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Celestron - SkyProdigy 70 Refractor Computerized Telescope

Model#: 22089

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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.

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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.

Additional Information

Name Celestron - SkyProdigy 70 Refractor Computerized Telescope
Manufacturer Celestron
Model 22089
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)
Finderscope StarPointer
Focal Length 700 mm (27.56 in)
Focal Ratio 10
Magnification 1 28 x
Magnification 2 78 x
Mount Motorized Altazimuth
Resolution (Dawes) 1.66 arcsec
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.99 arcsec
Tracking Modes Alt-Az
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod Steel