Celestron SkyScout Telescope

Category: Other Gadgets - Date: November 3, 2006

Celestron SkyScout Telescope

Celestron SkyScout Telescope Introduction

The SkyScout is a revolutionary, one of a kind, patented handheld device that instantly identifies and/or locates any celestial object visible to the naked eye, providing educational and entertaining information, both in text and audio.

Celestron SkyScout Telescope Design

Sky Scout combines GPS technology, which gives the time, date and location of the user, software that calculates the position of the objects for that moment and 3 axis sensors measuring gravitational and magnetic fields to determine the true orientation of the SkyScout to the earth. This compact device will instantly identify or locate any celestial object visible to the naked eye.

Celestron SkyScout Telescope Features

Once you have targeted an object the real fun begins. The 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 SkyScout personal planetarium puts the knowledge of an expert astronomer in the palm of your hand.

Celestron SkyScout Telescope Performance

There are two major functions of the SkyScout – Locating and Identify. Point the Celestron SkyScout at any bright star and it will instantly identify the object or choose an object from the celestial database of over 6,000 objects and the SkyScout will guide you to it.

Whats included in the package

Padded Carry Case, Carrying Strap, Earphones for the Audio, USB Cable, CD with Manual and Registration Information

Conclusion

The SkyScout is referred to as a Personal Planetarium. That is exactly what it is. It features a customized list of the 20 best objects to view for your exact date, time and location anywhere in the world and a 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.

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