After a much anticipated wait the first delivery of the latest range of Celestron’s SkyProdigy telescopes are due in next week (19th September). The Celestron SkyProdigy 90mm Maksutov and 130mm reflector offer the simplest align possible from a GOTO scope. The scope mount contains electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense™ technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user. Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view! It’s that easy.
No knowledge of the night sky is required. One touch innovation turns anyone into an instant astronomer!
Last nights Gadget show on Channel 5 saw Jon Bently (presenter), star gazing with Will Gater News Editor of The Sky At Night magazine. The three scopes that they choose to test were the Meade 80mm Goto Refractor, Celestron’s Excelent Nexstar 4Se and the Skywatcher Explorer 200 on the EQ5. Not surprisingly the outcome of the mini test led them both to agree that the Celestron was the better out of the three, offering quieter easier operation and a better view. A recap of the mini review can be found here. The Celestron Nexstar and Skywatcher scopes can be found on the website.
The exciting new Sky-Watcher SynScan™ Alt-Azimuth GoTo Mount is a precision engineered instrument that will allow you to easily find and enjoy viewing night sky treasures, such as Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Galaxies and much more. The SynScan™ AZ hand control allows you point your telescope at a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button!! The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions.
Combined with telescope OTA’s of proven high quality, these Superb Packages are all you need to Explore the Universe to your Heart’s Content!!
SynScan™ Database: Total 42,900+ Objects, including Complete M, NGC, IC & SAO Catalogues
Alignment Method: Two-star or Brightest star alignment