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A telescope that finds its own way through the sky

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, January 26, 2011

     A telescope that finds its own way through the sky.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Celestron calls it the SkyProdigy, and it is one very smart telescope.  Actually it’s a line of telescopes that will arrive this summer that will take all of the work out of enjoying astronomy.    U.S. sales director Ben Hauck….

The SkyProdigy has an integrated digital camera, electronic motor drives and onboard computer and our proprietary StarSense technology.   This allows the telescope to automatically align itself to the nighttime sky by taking images through the camera and comparing them to a database inside the onboard computer.  In three minutes or less, you can be looking at a database of four thousand objects including the rings around Saturn, Jupiter and its moons, the Orion nebula or thousands of  other objects.”

     Very cool.  Celestron says pricing will start at about 700 dollars.    You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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