Celestron is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality telescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes and other optical equipment.
In 2011, Celestron have unveiled their latest ground breaking new product line – SkyProdigy – the first truly affordable smart telescopes, turning everyone into an instant astronomer!
These revolutionary new telescopes comprise of three models the SkyProdigy 70 (Baby of the family), its big brother the SkyProdigy 90 and the daddy of them all, the SkyProdigy 130. All three models have been designed for people without any prior knowledge of astronomy or telescopes. Simply turn the telescope on and the innovative new software ‘looks’ up to the sky, gets its bearings and in less than 3 minutes is ready to rock and roll. Using the telescope’s internal database comprising of over 4000 celestial objects you will be exploring the heavens like a pro.
Celestron’s SkyProdigy telescopes use an integrated imaging camera and patented StarSense Technology to automatically align with the night sky and determine where the telescope is currently pointing. The camera automatically captures an image of the sky, which is processed internally to positively identify the stars in the image. Once a positive match is found, SkyProdigy determines the coordinates of the center of the captured image. The process is automatically repeated two more times so that the system has three known alignment points that can be used to make an accurate model of the night sky. From this information the user can select any celestial object in the hand controller’s database, and SkyProdigy will automatically move itself to the correct position.
To see more details about the Celestron SkyProdigy Telescopes click the individual links in the right sidebar.