Celestron NexStar 102 SLT telescope
The Celestron NexStar 102SLT telescope is a new Celestron telescope that contains many features the occurrence of which you will not find so easily in telescopes of similar price. This Celestron telescope is a refractor telescope and has a lens with a 102mm diameter and this lens gathers 63% more light than a comparable lens with an 80mm diameter. Due to this light-collection capacity the images of the celestial bodies are very bright and sharp. The Celestron NexStar 102 SLT telescope is supplied with a CD rom with software for the telescope and maps of the sky.
Telescope for terrestrial observations
This Celestron telescope can effortlessly be used as a spotting scope. As it happens, the Celestron NexStar 102SLT is supplied with an erecting eyepiece which turns the images upright again. Of course, it is also possible to take pictures with your telescope using a camera adapter and a T2 ring. Please find below several pictures made with the Celestron NexStar 102SLT telescope.
About the tripod
The tripod that is supplied with the Celestron NexStar 102SLT is an altazimuth tripod with very robust stainless steel legs. This tripod is very easy to fold up or set up. In addition, the tripod comes with a handy accessory tray you can put your sky maps on, for example, or other accessories you use while observing the stars.
Celestron nexstar 102SLT
The Celestron nexstar 102SLT and mount are equipped with a full GoTo system. This very handy system enables the telescope to automatically find celestial bodies for you! 4000 celestial bodies are pre-programmed in the system; this makes viewing with a telescope a whole lot easier and much more fun as well! The GoTo functionality features Celestron SkyAlign alignment technology which facilitates aligning the telescope without any difficulties.
We advice you to not use batteries with this mounting. The best option is to use a 220V or 12V adapter with 2.5A, or a portable energy source.
Celestron nexstar 102SLT accessories
Celestron nexstar 102SLT accessories such as eyepieces can also be found on our site.
Celestron NexStar 102SLT review
The price-quality ratio is commended in various reviews. This is mainly due to the many useful features. Click below for the review by Michael Swanson.
Celestron Nexstar 102SLT specifications
- Completely computer-controlled tripod
- Very stable motor (RA and DEC)
- Equipped with a RedDot finder (led)
- Erecting eyepiece (star diagonal)
- Extensible with GPS
- Including NSOL software, which enables you to use the telescope with your computer
- Also compatible with NexRemote software (not included)
- Handy remote control with led display
- Suitable for 1.25 and 2 inch eyepieces
Some photographs taken with the Celestron NexStar 102SLT telescope