The Celestron SkyProdigy 70 is a 70mm Refractor Telescope with a focal ratio of f/10, making it excellent for basic planetary observing as well as the moon. It has 100x the light gathering power of the human, so this is a perfect telescope for the beginner astronomer to get introduced to bright celestial objects. For a smaller sized telescope, the alignment methods are outstanding! While a beginner astronomer may be familiar with the brighter stars while in light polluted areas, going to a dark sky for the first time can be quite confusing with many more stars visible. After the user enters location, time, and date, the StarSense AutoAlignment method included in the SkyProdigy Series automatically uses a small camera to identify a three separate sectors of the sky against its database and can calculate which parts of the sky it has pointed at to properly align.
CLICK ON THE "TOUR" BUTTON, THEN EACH OF THE HIGHLIGHTED TABS THAT COME UP AND THEN ENJOY THE SHOW!!
These revolutionary new telescopes, recognized as an Innovations Honoree at the 2011 CES, are designed for people without any prior knowledge of astronomy or telescopes. All you have to do is turn this amazing telescope on… The SkyProdigy will simply “look” up to the sky to get its bearings and, in less than three minutes, you can be taking an exciting tour of outer space using SkyProdigy’s internal database of over 4,000 celestial objects.
|Name||Celestron - SkyProdigy 70mm Refractor Computerized Telescope|
|Accessory Tray||No Tool, Quick release|
|Alignment Procedures||StarSense Automatic Alignment, Solar System Align|
|Angular Field of View||1.7 °|
|Aperture||70 mm (2.76 in)|
|CD ROM||The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software|
|Computer Hand Control||Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable|
|Eyepiece 1||25 mm (0.98 in)|
|Eyepiece 2||9 mm (0.35 in)|
|Focal Length||700 mm (27.56 in)|
|Magnification 1||28 x|
|Magnification 2||78 x|
|Resolution (Dawes)||1.66 arcsec|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||1.99 arcsec|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|