SmartStar Automagically Shows You the Universe on the Cheap

Mount a telescope on the SmartStar Cube, and you'll have yourself the lowest-cost way to automatically gaze into the infinite and beyond. This $199 SmartStar Go To AltAzimuth Telescope Mount, otherwise known as the Cube, gives you computerized pointing and tracking, where you select a star, planet or galaxy in a huge database, and it automatically moves your scope into place so you can see it, up close and personal. You can trick out this scope mount much further than that, too.

Optional choices include a GPS module to automatically initialize the mount, or specialized hand controllers that can add to its already-burgeoning 50,000 object database. Sure, there have been GPS-enabled "go to" telescope mounts before, but none at such a bargain price. This one's good enough to be named a "Hot Product for 2008" by Sky and Telescope magazine. [Press Release]


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