Celestron SkyScout

Here's an interesting idea that I've not seen before: the Celestron SkyScout (found via here). It seems to be a hand-held, zero power finder that tells you what you're looking at. No sign of a price at the moment; April 2006 is given as the release date.

Personally I'm a little confused about who it is aimed at. I guess the main market is the beginner but I'd have thought that the "GOTO" market is affordable enough now that most people wouldn't need something like this. I suppose the other market is the gadget-obsessed experienced amateur who just has to have cool toys.

Should be an interesting one to watch out for — I'll be keeping an eye out and having a play should I ever get my hands on one.

Update: Just noticed that this page says $400.

File Under: Celestron, SkyScout, Astronomy Gadgets.

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