Celestron’s StarSense Explorer 8” Dobsonian is the latest entrant in the crowded market of beginner Dobsonian telescopes, offering a relatively basic set of features but with the aid of Celestron’s newest software technology to use your smartphone as a pointing device.

If you plan on looking through your telescope, eyepieces are pretty important.

Basically all telescopes ever made fall into three types.

Magnification Calculator A tool for calculating your telescope’s magnification power. If the magnification is too high for your telescope, the power will turn red 🔴. 2x Barlow 3x Barlow Telescope Aperture: Focal Length: Eyepiece Aperture: Magnification Power:

Celestron Advanced VX 9.25 is an excellent choice for more adept amateur astronomers.

The Advanced VX 6” Schmidt-Cassegrain is arguably overkill for a visual setup.

The Sky-Watcher Heritage Heritage 150P is a stellar choice for both beginner and experienced astronomers.

StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ has one of the worst quality optics that is in the astro-tech industry.

The StarSense Explorer App is what saves LT 80AZ from the abyss of Celestron’s useless, overpriced beginner models.

StarSense Explorer App will change how telescopes are used all around the world.