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Celestron Nexstar 102SLT Computerised Refractor Telescope

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About this product


  • Explore the universe and the world around you with this refractor telescope
  • Capable of up to 240 times magnification (73 times with supplied eyepieces) to see to Jupiter and beyond
  • Comes with two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm) to customise your telescope for the best view

Product overview

• Explore the universe and the world around you with this refractor telescope
• Capable of up to 240 times magnification (73 times with supplied eyepieces) to see to Jupiter and beyond
• Comes with two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm) to customise your telescope for the best view
• Get a clear, bright image with a 102mm aperture
• Lower the magnification down to 15 times (26 times with supplied eyepieces) for close objects such as birds and wildlife

Special features
• With 4,000 objects in its database, the computerised Altazimuth mount can tell you what to look out for in the night sky. It also helps you find and track exactly what you’re looking for. Requires eight AA batteries (not included)
• Comes with its own tripod for stability
• Use three bright celestial objects to align your telescope and use them to locate and track celestial objects at the touch of a button

Download the free Celestron Skyportal app on Android or IOS

What can I see with this telescope?
Track the stars across the night sky using this refractor telescope with computerised mount. See all the way to Jupiter and to the stars beyond or get amazing views of closer objects.. The 102mm aperture and multi-coated lens combined with 212 times the power of the human eye light gathering capabilities give you detailed, clear and crisp images. This telescope comes with two eyepieces, one with 26 times magnification and one with 73 times magnification.

Why choose a refractor telescope?
Refractor telescopes use lenses to collect and focus light to magnify the image. The telescope is sealed at both ends, making this type less prone to distortion because of air currents or dust contamination for a steadier, sharper image.

How easy is it to assemble?
Easy to use, this telescope can be assembled and disassembled quickly and easily. There is a tray under the telescope to store your alternative eyepiece and other essentials. There are nine different slew speeds, allowing you to rotate the telescope to observe different objects in the sky. The LCM can be powered by eight AA batteries (not included). The auxiliary port can be used for additional accessories such as the GPS accessory (not included). The finderscope runs off a single CR2032 (included).

Can this telescope track?
Locate three bright objects in the night sky and the computerised telescope can orientate itself, calculating its own location, time and date. Use the backlit LCD display on the hand control to browse through its database of 4,000 objects, before locating and tracking your celestial object across the night sky. You can use the Sky Tour function and your LCM telescope will give you a list of the best objects to view so you don’t miss a thing. The 114 LCM comes with The Sky X – First Light Edition astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images. the telescope also comes with NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer (with optional RS-232 cable)


Telescope model number Celestron NexStar 102SLT (22096)
Telescope type Refractor
Technical specification
Aperture 102 mm
Focal length 660 mm
Focal ratio 6.5
Focal length of eyepiece 1 25 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 1 26 x
Focal length of eyepiece 2 9 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 2 73 x
Optical features
Highest useful magnification 240 x
Lowest useful magnification 15 x
Magnitude 12.5
Light gathering power 212 x
Apparent field of view 1.7 degree
Linear field of view 91 ft @ 1000 ft
Optical coating Multi-coated
Slew speeds 9
Tracking rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Alignment procedures Sky Align, Auto Two-Star, Two-Star, One-Star, Solar System Align
Computer hand control Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Power 8 x AA batteries (DC 12 V @ 750 mA)
Physical Dimensions
Product weight 7.3 kg
Total content weight 13.4 kg
Telescope diameter 102 mm
Telescope length 660 mm
Tripod height 1250 mm
Mount type Motorised Altazimuth
Screen LCD 16 characters (back lit)
Supplied assembled No
Package Contents Celestron 102SLT telescope
Motorised Altazimuth mount
SatrPointer finderscope
Star diagonal
2 x eyepieces
Tripod with accessory tray
Hand control
The Sky software

Hi, how much warranty is on this product please

Asked by: Anonymous
All Maplin products come with a 12 month warranty as standard.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-11-17

Does this scope show the view the logical right way round or upside down, back to front?

Asked by: pippinpuss
This will show the object the correct way round.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-05-10

What does it weigh? Which is better, this or the 30SLT? Thank you.

Asked by: Catherine
Product Dimensions: 61 x 50.8 x 20.3 cm ; 26 Kg I would recommend Celestron NexStar 130SLT Reflector Code: A10NA
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-11-27
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