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Celestron SkyScout

Celestron SkyScout
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The Celestron SkyScout is a revolutionary handheld device that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more.

Three simple steps

Identify
Simply point the Celestron SkyScout at any star in the sky and click the "target" button. The Celestron SkyScout will tell you what object you are looking at.

Locate
To locate a star or planet, select the object's name from the menu and follow the directional arrows through the viewfinder. Celestron SkyScout tells you when you are on target. It's that easy!

Learn
Once you have targeted an object the real fun begins. The Celestron SkyScout includes entertaining and educational audio and text information, including facts, trivia, history and mythology about our most popular celestial objects. A fun learning tool for all ages, the Celestron SkyScout personal planetarium puts the knowledge of an expert astronomer in the palm of your hand.

CELESTRON SKYSCOUT FEATURES:

Identifies celestial objects with the click of a button
Locates over 6,000 stars, planets and constellations from built-in celestial database and provides scientific information for each object
Provides comprehensive text and audio descriptions providing history, mythology and other entertaining information for the most popular objects
Tonight's Highlights: A customized list of the 20 best objects to view for your exact date, time and location anywhere in the world
Constellation Lessons: if the star you identify or locate is part of a constellation like the Big Dipper, you can actually take a guided tour through all the stars in that constellation and even see an onscreen map of the constellation

Built-in Field Guide Includes:

Introduction to astronomy: a six part audio lesson on the origin and history of astronomy
Glossary of Terms: text defining popular astronomy terms including planets, comets, galaxies and more
Great Astronomers: text bios on some of the world's greatest astronomers including Galileo, Einstein and Copernicus
Man Made Space Objects: text description of some of the coolest objects man has sent into space including the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Space Shuttle
Comet Guide: text descriptions about history's most famous comets including Halley's Comet and Comet Hale-Bop

MORE FEATURES:

SD card slot: for optional ?Sky Tour? audio presentations that provide hours of entertainment on a variety of topics
USB port: allows database to be updated with new objects as they are discovered, comets, etc.
Simple enough for all ages: just turn it on and it?s ready to use
Built-in Help Menu: includes a quick start instruction guide for using the SkyScout
Bring it anywhere: compact and light design makes it easy to carry and durable construction makes it safe for rugged environments
Backed by Celestron's 2-year warranty

SkyScout Specs

Celestial Database

  • 6,000 Stars, 1,500 Double & Variable Stars, all 88 constellations, over 100 deep space objects including Galaxies, Nebulae & Star Clusters, over 200 audio descriptions of the most popular celestial objects

User Controls

  • Target Button
  • Menu Navigation: Four-way control
  • One-Touch Controls: Identify Function, Locate Function, GPS Function, and Main Menu
  • Display Brightness: Increase, Decrease
  • Volume: Increase, Decrease
  • Power: On/Off

Display

  • Graphic LCD display with red LED backlight
  • 3"W x 1"H (78mm x 26mm)
  • 240 x 80 with a 0.325mm dot pitch

Audio

  • Maximum output power: 50mW
  • Frequency response: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Inputs and Outputs

  • SD card slot
  • USB for connection to PC
  • 3.5mm stereo jack for headphones

Headphones

  • Earbud-style headphones included

Skylink Interface

  • Download of new celestial objects (including newly
    discovered comets, etc.)
  • Download of firmware upgrades

Size and Weight

  • Height: 2.5 inches
  • Depth: 4.0 inches
  • Width: 7.4 inches
  • Weight: 15.2 ounces (without batteries)

Power and Battery

  • 2 x 1.5V AA batteries (not included)

Note: specifications subject to change without notice


 

Rechargeable SkyScout Speaker


This high quality compact speaker features:

  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery – charges from computer USB port
  • Extension cable – for flexible placement of speaker while using the SkyScout.
  • Nylon Lanyard – to hang the speaker around your neck while using the SkyScout.
  • Expandable woofer – for optimum sound quality

The speakers have been thoroughly tested and guaranteed not to affect the SkyScout pointing accuracy


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Rechargeable SkyScout Speaker
£27.00

 

SkyScout Connect


SkyScout® Connect – Allows the SkyScout® Personal Planetarium® to be connected directly to Celestron computerized telescopes. Locate any object in the SkyScout database and your computerized telescope will slew to the same object with a touch of a button.


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SkyScout Connect
£105.00

 

Astronomy For Beginners - SkyScout Expansion Card


The “Astronomy for Beginners” Expansion Card adds to the knowledge base of your SkyScout® Personal Planetarium®.

Not only does it show you the objects in the sky but now it can answer many of the mystifying questions about the Universe.

  • How were the planets in our solar system formed?
  • How fast is the speed of light?
  • How far away is our closest neighboring galaxy?

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Objects in the Sky - Explore the origins of a variety of objects in our sky. Stars, planets, clusters, galaxies and nebulas.
  • Astronomical Distances - gives you a unique perspective of the vast distances between celestial objects in the sky.
  • Star Hopping - learn the secrets astronomers and explorers use to navigate the night sky.
  • Astro Trivia - Informative and fun trivia questions about the most famous night time objects.


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Astronomy For Beginners - SkyScout Expansion Card
£17.00

 

All About Stars - SkyScout Expansion Card


The “Astronomy for Beginners” Expansion Card adds to the knowledge base of your SkyScout® Personal Planetarium®.

Not only does it show you the objects in the sky but now it can answer many of the mystifying questions about the Universe.

  • How were the planets in our solar system formed?
  • How fast is the speed of light?
  • How far away is our closest neighboring galaxy?

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Objects in the Sky - Explore the origins of a variety of objects in our sky. Stars, planets, clusters, galaxies and nebulas.
  • Astronomical Distances - gives you a unique perspective of the vast distances between celestial objects in the sky.
  • Star Hopping - learn the secrets astronomers and explorers use to navigate the night sky.
  • Astro Trivia - Informative and fun trivia questions about the most famous night time objects.


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All About Stars - SkyScout Expansion Card
£17.00