Excerpt: good starting refractor microscope. don't use up your batteries, buy the battery pack. it doesn't use up much power. i think the hard part is calibrating the scope with the telescope and understanding the alignment process. also get the 2x barlow for better star and planet viewing.
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.
Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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.
Pros: Accurate, Compact, Good value, Lightweight, Strong Construction, Very good front lens
Great Refractor Scope for Grab and Go at Home or Travel
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.
Excerpt: SLT handpiece light flickers on and off after a while, making a torch neccessary for using it.View is very limited with supllied eyepieces.Unstable. Hard to focus due to instability.Basically, the SLT doesn't work, we can never find 3 bright stars that it recognises.It is a kids toy product, buy...
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.
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.