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Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Newtonian Computerized Telescope - 31153

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Telescope
Celestron
31153
$916

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Highlights

  • Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
  • Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount
  • Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up
  • Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • Battery pack providing over 30 hours of power with user supplied 8 x D Cell batteries
  • Download Starry Night Basic Software with a 36,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images including 3D renderings of stars, exoplanets, and galaxies

THE SMARTEST TELESCOPE IN THE UNIVERSE!

A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology, SkyProdigy™ is the product of a culmination of decades of telescope advancements. It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense™ technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user. Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view! It's that easy.

The SkyProdigy's automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view. Not 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!

No knowledge of the night sky is required. One touch innovation turns anyone into an instant astronomer!

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 the 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 more times so that the system has three known alignment points that can be used to make an accurate model of the night sky. From 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.

*The SkyProdigy's internal camera does not have an external output allowing users to view or save the captured images. The captured images are used internally solely for the purpose of self-aligning the SkyProdigy telescope.

Manuals:
SkyProdigy Manual 79, 90, 130
NexStar Plus Hand Control Manual
Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software Manual
Software & Firmware:
Celestron Firmware Manager (CFM) Software
CPWI Software
Other Product Files:
SkyProdigy Info Sheet
How to Determine Which Eyepieces to Use with Your Telescope
Astronomy Basics
Telescope Basics
Telescope Maintenance
Celestial Observing

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Typographical Errors and Order Cancellations

Telescopes Canada reserves the right to cancel an order due to an error in pricing by Telescopes Canada or one of our suppliers, equipment being no longer obtainable, or other events which are out of our control.

Client-Initiated Cancellations

Client-initiated order cancellations are accepted prior to delivery of the equipment to the customer, thereafter it is a return.
Optical Tube Info:
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture 130mm (5.12")
Focal Length 650mm (26")
Focal Ratio f/5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm (.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 26x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 9mm (.35")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 72x
Finderscope StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal None
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 307x
Lowest Useful Magnification 19x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.1
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.89 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 345x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 38mm (1.5")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 29%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 8.6%
Optical Coatings Aluminum with SiO2 overcoat
Optical Tube Length 635mm (25")
Optical Tube Diameter 162mm (6.4")
Optical Tube Weight 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar
Mount Info:
Mount Type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 762mm - 1270mm (30" - 50")
Tripod leg diameter 31.75mm (1.25") Steel
Mount Head Weight 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
Slew Speed 9 slew speeds
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az
GPS N/A
Dovetail Compatibility CG-5 dovetail
Number of Auxiliary ports 2 Aux ports (Hand Control can use any of the Aux ports)
Autoguide port No
USB Port Yes, on hand control
Power Requirements 12V DC, 2A (Tip positive)
Motor Drive DC servo motor
Alignment Procedures StarSense Automatic Alignment, Solar System Align, Manual Align
Periodic Error Correction No
Computerized Hand Control Fully Computerized
NexStar+ Database Starsense hand remote 40,000 objects
Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight 20 lbs (9.1 kg)
Included Items Telescope OTA | Single Fork Arm Alt/Az Mount | Tripod w/accessory tray | Battery Pack | 2x Eyepieces | 2" to 1.25" Adapter | 2" Adapter | Starsense Hand Remote | StarPointer™ red dot finderscope