Quote:I went to Khan Scope Center and they confirmed it, no more support for Celestron Skyscout, discontinued
Quote:I just spoke to another scope store KW in Kitchener. The Sky Scout is a discontinued item. Celestron is still supporting it though.
Celestron Ultima 8 (1991) with a white tube (sold by Vixen)
Orion Express 80 on a CG-4
Fujinon 7 X 50 Binoculars
Williams Optics 8-24 mm Zoom(type 1)
Orion Ultrascopic 5 mm
University Optics 6,7 mm
Explore Scientific 80 deg 6.8mm,8.8 mm, 11 mm, 18 mm Meade UWA: 24 mm
Meade SWA: 40 mm Orion Shorty II Plus Barlow
Zhumel Planetary 18mm 1.25"
Quote:Any feedback you guys can share on the Scout? I'm planning on purchasing one this week.
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Quote:Hate to be brutally honest but I wouldn't buy a Skyscout today... About the only thing that a Skyscout has going for it is that if you are visited by the "American Pickers" then you will have something to sell them!
Quote:The SkyScout seemed to be primarily for the inexperienced observer, and/or the large segment of the population who are not internally compass oriented for such simple tasks as everday daytime direction instructions.
Quote:I thought the same thing at first: no sight...but in practice, it turned out to make no difference. SkySafari and SkyQ work just as well as the SkyScout and MySky.
Quote:Is there a way to buy a new or used Apple or Android based phone or tablet, then load it with SkySafari or other program, without signing an expensive cellular communication contract which would only be used once,to load such an astronomy program?
Quote:I will wait until they come out with another device.
You do not need a parachute to skydive, you only need a parachute to skydive twice...
ETX 105 - Orion 120ST EQ3 - Modified DS2114 - mySky - Meade LXD 55 8" (DOB mount in progress)
Quote:Quote:I will wait until they come out with another device. I wouldn't be shocked if they never do. At a guess, modern smart phones seem to have rather destroyed the market for this kind of a device.
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