The Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium is your Personal AstronomerDecember 3, 2008
The traditional method of studying the cosmos has always been simply reading a book written by an expert. Interested in Mars? Find a book on Mars. Interested in Polaris, read a book about Polaris. The Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium changes the entire method by which people can learn astronomy. The Celestron Personal Planetarium is the tool you need to learn about celestial objects interactively.
So what exactly is the SkyScout Personal Planetarium? The Personal Planetarium by Celestron is a star finder that is loaded with a database of over 6000 stars, planets and constellations. The Celestron SkyScout is the perfect accompaniment to your telescope, but in a way it can be used as a telescope in its own right. The SkyScout has a viewing lens that lets you locate space objects. When you have discovered something you are interested in, just press a button, and the Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium will inform you about what you are looking at. You will receive scientific data, interesting facts, trivia and the names of the discoverers. If you are interested in learning more about the astronomers who discovered the object of your focus, the Celestron Personal Planetarium will assist with that too. It has bios about the greatest astronomers of all time.
Probably the most fascinating feature of this Celestron Telescope is the "Tonight's Highlights" option. When you use this option, the Celestron Planetarium creates a customized list of the top 20 heavenly bodies featured tonight depending on your time and location anywhere in the world. Do not think that man-made objects are excluded. SkyScout's database includes some of the world's most famous like the Hubble Telescope and the International Space Station.
Additionally, The SkyScout Personal Planetarium is equipped with other helpful features that will make your life easier. There is a glossary of terms to keep you up on your general astronomy knowledge, a comet and constellation guide, an SD slot for optional "SkyScout Expansion Cards" which feature even more information. There is even a USB port that allows the database to be updated with new information as it is being discovered. Finally, the Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium is backed by Celestron's 2 Year Warranty so that you can rest easy.