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Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ 114mm f/9 Reflector Telescope EXPIRED

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Amazon has Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ 114mm f/9 Smartphone App-Enabled Reflector Telescope for $149.99. Shipping is free.

B&H Photo Video has Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ 114mm f/9 Smartphone App-Enabled Reflector Telescope for $149.99. Shipping is free.

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Features:
  • Use Smartphone App for Star Navigation
  • Follow Directions to Find Great Objects
  • Advanced Precise Alignment Algorithm
  • Powerful 114mm Reflector Optical Tube
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Yoke Mount
  • Includes 40x & 100x 1.25" Eyepieces
  • 1.25" 2x Barlow Lens
  • Adjustable-Height Aluminum Tripod
  • StarSense Explorer App for Android/iOS
Includes:
  • Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ 114mm f/9 AZ Reflector Telescope
  • Mount & Tripod Assembly
  • StarSense Explorer Phone Dock
  • 1.25" 25mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" 10mm Eyepiece
  • 2x Barlow Lens
  • StarPointer Finderscope

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Amazon [amazon.com] has Celestron – StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ Smartphone App-Enabled Telescope for $149.99. Shipping is free.

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$89.96 lower (37% savings) than the list price of $239.95

Customer reviews:
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About this Item:
  • UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR SMARTPHONE: Let your iPhone or Android phone take you on a guided tour of the night sky—no telescope experience required. Just follow the arrows to locate stars, planets & more!
  • PATENTED STARSENSE SKY RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY: This one-of-a-kind telescope uses patented, award-winning StarSense sky recognition technology and your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate its position in real time.
  • STARSENSE EXPLORER APP: The app generates a lis tof the best objects to view based on your exact time & location. View planets, brighter nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters from the city PLUS fainter, deep sky objects from darker sites.
  • EASY TO SET UP AND USE: Manual altazimuth mount with slow motion rod makes it easy to follow the on-screen arrows to your desired target. When the bullseye turns green, it's ready to view in the telescope's eyepiece.
  • HIGH-QUALITY 114MM NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR: The 4.5" primary mirror features highly reflective coatings and enough light gathering ability to view craters on the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula.

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Just in case anyone wondering… App enabled means it will help you find the objects with an app. It will not automatically track the objects for you. Once you have them in view, they will go out of view in a few seconds. Still a good starter scope to be able to see things with your own eyes and have some help in finding the objects.
There's great YouTube videos out there that'll walk you thru these. One thing about telescopes is they don't change much so the videos that are 10 years old are just as fine to watch.

If you want to do any astrophotography then you'll need an auto tracker base and those get expensive.

I'm a novice that poured a lot of time and energy in learning everything about them when I was in the market. Got a big 8" dob and have used it twice in the last 3 years. It's so massive to take out and I'm in the city with a lot of light pollution so I can't do any DSO without driving a couple hours away
Experts.. How good is this?
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11-29-2022 at 07:07 AM.
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Just in case anyone wondering… App enabled means it will help you find the objects with an app. It will not automatically track the objects for you. Once you have them in view, they will go out of view in a few seconds. Still a good starter scope to be able to see things with your own eyes and have some help in finding the objects.
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Experts.. How good is this?
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11-29-2022 at 11:18 AM.
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I am no expert....have been waiting for this as a starter for my kid (8y.o.) This is a quality starter better than the table top ones, but before you start spending like $3-400 on a small dobsonian.....
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11-29-2022 at 11:45 AM.
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Experts.. How good is this?
I highly recommend that everyone YouTubes the video about expectations of what you think you'll see vs reality of what you'll actually see. I have a large 8" Dobbins and my expectation did not meet reality.
YouTube that video.
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11-29-2022 at 11:45 AM.
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Quote from BlackBeardPirate :
Just in case anyone wondering… App enabled means it will help you find the objects with an app. It will not automatically track the objects for you. Once you have them in view, they will go out of view in a few seconds. Still a good starter scope to be able to see things with your own eyes and have some help in finding the objects.
Thank you. Would you recommend an auto tracker for a newbie or would this be perfectly fine as a starter?
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11-29-2022 at 11:48 AM.
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Thank you. Would you recommend an auto tracker for a newbie or would this be perfectly fine as a starter?
There's great YouTube videos out there that'll walk you thru these. One thing about telescopes is they don't change much so the videos that are 10 years old are just as fine to watch.

If you want to do any astrophotography then you'll need an auto tracker base and those get expensive.

I'm a novice that poured a lot of time and energy in learning everything about them when I was in the market. Got a big 8" dob and have used it twice in the last 3 years. It's so massive to take out and I'm in the city with a lot of light pollution so I can't do any DSO without driving a couple hours away
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11-29-2022 at 11:53 AM.
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Any idea if this is better than the Celestron AZ102 that's available in stores for 220$
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11-29-2022 at 11:56 AM.
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Man, was going to buy it for my kids. The reviews of this are awful.

https://telescopestobuy.com/celes...-the-trap/
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11-29-2022 at 11:57 AM.
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How does this compare with Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope? Bought it for $190 from Costco.
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I highly recommend that everyone YouTubes the video about expectations of what you think you'll see vs reality of what you'll actually see. I have a large 8" Dobbins and my expectation did not meet reality.
YouTube that video.
Thanks, you saved me $150 lol.

I don't know whether this is the specific video you meant, but it definitely made me realize this isn't worthwhile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6NIBBldy8U
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Thanks, you saved me $150 lol.

I don't know whether this is the specific video you meant, but it definitely made me realize this isn't worthwhile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6NIBBldy8U
That's the video! Lol

My comment wasn't meant to discourage by any means, I think the hobby is great and advocate for you and others to get into it, especially if you have kids.

My comment was more to prevent ppl from getting this with a certain expectation and then be completely deterred.

You can get a nice used telescope and there's even a website like darkskies that has a community marketplace which the members self police to keep most transactions safe.

Get into the hobby, but get into it right.
You've just made me motivate myself to get mine out again
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11-29-2022 at 12:40 PM.
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Any idea if this is better than the Celestron AZ102 that's available in stores for 220$
Anything in that price range will let you see the moon pretty well and that's about it. And a good pair of binoculars will too.

Not saying don't get it, but understand what you're getting.
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