Celestron StarSense Explorer 10'' Dobsonian Telescope

  • A large 10” parabolic primary mirror with XLT coatings
  • Includes a 25mm Plössl eyepiece, a 2” Crayford focuser
  • Dobsonian-style base with large diameter bearings
  • Integrates StarSense smartphone dock
  • 2 Years Warranty
    Celestron StarSense Explorer 10" Dobsonian Telescope

    Celestron has reinvented the Dobsonian telescope with StarSense Explorer—the first Dobsonian that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real-time. This large-aperture Celestron StarSense Explorer is ideal for serious 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. The large aperture will ensure that you won’t outgrow the telescope as you continue on in your astronomical adventures.

    Celestron StarSense Explorer 10" Dobsonian Telescope features large diameter altitude bearings with variable tensioning, Teflon azimuth bearings, and braces on the side panels for extra stability (unlike most 10” Dobsonian bases). The altitude bearings provide a smooth up-and-down motion while the integrated altitude "brake" system allows you to adjust the tension along the altitude axis for smoothest motion even with slight imbalances.

    All mirror surfaces are coated with our XLT optical coatings to visibly increase contrast and light throughput for brighter views. With XLT, you'll be able to discern subtle details while viewing the Moon and planets, as well as faint galaxies and nebulae. The mirrors are made of low-expansion optical glass, which helps ensure the best images under changing environmental conditions.

    • Includes a 2” to 1.25” adapter and a 2” extension tube
    • The Crayford design provides precise and smooth movements without focus shifting
    • The 10" Dobsonian has 380+% more light gathering area, providing better views of faint objects
    • Large diameter altitude bearings with variable tensioning, Teflon azimuth bearings, and braces on the side panels for extra stability
    • Patented StarSense Explorer 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 orient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database.

    In the box:
    • 10" Optical tube
    • Dobsonian Base
    • 25mm eyepiece
    • 2" Crayford focuser
    • StarPointer™ red-dot finderscope
    • StarSense Explorer dock
    • StarSense Explorer unlock code
    • Eyepiece rack
    • Collimation cap
    • Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
    More Information
    Product Weight (KG) 24.86
    Magnification of 25mm eyepiece 48x
    Lowest Useful Magnification 36x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.7
    Light Gathering Power 1317x as compared to the human eye
    Optical Coatings XLT reflective coatings with silicon dioxide and tantalum pentoxide protective overcoatings for primary and secondary mirrors
    Mirror Material Pyrex equivalent for primary and secondary mirrors
    Primary Mirror Thickness 30mm (1.18") (approx. 1:8 thickness ratio)
    Secondary Mirror Thickness 11.5mm (0.45")
    Minor Axis of Secondary Mirror 64mm (2.52")
    Tube Material Steel
    Focuser 2" Crayford focuser, includes 2" extension tube and 2"-to-1.25" adapter
    Resolution Rayleigh 0.55 arcseconds
    Resolution Dawes 0.46 arcseconds
    Optical Tube Dimensions 1117.6mm x 292.1mm diameter
    Optical Tube Weight 13.24kg
    Base Material Particle board with melamine surfaces and edge trim, CARB compliant
    Base Dimensions 673.1mm x 533.4mm x 533.4mm
    Base Weight 11.6kg
    Brand Celestron
    Barcode 050234224710
    Telescope Type Newtonian-Reflector
    Aperture Size 254mm (10")
    Focal Length 1200mm (47.24")
    Focal Ratio f/4.7
    Highest Practical Magnification 600x
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Eyepieces 25mm Plössl
    Mount Type Dobsonian Mount
    Tripod None
    Warranty 2 Years Warranty
    User Level For Beginners
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