CELESTRON • SkyProdigy 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope •11076
The Celestron SkyProdigy 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope is a perfect, compact design for astronomers who want to start taking advantage of the really slow focal ratios and corrective optics of a catadioptric design. Celestron's StarBright XLT coatings on the mirror boosts light reflectivity to 95%, around a 10% improvement over traditional aluminum coatings.
Celestron’s SkyProdigy telescopes use an integrated imaging camera and patented StarSense Technology to automatically align with the night sky and determine where the telescope is currently pointing. The camera automatically captures an image of the sky, which is processed internally to positively identify stars in the image. Once a positive match is found, SkyProdigy determines the coordinates of the center of the captured image. The process is automatically repeated two additional times so that the system has three known alignment points that can be used to make an accurate model of the night sky. With this information, the user can select any celestial object in the hand controller’s database, and SkyProdigy will automatically move itself to the correct position.
SkyProdigy’s automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, and you will be ready to select from thousands of objects in its database to view. Not quite sure what to look at? Select the Sky Tour option; this feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world!
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 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope|
|Manufacturer Part No||CEL-11076|
|Accessory Tray||No Tool, Quick Release|
|Alignment Procedures||StarSense Automatic Alignment, Solar System Align, Manual Align|
|Aperture||152 mm (5.98 in)|
|Apparent Field of View||.83°|
|Computer Hand Control||Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable|
|Eyepiece 1 Magnification||60 x|
|Eyepiece 2 Magnification||167 x|
|Focal Length||1500 mm (59 in)|
|Highest Useful Magnification||359 x|
|Light Gathering Power||472 x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||13.4|
|Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)||43.6 ft (13 m)|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||22 x|
|Optical Coatings||Fully Multi-Coated|
|Resolution (Dawes)||0.76 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||0.92 arc seconds|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||2.2 in (56 mm)|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area||14 %|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter||37%|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|