Celestron NexStar 102SLT 102mm f/6.5 Refractor Telescope

BH #CEN102SLT • MFR #22096
Celestron NexStar 102SLT 102mm f/6.5 Refractor Telescope
Key Features
  • 102mm Refractor-Style OTA
  • 660mm Focal Length, f/6.5 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Focuser, 9mm and 25mm Eyepieces
Named after their venerable GoTo system, the Celestron NexStar 102SLT 102mm f/6.5 Refractor Telescope is a complete platform for making observations of the moon, planets, and bright deep-space objects such as binary stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae. The combination of large aperture and shorter focal length translates to a fast f/6.5 focal ratio making this iteration of the NexStar telescope series ideal for wide-field astrophotography or making detailed images of the moon. Celestron includes two eyepieces and a diagonal, plus an unmagnified finderscope and stainless steel adjustable-height tripod.
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$397.99

Celestron NexStar 102SLT 102mm f/6.5 Refractor Telescope

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Celestron 102SLT Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube
  • 3NexStar Hand Controller
  • 4Mount and Tripod
  • 5Eyepieces and Accessories

Named after their venerable GoTo system, the Celestron NexStar 102SLT 102mm f/6.5 Refractor Telescope is a complete platform for making observations of the moon, planets, and bright deep-space objects such as binary stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae. The combination of large aperture and shorter focal length translates to a fast f/6.5 focal ratio making this iteration of the NexStar telescope series ideal for wide-field astrophotography or making detailed images of the moon. Celestron includes two eyepieces and a diagonal, plus an unmagnified finderscope and stainless steel adjustable-height tripod.

Controlling the motorized single-arm fork mount is the NexStar computer hand controller. Set up is made easy through the use of several alignment procedures, and keeping objects centered is accomplished with variable tracking rates. Packed with over 4000 celestial objects in its database and expanded information on over 100 of those objects, users have the ability to add 99 of their own objects to help customize their experience. For fast observation sessions, simply choose Tour mode the NexStar build a selection of the best objects for that date, time, and location and automatically go to those objects.

Optical Tube

  • 102mm aperture
  • f/6.5 focal ratio
  • 660mm focal length
  • Anti-reflection multi-coated optics improves light transmission, color rendition, and contrast
  • Resolution: Rayleigh: 1.37 arcsec; Dawes: 1.14 arcsec
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Integrated dew-shield prevents condensation on lens and limits peripheral light interference
  • Dovetail plate attaches to mount head quickly

NexStar Hand Controller

  • Pre-loaded, 4000+ object database, plus 99 user-defined objects
  • Expanded information on over 100 of the most popular pre-loaded objects
  • Tour mode: automatically shows the best objects overhead based on date/time/location when viewing
  • Alignment procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-star, 1-star, 2-star, Solar System
  • Slew speeds: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 0.5°/sec, 1°/sec, 2°/sec, 4°/sec
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Backlash compensation: Trains-out play in drive gears for improved tracking precision
  • 2-line,16-characters/line LCD screen; 19 fiber-optic backlit LED buttons; Adjustable brightness to preserve night-adjusted vision
  • RS-232 port for tethering to a computer for remote control
  • Powered by mount to reduce weight
    Database Objects:
  • Named stars: the common name listing of the brightest stars in the sky
  • Named Objects: alphabetical listing of over 50 of the most popular deep-sky objects
  • Asterisms: a unique list of some of the most recognizable star patterns in the sky
  • Variable stars: select list of the brightest variable stars with the shortest period of changing magnitude
  • Double stars: alphabetical listing of the most popular double, triple and quadruple stars
  • Caldwell catalog: with a combination of the best NGC and IC objects
  • The complete Messier catalog
  • Select NGC objects
  • The solar system, including the Moon, Sun, and planets
  • Constellations

Mount and Tripod

  • Single fork arm alt-azimuth
  • Dual-axis DC servo motors with encoders; 0.26 arcsec motor resolution
  • Integrated bubble level
  • Dovetail saddle accepts plate for fast attachment
  • Tool-free assembly
  • Runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries, or optional 12 VDC power supply
    Tripod:
  • Stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable-height allows easy use by a wide variety of users, standing or sitting
  • Hand controller holder can be moved from leg to leg to avoid cord wrap
  • Accessory tray stays attached, even when folded
  • Accessory tray locks onto leg separator to improve stability and reduce vibrations

Eyepieces and Accessories

    Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical eyepiece filters
  • 25mm produces 26x power
  • 9mm produces 73x power
    Diagonal:
  • 1.25" barrel and eyepiece holder
  • 90° angle puts user's head in a comfortable viewing position
  • Corrects image horizontally but image is reversed
    Star Pointer Finderscope:
  • Wide unmagnified field of view speeds up alignment and finding subjects manually
  • Center aiming dot won't obscure small objects
  • Adjustable brightness preserves night-adjusted vision
  • Dovetail mounting bracket makes attachment to OTA fast and easy
UPC: 050234220965

Celestron 102SLT Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignApochromatic Refractor
Aperture102 mm / 4"
Focal Length660 mm
Focal Ratiof/6.5
Resolution1.36 Arcsec
FocuserRack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90° Star
FinderscopeYes
Mounting SystemDovetail
Mount
TypeAlt-Azimuth
GoTo CapabilityYes
Tripod
TypeAdjustable
Material of TripodStainless Steel
General
Batteries8 x AA
Adapter12 VDC (Not Included)
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Weight14.0 lb / 6.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight29 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)38 x 17 x 10"
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