StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials.
- Tour the night sky with your smartphone and the LT 80AZ telescope
- Lock targets for eyepiece viewing with in-app bullseye and slow-motion manual controls
- 80 mm refractor with coated glass optics for sharp views
- Includes 10 mm and 25 mm eyepieces, 2x Barlow lens, smartphone dock, image diagonal, red dot finderscope, and full-height tripod
Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you’ll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your phone in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app. After aligning your phone to the telescope’s optics (a quick, 2-minute procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you as you to move the telescope. When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green.
StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and up and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later manufactured since 2016. StarSense Explorer uses patent-pending sky recognition technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly reorient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database. While other astronomy apps may claim that they can help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone’s gyros and accelerometers, which aren’t as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can accurately tell you when your target is visible in the eyepiece.
Sturdy Altazimuth Mount
StarSense Explorer LT’s simple altazimuth mount makes it easy to move the telescope to find your target. A slow-motion altitude adjustment knob helps you fine tune the telescope’s pointing position and follow targets as they appear to drift across the night sky. It’s all anchored by an adjustable, full-height tripod.
Dazzling Views with High Quality Optics
You can expect sharp, bright views through this 80mm refractor. Fully coated glass optics provide increased light transmission, enhancing details in celestial objects. The telescope also includes a 90-degree erect image diagonal, so you can use it during the day to view birds, wildlife, landscapes, and more.
Perfect for the city or dark sky sites. Even if you live in a light polluted city location, StarSense Explorer is advanced enough to be able to pick out Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Orion Nebula, double stars, and a few more of the most famous celestial objects. But if you can take the telescope to an even slightly darker location, more objects will become visible. The entire telescope kit weighs just 9.2 pounds, so it’s perfectly portable and easy to bring on your next camping trip or to a remote observing site.
Everything you need to observe immediately. When you unbox your new StarSense Explorer LT, you’ll find: 80mm refractor optical tube, StarSense dock for your smartphone, Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece, 2x Barlow lens to double the power of each eyepiece, 90-degree erect image diagonal, StarPointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app, Altazimuth mount with slow motion control rod, Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized.