CELESTRON INSPIRE 100AZ REFRACTOR TELESCOPE
Special offer - The ultimate telescope for the novice to intermediate astronomer, the Inspire 100AZ 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. Packed with features never seen before on entry level telescopes, 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.
BBC Sky at Night magazine awarded this model 4.5 stars
Award Winning Telescope
BBC Sky at Night magazine awarded the 100AZ 4.5 stars in their review, they said " The ease with which this scope can be set up is a real bonus for beginners wanting to start observing asap"
Simple fast setup
The Inspire has the easiest setup of any telescope in its class. 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 observe!
Astrophotography with your smartphone
The lens cap has an integrated smartphone adapter built into it. Place your smartphone against the rubberized 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. Voila! You are now ready to take high power images through the telescope.
Built in red LED illumination
The mount has a red LED flashlight built-in. Turn the flashlight 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.
Precise focusing micrometer
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.
100mm telescope tube
Mount with tripod and folding accessory tray
Red LED flashlight
90 degree erect image diagonal
20mm & 10mm Kellner eyepieces
StarPointer Pro finderscope
Free download of SkyPortal
Optical Design Refractor
Focal Length 660mm
Focal Ratio f/6.5
Optical Coatings Fully coated glass optics
20mm Kellner (1.25”) / 33x
10mm Kellner (1.25”) / 66x
Star Diagonal Erect image 90 degree (1.25”)
Finderscope StarPointer Pro
Other Accessories SkyPortal app
Resolution Rayleigh: 1.37 arc seconds / Dawes Limit: 1.14 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 212x the unaided eye
Highest Useful Magnification 241x
Lowest Useful Magnification 15x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.5
Tripod Steel, 1.25” diameter, 47” max height
Delivery Weight Package