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Celestron NexStar 102 SLT ?

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#1 Dakota1

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 11:33 PM

Does any here have one of these scopes or used one? I was going to get an EXT 125 but after talking to a lot of people that have it were not real happy with it was not good with DSOs observing. That's one thing I want to have is a good little scope that can do almost anything with GO-TO. After reading a lot about scope I will be

getting an Celestron   NexStar 102SLT. AT my age (79) and a few medical problems I can handle this on with no problem. I still have a few eyepieces form all my older scopes and at one time I had quite a few sold a lot of them. I think this scope is right up my alley

I am looking for feedback on this scope and performance  All feedback will be appreciated.

 

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#2 SeattleScott

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 12:05 AM

The Nexstar is a top notch GoTo system.

Have used a few 4” refractors (currently have to many) but haven’t used this particular model.

Scott

#3 oshimitsu

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 12:13 AM

I had almost exclusively purchased equipment from Celestron for a long time. I will never purchase another Celestron mount in my life. My avx mount has been sent back 3 times and my CGX was replaced within the first week and has been sent back twice since receiving the new one.


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#4 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:18 PM

Bill:

 

I have owned a number of SLT and GT mounts.  They are decent as entry level mounts go but pretty clunky I think.  And the 102 SLT is capable of view fields of view but it is pretty clunky as well.  

 

I really think the Nexstar 5 SE or the Nexstar 6SE would be a good fit for your needs.

 

JOn




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