2835 Columbia St., Torrance, CA 90503
310-328-956 ; www.celestron.com
Celestron introduced its new COSMOS Series of binoculars, microscopes, and telescopes at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Of particular note is the COSMOS 90GT WiFi Telescope ($399.95, pictured at left), a Go To refractor completely controlled using the free COSMOS Celestron Navigator app for iOS and Android devices. This 90-mm f/10 achromatic refractor is mounted on a single-arm alt-azimuth mount with a sturdy aluminum tripod. Simply set the telescope down, open the COSMOS Celestron Navigator mobile app, and the “3D Spaceship of the Imagination” design on the fork arm lights up when your device successfully connects to the mount. Follow the alignment procedure of your choice, and you’re ready to observe using a controller you’re most familiar with — your own smartphone or tablet device. The COSMOS Celestron Navigator mobile app contains a complete planetarium program, enabling you to seek out the Moon, planets, and many of the brighter deep-sky objects visible from your location. The COSMOS 90GT WiFi Telescope comes with a StarPointer red-dot finder, 25- and 10-mm Kellner eyepieces, and a rubberized accessory tray with an angled smartphone platform. If you don’t have an iOS or Android mobile device, an optional hand controller is available from the manufacturer. See the company’s website for additional details.
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