SkyScout Personal Planetarium


  • Identifies celestial objects with the click of a button
  • Locates over 50,000 stars, planets and constellations from built-in celestial database and provides scientific information for each object (requires free update to firmware to version 1.3)
  • Provides comprehensive text and audio descriptions providing history, mythology and other entertaining information for the most popular objects
  • Tonight's Highlights: A customized list of the 20 best objects to view for your exact date, time and location anywhere in the world
  • Constellation Lessons: if the star you identify or locate is part of a constellation or an asterism like the Big Dipper, you can actually take a guided tour through all the stars in that constellation and even see an onscreen map of the constellation
  • Built-in Field Guide Includes:
  • Introduction to astronomy: a six part audio lesson on the origin and history of astronomy
  • Glossary of Terms: text defining popular astronomy terms including planets, comets, galaxies and more
  • Great Astronomers: text bios on some of the world's greatest astronomers including Galileo, Einstein and Copernicus
  • Man Made Space Objects: text description of some of the coolest objects man has sent into space including the International Space Station, the Hubble SpaceTelescope and the Space Shuttle
  • Comet Guide: text descriptions about history's most famous comets including Halley's Comet and Comet Hale-Bop
  • SD card slot: for optional SkyScout Expansion Cards audio presentations that provide hours of entertainment on a variety of topics
  • USB port: allows database to be updated with new objects as they are discovered, comets, etc.
  • Simple enough for all ages: just turn it on and it's ready to use
  • Built-in Help Menu: includes a quick start instruction guide for using the SkyScout
  • Bring it anywhere: compact and light design makes it easy to carry and durable construction makes it safe for rugged environments
  • Backed by Celestron's 2-year warranty

SkyScout Specs

Celestial Database

Over 50,000 Stars, 1,500 Double and Variable Stars, all 88 constellations, over 100 deep space objects including Galaxies, Nebulae and Star Clusters, over 200 audio descriptions of the most popular celestial objects

User Controls

Target Button
Menu Navigation: Four-way control
One-Touch Controls: Identify Function, Locate Function, GPS Function, and Main Menu
Display Brightness: Increase, Decrease
Volume: Increase, Decrease
Power: On/Off


Graphic LCD display with red LED backlight
3"W x 1"H (78 mm x 26 mm)
240 x 80 with a 0.325 mm dot pitch


Maximum output power: 50mW
Frequency response: 20 to 20,000 Hz

Inputs and Outputs

SD card slot
USB for connection to PC
3.5 mm stereo jack for headphones


Earbud-style headphones included

Skylink Interface

Download of new celestial objects (including newly
�discovered comets, etc.)
Download of firmware upgrades

Size and Weight

Height: 2.5 inches
Depth: 4.0 inches
Width: 7.4 inches
Weight: 15.2 ounces (without batteries)

Power and Battery

2 x 1.5V AA batteries (not included)

  • Model: C/93970
  • Shipping Weight: 3lbs
  • 0 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Celestron

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 11 July, 2009.

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