Celestron AstroFi 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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    The Astro Fi 102 is a computerized alt-azimuth Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope perfect for celestial (and terrestrial) viewing on the go. The Astro Fi offers dazzling views of Moon craters, Saturn's rings, Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the Orion Nebula, the Hercules Globular Cluster and so much more at night! In addition, the star diagonal provides right side up viewing for using as a spotting scope during the day.

    Setting up the telescope is a breeze and will have you observing in no time. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. Its portable weight of 7kg makes the telescope perfect for impromptu observing sessions or transporting it wherever life’s adventures take you.

    For double the fun, Astro Fi’s lens cap does double duty as a smartphone adapter too! Become an instant astrophotographer by easily capturing images and videos of all your starry discoveries.


    Computerized Alt-Azimuth telescope:

    Take in the sky with the computerized alt-azimuth telescope. This straightforward design allows the telescope to move in all the directions you need it to.

    Integrated WiFi & Celestron’s SkyPortal App:

    Control your telescope using your smart device with ease! The Astro Fi series emits its own wireless connection to Celestron’s SkyPortal app to provide easy remote observing. Scan the sky for an object you want to view, tap the object in SkyPortal and watch your Astro Fi telescope automatically slews to the object.

    While observing, SkyPortal provides detailed and accurate information on the object; it’s never been more fun to explore the universe!

    SkyAlign Technology:

    Getting ready to observe is quick and painless thanks to Celestron’s award-winning SkyAlign technology. Center any three bright objects in the eyepiece, and your telescope calculates its position. You can even generate a Sky Tour of all the best celestial objects to view based on your exact time and location.

    Accessories Included:

    The Astro Fi 102 comes with:

    • Two eyepieces (25mm and 10 mm)
    • Star Diagonal
    • Integrated smartphone adapter
    • Red dot finderscope.

    The two eyepieces offer different magnifications to view your intended object. The red dot finderscope will help you quickly center an object in your eyepiece for easier observing. The lens cap doubles as a smartphone adapter, so you can instantly become an astrophotographer! You will be able to capture great images of the Moon, planets, and terrestrial targets like birds and wildlife.

    Note: The smartphone adapter allows any smartphone to a telescope eyepice of 45mm outside diameter or smaller. This smartphone adapter installs easily over the top of an eyepiece while bungee cords securely hold your phone in position so you can snap images or video.  While most phones can be used with the case on, some phone cases which are very large/bulky (such as folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adapter.

    Starry Night Software:

    Download Celestron’s Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session.  


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    Optical Tube Info: 

    Optical Design

    Maksutov-Cassegrain

    Aperture 

    102mm (4.02")

    Focal Length

    1325mm (52.17")

    Focal Ratio

    f/13

    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1

    25mm (.98")

    Magnification of Eyepiece 1

    53x

    Focal Length of Eyepiece 2

    10mm (.39")

    Magnification of Eyepiece 2

    132x

    Finderscope

    Red Dot Finderscope (StarPointer)

    Star Diagonal

    1.25" 

    Optical Tube

    Aluminium

    Highest Useful Magnification

    241x

    Lowest Useful Magnification

    15x

    Limiting Stellar Magnitude

    12.5

    Resolution (Rayleigh)

    1.37 arc seconds

    Resolution (Dawes)

    1.14 arc seconds

    Secondary Mirror Obstruction

    35mm (1.38")

    Optical Coatings 

    Fully Coated

    Optical Tube Length

    381mm (15")

    Optical Tube Diameter

    117mm (4.6")

    Optical Tube Weight

    2.7kg

    Dovetail

    Vixen / CG-5 Dovetail Bar

    Mount Info:

    Mount Type

    Computerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm

    Instrument Load Capacity

    3.6kg

    Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)

    863.6mm - 1371.6mm

    Tripod Leg Diameter

    31.75mm

    Mount Head Weight

    2.3kg

    Accessory Tray

    Yes, includes rubberised smartphone/tablet holder

    Tripod Weight

    2.3kg

    Slew Speeds

    Up to 3°/second

    Tracking Rates

    Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar

    Tracking Modes

    Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South

    GPS

    N/A

    Dovetail Compatibility

    Vixen / CG-5 dovetail

    Auxiliary ports

    2 Aux ports for optional accessories

    Autoguide port

    No

    USB Port

    No (only with optional Nexstar+ remote)

    Power Requirements

    • 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)

    Motor Drive

    DC servo motors

    Alignment Procedures

    • SkyAlign
    • 3-Star Align
    • Solar System Align

    Periodic Error Correction

    No

    Computerized Hand Control

    NexStar+ Database

    Software

    • Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software
    • SkyPortal App
    • Each software provides over 10000 objects in their database

    Included Items

    • Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
    • Single Fork Arm Mount
    • Tripod with Accessory Tray
    • 2x Eyepieces (25mm & 10mm)
    • Star Pointer Finderscope
    • NexStar+ Hand Control
    • Battery Pouch

    About Celestron
    Celestron was founded by Tom Johnson whose first telescope design was a simple 6-inch reflector, built for his young son. He gradually progressed to making larger scopes in more sophisticated designs. Today, the Celestron company is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing optical equipment including telescopes (computerised and non-computerised), binoculars, spotting scopes and its accompanying accessories. Celestron's legacy spans 50 years, and has grown to enjoy recognition from amateurs to serious astronomers globally. The company seeks to remain innovative by growing its product offerings, while supporting science education around the world.

    More Information
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    Eyepiece 1 25mm
    Eyepiece 2 10mm
    Finderscope Make Star Pointer
    Electronic Hand Control No
    Motor Drive Yes
    Focal Ratio f/13
    Focal Length 1325mm (52.17")
    Mount Type Alt-azimuth mount
    Aperture 102mm (4.02")
    Tube Length 381mm (15")
    Highest Magnification 241x
    Warranty Information 2 Years Warranty
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