Oceanside, CA, April 05, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- OPT is pleased to announce an exciting new product from Meade Instruments, a world leading manufacturer of telescopes and astronomy products. This new product, the Meade mySKY sky navigator
is a fun, interactive, multi-media, hand-held guide to the universe. mySKY locates and identifies celestial objects in the night sky using the latest in electronic technology. Featuring a full-color LCD screen and the added ability to control a Meade computerized telescope, the Meade mySKY is clearly unlike anything else on the market.
Meade mySKY is the ultimate in simplicity and ease of use. No prior knowledge of the night sky is needed due to the fact that Meade mySKY aligns itself without any input from the user. Turn it on, point it at a celestial object, and pull the trigger to identify planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and much more. The Meade mySKY has a database of over 30,000 objects, many which include color images and audio descriptions.
“There are countless individuals who have always wanted to learn more about the night sky, yet the concepts of astronomy can be daunting,” states Craig Weatherwax, owner of OPT. “The new Meade mySKY is an innovative astronomy product that can tear down the astronomy learning curve and allow anybody to explore the night sky, regardless of prior knowledge of the night sky or astronomy.”
Exploration of the night sky starts with a simple video introduction of how to use mySKY. From there, real-time, color SkyMaps guide you to the objects you want to locate. Once an object is located, full-color presentations will blow you away with stunning astrophotography, entertaining audio descriptions, color videos, astronomical mythology, folklore, scientific fun facts and much more! Sandy Wood, the familiar voice of the popular StarDate, a syndicated daily radio program, provides you with audio descriptions of the objects you have found. The Meade mySKY also takes you on guided tours of the best objects in your sky, tailored perfectly to your time, date and location.
The Meade mySKY features the latest technology to perform an automatic alignment, allowing customers of any experience level to find objects within the first minutes of using the mySKY. mySKY technology includes a 12-channel GPS receiver to automatically find your exact location, date and time, a magnetic compass to accurately find north, and electronic accelerometers to determine pointing location. In a nutshell this means that the Meade mySKY will do all of the hard work for you, allowing you to enjoy the wonders of the night sky!
One of the most highly anticipated features of the Meade mySKY is the ability to connect with a Meade computerized telescope for advanced telescope functionality. Simply connect the mySKY to a Meade telescope, point the mySKY at an object you wish to observe, pull the mySKY trigger and the telescope will automatically go to the selected object. The Meade mySKY will also add GPS functionality to non-GPS telescopes from Meade Instruments.
The Meade mySKY is scheduled to begin shipping in late April or early May. The price for this innovative product is $399 it can be found at leading Meade dealers such as OPT. OPT is a world leader in telescopes and astronomy products. Find out more information about the Meade mySKY