Explore the night sky with Celestron’s Astro Fi 90 computerised alt-azimuth refractor telescope. The Astro Fi offers dazzling views of craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the Orion Nebula, the Hercules Globular Cluster and so much more at night. In addition, the star diagonal provides right side up viewing for using as a spotting scope during the day making it ideal for terrestrial use too.
Setting up the telescope is a breeze and you will be observing in no time. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope, its accessories, and download SkyPortal app in just a few minutes. The adjustable tripod legs allow you to customise the telescope’s height to your liking. The total telescope kit weighs just 15 pounds, making it perfect for impromptu observing sessions or transporting wherever life’s adventures take you.
Astro Fi Features
Computerized Alt-Azimuth telescope
Take in the sky with the computerised alt-azimuth telescope. This straightforward design allows the telescope to move in all directions.
Integrated WiFi & Celestron’s SkyPortal App
Control your telescope using your smart device. The Astro Fi series emits its own wireless connection to Celestron’s SkyPortal app to provide easy remote observing. Celestron’s SkyPortal app replaces the traditional telescope hand control for a 100% wireless experience. Scan the sky for an object you would like to view, tap the object in SkyPortal and watch your Astro Fi telescope automatically slews to the object. While observing, SkyPortal provides information on the object; it’s never been more fun to explore the universe!
NOTE: Due to the amount of information SkyPortal has to offer, we recommend downloading the app before going out to observe.
Getting ready to observe is quick and painless thanks to Celestron’s award-winning SkyAlign technology. Simply centre any three bright objects in the eyepiece, and your telescope calculates its position. You can even generate a Sky Tour of all the best celestial objects to view based on your exact time and location.
The Astro Fi 90 comes with two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), a star diagonal, and a red dot finderscope. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications to view your intended object. The star diagonal provides a right-side-up viewing for a more comfortable viewing angle when looking up at the sky. The red dot finderscope will help you quickly centre an object in your eyepiece for easier observing.
Starry Night Software – Download Celestron’s Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our solar system and beyond.
|OPTICAL TUBE INFO:|
|Focal Length||910mm (36″)|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1||25mm (.98″)|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1||36x|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 2||10mm (.39″)|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 2||91x|
|Star Diagonal||1.25″ Star Diagonal|
|Highest Useful Magnification||213x|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||13x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||12.3|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||1.54 arc seconds arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes)||1.29 arc seconds arc seconds|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)||165x|
|Optical Coatings||Fully Coated|
|Optical Tube Length||945mm (37.2″)|
|Optical Tube Diameter||99mm (3.9″)|
|Optical Tube Weight||5 lbs (2.3 kg)|
|Dovetail||CG-5 / Vixen Dovetail bar|
|Mount Type||Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm|
|Instrument load capacity||8 lbs (3.6 kg)|
|Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)||863.6mm – 1371.6mm (34″ – 54″)|
|Tripod leg diameter||31.75mm (1.25″) aluminum|
|Mount Head Weight||5 lbs (2.3 kg)|
|Accessory Tray||Yes. Includes rubberized smartphone or tablet holder|
|Tripod Weight||5 lbs (2.3 kg)|
|Slew Speeds||Up to 3°/second|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar|
|Tracking Modes||Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South|
|Dovetail Compatibility||CG-5 / Vixen dovetail|
|Number of Auxiliary ports||2x Aux port for optional accessories|
|USB Port||No (only with optional Nexstar remote)|
|Power Requirements||12V DC, 1A (Tip positive)|
|Motor Drive||DC servo motor|
|Alignment Procedures||SkyAlign, 3-Star Align, Solar System Align|
|Periodic Error Correction||No|
|Computerized Hand Control||Hand control not included (optional)|
|NexStar Database||Optional Nexstar hand remote provides over 4,000 objects in the computer’s database|
|Software||Celestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App. Each provide over 100,00 objects in their database|
|Total Kit Weight||15 lbs (6.8 kg)|
|Included Items||Telescope OTA | Mount | Tripod w/accessory tray | 2x eyepieces | 1.25″ Star diagonal | 1.25″ visual back | Red dot starpointer | Battery pouch|