Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium: How does this work?

Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium

So I know it has GPS, but how does it know what part of the sky you are pointing at? It must sense RA/dec somehow, but how?

Well, it can get the time from GPS.
I assume it has an elevation sensor. For Azimuth, the only rthing I can think of is a flux-gate compass, tho that would requite it to know the magnetic variation where you are (which is possible).


Is that something that might be found on a $400 device? (I really don’t know.)

How does it work

How does it work? - SkyScout FAQ


Well, yeah, I sorta guessed it had sensors of some kind. I was just curious about the technology.