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Smart telescope Origin Intelligent launches from Celestron
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Smart telescope Origin Intelligent launches from Celestron

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Smart telescope Origin Intelligent launches from Celestron

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Richard Harris Richard Harris

Celestron's Origin Intelligent Home Observatory has revolutionized amateur astronomy, combining AI astrophotography and an intuitive app to make celestial exploration accessible and a shared experience, all from your backyard.

Celestron has revolutionized amateur astronomy with the launch of the Origin, a state-of-the-art home observatory that combines the excitement of stargazing with the precision of astrophotography. The Origin makes advanced astronomy accessible to all, transforming any backyard into a cosmic gateway with its user-friendly design and mobile connectivity.

At the core of Origin's technological marvel is the patented Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA) optical system, renowned for its wide field of view and rapid image capture capabilities. Paired with the Sony IMX178 color CMOS sensor, the Origin captures breathtaking, high-resolution celestial images with ease.

Advanced optics and AI power Celestron's Origin intelligent home observatory

Origin's breakthrough lies in its AI-driven astrophotography, which simplifies the capturing process, making it instant and automatic for users of all skill levels. Together with the StarSense technology and intuitive Origin app, the system offers seamless setup and celestial navigation.

Designed for sharing the wonders of the universe, Origin supports multiple users simultaneously, making it a communal and inclusive experience. With its advanced features and complete accessory kit, Origin is ready to accompany users on their astronomical journey, from beginner to advanced levels, ensuring the night sky's mysteries are just a touch away.

Celestron Origin transforms astronomy into a shared experience

Celestron Origin transforms astronomy into a shared experience:

The Celestron Origin observatory revolutionizes how we observe the night sky by effortlessly capturing and sharing breathtaking images of distant celestial bodies through smartphones and tablets. This system allows you to see deep-sky objects in stunning detail that surpasses traditional telescopic views, even under optimal conditions.

Cutting-edge RASA optics

The exclusive 6” Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA) at the heart of Origin sets a new standard in astronomical imaging. Its significant aperture combined with a rapid f/2.2 focal ratio means brighter, crisper images with shorter exposure times, standing unmatched in its field.

Smart, AI-enhanced imaging

Origin's advanced AI algorithms take over the complex process of image stacking and processing. This feature brings galaxies and nebulae into sharp focus with vivid colors and intricate details instantly, requiring no manual intervention.

Simplified setup via StarSense

Starting your astral journey is as simple as placing Origin outdoors, powering it on, and connecting to its app. Leveraging Celestron's StarSense technology, the system autonomously scans, focuses, and aligns itself, preparing you for imaging in under two minutes.

Celestron Origin mobile app

The user-friendly Celestron Origin mobile app

The Celestron Origin app, created with insights from Simulation Curriculum and the developers of SkySafari, offers an intuitive planetarium interface. It simplifies celestial navigation and telescope control, making it accessible for users across iOS and Android platforms.

Communal astronomical experience

The Origin system supports multi-user connectivity, allowing friends and family to partake in the live viewing experience through the app. The system also supports casting to smart TVs and easy sharing of images for an inclusive and shared exploration of the cosmos.

Expanding your astroimaging skills

Origin grows with your hobby, providing raw image files for those who wish to delve into more intricate processing techniques. Additionally, users can explore the use of filters for enhanced imaging and employ the system for unique night-vision observations or daytime terrestrial viewing.

Celestron Origin smart telescope specifications:

  • Design: Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph
  • Aperture: 152mm (5.98")Focal Length: 335mm (13.18")
  • Focal Ratio: f/2.2Optical Coatings: StarBright XLT
  • Central Obstruction Diameter: 63mm (2.48") - 41% of aperture diameter
  • Light Gathering Power: 474x (compared to the human eye)
  • Image Resolution: 1.48 arcsec/pixel
  • Dovetail: CG-5 Dovetail Bar
  • Filter Drawer: Integrated, for 1.25" or 2" filters

Imaging sensor:

  • CMOS Image Sensor: Sony IMX178LQJ, color, back-illuminated
  • Sensor Size: 8.92mm diagonal (0.35")
  • Pixel Size: 2.4μm x 2.4μm
  • Effective Pixels: 6.44M (3096 x 2080)
  • Field of View: 1.27° x 0.85°

Integrated electronics:

  • Onboard Computer: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
  • Mount: Computerized GoTo altazimuth
  • Dew Prevention: Automated heating element with removable dew shield
  • Focus Motor: Autofocus or manual
  • Cooling Fans: One for optics, one for electronics
  • LED Status Ring: Visual system status indicator


  • USB-A: 2 on optical tube, 1 on mount (for mobile device charging)
  • Ethernet: 1 on optical tube
  • Auxiliary Ports: 2 on optical tube, 4 on mount


  • Battery: Integrated LiFePO4, 97.9 Wh (over 6 hours of use)
  • Power Input: 12V DC adapter

User Interface:

  • App: Celestron Origin App for iOS or Android
  • System Requirements: iOS 16+ / Android 12+


  • Optical Tube: 609.6mm x 177.8mm (24" x 7")
  • Mount: 457.2mm x 304.8mm x 254mm (18" x 12" x 10")
  • Tripod (Collapsed): 330.2mm x 304.8mm x 812.8mm (13" x 12" x 32")
  • Assembled System: 609.6mm L x 660.4mm W x 1219.2mm H (24" L x 26" W x 48" H)


  • Optical Tube: 10.6 lb (4.8 kg)
  • Mount: 17 lb (7.7 kg)
  • Tripod: 14 lb (6.35 kg)
  • Total System Weight: 41.6 lb (18.87 kg)
Celestron Origins future enhancements and support

Celestron Origin's future enhancements and support

Celestron promises ongoing enhancements and support for Origin, highlighting upcoming compatibility with additional accessories and features that will further extend its capabilities for detailed long-exposure astrophotography.

In essence, Celestron's Origin transforms astronomical observation into an accessible, enriching hobby, offering a seamless integration of cutting-edge technology and user-friendly design to bring the wonders of the universe closer to home.


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