Celestron Starsense Explorer Dobsonian – 254mm


  • StarSense Sky Recognition Technology
  • Ultra-stable Dobsonian Base
  • High-quality 10″ Newtonian
  • XLT coatings
  • 8″ parabolic primary mirror

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The Celestron Starsense Explorer Dobsonian offers a guided tour of the night sky from your smartphone, requiring no prior telescope experience.

Utilizing StarSense technology, the Celestron telescope harnesses the power of your phone to calculate its real-time position based on celestial patterns. Featuring a substantial 10″ parabolic primary mirror with XLT coatings, this telescope swiftly locates and observes faint, deep-sky objects. The StarSense Explorer app automatically generates a list of visible celestial objects.

The Starsense Explorer telescope is compatible with most modern smartphones.

Setting up the Newtonian telescope is a breeze. Users can place their smartphone in the dedicated dock and launch the app to align it with the telescope’s optics. On screen arrows guide users towards selected objects, with a green bullseye indicating readiness for viewing through the eyepiece.

Navigating the night sky is simple with the sturdy Dobsonian-style base. The Celestron telescope is equipped with large diameter bearings and variable altitude tensioning.

The kit includes a 25mm Plssl eyepiece, 2″ Crayford focuser,  StarPointer red dot finderscope, eyepiece rack, and a collimation tool. Celestron marries cutting-edge technology with user-friendly design to cater to those seeking an immersive journey through the cosmos.

Equipped with a Newtonian reflector optical tube, this Starsense telescope delivers exceptional light-gathering capabilities, facilitating detailed observations. Users can expect captivating views of Jupiter’s moons, Saturn’s rings, and Andromeda Galaxy, among others. The telescope ensures sharp, bright views even under varying environmental conditions.

Designed for ease of use and transportability, the Starsense Explorer telescope features ergonomic carry handles for convenient transportation. The Celestron telescope also includes dust covers for added protection during storage.

Whether observing from a light-polluted city or a dark sky site, users can explore a myriad of celestial wonders. The Celestron Starsense Explorer Dobsonian – 254mm a gateway to the universe for aspiring astronomers.


  • StarSense Sky Recognition Technology
  • The Night Sky at Your Fingertips
  • Ultra-stable Dobsonian Base
  • High-quality 10″ Newtonian
  • XLT coatings
  • 8″ parabolic primary mirror
  • Large diameter bearings
  • Calculate the telescope’s position in real-time


Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture 254mm (10″)
Focal Length 1200mm (47.24″)
Focal Ratio f/4.7
Focal Length Of Eyepiece 1 25mm (0.98″)
Magnification Of Eyepiece 1 48x
Highest Useful Magnification 600x
Lowest Useful Magnification 36x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.7
Light Gathering Power 1317x As Compared To The Human Eye
Optical Coatings Xlt Reflective Coatings With Silicon Dioxide And Tantalum Pentoxide Protective Overcoatings For Primary And Sceondary Mirrors
Mirror Material Pyrex Equvalent For Primary And Secondary Mirrors
Primary Mirror Thickness 30mm (1.18″) (Approx. 1:8 Thickness Ratio)
Secondary Mirror Thickness 11.5mm (0.45″)
Minor Axis Of Secondary Mirror 64mm (2.52″)
Tube Material Steel
Focuser 2″ Crayford Focuser, Includes 2″ Extension Tube And 2″-to-1.25″ Adapter
Finderscope Starpointer Red-dot Finderscope
Resolution Rayleigh 0.55 Arcseconds
Resolution Dawes 0.46 Arcseconds
Optical Tube Dimensions 1117.6mm X 292.1mm Diameter (44″ X 11.5″ Diameter)
Optical Tube Weight 13.24kg
Mount Type Altazimuth Dobsonian Base
Base Material Particle Board With Melamine Surfaces And Edge Trim, Carb Compliant
Base Dimensions 673.1mm X 533.4mm X 533.4mm (26.5″ X 21″ X 21″)
Base Weight 11.6kg
Slew Speeds Manual
Software Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software And Starsense Explorer App
Total Telescope Kit Weight 24.86kg


  • Optical tube
  • Dobsonian Base
  • 25mm eyepiece
  • 2″ Crayford focuser
  • StarPointer red-dot finderscope
  • StarSense Explorer dock
  • StarSense Explorer unlock code
  • Eyepiece rack
  • Collimation cap

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For decades, Celestron has pioneered the optics industry, consistently innovating and introducing cutting-edge products featuring revolutionary technologies. Established in the 20th century, the company quickly gained prominence under Tom Johnson, who introduced the C8 telescope, revolutionizing astronomy and setting a new standard for optical performance. Over the years, Celestron has expanded its range to cater to a diverse audience. From telescopes and binoculars to spotting scopes and microscopes, they offer a lineup of instruments designed to inspire exploration and discovery. Each product is crafted with precision and incorporates state-of-the-art technologies. One of Celestron's strengths lies in its commitment to innovation. The company consistently invests in research and development, pushing the boundaries of optical technology. Their products lead the way in technological advancement, solidifying their reputation as an industry leader. Moreover, Celestron actively fosters a community of enthusiasts and supports astronomers and nature lovers worldwide. Through initiatives, programs, and partnerships, Celestron strives to inspire curiosity and promote STEM education. By empowering individuals to explore the wonders of the universe and the natural world, Celestron continues to make a lasting impact on the global community.
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