Celestron NexStar 102 SLT Refractor


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  • Regular price $499.95

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  • Compatible with 2" eyepieces
  • High quality 102 mm short tube style refractor
  • Fully computerized Altazimuth mount
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up
  • Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included
  • Good for terrestrial and celestial observing
  • BONUS Astronomy Software download with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images

The popularity of our previous short tube refractor models inspired us to go a step further with the introduction of our NexStar 102SLT. You'll find that astronomical viewing is a delight with this large, powerful 4" telescope. The 102SLT offers a 63% increase in image brightness over 80 mm models. This short-tube telescope with a fast f/6.5 optical system gives images that are bright and crisp.

And the 102SLT, like the other models in the SLT Series, comes with a fully computerized hand control with a database of over 4,000 celestial objects! With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 102SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Our new SkyAlign alignment technology, and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED, makes aligning a breeze.

Because of its wide 1.7° field of view, the NexStar102 SLT is optimal for scanning large areas of the sky and for superb terrestrial (land) viewing. A wonderful entry to mid-level astronomical scope, with the use of an optional erect image diagonal, the 102SLT can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design Refractor
Aperture (mm) 102 mm (4.02")
Focal Length 660 mm (26")
Focal Ratio 6.47
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 26x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 9 mm (0.35")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 73x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal 1.25
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Motorized Altazimuth
Accessory Tray No Tool, Quick release
Tripod Steel
Highest Useful Magnification 241x
Lowest Useful Magnification 15x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.5
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.37 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 1.14 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 212x
Apparent Field of View 1.7°
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 91 ft (28 m)
Optical Coatings Multi-Coated
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Computer Hand Control Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Database 4,000 Object Database
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
Software Starry Night Special Edition
SKU: 22096
Barcode: 050234220965