Amazon now offers the smartphone app-enabled Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ telescope $149.99 shipped. That 35% rebate or solid $80 price drop usually marks a $230 price point and marks a new all-time low and is among the first significant rebates to date. This deal is only being matched at B&H today as part of its DealZone. Celestron’s StarSense line of telescopes aims to simplify observing the night sky with your phone guiding you to destinations using the StarSense Explorer app. For those who like more specific detail, this telescope uses a 114mm f/9 primary mirror with a focal length of 1000mm for observing deep sky objects with the manual alt-azimuth mount that the telescope supports and You get a 25mm eyepiece that is best for DSOs, planets and the moon, and a 10mm eyepiece that is best for detailed views of the lunar surface and planetary detail. I have used this StarSense system before and can say that it works surprisingly well. Go below for more.
While you’re outside enjoying the cool autumn nights ahead, why not spend some time gazing at the moon’s surface? Celestron has its Moon Filter Kit for $47.50 which comes with four filters to help bring out the details of the craters. There are three neutral density filters in total, reducing the amount of light entering the eyepiece by 13, 25 and 50% depending on which one you choose and this decision is based on your local light and light pollution conditions. The fourth filter included in this set is a Moon and Sky Glow filter that helps fight light pollution and the intensity of light coming from the moon to increase contrast.
This telescope makes a great camping companion, so it might be worth checking out if you’re planning expeditions anytime soon. We also track the Smith & Wesson SWAT 3.5 inch folding pocket knife at $35, the lowest price for 2022 we have seen so far. The blade itself is made from 4034 black oxide high carbon stainless steel to hold its edge and there is a matching black aluminum handle too. In addition, the liner lock ensures that your blade stays in place.
Properties of the Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ telescope:
- 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 find stars, planets and more!
- PATENTED STARSENSE SKY SENSING TECHNOLOGY: This unique telescope uses patented, award-winning StarSense sky sensing technology and your smartphone to analyze star patterns above your head and calculate its position in real time.
- HIGH-QUALITY 114MM NEWTON REFLECTOR: The 4.5-inch primary mirror features highly reflective coatings and enough light-gathering ability to see craters on the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula.
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