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  • High quality 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Fully computerized Altazimuth altazimuth mount
  • StarPointer™ red-dot finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick, no-tool set up
  • Sturdy, stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included
  • Perfect for terrestrial and celestial observing
  • BONUS Starry Night Special Edition Astronomy Software download with a 36,000-object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images including 3D renderings of stars, exoplanets, and galaxies


Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain

Aperture 102mm (4.04")

Focal Length 1325mm (52.16")

Focal Ratio f/12

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm (.98")

Magnification of Eyepiece 1 53x

Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 9mm (.35")

Magnification of Eyepiece 2 147x

Finderscope StarPointer™ red dot finderscope

Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal

Optical Tube Aluminum

Highest Useful Magnification 241x

Lowest Useful Magnification 15x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.5

Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.37 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes) 1.14 arc seconds

Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 212x

Secondary Mirror Obstruction 35mm (1.37")

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34%

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 12%

Optical Coatings Fully-coated

Optical Tube Length 381mm (15")

Optical Tube Diameter 116.84mm (4.6")

Optical Tube Weight 6 lbs (2.7kg)

Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar


Mount Type Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm

Instrument load capacity 8 lbs (3.6 kg)

Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 762mm - 1270mm (30" - 50")

Tripod Leg Diameter 31.75mm (1.25") steel

Mount Head Weight 5 lbs (2.3kg)

Accessory Tray Yes

Tripod Weight 5 lbs (2.3kg)

Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds

Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South


Dovetail Compatibility CG-5 saddle plate

Number of Auxiliary ports 1x Aux port | 1x hand control port (hand control can use either port)

Autoguide port No

USB Port Yes, Input on hand control

Power Requirements 12 VDC - 8xAA Batteries (not included)

Motor Drive Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm

Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align

Periodic Error Correction No

Computerized Hand Control Yes

NexStar+ Database Over 40,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects

Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software | SkyPortal App

Total Kit Weight 16 lbs (7.3 kg)

Included Items Optical Tube | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| NexStar+ Hand Control | 25mm & 9mm eyepiece | StarPointer™ red dot finderscope | Star Diagonal



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