Celestron Nexstar 102 SLT Refractor

Reference 22096

£599.00 VAT inc

This short-tube telescope with a fast f/5 optical system gives images that are bright and crisp

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Our Description

The 102 SLT offers a 63% increase in image brightness over 80mm models. And the 102 SLT, 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 102 SLT 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 NexStar 102 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 102 SLT can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.

The key advantages of the SLT Series over similar looking telescopes:

  • Compatible with Celestron’s StarSense AutoAlign for completely automatic set-up on the night sky

  • Advanced NEXSTAR + handset

  • Internal battery compartment – no external corded battery pack

  • SkyQ Wi-Fi link compatible

  • SkyAlign – the simplest, fastest & most beginner friendly alignment method available on any computerised telescope.

  • Four additional alignments including 1 star align and solar system align

  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories (GPS module, SkyQ Wi-Fi link)

  • PC control software INCLUDED (NSOL disc)

  • Sky Maps CD-ROM INCLUDED (The Sky disc)

  • GPS module compatible (quick and easy set-up)

  • User friendly StarPointer red-dot finderscope

  • Compatible with Celestron’s NexRemote for advanced PC control

GENERAL DETAILS:

  • Compatible with 2″ eyepieces
  • High quality 102mm 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
  • Includes CD-ROM “The Sky” Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
  • Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer (with optional RS-232 cable)
  • Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer

OPTICAL DESIGN: Refractor
WEIGHT: 14 lb (6.35 kg)
APERTURE: 102 mm (4.02 in)
FOCAL LENGTH: 660 mm (25.98 in)
FOCAL RATIO: 6.47
FINDERSCOPE: StarPointer
MOUNT: Motorized Altazimuth
EYEPIECE 1: 25 mm (0.98 in)
MAGNIFICATION 1: 26.4 x
EYEPIECE 2: 9 mm (0.35 in)
MAGNIFICATION 2: 73.33 x
STAR DIAGONAL: 1.25
ACCESSORY TRAY: No Tool, Quick release
TRIPOD: Steel
CD ROM: The Sky Level 1 & NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c)
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 240 x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 12.5
RESOLUTION: 1.36 arc seconds
RESOLVING POWER: 1.14 arc seconds
PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION: 308 line/mm
LIGHT GATHERING POWER: 212 x
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW: 1.7 °
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS): 91 ft (27.74 m)
OPTICAL COATINGS: Multi-Coated
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL: Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
SLEW SPEEDS: Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, .5°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
TRACKING RATES: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
TRACKING MODES: Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSymtem Align
DATABASE: 4,000 Object Database
GPS: Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory

Our view

The SLT to choose for those pinpoint star images and wide-field star clouds. The102 is a short focal ratio achromatic refractor, and thus ideal for low to medium power views of deep-sky objects. Because of the refracting objective and short focal ratio, this telescope performs at its best showing the brighter deep-sky objects in good contrast against the background sky. It makes an ideal telescope for an introduction to visual astronomy. It can also be used successfully as a white light solar telescope by adding Baader Astrosolar film over the full aperture.
Requirements. You will need a 12v Powertank or a 230v AC to 12v DC adapter power supply. This will need to be tip positive and regulated. The SLT mounts are designed to work from AA alkaline batteries, but because of the amp draw during full slew of the motors, they may only last for one nights observing, such is the nature of small batteries, particularly in temperatures close to zero.

Tips

Budget for a power supply, a weak light pollution filter such as the Baader 1.25” Neodymium filter, an A4 sheet of Baader Astrosolar, a single 1.25” Baader polarizing filter and a wide-angle eyepiece (something with a wider apparent field than about 60 degrees).

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