Celestron NexStar 102SLT Computerized Telescope # 22096

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Our Product ID: T-CE-NS102SLT
Manufacturer SKU: 22096
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Celestron NexStar 102SLT Computerized Telescope # 22096

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The popularity of our previous short tube refractor models inspired us to go a step further with the introduction of our 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 80 mm 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. Our new SkyAlign alignment 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.

NexStar 102SLT - General Features

  • Compatible with 2" eyepieces
  • High quality 102 mm short tube style refractor
  • Fully computerized Altazimuth mount
  • 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
  • Good for terrestrial and celestial observing
  • Includes CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

NexStar 102SLT - Computerized Mount Features

  • Proven NexStar computer control technology
  • Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory
  • Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer (with optional RS-232 cable)
  • Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer

Product carries full 2 year Celestron factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).

Manufacturer Celestron
Optical Design:Refractor
102 mm (4.02 in)
Focal Length:
660 mm (25.98 in)
Focal Ratio:
Eyepiece 1:
25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification 1:
26 x
Eyepiece 2:
9 mm (0.35 in)
Magnification 2:
73 x
Optical Coatings:
Motorized Altazimuth
Star Diagonal:
Accessory Tray:
No Tool, Quick release
The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software and NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c)
Highest Useful Magnification:
241 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:
Resolution (Rayleigh):
1.37 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes):
1.14 arcsec
Photographic Resolution:
308 line/mm
Light Gathering Power:
212 x
Angular Field of View:
Linear Field of View (at 1000 yds):
91 ft (27.74 m)
Computer Hand Control:
Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Slew Speeds:
Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, .5°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
Tracking Rates:
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes:
Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures:
SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
4,000 Object Database
Optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
14 lbs (6.35 kg)