StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Review

The StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ is a 80mm aperture refractor telescope from Celestron that is part of the newer StarSense series.

Celestron – StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Smartphone App-Enabled Telescope – Works with StarSense App to Help You Find Stars, Planets & More – iPhone/Android Compatible
  • PATENTED STARSENSE SKY RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY: This one-of-a-kind telescope uses patented, award-winning StarSense sky recognition technology and your smartphone to analyze star patterns overhead and calculate its position in real time.
  • STARSENSE EXPLORER APP: The app generates a lis tof the best objects to view based on your exact time & location. View planets, brighter nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters from the city PLUS fainter, deep sky objects from darker sites.
  • EASY TO SET UP AND USE: Manual altazimuth mount with slow motion rod makes it easy to follow the on-screen arrows to your desired target. When the bullseye turns green, it’s ready to view in the telescope’s eyepiece.
  • HIGH-QUALITY 80MM REFRACTOR: Fully coated glass optics provide bright, sharp, clear views of craters on the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula.
  • UNBEATABLE WARRANTY & SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from Celestron, a leading telescope brand in California since 1960. Your purchase includes a 2-Year US Warranty and unlimited support from our team of US-based experts.
StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ Review
  • Brand - 9.8/10
  • Optics - 9.5/10
  • Value - 9.3/10
  • Portability - 9.4/10


The StarSense LT 80AZ is a great telescope for a complete beginner due to it’s features aimed toward the beginner astronomer and star gazer. It’s main highlight is the StarSense Sky Recognition technology which makes it a breeze to find object in the sky. The fact that it’s a refractor means it easy to setup, easy to use and requires very little to no maintenance.



  • Beginner friendly
  • Easy to setup and easy to use
  • Patented StarSense Sky Recognition technology


  • You will need a smartphone to download the StarSense app in order to use this telescope to the fullest

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