Celestron Inspire 100mm AZ Refractor Telescope
The most powerful telescope in the Inspire range - perfect for easy viewing day or night, just pop the tripod legs open, turn the lock knob and you’re ready to go. With a fully integrated smartphone adapter built-in, perfect for photography.
The Inspire 100AZ is the ultimate telescope for the novice to intermediate land viewer and astronomer alike. It offers easier transport and storage, and is 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.
Awards and Reviews
Annual award from Sky & Telescope Magazine
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!
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.
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.
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.
Recommended Usage – General Purpose*2 Year factory warranty covered by Celestron*
|Optical Coating||Fully coated glass optics|
|Eyepiece(s) / Magnification||20mm Kellner (1.25”) / 33x
10mm Kellner (1.25”) / 66x
|Star Diagonal||Erect image 90 degree (1.25”)|
|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|
Included Items: 100mm telescope tube, mount with tripod and folding accessory tray connected, red LED flashlight, 90 degree erect image diagonal, 20mm & 10mm Kellner eyepieces, StarPointer Pro finderscope, Free download of SkyPortal
I love it. The images are great and the instructions are good. Still learning some details