WHAT IS THE SKYPRODIGY? The smartest telescope in the Universe!A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology, SkyProdigyis the culmination of decades of telescope advancements. It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSensetechnology 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’sautomatic 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!
Winner of the prestigious 2011 CES Innovations Award for Design and Engineering Excellence.
SkyProdigyFeaturesAll SkyProdigyModels Feature: Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure, Ready to View in Less Than 3 Minutes! Fully Computerized AltazimuthMount Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray Included Includes CD-ROM "The SkyX" First Light Edition Astronomy Software Which Provides Educational Information and Enhanced Images Battery Pack Provides Over 30 Hours of Power
Computerized Mount Features: Proven Computer Control Technology Database Allows Telescope to Automatically Locate Over 4,000 Celestial Objects Patent Pending StarSenseTechnology Provides a Completely Automatic Alignment Process with No User Intervention Required Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software for Downloading Product Updates Over the Internet
HOW DOES SKYPRODIGY WORK? SkyProdigy incorporates Celestron's proprietary StarSense. technology, a dramatic evolution in telescope alignment technology. StarSensecompletely circumvents the often frustrating alignment process of current "go-to" telescopes. StarSenseallows the telescope to automatically align itself without any user intervention.
To begin, the user simply turns the telescope on. SkyProdigy automatically points to three different locations in the nightsky using the electronic motor drives.
At the three locations the "eye" of the telescope (i.e. integrated digital camera) "looks" at the night sky and automaticallydetermines where the telescope is pointed.
StarSensetechnology allows SkyProdigy to recognize the sky by comparing the images from the three locations to an internal database of star positions. This is all accomplished in approximately three minutes, dramatically faster than othertechnologies.
Unlike other "automatic alignment" technologies for telescopes, StarSensedoes not require input of external date, time, or location to align itself. It eliminates the need for expensive hardware such as an internal GPS, electronic compass or an accelerometer, which makes SkyProdigy much more affordable.
StarSensemakes SkyProdigythe most intelligent, easy to use auto-alignment telescope on the market.