The Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium is an innovative handheld device that utilizes sophisticated global positioning system technology with point and click convenience in order to identify countless stars, planets and constellations.
With this small device you simply point at any star in the sky and click the "target" button, the SkyScout will then tell you which object you are looking at.
Locating a star or planet is just as easy, simply select the objects name from the menu and follow the directional arrows through the viewfinder.
Additionally the SkyScout includes entertaining and educational audio and text information, including facts, trivia, history and mythology about popular celestial objects.
Built-in Field Guide Includes:
Introduction to astronomy: a six part audio lesson on the origin and history of astronomy
Glossary of Terms: text defining popular astronomy terms including planets, comets, galaxies and more
Great Astronomers: text bios on some of the world's greatest astronomers including Galileo, Einstein and Copernicus
Man Made Space Objects: text description of some of the coolest objects man has sent into space including the International Space Station, the Hubble SpaceTelescope and the Space Shuttle
Comet Guide: text descriptions about history's most famous comets including Halley's Comet and Comet Hale-Bop
Celestron supply a range of accessories to enhance your enjoyment of the SkyScout. SD cards with additional tutorials can be played through it.
For those occasions when you want to share the audio with friends there is a small rechargeable speaker, and SkyScout Connect allows you to control your Celestron Computerised Telescope.
The Celestron SkyScout Speaker is a high-quality compact speaker that boasts an expandable woofer for optimum sound quality. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery charges directly from the computer USB port. Also included is an extension cable for flexible placement of the speaker and a nylon lanyard to hang the speaker around your neck while using the Celestron SkyScout
The SkyScout All About the Stars Expansion Card for the SkyScout Personal Planetarium feature in-depth information on a variety of topics and are designed to be educational as well as entertaining.
These cards provide additional text, audio, graphics and interactive lessons that will help you better understand the universe around us.
This is ideal for the novice and experienced astronomer, the information is presented in an entertaining and easy to understand fashion. It's extremely easy to use, simply insert the card into SkyScout's SD card slot.... let the adventure begin.