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Next Star 102SLT Celestron with Sky Align
[T- NEXT STAR 102]

Next Star 102SLT (4 INC.)Refractor
Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized
GoTo telescope, the NexStar Star Locating Telescope (SLT)
refractors and reflectors 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 SLT's can also be used as a land-based spotting

Intelligent Design
Powered by 8 AA user supplied batteries or an optional AC adapter
(#18773) these NexStar GoTo's love to travel. 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.

With the NexStar's ergonomically-designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation.
With a touch of a button you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object, or simply know if a desired object is visible in the sky.

Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign

Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign* (patent pending), simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky.
You do not need to know the names of the stars — you could even pick the moon or bright planets!

To assist in the star alignment, the NexStar uses a lightweight
StarPointer Finderscope.
The StarPointer is the quickest and easiest way to point your telescope exactly to the desired object in the sky
It’s like having a laser pointer that you can shine directly onto the night sky. No need to worry about the inverted images you see through traditional finders, just align the red dot seen through the StarPointer with the desired star in the sky. It’s that easy.

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 80mm
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 computerized 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.
New SkyAlign alignmen,t 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.
The NexStar 102 SLT Specifications:
102mm (4") diameter Refractor
660mm Focal Length
f/6 Focal Ratio
Motorized Altazimuth Mount
4,000+ object database
Weight: 14 lb

Standard Features and Accessories Include:

Computerized hand control with 4,000+ object database
Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
Comes with “The Sky” Level 1 planetarium software and NSOL telescope control software for controlling your telescope via computer
Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
Sturdy stainless steel tripod
StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment
Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory
Motorized altazimuth mount and fully computerized hand control
U.S. and International city database to easily set your location
Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 21 April, 2005.
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