Smoke a Doob and Enjoy Celestron's SkyScout

Do you loooooooooove the night sky? Yeah, me too. So, to make it easier to zone out—I mean check it out, Celestron introduced its handheld, portable celestial viewing device called the SkyScout, here at CES. It's about the same size as a camcorder and weighs less than 16 ounces, so it's definitely portable, and the SkyScout lets you identify and/or locate over 6,000 celestial objects viewable to the naked eye. Wowsa. Sure, it's not a telescope, and I know how much we all love our telescopes, but this could be a great addition to any camping trip and/or geeky astronomy get together. To make sure it's on target, the SkyScout uses patented technology that combines data from sensors measuring both the magnetic and gravitational fields of the Earth, along with internal GPS and a huge celestial database. No price yet, but this thing has been in the works for 3 years and should be available in March.

CELESTRON SKYSCOUT TAKES HOME TOP HONORS FROM CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION [Celestron]