scopes zoom eyepieces without the need for additional parts.
Now with 2" adapter included in addition the the 31.7mm adapter.find out more
THE #2001-7 DigiFire 7 CONTROLLER
- DIGITAL 4 CHANNEL CONTROL, 6 OUTPUTS
Kendrick's DigiFire 7 all-digital controller will let you control up to four heaters individually and has two additional 12-volt outputs for powering auxillary equipment. Currents can be set from 0 to 100% in 10% increments and the controller generates no RFI - vital for astro-imaging.
Winner of the BBC Sky at Night Magazine Group Product Test scoring 94%find out more
Variable Polarising Filters (1.25")
This is a pair of polarising filters that can be rotated to provide different levels of transmission. In effect they act like a brightness control enabling you to set the comfort level when viewing bright objects such as the Moon and bright planets.
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Mercury-705 2.75" Refractor
This short-tube refractor is especially good for browsing the sky and looking at large objects like the Pleiades. It will also show lots of detail on the Moon, Saturn's rings and Jupiter's Galilean moons. It has slow-motion drives with flexible handles to make it easy to centre your target and follow it.
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- Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x20 & x50
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x140
- Objective Lens Diameter: 70mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/7.14)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
- Red Dot Finder
- 45º Erect Image Diagonal 1.25"
- AZ3 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth Mount
- Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
- Tube material: Aluminium
- 36% more Light Gathering than 60mm
This traditional spyglass would not look out of place in the hands of Nelson himself! The telescope has four extendable sections and magnifies a powerful 10x-30x. The zoom is operated by twisting a control ring made of copper. The Brass/Leatherette model is supplied with a soft zip-up case
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- Objective Lens Diameter: 30mm
- Magnification 10-30x Zoom
- Length 332mm
- Weight 228g