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Celestrons innovative NexStar Star Location Telescope (SLT) has been a customer favorite for years thanks to its unique combination of high-quality optics, a user-friendly computerized interface, and a sturdy single fork arm mount. This telescope comes with a pre-assembled, adjustable stainless-steel tripod, quick release fork arm, NexStar+ computerized hand control, 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube, and lots of bonus accessories.The entire telescope kit weighs in at just 16 pounds. The simple, no-tool assembly and fast SkyAlign alignment procedure will have you ready to observe in minutes. This makes NexStar 102SLT your perfect companion for impromptu observing sessions and all-night stargazing marathons alike.Maksutov Cassegrain OpticsYour NexStar 102SLT Maksutov will reveal details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, the polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, and Saturn with its rings plainly visible. It can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope for daytime and wildlife observations.Computerized AltAzimuth Mount The NexStar SLT telescope features a single fork arm altazimuth mount, which allows the telescope to track the desired objects as they appear to move across the night sky. The mount sits on a pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod.NexStar+ Hand Control This computerized hand control enables you to automatically slew to any of 40,000 celestial objects with the push of a button. The NexStar+ database includes more than 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars. Not sure what to observe? Choose the Sky Tour feature and the NexStar+ hand control will automatically generate a list of all the best celestial objects currently visible based on your exact time and location.SkyAlign Technology Our proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure makes setting up and using a computerized telescope faster and easier than ever before. Point the telescope at three bright objects in the sky, and the telescope can triangulate its position and locate any other object in the sky automatically. You dont need to know the names of the starsyou can even pick the Moon or bright planets! For more information about our SkyAlign technology, visit here.Power Go anywhere! Feel free to enjoy your NexStar SLT in remote dark sky locationsits powered by 8 AA batteries (not included) or a PowerTank portable battery (sold separately). 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. You may also power your telescope with a 12V AC adapter (sold separately).Accessories IncludedYour telescope includes a StarPointer red dot finderscope, a star diagonal, and two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm). The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low- or high-powered observing. The star diagonal provides a right-side-up view and a more comfortable viewing angle when looking up at the sky. The StarPointer red dot finderscope will help you quickly center an object in your eyepiece for easier observing.NexStar 102SLT is ready to grow with you as you become a more experienced amateur astronomer. Its compatible with all Celestrons latest accessories, including StarSense AutoAlign, SkyPortal WiFi module, and PowerTank Lithium.Starry Night SoftwareYour purchase includes a FREE download of Celestrons Starry Night. This powerful software will help you learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our solar system and beyond. OpticsOptical Design Maksutov-CassegrainAperture 102mm (4.04")Focal Length 1325mm (52.16")Focal Ratio f/12Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm (.98")Magnification of Eyepiece 1 53xFocal Length of Eyepiece 2 9mm (.35")Magnification of Eyepiece 2 147xFinderscope StarPointer red dot finderscopeStar Diagonal 1.25" Star DiagonalOptical Tube AluminumHighest Useful Magnification 241xLowest Useful Magnification 15xLimiting Stellar Magnitude 12.5Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.37 arc secondsResolution (Dawes) 1.14 arc secondsLight Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 212xSecondary Mirror Obstruction 35mm (1.37")Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34%Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 12%Optical Coatings Fully-coatedOptical Tube Length 381mm (15")Optical Tube Diameter 116.84mm (4.6")Optical Tube Weight 6 lbs (2.7kg)Mount Info: Mount Type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork ArmInstrument load capacity 8 lbs (3.6 kg)Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 762mm - 1270mm (30" - 50")Tripod Leg Diameter 31.75mm (1.25") steelMount Head Weight 5 lbs (2.3kg)Accessory Tray YesTripod Weight 5 lbs (2.3kg)Slew Speeds Nine slew speedsTracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and LunarTracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ SouthDovetail Compatibility Standard Synta / VixenNumber of Auxiliary ports 1x Aux port | 1x hand control port (hand control can use either port)USB Port Yes, Input on hand controlPower Requirements 12 VDC - 8xAA Batteries (not included)Motor Drive Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork ArmAlignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System AlignComputerized Hand Control YesNexStar+ Database Over 40,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objectsSoftware Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software | SkyPortal AppTotal Kit Weight 16 lbs (7.3 kg)
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