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Smartphone Controlled Tracking Telescope

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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
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