Reviews and Problems with Celestron NexStar 102 SLT
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What a great buy
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
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
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. The optics are super for the price it can't be beat.
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!
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.
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.
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