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Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer—the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It’s like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky.


SKU: CEL-22451
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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Smartphone App-Enabled Refractor Telescope

Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer—the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It’s like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky.

Dock, Launch, Explore

Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you’ll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your phone in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app. After aligning your phone to the telescope’s optics (a quick, 2-minute procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you as you to move the telescope. When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green.

Smartphone Compatibility

StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and up and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later manufactured since 2016.

  • Android 7.1.2 and higher with required sensors of Camera, Gyro, Accelerometer.
  • iPhone 6 and newer

Tested Models

  • Apple iPhone 11
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone 6
  • Apple iPhone 6s
  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus<
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  • Apple iPhone 8
  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus
  • Apple iPhone SE
  • Apple iPhone X
  • Apple iPhone XR
  • Apple iPhone XS
  • Apple iPhone XS Max
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 2XL
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel XL
  • HUAWEI P20 lite
  • LGE G4
  • LGE G5
  • LGE G6
  • LGE G7
  • LGE G7 ThinQ
  • LGE V35 ThinQ
  • LGE V40 ThinQ
  • Motorola Moto G6
  • Motorola Moto G6 Plus
  • Motorola Moto G7
  • Motorola Moto Z Droid
  • Motorola Moto Z2
  • Motorola motorola one
  • Motorola One
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy A30
  • Samsung Galaxy A5
  • Samsung Galaxy J7
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+

Patent-Pending StarSense Sky Recognition Technology

StarSense Explorer uses patent-pending technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly reorient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database.

While other astronomy apps may claim that they can help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone’s gyros and accelerometers, which aren’t as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can accurately tell you when your target is visible in the eyepiece.

Sturdy Altazimuth Mount

StarSense Explorer LT’s simple altazimuth mount makes it easy to move the telescope to find your target. A slow-motion altitude adjustment knob helps you fine tune the telescope’s pointing position and follow targets as they appear to drift across the night sky. It’s all anchored by an adjustable, full-height tripod.

Dazzling Views with High Quality Optics

You can expect sharp, bright views through this 80mm refractor. Fully coated glass optics provide increased light transmission, enhancing details in celestial objects. The telescope also includes a 90-degree erect image diagonal, so you can use it during the day to view birds, wildlife, landscapes, and more.

Perfect for the City or Dark Sky Sites

Even if you live in a light polluted city location, StarSense Explorer is advanced enough to be able to pick out Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Orion Nebula, double stars, and a few more of the most famous celestial objects.

But if you can take the telescope to an even slightly darker location, more objects will become visible. The entire telescope kit weighs just 9.2 pounds, so it’s perfectly portable and easy to bring on your next camping trip or to a remote observing site.

Everything You Need to Observe Immediately

When you unbox your new StarSense Explorer LT, you’ll find:

  • 80mm refractor optical tube
  • StarSense dock for your smartphone
  • Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece
  • 2x Barlow lens to double the power of each eyepiece
  • 90-degree erect image diagonal
  • StarPointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app
  • Altazimuth mount with slow motion control rod
  • Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized

Specifications

Name Celestron - StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Smartphone App-Enabled Refractor Telescope
Manufacturer Celestron
Model CEL-22451
UPC 050234224512
Accessory Tray Yes
Alignment Procedures Use StarSense Explorer app
Aperture 80mm (3.1")
Barlow Lens 2x (1.25")
Dovetail Compatibility None
Eyepiece 1 25mm (0.98")
Eyepiece 2 10mm (0.39")
Eyepiece 1 Magnification 36x
Eyepiece 2 Magnification 90x
Finderscope StarPointer red dot finderscope
Focal Length 900mm (35.43")
Focal Ratio f/11
GPS Uses phone's GPS
Highest Useful Magnification 189x
Included Items Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 25mm & 10mm eyepieces | Erect image diagonal | 2x Barlow lens | StarPointer finderscope | Accessory tray | StarSense Explorer phone dock
Light Gathering Power 131x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12
Lowest Useful Magnification 11x
Mount Manual Alt-Azimuth
Optical Coatings Fully-Coated glass optics
Optical Design Refractor
Optical Tube Aluminum
Optical tube diameter 90mm (3.54")
Optical Tube Length 965mm (38")
Optical Tube Weight 5.4 lbs (2.45 kg)
Power Requirements None (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep phone charged while using app)
Resolution (Dawes) 1.45 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.74 arc seconds
Star Diagonal Erect image 90° (1.25")
Tripod 31.75mm (1.25") steel

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