Celestron Astro FI 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Wifi Telescope utilizes an integrated antenna to emit a local Wi-Fi signal so you can control the mount via direct wireless connection with Android and iOS smartphones and tablets running the free SkyPortal app. Optically, the scope design is similar to the more common Schmidt configuration, but this Maksutov variation exchanges the front corrector plate with a convex meniscus lens, which eliminates the need for periodic collimation. Additionally, the nature of the lens requires a smaller secondary mirror that limits obstruction and increases contrast. This optical path results in a slower focal ratio and narrower field of view versus a similar Schmidt-Cassegrain, but the optical benefits makes this an ideal scope for Lunar and planetary observation, with the resolution required for splitting binary stars and separating star clusters. This complete observation rig includes the optical tube assembly, a motorized mount controlled by the app, an aluminum tripod, two eyepieces, a 90° diagonal, and a red-dot finder.
The OTA is mounted on a single-arm motorized alt-az mount. Guiding the mount is the SkyPortal app. It is packed with over 120,000 objects it is designed to help users set up quickly and start observing faster. The app offers multiple alignment procedures, it can automatically find objects in the night sky, and offers guided tours of the most interesting objects overhead on any given night with select audio commentary including histories, mythologies, and NASA images. The mount runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries, and the entire rig assembles and breaks down without the need for tools so you spend less time setting up and more time observing.
Features: Celestron Astro FI 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Wifi Telescope
Fully featured telescope that can be controlled with your smart phone or tablet using the free Celestron SkyPortal app Celestron’s SkyPortal app replaces the traditional telescope hand control for a 100% wireless experience, just hold your smart device up to the night sky
Automatically slews to the object, while the screen displays information about it
Creates its own wireless connection, so it can communicate with your device even in remote locations where WiFi or cellular networks aren’t available
Center any three bright objects in the eyepiece, and your telescope calculates its position
You can even generate a Sky Tour of all the best celestial objects to view based on your exact time and location.
Accessory tray holds 2 x 1.25” eyepieces, miscellaneous accessories, including a rubber-lined area for a smart phone or small tablet
Fully coated glass optics provides outstanding views the Moon and planets, as well as bright deep space objects beyond our Solar System
Specifications: Celestron Astro FI 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Wifi Telescope
Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture: 102 mm (4.02 in)
Focal Length: 1325 mm (52.17 in)
Focal Ratio: 13
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 53x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm): 10 mm (0.39 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 132x
Star Diagonal: 1.25"
Mount Type: Single Fork Arm Computerized Altazimuth
Accessory Tray: Includes rubberized smartphone or tablet holder