This instrument is a very nice, extremely well made beginner's telescope. The high quality of the optical elements employed offers an unusually sharp, high-contrast image for this class of telescope. The permanently mounted red dot finder allows you to quickly and easily find object you wish to observe. The 1.25" rack and pinion focuser lets you smoothly adjust the focus. The telescope is ideal for the natural watching and terrestrial observing as well as for astronomical applications such as lunar and planetary observing. The OTA fixes onto the mount using the usual dovetail rail. The instrument can be completely assembled within a few minutes, without any specialist knowledge and without needing any tools.
The AC 102/660 refractor, with its relatively large aperture and short focal length, is ideal for a view of big sky areas at low magnification. Wide-stretched objects, such as open star clusters, the Orion nebula and the Andromeda galaxy can be surveyed. It’s also great for hunting comets. During certain phases of activity these can be as large as the full Moon or even bigger, and can be easily observed with this refractor.
Thanks to the short focal length this refractor telescope is compact and the eyepiece is set relatively high.
The Celestron AZ mount:
This altazimuth mount is sufficient for telescopes of up to 3kg total weight. A handle is used to move the mount by hand and align and fix it on any object. The height-adjustable, completely preassembled tripod has tubular 1.25" diameter steel legs and provides a stable and vibration-free platform for mount and telescope. You can keep all your important accessories on the tray provided and so always have them close at hand.
Included with the mount:
- AZ altazimuth mount
- adjustable tubular steel tripod
- accessory tray
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We provide extra help:
- We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
- We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
- Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.