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The SkyScout Is a Handheld Knowledge Dispenser

Posted: May. 24th, 2006  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Luxury Electronics: Having knowledge at your fingertips makes for a great metaphor. Having knowledgeable info conveyed instantly from an easy-to-use handheld device makes for a very innovative and entertaining product. The SkyScout by Celestron, with its advanced GPS technology, can be used during the day or night. Turn it on and its built-in menu provides operating info simple enough that even adults can operate it without muss of fuss.

The SkyScout can identify and provide insight on 6,000 separate astronomy-related phenomena, such as constellations, galaxies, nebulae, planets, and stars. The menu of this knowledge dispenser simplifies usage to a point-and-click process. To identify an object, select "Identify" from its menu, and then look at the object through the SkyScout. This is not a telescope, as it does not have magnification. It is best used to view the sky overall and not for zeroing in on specific areas. Finding an object is easy too. Choose "Locate" from the menu and then follow the arrows that appear in the viewfinder. When the arrows all light up simultaneously, the object is found.

The user's personal curiosity is the starting point of the fun. Utilizing audio (headphones are included) and scrolling text, the SkyScout serves up facts, trivia, and even mythology on what is actually being viewed. In-depth detail is provided for 200 of the most popular sightings, but it is possible to download new or upgraded material through its USB port. Specific celestial tours are also available.

The SkyScout is a marvelous way to stimulate learning, making it a wonderful gift for children and kids at heart of any age. It is available through Telescopes.com.

For LxM James Rothaar
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