• Celestron SkyProdigy 6, 11076
  • Celestron SkyProdigy 6, 11076
  • Celestron SkyProdigy 6, 11076
Celestron SkyProdigy 6, 11076
Celestron SkyProdigy 6, 11076
Celestron SkyProdigy 6, 11076

Celestron SkyProdigy 6, 11076

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  • Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
  • Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount; Optical Tube: Aluminum
  • Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up
  • Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • Battery pack providing over 30 hours of power with user supplied 8 x D Cell batteries
  • BONUS Astronomy Software downloadwith a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images

Customer Reviews

Celestron still stuck in the 1980's I bought one of these last year and sent it back after a week. I've owned two other "go-to" Celestron telescopes and I thought this looked promising. It's the same old crap, 1980's computer technology and they keep trying to put lipstick on that pig. Terribly frustrating to align, no GPS, no memory of your previous settings, RS232 jack! The scope itself is fine, but Celestron needs to make the bold leap out of 1989 with their electronics. My phone is 30 years ahead of this. Lastly, the remote is the most frustrating, unintuitive thing you have ever seen. It also has a thick, spiral cord to get in the way. Wireless remote? TV's have had those for 40 years. Avoid these expensive dust collectors and get a nice pair of binoculars. 1Get A Quality Case For This Too I've been an amateur astronomer for years and years. I use to own an 8-inch but frankly, it was too gigantic to use more than just occasionally. This thing is well-built and simple to put together in the field. Something you should know: I purchased the Pelican 1730 case too. Why? The Pelican 1730 case was wonderful when it came to holding the scope, tripod and other necessary components. That case also has "two man lift" handles on it. Talk about putting a well built scope into a well built case. Just make sure you get the case with the foam, so you can organize the contents anyway you want. To get a sample image from me, just let me know - and I will try to get back to you with a photo of how I arranged my case. Your results could vary of course. But my way of plucking the foam worked great for me.One note: some people opt to "go cheap" and just use the original box to haul the scope around in. In my personal opinion that's a big mistake. But to each his own. The original box is great to ship stuff in to your home. But cramming your extra eyepieces and other accessories into a box like this is kind of silly if you ask me. Besides - that cardboard box isn't the most durable thing ever made. Did Celestron make a wonderful product? Absolutely! But if you're going to invest in a nice scope like this, seriously consider getting a good case for it too. 5Many issues I bought the 3.5" Maksutov Cassegrain and have only used it a few nights so far. The StarSense autoalign is not working well. I have to manually slew it to everything, even the moon. I read in a review that you may have to calibrate the tube/camera alignment via the menu each time you power the telescope up. That would be inconvenient. Images are somewhat shaky even at low power, although the tripod itself feels very sturdy, Also I see a blotchy smear in image center with all my higher lenses including a good 7mm Nagler (this does not appear to be a lens problem, maybe it's my 68 year old eyes). The SkyProdigy 90mm image "seems" comparatively dim compared to a Celestron 80mm short-tube refractor I owned years ago. And I cannot even register it at their website since this model is discontinued. I logged a ticket about this but several days later have yet to hear back. I am very disappointed. I will play with it a little more but may return it. 2Great scope for inexperienced and/or impatient This scope is a riot!!I love it, my kids love it!You can see Jupiter's moons, the bands around jupiter, Saturn's rings, stars about 15-20 arc-seconds apart.The detail you get when looking at the moon is mesmerizing!Looking at far away galaxies is possible, but not as ensnaring.And it shows you the sky. You align it so easily (be sure to read the instructions, it needs a niece big chunk of clear sky to the right.After the first night out, spend a little time to calibrate the camera. It is easy to do and improves the precision tremendously.Every time you take the tube off and put it back on, it shifts ever so slightly, and then you will have to recalibrate the camera.Battery lasts for ever. Lots of scopes gets complaints about battery running flat in no time. Not this baby. It runs on 8 D-size guns. I have it out every night for hours and I'm still on my first set of batteries!The reason I give it 4 stars are the demonstration value only eyepieces that comes with it. If they had bundled their lovely zoom eyepiece this would have been a home run, 5-stars, no holds barred review. So if you get this (or any other Celestron scope), do yourself a favor and order the zoom eyepiece:Celestron 93230 8 to 24mm 1.25 Zoom EyepieceHappy stargazing! 4Brand new to astronomy and this was an excellent choice for a beginner scope Brand new to astronomy and this was an excellent choice for a beginner scope. Fed-Ex dropped the box out the other door of the delivery truck, so it was a tiny bit out of collimation when I started. It worked exactly as it said it would in the directions, fired it up, waited to push align...align 2 minutes later pushed Jupiter under planets tab and there it was, not quite centered but there it was. Saturn...WOW! I ended up having to drive to the observatory at SunRiver Oregon for help with first collimation, ordered a collimation (non laser) tool, watched a few web videos and was able to easily collimate it by myself from then on. Tricks learned to pass on to fledgling astronomers: if things aren't quite centered, use the starsense calibration menu, find a bright star of planet, center it in your eyepiece, I start with 35mm then drop to about 8mm, center, then follow instructions. re-align. Magic. I found the folks at Celestron to be very helpful and pleasant when I utilized the chat window in support. Many questions answered. Ive found this little beauty easily tracks planets to get pictures with Stopmotion 1080p hacked webcam (mod was easy). Now that I firmly have the bug, next will be 8 inch...I have aperture fever now. Seriously, the problems with this telescope have been very few, I have little trouble recommending Celestron. The pictures below were captured end of this last July, yellowish one was on the valley floor with smoke and dust in atmosphere, bluish was 4000 feet up with clear mostly dark skies, using webcam, 2x CelestronXL Barlow. All in all, this telescope truly surpassed my expectations. The eyepieces in the Celestron kit, aren't bad, but i bought midrange Celestron XL eyepieces and it did improve visuals. I just love this little bugger! 5Nice telescope, unreliable StarSense mount. I purchased the Skypodigy 130 mainly for the kids to peak their interest in astronomy early. The kids and I do love it, the telescope itself is nice. The issue is with the StarSense mount. We have only tried using it a few times and we could never get it to auto align. At first I thought it might be because there were too many buildings in the subdivision we were in. I then tried it in a field and still couldn't auto align it. (Manual Align did work). Then the third or forth time I tried it the starsense mount would not power on. I made sure I had correct power (12.37V) and sufficient Amperage but it will not power on.I have contacted customer support who did contact me after a few days, and did send me a shipping label, but I was told there would be a 6-8 week delay in getting it fixed. I was told by customer support that they were very busy, with a lot of repairs and that is a normal turn around time. That alone caused me the most concern. 6-8 weeks is a VERY long time for an RMA and a customer service rep making excuses up front without any comment from me was even more concerning. My confidence has not been bolstered by today's experience.From Customer Support: "Please expect a 6-week turnaround from the date received. Also, keep in mind that Celestron deals with large numbers of repairs on a weekly basis and repair status cannot be checked since products are serviced in the order received. " 3It sets up very easily, and the computerized alignment and tracking was very ... My wife bought me this as a birthday gift and I was initially very excited about it. It sets up very easily, and the computerized alignment and tracking was very simple, and the optics were great. It only worked about three times before the hand controller was giving me an error saying it could not connect to the telescope. Plugging the hand controller into the auxiliary port worked for another time or two before that also went bad. I believe the issue was weak jack connections to the circuit board. I tried to get the company to send me a replacement circuit board but they wouldn't, we had to box the entire thing up to send it back for an exchange. The next telescope worked great, but again, only for the first two or three times before we had the same issue with the electronics. Finally sent the whole thing back and won't get another replacement. Seems like a great scope, marred by poor electronics. 1Lots of issues I have had this telescope for a year and I have had every problem listed here like the handheld controller communications problem, the view being shaky and everything being very faint. The star location finder works well, with periodic calibrating. It gets you in the neighborhood. I definately would not recommend for a beginner. 2Very good scope for anyone not familar with the sky. The Sky Prodigy gets the new stargazer past most of the problems(like not knowing the names of the "alignment stars") with aligning a scope so it can find and follow the stars.The user will need to read the directions fully and perform the calibration of the scope to the sky sensor camera on first use ,or else every object will be just out of the view ;this is because the camera and scope are close but not perfectly aligned when it is assembled.The calibration will need to be done every time the optical tube is removed and replaced but should hold if the scope is carried gently as one unit back into the home after use.?It is awe-inspiring to stand back and watch the scope find for itself(and you) where all the stars are. This SkyProdigy6 is the largest optical tube in the series and will show great views when the sky is clear. This is my second SkyProdigy, I purchased the SkyProdigy70 from Amazon previously,and was delighted with it; and had been wanting its biggest sibling ever since.When Amazon offered an excellent deal on a 6, I grabbed it.AND I'm keeping both! I give 4 stars because of the necessary (but not mentioned in ads) calibration,and the handheld controller can be difficult to read for those like myself with less than perfect vision due to small print and limited brightness. 4It really needs a good case. We are using a large duffle bag, but I'd love some help finding a good case.The good... it's a telescope. The 130mm works out to about a 5 inch mirror. I now want an 8 inch mirror (that's what she said!!!)For someone who is a relative noob, it's good. I paid 699 for this thing, and bought about 500$ in 1.25" lenses, including a 3x barlow (look at my buying history)...I'm now buying 2" lenses. When all is said and done, I will probably have more than 2K in this thing, and then I will upgrade to bigger mirror.Big problem, I live in Florida, which isn't great for stargazing. But over all, it has been an ok to good purchase. Those in higher altitudes will enjoy this much more. I've seen the stripes of Jupiter at sea level. The moon is awesome. But after that, the sheer fact I'm in Florida ruins any really "deep" star gazing.So, weigh that when you are purchasing.P.S The "goto" feature is nice, but only gets you in the ballpark. It has *never* actually lined up right on any object. Always near, never there. 4
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Description
  • Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
  • Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount; Optical Tube: Aluminum
  • Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up
  • Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • Battery pack providing over 30 hours of power with user supplied 8 x D Cell batteries
  • BONUS Astronomy Software downloadwith a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Celestron still stuck in the 1980's I bought one of these last year and sent it back after a week. I've owned two other "go-to" Celestron telescopes and I thought this looked promising. It's the same old crap, 1980's computer technology and they keep trying to put lipstick on that pig. Terribly frustrating to align, no GPS, no memory of your previous settings, RS232 jack! The scope itself is fine, but Celestron needs to make the bold leap out of 1989 with their electronics. My phone is 30 years ahead of this. Lastly, the remote is the most frustrating, unintuitive thing you have ever seen. It also has a thick, spiral cord to get in the way. Wireless remote? TV's have had those for 40 years. Avoid these expensive dust collectors and get a nice pair of binoculars. 1Get A Quality Case For This Too I've been an amateur astronomer for years and years. I use to own an 8-inch but frankly, it was too gigantic to use more than just occasionally. This thing is well-built and simple to put together in the field. Something you should know: I purchased the Pelican 1730 case too. Why? The Pelican 1730 case was wonderful when it came to holding the scope, tripod and other necessary components. That case also has "two man lift" handles on it. Talk about putting a well built scope into a well built case. Just make sure you get the case with the foam, so you can organize the contents anyway you want. To get a sample image from me, just let me know - and I will try to get back to you with a photo of how I arranged my case. Your results could vary of course. But my way of plucking the foam worked great for me.One note: some people opt to "go cheap" and just use the original box to haul the scope around in. In my personal opinion that's a big mistake. But to each his own. The original box is great to ship stuff in to your home. But cramming your extra eyepieces and other accessories into a box like this is kind of silly if you ask me. Besides - that cardboard box isn't the most durable thing ever made. Did Celestron make a wonderful product? Absolutely! But if you're going to invest in a nice scope like this, seriously consider getting a good case for it too. 5Many issues I bought the 3.5" Maksutov Cassegrain and have only used it a few nights so far. The StarSense autoalign is not working well. I have to manually slew it to everything, even the moon. I read in a review that you may have to calibrate the tube/camera alignment via the menu each time you power the telescope up. That would be inconvenient. Images are somewhat shaky even at low power, although the tripod itself feels very sturdy, Also I see a blotchy smear in image center with all my higher lenses including a good 7mm Nagler (this does not appear to be a lens problem, maybe it's my 68 year old eyes). The SkyProdigy 90mm image "seems" comparatively dim compared to a Celestron 80mm short-tube refractor I owned years ago. And I cannot even register it at their website since this model is discontinued. I logged a ticket about this but several days later have yet to hear back. I am very disappointed. I will play with it a little more but may return it. 2Great scope for inexperienced and/or impatient This scope is a riot!!I love it, my kids love it!You can see Jupiter's moons, the bands around jupiter, Saturn's rings, stars about 15-20 arc-seconds apart.The detail you get when looking at the moon is mesmerizing!Looking at far away galaxies is possible, but not as ensnaring.And it shows you the sky. You align it so easily (be sure to read the instructions, it needs a niece big chunk of clear sky to the right.After the first night out, spend a little time to calibrate the camera. It is easy to do and improves the precision tremendously.Every time you take the tube off and put it back on, it shifts ever so slightly, and then you will have to recalibrate the camera.Battery lasts for ever. Lots of scopes gets complaints about battery running flat in no time. Not this baby. It runs on 8 D-size guns. I have it out every night for hours and I'm still on my first set of batteries!The reason I give it 4 stars are the demonstration value only eyepieces that comes with it. If they had bundled their lovely zoom eyepiece this would have been a home run, 5-stars, no holds barred review. So if you get this (or any other Celestron scope), do yourself a favor and order the zoom eyepiece:Celestron 93230 8 to 24mm 1.25 Zoom EyepieceHappy stargazing! 4Brand new to astronomy and this was an excellent choice for a beginner scope Brand new to astronomy and this was an excellent choice for a beginner scope. Fed-Ex dropped the box out the other door of the delivery truck, so it was a tiny bit out of collimation when I started. It worked exactly as it said it would in the directions, fired it up, waited to push align...align 2 minutes later pushed Jupiter under planets tab and there it was, not quite centered but there it was. Saturn...WOW! I ended up having to drive to the observatory at SunRiver Oregon for help with first collimation, ordered a collimation (non laser) tool, watched a few web videos and was able to easily collimate it by myself from then on. Tricks learned to pass on to fledgling astronomers: if things aren't quite centered, use the starsense calibration menu, find a bright star of planet, center it in your eyepiece, I start with 35mm then drop to about 8mm, center, then follow instructions. re-align. Magic. I found the folks at Celestron to be very helpful and pleasant when I utilized the chat window in support. Many questions answered. Ive found this little beauty easily tracks planets to get pictures with Stopmotion 1080p hacked webcam (mod was easy). Now that I firmly have the bug, next will be 8 inch...I have aperture fever now. Seriously, the problems with this telescope have been very few, I have little trouble recommending Celestron. The pictures below were captured end of this last July, yellowish one was on the valley floor with smoke and dust in atmosphere, bluish was 4000 feet up with clear mostly dark skies, using webcam, 2x CelestronXL Barlow. All in all, this telescope truly surpassed my expectations. The eyepieces in the Celestron kit, aren't bad, but i bought midrange Celestron XL eyepieces and it did improve visuals. I just love this little bugger! 5Nice telescope, unreliable StarSense mount. I purchased the Skypodigy 130 mainly for the kids to peak their interest in astronomy early. The kids and I do love it, the telescope itself is nice. The issue is with the StarSense mount. We have only tried using it a few times and we could never get it to auto align. At first I thought it might be because there were too many buildings in the subdivision we were in. I then tried it in a field and still couldn't auto align it. (Manual Align did work). Then the third or forth time I tried it the starsense mount would not power on. I made sure I had correct power (12.37V) and sufficient Amperage but it will not power on.I have contacted customer support who did contact me after a few days, and did send me a shipping label, but I was told there would be a 6-8 week delay in getting it fixed. I was told by customer support that they were very busy, with a lot of repairs and that is a normal turn around time. That alone caused me the most concern. 6-8 weeks is a VERY long time for an RMA and a customer service rep making excuses up front without any comment from me was even more concerning. My confidence has not been bolstered by today's experience.From Customer Support: "Please expect a 6-week turnaround from the date received. Also, keep in mind that Celestron deals with large numbers of repairs on a weekly basis and repair status cannot be checked since products are serviced in the order received. " 3It sets up very easily, and the computerized alignment and tracking was very ... My wife bought me this as a birthday gift and I was initially very excited about it. It sets up very easily, and the computerized alignment and tracking was very simple, and the optics were great. It only worked about three times before the hand controller was giving me an error saying it could not connect to the telescope. Plugging the hand controller into the auxiliary port worked for another time or two before that also went bad. I believe the issue was weak jack connections to the circuit board. I tried to get the company to send me a replacement circuit board but they wouldn't, we had to box the entire thing up to send it back for an exchange. The next telescope worked great, but again, only for the first two or three times before we had the same issue with the electronics. Finally sent the whole thing back and won't get another replacement. Seems like a great scope, marred by poor electronics. 1Lots of issues I have had this telescope for a year and I have had every problem listed here like the handheld controller communications problem, the view being shaky and everything being very faint. The star location finder works well, with periodic calibrating. It gets you in the neighborhood. I definately would not recommend for a beginner. 2Very good scope for anyone not familar with the sky. The Sky Prodigy gets the new stargazer past most of the problems(like not knowing the names of the "alignment stars") with aligning a scope so it can find and follow the stars.The user will need to read the directions fully and perform the calibration of the scope to the sky sensor camera on first use ,or else every object will be just out of the view ;this is because the camera and scope are close but not perfectly aligned when it is assembled.The calibration will need to be done every time the optical tube is removed and replaced but should hold if the scope is carried gently as one unit back into the home after use.?It is awe-inspiring to stand back and watch the scope find for itself(and you) where all the stars are. This SkyProdigy6 is the largest optical tube in the series and will show great views when the sky is clear. This is my second SkyProdigy, I purchased the SkyProdigy70 from Amazon previously,and was delighted with it; and had been wanting its biggest sibling ever since.When Amazon offered an excellent deal on a 6, I grabbed it.AND I'm keeping both! I give 4 stars because of the necessary (but not mentioned in ads) calibration,and the handheld controller can be difficult to read for those like myself with less than perfect vision due to small print and limited brightness. 4It really needs a good case. We are using a large duffle bag, but I'd love some help finding a good case.The good... it's a telescope. The 130mm works out to about a 5 inch mirror. I now want an 8 inch mirror (that's what she said!!!)For someone who is a relative noob, it's good. I paid 699 for this thing, and bought about 500$ in 1.25" lenses, including a 3x barlow (look at my buying history)...I'm now buying 2" lenses. When all is said and done, I will probably have more than 2K in this thing, and then I will upgrade to bigger mirror.Big problem, I live in Florida, which isn't great for stargazing. But over all, it has been an ok to good purchase. Those in higher altitudes will enjoy this much more. I've seen the stripes of Jupiter at sea level. The moon is awesome. But after that, the sheer fact I'm in Florida ruins any really "deep" star gazing.So, weigh that when you are purchasing.P.S The "goto" feature is nice, but only gets you in the ballpark. It has *never* actually lined up right on any object. Always near, never there. 4
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  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
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  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
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