Introducing the Celestron SkyScout!
As seen on the Today Show and in the New York Times, the Celestron SkyScout - Personal Planetarium is a revolutionary, one of a kind, patented, hand-held device that instantly identifies and locates any celestial object visible to the naked eye. It provides educational and entertaining information, both in text and audio. A fun learning tool for all ages, the SkyScout Personal Planetarium puts the knowledge of an expert astronomer in the palm of your hand.
Using the SkyScout
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.
The SkyScout includes great information and stories about the most popular celestial objects in scrolling text and narrated audio.
SkyScout's unique features include:
Tonight's Must-See List - When the Celestron SkyScout is turned on, it will tell the user the 10 most exciting things to look at in the sky that night. The SkyScout uses internal GPS to automatically customize it to where that particular user is located.
Constellation Lessons - If the user is looking at a star that's part of a constellation, the SkyScout will inform the user, show a picture of the constellation, and help the user locate the other stars in the constellation.
Updatable Software and Data - USB port included for periodic updates of the operating software, as well as the ability to download new data from celestial objects like the Space Shuttle or passing comets.
SkyTour Content Cards - SD card slot exists for additional content offerings, such as Astronomy for Kids.
How it works
SkyScout 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 three axis sensors, which measure gravitational and magnetic fields to determine the true orientation of the SkyScout to the earth. Operates on 2 user-supplied AA batteries.
Celestron SkyScout - Personal Planetarium Features
- Easy and fun learning tool for all ages
- Point and click to identify 1,000s of stars, planets, and more
- Read or listen to entertaining and educational information
- Built-in celestial calendar finds new objects and events every day
- Compact and lightweight, easy to bring around
- Quick and accurate location and tracking of celestial objects
Celestron Accessories Two Year Limited Warranty
Red lighting is very hard to read --glasses and 60 year old
Could not diferenrial the 3 planets in close proximity last month (Posted on Jun 30, 2011)
Pros: light, easy to carry
Cons: focus mechanism, Poor Reticle Illumination method
I used it at an astrophysics conference.
Point at any star.... it gives you the name.
Do the reverse ask for an object and L.E.Ds direct your viewing to the object.
Great to align home made telescopes to galaxies and clusters.
Planets etc are literally child's play (Posted on Jul 18, 2009)
Celestron warrants its accessories to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years. Celestron will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Celestron to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to Celestron together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Celestron.
This warranty shall be void and of no force of effect in the event a covered product has been modified in design or function, or subjected to abuse, misuse, mishandling or unauthorized repair. Further, product malfunction or deterioration due to normal wear is not covered by this warranty.