Celestron Inspire 100AZ Refractor Telescope


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The Inspire 100AZ is the ultimate telescope for the novice to intermediate astronomer. It features the largest aperture in the Inspire family line, and its short tube offers a wider field of view perfectly suited for larger, fainter deep sky objects. It offers easier transport and storage, and is packed with features never seen before on entry level telescopes. The Inspire features fully coated glass optics, a solid altazimuth mount with a unique asymmetrical design, a sturdy steel tripod with integrated fold-up accessory tray, an integrated smartphone adapter, built-in red LED flashlight, large projected reticle finderscope, erect image optics, and a focus micrometer for easily returning to the same focus point.To set-up you simply pop open the tripod legs, turn the lock knob on the accessory tray, and attach the telescope tube to the base using the quick release dovetail mount. You are now ready to go.The lens cap has an integrated smartphone adapter built into it. You place your smartphone against the rubberised friction surface on the outside of the cap so your camera is viewing through the imaging port. Secure the smartphone using the two adjustable bungee cords. The inside of the lens cap has a fitting that secures to your eyepiece using two set screws. You are now ready to take high power images through the telescope.The mount has a red LED flashlight built-in which you turn on to illuminate your accessory tray with a soft red glow. The flashlight can easily be removed from the mount to provide red light where you need it most.The focus micrometer is a numbered scale that indicates the focuser’s position. It allows quick return to a specific focus point for specific targets such as a bird nest, infinity focus, etc.SpecificationsOptical Design: RefractorAperture: 100mmFocal Length: 660mmFocal Ratio: f/6.5Optical Coating: Fully coated glass opticsEyepiece/Magnification: 20mm Kellner (1.25″) / 33x, 10mm Kellner (1.25″) / 66xStar Diagonal: Erect image 90 degree (1.25″)Finderscope: StarPointer ProOther Accessories: SkyPortal appResolution: Rayleigh: 1.37 arc seconds / Dawes Limit: 1.14 arc secondsLight Gathering Power: 212x the unaided eyeHighest Useful Magnification: 241xLowest Useful Magnification: 15xLimiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.5Tripod: Steel, 1.25″ diameter, 47″ max heightIncluded Items: 100mm telescope tube, mount with tripod and folding accessory tray connected, red LED flashlight, 90 degree erect image diagonal, 20mm & 10mm Kellner eyepieces, StarPointer Pro finderscope, Free download of SkyPortal