The StarNavigator 102mm Refractor Telescope from Meade is an easy to operate and fully computer-guided GoTo telescope. This 102mm scope features the AudioStar hand controller with Astronomer Inside technology that provides a guided tour of the night sky with synchronized tracking and audio explanations. After a brief alignment procedure, the motorized mount will slew the telescope from object to object while the built-in speaker in the hand-held controller describes the celestial object being viewed. If you'd prefer to be your own tour guide of the heavens, the telescope is ready to take you to any visual object in its over 30,000 object library and educate anyone listening with over 500 audio presentations in either English or French.
The StarNavigator 102mm refracting telescope features a lens diameter of 4" / 102mm for a bright, highly contrasted image. It has a focal length of 800mm and a focal ratio of f/7.7. AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition software and Instructional DVD, an easy to use red dot viewfinder, and two Meade 1.25" eyepieces of 32x and 89x magnifications are included. It also comes with a single arm altazimuth mount and a sturdy tripod with a lens tray.
The solidly built metal constructed mount, features advanced electronics to make alignment easy. It includes an internal clock. The full size, adjustable-height, aluminum tripod allows stable, comfortable viewing. The mount is powered from the internal battery pack which holds eight user supplied "AA" batteries.
- AudioStar handheld computerized controller automatically guides the telescope to over 30,000 objects
- Astronomer Inside provides audio educational information via a built-in speaker for 500 objects
- Internet updates keep the AutoStar current with software upgrades, guided tours and comets
- 2 Meade 1.25" eyepieces, MA25 mm and MA9 mm, for magnifications of 32x and 89x
- Large 102mm diameter refractive lens captures more light for brighter images
- User determined English or French presentation for localized listening