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CES 2008

Celestron Microscope has LCD screen, takes pictures

Posted in Celestron,CES 2008,LCD,Microscope by Darrin Olson on January 3rd, 2008

Celestron LCD MicroscopeA USB microscope is only one of the cool new science gadgets that Celestron is showcasing at this years CES 2008 conference. The company is also going to be showing off this LCD Digital Microscope (LDM) that’s targeted for everyday science enthusiasts and features a built-in, high-resolution 3.5″ LCD screen to view your various microscopic items.

The LDM has multiple magnification levels including 4x, 10x, and 40x, and a 4x digital zoom giving it the ability to view things up to 1600 times their actual size. With this microscope, squinting through an eyepiece to share with others is just not necessary due to that handy color LCD screen.

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Sick Brick: Celestron NexStar 4SE

Posted in Sick Brick by Nino Marchetti on November 29th, 2007

Celestron NexStar 4SELook through any typical amateur telescope at a clear night sky and you might be hard pressed to identify celestial bodies staring back at you. You can change that though with computerized help via the Celestron NexStar 4SE, available at Frontgate for around $600.

The Celestron NexStar 4SE is your typical looking telescope except for the small computer device attached to the side of it. You can use this to enter information such as time and location to help you actually point the scope at the right item in the sky. A database of different celestial bodies helps you pick out the one you are seeking.

Celestron SkyScout Identifies Objects in Space

Posted in Outdoors by Chris Weber on June 15th, 2007

Celestron SkyScout identifies stars, planets and constellationsYou don’t necessarily have to be an astronomy master or space traveler in order to be able to identify the bright blinking spots in the sky. As an alternative to pouring through books you might be able to hack your way into celestial knowledge using this handheld telescope-like gadget from Celestron.

This camcorder sized gadget called the SkyScout can identify the objects you are looking at through the viewer and provide you information on what it is. It does this by combining various information to pinpoint over 6,000 different constellations, stars or planets in the sky. By using GPS to identify your location on the earth, a magnetic compass for the direction you are looking, gravity to get the angle of the physical SkyScout device and the current time it can identify pretty much exactly what you are seeing while looking through …