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The Essentials:

Cleaning & Maintenance:

Celestron StarSense Explorer is an ideal telescope for beginners. It is the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky & locate the objects accurately. To get assistance you have free StarSense Explorer app where you can watch detailed tutorials. Whether you are in the city or in a remote observing site, this telescope is advanced enough to show you the wonders of the night sky in both the places.

Easy to Use

The telescope is easy to use, simple place your smartphone in the StarSense dock and launch the app. Align your phone to the telescope’s optics and the app will generate a list of visible celestial objects for you. Once you make your selection and start moving your telescope the arrows will appear on your screen and guide you in the right direction.

Altazimuth mount with slow motion control rod

The simple manual altazimuth mount makes it easier to move the telescopes as per the arrows onscreen. An altitude slow motion adjustment with a sliding rod helps you fine tune the telescope’s pointing position and follow targets as they appear to drift across the night sky.

Optical Design



80mm (3.1")

Focal Length & Magnification of Eyepiece 1

25mm (0.98”)/ 36X

Focal Length & Magnification of Eyepiece 2

10mm (0.39”)/ 90X

Barlow Lens

2X (1.25”)

Optical Tube


Star Diagonal

Erect image 90° (1.25")


StarPointer™ red dot finderscope

Resolution (Rayleigh)

1.74 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes)

1.45 arc seconds

Optical Tube Length

965mm (38")

Mount Type

Manual Alt-Azimuth

Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)

Aluminum, 1320.8mm (52") max height

Tripod Leg Diameter

31.75mm (1.25") steel

Tripod Weight

3.8 lbs (1.72 kg)

Total Kit Weight

9.2 lbs (4.17 kg)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice.

  • Telescope tube
  • StarSense Explorer phone dock
  • 25mm & 10mm eyepieces
  • Mount/tripod (preassembled)
  • 2x Barlow lens
  • StarPointer & trade finderscope
  • Accessory Tray


* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.