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10-01-2015, 05:40 PM   #1
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Pentax O-GPS1 and Celestron Skyscout Personal Planetarium.

This is an interesting combination for those who are into astronomy with their Pentax DSLR camera. The Skyscout helps you to locate what you want to photograph and the O-GPS1 with the Astrotracer function lets you expose for up to 5 minutes depending on lens focal length and angle of inclination.

The O-GPS1 is in perfect condition, having been bought a year ago and used only a couple of times for the Astrotracer function. I just tested it with a new AAA lithium battery and it works fine. It comes with the manual but no box.

As for the Celestron Skyscout Personal Planetarium, it's a combination of a GPS, inclinometer, electronic compass and a large database that contains 9 planets and the moon, 6000 stars, 1500 double and variable stars, 88 constellations, 110 deep space objects including galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. It also contains 200 audio descriptions of the most popular celestial objects (it talks to you via a headphone output). The way you use it is by choosing something you want to look at and it points you to it even if you can't see it with your eyes. You can even ask it what's interesting to look at tonight and it will take you on a guided tour. Once you have found the object you're looking for, you point your camera there and take the picture. The Skyscout can even identify what you are looking at on the display.

The Skyscout doesn't look new and there is a missing screw on the battery cover but it stays closed by itself. I include the instruction manual and the 2 battery sleeves needed to shield the unit from interference from the batteries also a lanyard. It works fine.

Both items can be sold separately for $100. US each and payment is via Paypal. You pay shipping. PM me if you have questions. Please be aware that not all Pentax models accept the O-GPS1, check your menu.

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To know more about the Celestron Skyscout, here is the link to the manual.

http://www.celestron.com/c3/images/files/downloads/1157656360_skyscoutmanualw.pdf

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This is an interesting combination for those who are into astronomy with their Pentax DSLR camera. The Skyscout helps you to locate what you want to photograph and the O-GPS1 with the Astrotracer function lets you expose for up to 5 minutes depending on lens focal length and angle of inclination.

The O-GPS1 is in perfect condition, having been bought a year ago and used only a couple of times for the Astrotracer function. I just tested it with a new AAA lithium battery and it works fine. It comes with the manual but no box.

As for the Celestron Skyscout Personal Planetarium, it's a combination of a GPS, inclinometer, electronic compass and a large database that contains 9 planets and the moon, 6000 stars, 1500 double and variable stars, 88 constellations, 110 deep space objects including galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. It also contains 200 audio descriptions of the most popular celestial objects (it talks to you via a headphone output). The way you use it is by choosing something you want to look at and it points you to it even if you can't see it with your eyes. You can even ask it what's interesting to look at tonight and it will take you on a guided tour. Once you have found the object you're looking for, you point your camera there and take the picture. The Skyscout can even identify what you are looking at on the display.

The Skyscout doesn't look new and there is a missing screw on the battery cover but it stays closed by itself. I include the instruction manual and the 2 battery sleeves needed to shield the unit from interference from the batteries also a lanyard. It works fine.

Both items can be sold separately for $100. US each and payment is via Paypal. You pay shipping. PM me if you have questions. Please be aware that not all Pentax models accept the O-GPS1, check your menu.

---------- Post added 10-01-2015 at 08:44 PM ----------

To know more about the Celestron Skyscout, here is the link to the manual.

http://www.celestron.com/c3/images/files/downloads/1157656360_skyscoutmanualw.pdf
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