Celestron SkyProdigy 6" Computerized Telescope
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, 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!
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 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. 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 captured images. The captured images are used internally solely for the purpose of self-aligning the SkyProdigy telescope.
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Celestron SkyProdigy 6" Computerized Telescope Features
- Proven Computer Control Technology
- Database Allows Telescope to Automatically Locate Over 4,000 Celestial Objects
- Proprietary StarSense Technology Provides a Completely Automatic
- Alignment Process With No User Intervention Required
- Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software for Downloading Product Updates Over the Internet
Celestron Product Number: 11076
- Additional Information
SKU CE-11076 UPC Code 050234110761 Manufacturer Celestron Telescope Series Celestron SkyProdigy Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - Motorized Warranty 2 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 6" Telescope Focal Ratio f/9.87 Telescope Focal Length 1500mm Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4 Highest Useful Magnification 359x Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Tube Color or Finish Red Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not supplied by manufacturer Length of Optical Tube Not supplied by manufacturer Optical Tube Weight 23 lbs. Mount Weight Not supplied by manufacturer Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately Diagonal Included? No - Sold Separately Finder Included Red Dot Finder Eyepiece(s) Included 9mm, 25mm Hand Controller Included? Yes Power Adapter Included None - Requires AA Batteries CD ROMs Included The Sky Level 1 Counterweights Included N/A Alignment Procedure StarSense Auto Align Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth Objects in Database 4,000 objects OTA Mount Type Single Arm Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs Total Telescope Weight 23 lbs.
- Included Items
- Celestron SkyProdigy 6" Computerized Telescope
- Battery Pack
- Accessory Tray
- Hand Controller
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsMy backyard has many tall trees, so I can only view the part of the sky that is straight up. Can SkyProdigy 6 telescope automatically find alignment stars in a small area of the sky, without being able to see a wider area of sky?Question by: Jon on Mar 28, 2015 10:57:00 AMThe Celestron Skyprodigy requires a large area of sky to automatically obtain an accurate alignment. However, there is a manual align option that will allow you to manually choose areas of the sky that are not obstructed. This procedure is not as accurate as having an unobstructed view for alignmentAnswer by: Todd Rogelstad (Admin) on Mar 30, 2015 5:38:00 PM
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