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Celestron-nexstar-102-slt.1094086
6.9 out of 10

Celestron NexStar 102 SLT

Optical Design : Refractor Weight : 14 lbs (6.35 kg) Aperture : Read more

Great Deal: $389.95

Reviews and Problems with Celestron NexStar 102 SLT

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Overall 10
10

What a great buy

trinantietam, Adorama
26 October 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a fantastic deal for a refractor telescope. This is my 6th telescope. I have newts and schmits.My best schmit is a c8in and nwt is a 12in. This is my first refractor. I always wanted one but cost for aperture was was too expensive.The slt 102 seemed worth a try. I am so happy I did. I wanted a good grab and go and this is it. I already had a good 2in diagonal and put that in it right away.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Perfect telescope for anyone

hjastro, Adorama
17 September 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a fantastic telescope for a beginner or experienced astronomer. By upgrading the eyepieces and diagonal you'll get a high quality observing instrument. Beginners will have a small learning curve but once you understand the controls you'll be able to tour the universe. I have many telescopes from Celestron and they're are all large 11". This 102mm is highly portable and is a joy to use. I rate is 5 stars!
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Good value, Lightweight, Strong Construction, Very good front lens
  • Cons: Cheap eyepieces diagona
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 4
4.0

Telescope

AKM, opticsplanet.com
4 June 2011
  • Summary: I really like this telescope but for a firstimer the manual was a little confusing on how to align it to the stars.
  • Pros: Very nice telescope
  • Cons: a little confusing to setup initially
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Overall 10
10

Great Refractor Scope for Grab and Go at Home or Travel

gwstoneb, Ebay
5 March 2011
  • Summary: This it the perfect GO TO Short tube refractor telescope for quick setup, and enjoying the night sky, or terestrial vistas. Wide field of view, so easy to align and use,light weight but substantial, well constructed Quality machine. I can't think of anything I don't like about it. The optics are super for the price it can't be beat.
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Overall 2
2.0

Spend a bit more and get something else

bigeye, Adorama
12 January 2011
  • Excerpt: SLT handpiece light flickers on and off after a while, making a torch neccessary for using it.<br />View is very limited with supllied eyepieces.<br />Unstable. Hard to focus due to instability.<br />Basically, the SLT doesn't work, we can never find 3 bright stars that it recognises.<br />It is a kids toy product, buy something else!
  • Pros: Compact, Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Difficult To Focus, Unstable
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Overall 10
10

High value telescope from Celestron

cgm13b, Ebay
8 April 2010
  • Summary: Very nice optics for price & outstanding control system very adaptable to PC control. Use the built in control system for basic operations or very advanced function with PC software available from Celestron and other sources. Celestron has a very large and active user base where any and all questions will be answered and many suggestions for viewing improvements, techniques and additional accessories.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0

NexStar 102

deepone8064, opticsplanet.com
8 February 2009
  • Summary: This is a really easy scope to use, But buy re-chargeable battiers, and save money. scope works great with land and sea objects, even so much as to say a 4 mm lens, only wish it came with a 40 mm lens.read up on the stars first, and remember it takes time to see the really cool stuff.
  • Pros: Easy to use, Good starter Kit
  • Cons: Eats Battiers really fast
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Overall 8
8.0

Easily transportable goto

vapecationvapor, Ebay
14 December 2008
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Performance 6
6.0
Ease of setup 10
10

Decent

andrusian, opticsplanet.com
25 July 2007
  • Summary: An overall decent telescope with a nice computerized database of sky objects for your convenience. However, it's very difficult to align correctly, often moving 330 degrees to the right to reach an object that would be 30 degrees to the left, and often pointing in the wrong direction than the desired object. A major flaw is it's lack of power adapter at shipping, requiring the use of eight AA batteries, which burn out after about 45 minutes.
  • Pros: Copmuterized, good all-around for starters, sturdy design
  • Cons: Doesn't come with power cable, near impossible to operate without power, motor breaks easily, hard to align
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Overall 4
4.0

Second Generation NexStar-Needs Next Generation Power [Updated 5/30/07]

Pirich, epinions.com
1 April 2007
  • Summary: The idea is nice, but the product only works so well. Spend your money another way.
  • Pros: Compact, Light Weight, Good Optical Performance
  • Cons: Power sensitivity, Slow Slewing Speed, Poor Finder, Seems Expensive
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