StarSense Explorer LT 80mm AZ Refractor Telescope


Use your Phone and Telescope to Explore the Universe

  1. Dock your phone
  2. Launch StarSense Explorer App
  3. Point your Telescope at stars, planets and more.

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Celestron StarSense EXPLORER LT

80mm AZ Refractor Telescope

PN: 22451

The Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope is the ideal telescope for any first-time telescope user.

The Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope features revolutionary StarSense Explorer technology which utilises your smartphone’s GPS and camera technology to determine celestial positions relative to you. It’s super simple – set up your telescope, load the StarSense Explorer app, select the object you want to find, follow the arrows using your telescope and center it in the viewfinder!

The new Celestron StarSense Explorer App is available for download from Google Play Store or Apple Store and compatible with most smartphone devices (Android 7.1.2 and higher, and iPhone 6 and newer).

The Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Refractor Telescope is a 80mm refractor telescope on a simple LT mount for simple fast and slow manoevering. This telescope is suitable for viewing most bright objects, including the Moon, some galaxies and planets! For best views, go to a dark sky site and you will see a lot more!

Everything You Need to Observe Immediately

When you unbox your new StarSense Explorer DX, you’ll find:

  • 80mm refractor optical tube
  • StarSense dock for your smartphone
  • Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece
  • 90-degree erect image diagonal
  • StarPointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app
  • Altazimuth mount with slow motion controls
  • Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized.



Optical Design Refractor
Aperture 80mm (3.1″)
Focal Length 900mm (35.43″)
Focal Ratio f11
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 26x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 10mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 90x
Barlow Lens 2x(1.25″)
Finderscope StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal Erect image 90° (1.25″)
Optical Tube Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 189x
Lowest Useful Magnification 11x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.74 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 1.45 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared. to human eye) 131x
Optical Coatings Fully-Coated glass optics
Optical Tube Length 965mm
Optical Tube Diameter 90mm
Optical Tube Weight 2.45 kg
Dovetail None
Mount Type Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) Aluminum, 1244.6mm max height
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 1.72 kg
Slew Speeds Manual
GPS Uses phone’s GPS
Dovetail Compatibility None
Power Requirements None (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep phone charged while using app)
Alignment Procedures Use StarSense Explorer app
Software StarSense Explorer app | SkyPortal app | Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
Total Kit Weight 4.17 kg
Included Items Telescope tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 25mm & 10mm eyepieces | Erect image diagonal | 2x Barlow lens | StarPointer finderscope | Accessory tray | StarSense Explorer phone dock