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Special offer - The ultimate telescope for the novice to intermediate astronomer, the Inspire 100AZ features the largest aperture in the Inspire family line and its short tube offers a wider field of view perfectly suited for larger, fainter deep sky objects. Packed with features never seen before on entry level telescopes, Inspire features fully coated glass optics, a solid altazimuth mount with a unique asymmetrical design, a sturdy steel tripod with integrated fold-up accessory tray, an integrated smartphone adapter, built-in red LED flashlight, large projected reticle finderscope, erect image optics, and a focus micrometer for easily returning to the same focus point.BBC Sky at Night magazine awarded this model 4.5 stars
Award Winning TelescopeBBC Sky at Night magazine awarded the 100AZ 4.5 stars in their review, they said " The ease with which this scope can be set up is a real bonus for beginners wanting to start observing asap"Simple fast setupThe Inspire has the easiest setup of any telescope in its class. Simply pop open the tripod legs, turn the lock knob on the accessory tray, and attach the telescope tube to the base using the quick release dovetail mount. You are now ready to observe!Astrophotography with your smartphoneThe lens cap has an integrated smartphone adapter built into it. Place your smartphone against the rubberized friction surface on the outside of the cap so your camera is viewing through the imaging port. Secure the smartphone using the two adjustable bungee cords. The inside of the lens cap has a fitting that secures to your eyepiece using two set screws. Voila! You are now ready to take high power images through the telescope.Built in red LED illuminationThe mount has a red LED flashlight built-in. Turn the flashlight on to illuminate your accessory tray with a soft red glow. The flashlight can easily be removed from the mount to provide red light where you need it most.Precise focusing micrometerThe focus micrometer is a numbered scale that indicates the focusers position. It allows quick return to a specific focus point for specific targets such as a bird nest, infinity focus, etc.Included Items 100mm telescope tube Mount with tripod and folding accessory tray Red LED flashlight90 degree erect image diagonal20mm & 10mm Kellner eyepieces StarPointer Pro finderscopeFree download of SkyPortalOptical Design RefractorAperture 100mmFocal Length 660mmFocal Ratio f/6.5Optical Coatings Fully coated glass opticsEyepiece/Magnification 20mm Kellner (1.25) / 33x 10mm Kellner (1.25) / 66xStar Diagonal Erect image 90 degree (1.25)Finderscope StarPointer ProOther Accessories SkyPortal appResolution Rayleigh: 1.37 arc seconds / Dawes Limit: 1.14 arc secondsLight Gathering Power 212x the unaided eyeHighest Useful Magnification 241xLowest Useful Magnification 15xLimiting Stellar Magnitude 12.5Tripod Steel, 1.25 diameter, 47 max height