Celestron® NexStar 102SLT 26X - 73X Computerized Refractor Telescope

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Celestron® NexStar 102SLT 26X - 73X Computerized Refractor Telescope. Powerful viewing capability and automated precision for the amateur and well - seasoned stargazer alike!

Astronomical performance, affordable price! Based on Celestron®'s popular short-tube refractor models, the NexStar 102SLT is a large, powerful 4" Telescope with a fast f/5 optical system that delivers bright, crisp images of your favorite celestial bodies.

The 102SLT 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. Celestron's new SkyAlign alignment technology, plus the included finderscope, make aligning a breeze.

Because of its wide 1.7° field of view, the NexStar 102SLT is optimal for scanning large areas of the sky and for superb terrestrial viewing. A wonderful entry to mid-level Telescope, the 102SLT can also be used as a land-based spotting scope.

General features:
  • Compatible with 2" eyepieces
  • High-quality 102mm short tube style refractor
  • 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
  • Includes "The SkyX - First Light Edition" software with a 10,000-object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images.
Computerized mount features:
  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Database allows Telescope to locate over 4,000 objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any 3 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 prevents cord wrap issues
  • Aux. port for additional accessories such as GPS accessories
  • Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer
  • Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control.
Specs:
  • Optical design: Refractor
  • Aperture: 102mm
  • Focal length: 660mm (49 in.)
  • Focal ratio: 6.47
  • Eyepiece 1: 25mm / 26X
  • Eyepiece 2: 9mm / 73X
  • Finderscope: StarPointer
  • Star diagonal: 1.25
  • Mount: Motorized Altazimuth
  • Limiting stellar magnitude: 12.5
  • Resolution: 1.37 arc seconds (Rayleigh) 1.14 arc seconds (Dawes)
  • Light gathering power: 212X
  • Angular F.O.V.: 1.7°
  • Linear F.O.V.: 91 ft.
  • Optical coatings: Multi-coated
  • Slew speeds: 9 (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 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 objects
  • Weight: 14 lbs. Requires 8 "AA" batteries (not included). Includes steel tripod.