iPhone astronomy apps have helped many locate and learn more about the stars and planets in the sky but you will still need a telescope to observe the Moon and other planets closely. These 8 smartphone compatible telescopes have you covered:
Top iPhone compatible telescopes
Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ: an app-enabled telescope that helps you find stars, planets, and other objects in the sky. It has a 5″ Newtonian reflector and combines with your iPhone or Android to give you a guided tour of the night sky.
Vaonis Stellina: a high-end telescope with a high sensitivity SONY sensor that lets you find and observe objects in the sky. You can connect up to 20 mobile devices to the station. It recommends objects to observe and adapts to weather conditions.
Sky-Watcher AZ-GTe: a WiFi controlled Go-To telescope mount with a database of close to 43000. It has sidereal, lunar and solar tracking rates. Simply point your phone to the area in the sky you want to explore and the mount does the rest for you.
Galaxy Tracker 525: this smartphone compatible telescope has an adapter for your phone, so you can view, magnify objects, and record videos.
Hiuni Auto GoTo Telescope: this telescope has an automatic GoTo feature that lets you find objects to observe faster. Its app shows objects that are observable in your location.
eVscope: this iPhone connected telescope has a high accuracy sky recognition and telescope orientation system. It detects stars in its field of view and identifies them by comparing them against a database of 20m star coordinates.
Celestron Astro Fi: another app controlled telescope with WiFi connectivity. Simply point your device to the sky, tap on the object you want to view, and the telescope does the rest.
Elecom Smartphone Telescope: this telescope works with smartphones up to 6″. It has a magnification rate of 35-140x. It has a cardboard construction, weighing 220g.
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