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2006-Jan-09, 07:02 AM
January 6, 2006 (http://edition.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/01/06/ces.hot.five/)
LAS VEGAS - "...it's easy to get washed away amongst the thousands of gadgets at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (http://www.cesweb.org/default_flash.asp), or CES...In no particular order, here's a sampling of the shiny objects that caught our eye..."

2006-Jan-09, 10:52 AM

The SkyScout

The SkyScout from Celestron doesn't play music or video games. But it would still appeal to that budding or seasoned astronomer. It's about the size of a pair of binoculars, but it only has one viewing lens. On the side is a digital readout, and inside, it packs an impressive amount of technology, including GPS and the ability to calculate the angle at which you're pointing it at the sky.

You see, if you point the SkyScout skyward -- indoors or out -- it will tell you precisely what's above you with the click of a button. It can also guide you to the night's celestial highlights with a series of arrows inside the lenses. For example, if you want to know where Mars is in the sky, just hold it up, and red arrows that blink as you move the SkyScout across the horizon will find it.

2006-Jan-09, 02:19 PM
More info about the SkyScout (http://www.astronomics.com/main/Celesron_SkyScou.asp/catalog_name/Astronomics/category_name/Home/product_id/scout). Oh boy! New toys!
About US$400 and not out yet.