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Celestron 22096 Nexstar 102 SLT Computerised Refractor Telescope

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  • High quality 102mm refractor
  • Fully computerized 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
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 61 x 50.8 x 20.3 cm ; 13 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 12 Kg
  • Batteries 8 AA batteries required.
  • Item model number: 22096
  • ASIN: B0007UQNN6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 May 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,150 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerised GoTo telescope, the NexStar Star Locating Telescope (SLT) refractors, reflectors and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features. With pre-assembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods and quick release fork arms and tubes, NexStar SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools required. You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, Mars resolved as an orange disc, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more. Most NexStar SLTs can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.

The popularity of our previous short tube refractor models inspired us to go a step further with the introduction of our NexStar 102 SLT. You'll find that astronomical viewing is a delight with this large, powerful 4" telescope. The 102 SLT offers a 63% increase in image brightness over 80 mm models. This short-tube telescope with a fast f/5 optical system gives images that are bright and crisp.

And the 102 SLT, like the other models in the SLT Series, comes with a fully computerised hand control with a database of over 4,000 celestial objects. With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 102 SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Our new SkyAlign alignment technology, and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED, makes aligning a breeze.

Because of its wide 1.7 ° field of view, the NexStar 102 SLT is optimal for scanning large areas of the sky and for superb terrestrial (land) viewing. A wonderful entry to mid-level astronomical scope, with the use of an optional erect image diagonal, the 102 SLT can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.

Box Contains

  • 1 x NexStar Telescope
  • 1 x 25mm Eyepiece
  • 1 x 9mm Eyepiece – 1¼"
  • 1 x 1¼" Star Diagonal
  • 1 x Star Pointer Finderscope and Mounting Bracket
  • 1 x Deluxe Accessory Tray
  • 1 x The Sky™ Level 1 Astronomy Software
  • 1 x NSOL Telescope Control Software
  • 1 x NexStar Hand Control w/ Object Database

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    158 of 161 people found the following review helpful By Bob Monkhouse on 18 May 2009
    I've wanted a telescope for the past decade, and I recently decided that it was now time to splash out and buy one so that my children (oldest is 6 years) could explore the Moon and planets with me. When it comes to astronomy and telescopes I am a complete novice and so I did a lot of research before settling upon the Celestron Nexstar 102 SLT. Here is what I have learned...

    Firstly, a telescope is like a mechanical eye that collects light and focuses it onto an eyepiece. The bigger the aperture of the telescope, the more light it can collect and the fainter the objects it can see - so big is good. Imagine that in the dark, the pupil in your eye has a diameter of 5mm that allows light into your eye where it is focused by a lens. That means your pupil has a surface area of almost 2 square cm to gather light. The Nexstar 102 has an aperture with a diameter of 102mm, giving its lens a surface area of over 800 square cm - meaning that it can focus over 41,000% more light onto its eyepiece than you can with your naked eye. This means that it can gather light from very faint sources, such as distant stars and galaxies.

    Secondly there are two main types of telescope, reflectors and refractors. Reflectors use a curved mirror to bounce the collected light into an eyepiece, whereas refractors use a glass lens. Generally mirrors are cheaper than lenses, are not so heavy and can be made bigger (remember, big is good) but mechanically reflectors are more fragile than refractors and need regular calibration (called "collimation"), whereas refractors are more robust. So reflectors and children might not mix as well as refractors and children. The Celestron Nexstar 102 SLT is a refractor.

    Next, I wondered what I would do with a telescope once I had bought one.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By MATT27 on 14 Jan. 2013
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    Be aware when you buy a refractor that there will be chromatic aberration, i already knew this so no complaints,
    tripod could be more stable a lot of vibration, recommend an external power source as it takes 8 batteries, there
    are extra items you can buy to improve it especially a Baader fringe killer filter. When the vibration dies down and it's focussed correctly the views through it are great, i saw the bands on Jupiter and the Orion nebula within 5 minutes of set up. The computer controls are quite intuitive but i would recommend having a trial run in daylight with the instruction manual just to save time. I bought a refractor because they are pretty robust and easy to transport, i think it's great i absolutely love it, if you intend astrophotography however i would go for a reflector type which tend not to suffer from chromatic aberration.
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    48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Duncan Reed on 6 Jan. 2010
    I spent around 6 months investigating which telescope to get, I had pretty much settled on this one or the equivalent product by skywatcher. After this telescope got the Sky at Night Magazines best beginners scope in 2009 I desided to go with this one.

    Although this is a goto scope and setting up is fully automated, occasionally it doesnt work and then having an idea of your constellations is helpfully. Sometimes I am better at working out what the scope is pointing at and use one of the less advanced alignment modes.

    I also use the optional extra RS232 cable nd hook it up to my PC, this allows me to create tours of objects the to view the day before and then control everything form the PC rather than the handset. I also find an ipod or other mobile device running a star guide program most useful.

    I went for the 102mm refractor rather than the similar priced 130mm reflector because I wanted to take pictures and because refractors are less hassle to maintain. Although as the mount is not an equatorial type it wont track as well for longer exposure photographs.

    For the price and ease of use as a first telescope I give this product 5 stars. A more advanced user would want a more expensive mount and scope but that would cost much more.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DR. YAWINSKI YAWERMANN on 2 Feb. 2013
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    Brilliant machine. Met all my expectations. Exactly as described and performs as advertised. What more could one expect. Won't mind another one.
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