The introduction of the Celestron NexStar 102 SLT telescope was due to the popularity of earlier short tube refractor scopes.
Once you start using this model you'll soon find that your astronomical observing is a pleasure with this large, powerful 4" telescope. The 102 SLT offers a massive 63% increase in image brightness over 80mm models. This short-tube telescope with a fast f/5 optical system gives images that are bright and crisp.
And just like other models in the SLT Series, it includes a fully computerized hand control, and a database with more than 4,000 celestial objects.
With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 102 SLT can be setup ready to use in just a few minutes.
The addition of SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED makes aligning a piece of cake.
Due to its wide 1.7 ° field of view, the NexStar 102 SLT is optimal for scanning large areas of the sky and for excellent terrestrial (land) viewing.
This is a superb entry to mid-level astronomical scope, and with the use of an optionally available erect image diagonal, the 102 SLT may also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.
Compatible with 2" eyepieces
High quality 102 mm short tube style 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
Good for terrestrial and celestial observing
Includes CD-ROM Th
e SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps
Computerized Mount Features
Proven NexStar computer control technology
Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory
Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer (with optional RS-232 cable)
with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer