Celestron Inspire 100AZ Refractor Telescope

Celestron Inspire 100AZ Refractor Telescope

Celestron Inspire 100AZ Refractor Telescope

The Celestron Inspire 100AZ Refractor Telescope is the ultimate telescope for the novice to intermediate astronomer, and has the easiest setup of any entry level scope. Comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), erect image star diagonal, a red LED flashlight, StarPointer Pro red dot finderscope, and an integrated smartphone adapter.

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Product details

Bar Code:  050234224031
Part Number:  22403-CGL
Brand:  Celestron
Skill Level  Beginner
Aperture  100 mm
Mount Type  Manual Alt-Azimuth
Focal Length  660 mm
Technologies  S.N. Basic Edition
Optical Design  Refractor
Warranty  2 Years

 

The Celestron Inspire 100AZ is a portable short refractor telescope that is ideal for viewing the sky and the ground. The Inspire 100AZ has the biggest aperture of the Inspire family of telescopes, and its short tube provides a wider field of view ideal for viewing the planets, moon, star clusters, and brighter deep-sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy at night. The optical tube is also perfect for use as a spotting scope during the day thanks to the erect image star diagonal.

The telescope is simple to set up, and you can start observing right away.  You can put together the telescope and its accessories in a matter of minutes, even if it's your first time. The telescope's height can be adjusted, and its tripod legs allow you to set it down on elevated surfaces like a picnic table. The complete telescope equipment is ideal for carrying along on your travels in life or for last-minute viewing sessions.

Manual telescope with Alt-azimuth
Use a panning handle to fly through the skies. Alt-Az clutch control for precise and fluid aiming. Track the thing in the eyepiece by moving the clutch up, down, and left, right.

Accessories Included
The StarPointer Pro red dot finderscope, StarPointer Pro eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), 90° erect image diagonal, integrated smartphone adapter, and red LED flashlight are all included with the Inspire 100AZ.
Different magnifications are available to view your target object through the two eyepieces.
Although it can also be utilised for astronomical objects, the erect image diagonal enables right-side-up viewing, which is perfect for terrestrial things.
You can rapidly centre an item in your eyepiece with the StarPointer Pro red dot finderscope for simpler observation.
Use the red LED flashlight included in your accessory tray to illuminate the area.
Red light may be quickly provided where it is most needed by removing the flashlight from the mount.

Smartphone Adapter - Use this smartphone adapter to take pictures of astronomical or terrestrial objects! This accessory enables you to connect any smartphone to any telescope eyepiece with an outer diameter of 45mm or less thanks to its lightweight, robust chassis.  Your phone can take stunning pictures of the Moon, planets, and terrestrial targets like birds and wildlife thanks to the eyepiece's added magnification. Installing this smartphone adapter is simple because it clamps over an eyepiece. Bungee cords that firmly lock your phone in place are used to hold the smartphone in place. Most smartphones can be used with their cases on, but some cases that are very large and/or bulky (such folio style cases) may need to be removed in order for the phone to fit in the adapter.

Starry Night Software
Learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to organise your next observing session by downloading Celestron's Starry Night Software. The best astronomy software package available today, Celestron Starry Night Software, offers tools and information for viewing our solar system and beyond.

Features
100mm short refractor telescope with a lightweight frame and fully coated glass optics.
Quick and easy, no-tool setup.
Accessories include: two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), erect image star diagonal, a red LED flashlight, StarPointer Pro red dot finderscope, and an integrated smartphone adapter.
Panning handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing.
Adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray.

Technical Specifications Optical Tube:    
Optical Design:    Refractor
Aperture:    100mm (3.94")
Focal Length:    660mm (25.98")
Focal Ratio:    f/6.5
Optical Coatings:    Fully Coated glass optics
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:    20mm (1.25")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1:    33x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2:    10mm (1.25")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2:    66x
Star Diagonal:    Erect image 90° (1.25")
Finderscope:    StarPointer Pro red dot finderscope
Other Accessories:    SkyPortal App
Resolution (Rayleigh):    1.37 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes):    1.14 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power:    212x the unaided eye
Highest Useful Magnification:    241x
Lowest Useful Magnification:    15x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:    12.5

Technical Specifications Mount:    
Tripod:    Steel, 1.25" diameter, 47" max height
Included Items:    Optical tube
Mount with tripod and folding accessory tray connected
Red LED flashlight
90° erect image diagonal
20mm and 10mm Kellner eyepieces
StarPointer Pro red dot finderscope
Free download of SkyPortal
Software:    Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software and SkyPortal App
Solar Warning    
Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it
Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.

Average Rating (3 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Excellent choice for novice stargazers
05 July 2020  | 

Easy to set up. Feels solidly built. Now just need some clear nights.

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A Celestron Hustle
13 January 2018  | 

I bought this telescope a month ago.
It's best for viewing the moon - and that's about it. Basically paid nigh on 300(!!) for an accessory tray, night vision light and smart phone adaptor. Sky At Night magazine (who might know a little bit about astronomy) rated the Celestron 100AZ. The optics got one of the lowest ratings - kind of fundamental really, wouldn't you say? Be prepared to buy expensive eyepieces and getting on your knees and praying for near perfect conditions to see anything with this particular scope. ask yourself, is it a gift for.someone who may change hobbies quickly (I.e. A child) then fine, go ahead. However, if you want to see planetary details, avoid. Some sites describe it as a beginner to intermediate telescope. I'd say it is very much so.for a beginner telescope. For a little more.cash you can get a scope with 'go to' capabilities and more aperture!!

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Rating:  
Well worth the price.
06 November 2017  | 

Easy and effective to use. Will give hours of pleasure. Well worth the money.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Boxed Dimensions (LxWxH cm): 89.21 / 41.59 / 23.81 / - Weight (g) Boxed/Un-Boxed: 10047.06 / 6045
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