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Originally developed for the ground breaking series of Meade LS™ LightSwitch® telescopes, Astronomer Inside is built into the new AudioStar™ Handbox that is included with Meade's LX90™, LT™ and LXD75™ lines of telescopes. Now the intelligence integrated into these Meade telescopes provides the user with all the experience and astronomical knowledge that a professional astronomer could offer.

The incredible Astronomer Inside does all this:

Knows the sky so you don't have to.
Controls the telescope to find and track any of over
30,000 celestial objects automatically.

Takes you on a guided tour.
Shows you the best objects in your sky from your location and time and then plays audio descriptions of those objects so you learn the details of what you are seeing.

Has over four hours of audio descriptions of astronomical objects including planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and more that bring astronomy to life. It's like having a professional astronomer standing next to you at the telescope.

The AudioStar computer controller with speaker helps you quickly find and GoTo over 30,000 objects in the night sky.

View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, comets and more-all at the push of a button. Don't know what you want to view this evening? Then go to the Tonight's Best™ tour in your AudioStar. It automatically selects the best objects in the sky for that particular time and location.

  • Solar System
  • Planets: 8
  • Moon: 1
  • Asteroids: 26
  • Comets: 15
  • Constellations: 88
  • Stars
  • Named Stars: 79
  • Double Stars: 395
  • Variable Stars: 189
  • SAO Stars: 16,800
  • Deep Sky
  • Named Objects: 66
  • Galaxies: 6,110
  • Diffuse Nebulae: 144
  • Planetary Nebulae: 94
  • Open Clusters: 685
  • Globular Clusters: 114
  • Quasars: 11
  • Caldwell Objects: 109
  • Messier Objects: 110
  • Index Catalog (IC) Objects: 5,386
  • New General Catalog (NGC) Objects: 7,840
  • Earth Satellites: 50
  • Total Objects: 38,320