Celestron NexStar 102 SLT Computerised Telescope

£489.00

  • High quality 102mm aperture Maksutov-Cassegrain optics
  • Fully computerised 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
  • Can be used with Celestron’s PWI software
SkyAlignCPWIStarry Night

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Description

This is a high quality 102mm aperture Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope that sits atop Celestron’s SLT mount. The Star Location Telescope (SLT) range has been a customer favourite for years thanks to its unique combination of high-quality optics, a user-friendly computerised interface, and a sturdy single fork arm mount.

This telescope comes with a pre-assembled, adjustable stainless-steel tripod, quick release fork arm, NexStar+ computerised hand control, 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube, and lots of bonus accessories.

The entire telescope kit weighs in at just 16 pounds. The simple, no-tool assembly and fast SkyAlign alignment procedure will have you ready to observe in minutes. This makes NexStar 102SLT your perfect companion for impromptu observing sessions and all-night stargazing marathons alike.

Your NexStar 102SLT will reveal details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, the polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, and Saturn with its rings plainly visible. It can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope for daytime and wildlife observations.

Computerised AltAzimuth Mount – The NexStar SLT telescope features a single fork arm altazimuth mount, which allows the telescope to track the desired objects as they appear to move across the night sky. The mount sits on a pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod.

NexStar+ Hand Control – This computerized hand control enables you to automatically slew to any of 40,000 celestial objects with the push of a button. The NexStar+ database includes more than 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars. Not sure what to observe? Choose the Sky Tour feature and the NexStar+ hand control will automatically generate a list of all the best celestial objects currently visible based on your exact time and location.

SkyAlign Technology – Our proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure makes setting up and using a computerized telescope faster and easier than ever before. Point the telescope at three bright objects in the sky, and the telescope can triangulate its position and locate any other object in the sky automatically. You don’t need to know the names of the stars—you can even pick the Moon or bright planets! For more information about our SkyAlign technology, visit here.

Power – Go anywhere! Feel free to enjoy your NexStar SLT in remote dark sky locations—it’s powered by 8 AA batteries (not included) or a PowerTank portable battery (sold separately). The internal battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance while eliminating cord wrap issues associated with external battery packs. You may also power your telescope with a 12V AC adapter (sold separately).

Accessories Included – Your telescope includes a StarPointer™ red dot finderscope, a star diagonal, and two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm). The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low- or high-powered observing. The star diagonal provides a right-side-up view and a more comfortable viewing angle when looking up at the sky. The StarPointer™ red dot finderscope will help you quickly center an object in your eyepiece for easier observing.

NexStar 102SLT is ready to grow with you as you become a more experienced amateur astronomer. It’s compatible with all Celestron’s latest accessories, including StarSense AutoAlign, SkyPortal WiFi module, and PowerTank Lithium.

Starry Night Software – Your purchase includes a FREE download of Celestron’s Starry Night. This powerful software will help you learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our solar system and beyond.

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Specifications
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical DesignMaksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture102mm (4.04″)
Focal Length1325mm (52.16″)
Focal Ratiof/12
Focal Length of Eyepiece 125mm (.98″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 153x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 29mm (.35″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2147x
FinderscopeStarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal1.25″ Star Diagonal
Optical TubeAluminium
Highest Useful Magnification241x
Lowest Useful Magnification15x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude12.5
Resolution (Rayleigh)1.37 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)1.14 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)212x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction35mm (1.37″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter34%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area12%
Optical CoatingsFully-coated
Optical Tube Length381mm (15″)
Optical Tube Diameter116.84mm (4.6″)
Optical Tube Weight6 lbs (2.7kg)
DovetailCG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount TypeComputerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity8 lbs (3.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)762mm – 1270mm (30″ – 50″)
Tripod Leg Diameter31.75mm (1.25″) steel
Mount Head Weight5 lbs (2.3kg)
Accessory TrayYes
Tripod Weight5 lbs (2.3kg)
Slew SpeedsNine slew speeds
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesAlt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
GPSNo
Dovetail CompatibilityCG-5 saddle plate
Number of Auxiliary ports1x Aux port | 1x hand control port (hand control can use either port)
Autoguide portNo
USB PortYes, Input on hand control
Power Requirements12 VDC – 8xAA Batteries (not included)
Motor DriveComputerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Alignment ProceduresSkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Periodic Error CorrectionNo
Computerized Hand ControlYes
NexStar+ DatabaseOver 40,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
SoftwareCelestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software | SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight16 lbs (7.3 kg)
Included ItemsOptical Tube | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| NexStar+ Hand Control | 25mm & 9mm eyepiece | StarPointer™ red dot finderscope | Star Diagonal
Downloads

NexStar 102SLT MAK Manual

NexStar 102SLT Quick Setup Guide

NexStar 102SLT Quick Setup Guide

NexStar SLT MAK Manual

NexStar Plus Hand Control Manual

Celestron PWI Telescope Control Software Manual

Celestron Firmware Manager (CFM) Software

CPWI Software

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