AstrO Gears Product showcase: Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium. AstrOceanOmy Store
“This is the device amateur stargazers have been waiting for since, well, Galileo..” Popular Science Magazine
SkyScout is a revolutionary handheld device that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to instantly identify over 50,000 stars, planets, constellations and more.
- Identify: Simply point the SkyScout at any star in the sky and click the “target” button. The SkyScout will instantly tell you what object you are looking at.
- Locate: To locate a star or planet, select the objects name from the menu and follow the directional arrows through the viewfinder. SkyScout tells you when you are on target. It’s that easy!
- In addition, the SkyScout also features a ‘Tonight’s Highlights’ function which provides you with a customized list of the 20 best objects you can view for your exact date, time and location anywhere in the world.
- Learn: Once you have targeted an object the real fun begins. The SkyScout includes entertaining and educational audio and text information, including facts, trivia, history and mythology about our most popular celestial objects. If you locate a star that is part of a constellation, the SkyScout will even talk you through every star within that constellation along with providing a detailed onscreen map on the whole constellation. A fun learning tool for all ages, the SkyScout personal planetarium puts the knowledge of an expert astronomer in the palm of your hand.
- Click here for more from Celestron website.
Not to forget that the Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium is the “Official Product” of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009!
I already purchased mine since long time back and would like to share some pictures:.
While opening the box, I’ve noticed something strange and funny in the package 🙂 . I’ll come up with more details in the next post. Please visit for updates.
SkyScout is available for purchase in AstrOceanOmy Store .
Anyone in Oman who would like to purchase, please contact me.
Hey this is really cool Mundhir! It looks great too 😉 Definately one for further pursuit! Thanks for sharing this little gem 🙂
Clear scouty skies 😉
Thanks Europa 🙂
Indeed it is cool device.. you can spend the whole night playing with it, as the stars changes from time to time along the night and year..This little gem is perfect for all ages…Kids, Amateur Astronomers and Professionals as well ..
I’m not done with this post topic yet…as I said, I found something strange and funny while opening the package ^_^ ..
I’ll share more info and pictures in my next SkyScout topic 🙂