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Celestron NexStar 102 GT Computerized GoTo Telescope

Item# CELE638
 
5.0

(5 Ratings)

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Description

  • High quality 102mm (4") refractor telescope with multi-coated glass optics. 212x more light gathering power than the human eye.
  • Computerized hand control with 40,000+ objecs in its database and motorized altazimuth mount
  • Special set of 5 eyepieces allowing you to view objects up to 250 times closer than the naked eye
  • 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
  • Includes erect image diagonal for great terrestrial observing
  • Includes TheSkyX First Light Edition Astronomy Software, which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty
  • Requires 8 AA batteries (not included)

 

 

About Celestron Refractor Telescopes


Celestron’s high-quality refractor telescopes allow beginners to improve upon Galileo’s vision with a simple, reliable design that is easy to use, requires minimal maintenance, and is versatile enough for land or sky viewing. Known for viewing planetary detail and splitting close double-stars.


A refractor telescope uses a lens as the primary. The lens at the front of the telescope bends the light passing through it until it comes to a single point called the “focal plane”. The long, thin tubes of refractor telescopes look much the same as those Galileo used centuries ago. High quality optical glass and multi-coatings provide today’s sky watchers views Galileo never dreamed of.


The refractor type of telescope is very popular with individuals who want mechanical simplicity, rugged reliability and ease of use. Because the focal length is limited by the length of the tube, refractor telescopes become quite bulky and expensive beyond a four inch aperture. This limits the light gathering properties of refractor telescopes, but it is an excellent choice for beginners and those who prefer simple operation and versatility. Refractor telescopes are also a popular choice because of their unobstructed view, high contrast and good definition.


Refractor Advantages

 

  • Easy to set-up and use
  • Simple and reliable design requires little or no maintenance
  • Excellent for lunar, planetary and binary star observing especially in larger apertures
  • Good for terrestrial viewing
  • High contrast images with no secondary mirror or diagonal obstruction
  • Color correction is good in achromatic designs and excellent in apochromatic and fluorite designs
  • Sealed optical tube reduces image-degrading air currents and protects optics
  • Objective lens is permanently mounted and aligned

Supplier Sku:
22093

Dimensions & Specifications

Model

22093

Recommended Usage

Viewing the Planets

Warranty

2 Year

Features

GoTo

Brand

Celestron

Finderscope

StarPointer

GoTo

Yes

Good for Astrophotography

Yes

Telescopes Series

Celestron NexStar GT Computerized Telescope

Optical Design

Refractor

Aperture

102mm

Focal Length

1000mm

Focal Ratio

f/9.8

Mount Design

Alt-Azimuth

Highest Useful Magnification

241x

Star Diagonal

1.25 inch

User Level

For the Enthusiast

Component

12.5 Limiting Magnitude

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Celestron NexStar 102 GT Computerized GoTo Telescope
 
4.8

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      5.0

      telescope for Christmas

      By Terri

      from fairhope ala

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            Comments about Celestron NexStar 102 GT Computerized GoTo Telescope:

            impressed with the delivery, the packaging, putting it together tonight to try her out and looking forward to playing with it tonight. I read the reviews and feel I did my homework before purchasing, everything was positive, and the model I bought came well recommended for a novice. the quality I like too. So going to sit down and watch the CD.
            thanks

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Scope

            By va2co2wa

            from Richland WA

            About Me Value Oriented

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                  Comments about Celestron NexStar 102 GT Computerized GoTo Telescope:

                  This was a Xmas present. I have used it quite often. It is easy to set up and to get working. The optics were less than I expected but on a good observing night you can see some detail in Jupiter and the moons look like small stars. When viewing Saturn you will not see the individual rings. Most of the time it is a silver disk with a ring around it; but it is still cool. There are four main drawbacks to this scope, which is why I gave it a four. The spotting scope mount is plastic and will break. The legs to the tray are also plastic and will break. I replaced this once. The extension legs could be longer. Also, the tightening knobs for the legs are also plastic and they will crack if over tightened. For a first scope I think it is great. I have only transported it once and did not have any problems.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome deal!

                  By Star Dazed

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Quality Lenses

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy

                    Comments about Celestron NexStar 102 GT Computerized GoTo Telescope:

                    Just got the scope and took it out for a spin. I'm just getting started, but the computer system seems to work well and the optics are very clear. I was checking out the craters of the moon with the neighbors last night. Very cool!

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                    5.0

                    Perfect for a novice

                    By Mandar Patil

                    from Somerset NJ

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Strong Construction

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                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy

                      Comments about Celestron NexStar 102 GT Computerized GoTo Telescope:

                      I got it last year and its really good. I could see Jupiter and Moon details so perfect.Trying to search for the lens which connect laptop directly to telescope which directly show lives images on laptop screen.

                      Thanks
                      Mandar

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      102GT

                      By b59wtilks

                      from Kansas City, KS

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Quality Lenses

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy

                        Comments about Celestron NexStar 102 GT Computerized GoTo Telescope:

                        Wow, this is a great value. I've been looking for a computerized telescope as I rally don't know much about astronomy. I had to read the specs twice, this really is a fully computerized telescope under $300. I'm sold!

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