Smartphone controlled telescopes are nothing new. The Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 is one of many you can control from your iOS or Android smartphone. It is a bit pricey though. Hammacher has a much more affordable smartphone controlled tracking telescope with an app that syncs your device’s built-in GPS to a database of 120,000 celestial objects. You can tap on celestial objects on your smart device and the telescope will point at them automatically.
Here are the specs:
- database 120,000 celestial objects
- 90 mm aperture
- refractor optical design
- 910 mm focal length
- magnification of 213Xw/ two Kellner eyepieces
- fully-coated anti-reflection glass
- 2 AA batteries
- size: 54″ H x 37″D
- weight: 14 lbs
Interested? This telescope sets you back $499.95.