Celestron SkyScout - PERSONAL PLANETARIUM - star locator w/GPS

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For Sale:  Tested and working computerized device that you can point at a star or planet and it will tell you it's name and other facts about it displayed on the backlit LCD screen or through audio.

You can also type in the name of a star, planet, constellation, etc. and then follow the red arrow pointers in the viewfinder until they all line up at which point the chosen object will be in the center of the viewfinder.

Uses GPS and I assume some kind of electronic compass and angle detector. It's pretty amazing. I tested this carefully and it works as it should. After it gets a GPS fix you just center the star in the middle of the viewfinder and press "Target" button. The name of the star then shows on the display. I easly identified Beetlegeuse and Sirus. You can also choose "brightest objects in the sky" and then take a tour of them.

Uses standard AA batteries and the metal batteries shields are included.

More info from the web here:  https://www.universetoday.com/13832/celestron-skyscout-review/

The SkyScout is a revolutionary handheld device that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more.

Simply point the SkyScout at any star in the sky and click the target button. The SkyScout will tell you what object you are looking at.


To locate a star or planet, select the object's name from the menu and follow the directional arrows through the viewfinder. SkyScout tells you when you are on target. It's that easy!

Once you have targeted an object the real fun begins. The SkyScout includes entertaining and educational audio and text information, including facts, trivia, history and mythology about our most popular celestial objects. A fun learning tool for all ages, the SkyScout personal planetarium puts the knowledge of an expert astronomer in the palm of your hand.

SkyScout features


  • Identifies celestial objects with the click of a button.
  • Locates over 6,000 stars, planets and constellations from built-in celestial database and provides scientific information for each object.
  • Provides comprehensive text and audio descriptions providing history, mythology and other entertaining information for the most popular objects.
  • Tonight's Highlights: a customized list of the 20 best objects to view for your exact date, time and location anywhere in the world.
  • Constellation lessons: if the star you identify or locate is part of a constellation like the Big Dipper, you can actually take a guided tour through all the stars in that constellation and even see an onscreen map of the constellation.
  • 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 Space Telescope and the Space Shuttle
    • Comet guide: text descriptions about history's most famous comets including Halley's Comet and Comet Hale-Bop
  • SD card slot: for optional Sky Tour audio presentations that provide hours of entertainment on a variety of topics
  • USB port: allows database to be updated with new objects as they are discovered, comets, etc.
  • Simple enough for all ages: just turn it on and it's ready to use
  • Built-in help menu: includes a quick start instruction guide for using the SkyScout
  • Bring it anywhere: compact and light design makes it easy to carry and durable construction makes it safe for rugged environments

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