Celestron 22403 Inspire 100AZ Refractor Smartphone Adapter Built-In Refracting Telescope - Blue
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It is possible to access these images by selecting “Save Images & Logs” from the Menu icon at the bottom left of the main screen before using StarSense Explorer. The app will then save the images it captures and they can be accessed later. We have provided access to the images so that they can be used for troubleshooting purposes. If you are having problems finding astronomical objects in the night sky using StarSense Explorer, these image and log files can help the Celestron Tech Support Team diagnose the issue. We recommend turning on “Save Images & Logs” only if you are having problems with StarSense Explorer and need to troubleshoot. Otherwise, the images will fill up the memory storage on your smartphone. To retrieve the image and log files, follow the steps below.
Advanced Camera Settings allow you to manually adjust camera settings like exposure time, focus, and gain. By default, this option is off, and should not normally be used. The only reason to turn the Advanced Camera Settings on and use them is if your Android smartphone is having trouble consistently sensing stars under favorable conditions. In this case, manually adjusting the camera settings may help you get better results, especially if you are using an older Android smartphone.The question is...whilst I know we should get some pretty lovely views of the moon...does anyone have any idea if there's anything else we may spot? Includes 1 free year of the “SLOOH Astronomer” subscription. Remotely reserve, control, and image through professional grade telescopes, access to livestream SLOOH shows, and many other features With the Inspire 100AZ, it’s easy to see Saturn’s rings, the Cassini Division inside them, and a few cloud bands on the planet itself, though they aren’t very colorful and just look like symmetrical stripes. A few of Saturn’s moons can also be seen, with Titan being the brightest among them. Rhea, Tethys, and Dione are easy to spot; Enceladus and Iapetus are tougher.
The Celestron 100 mm Inspire features a lens cap with a completely integrated smartphone adapter, ideal for amateur astro-imagers. The mount's asymmetrical design simultaneously provides extraordinary support and light weight. Erect image optics supplies a fully correct image for effortless daytime, nighttime, terrestrial or astronomical viewing. 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. One of the standout features of this telescope is its ease of use; you can assemble it in a matter of minutes and do not require any difficult tools to do so. In addition, the tripod legs are fully adjustable so you can alter the high of the telescope or even place it on a raised surface. This makes it great for impromptu observation sessions which come by more than you expect!The finder included with the Inspire 100AZ is Celestron’s “StarPointer Pro” red dot finder. The StarPointer Pro, advertised as an improvement over Celestron’s standard “StarPointer” (itself a generic red dot finder like the kind sold with many beginner telescopes), is basically a failed attempt to copy the Telrad. It has two circles instead of a dot in the middle, both of which are exceedingly wide. It is somewhat hard to actually center anything in the finder, or align it precisely, or keep it aligned with the telescope particularly well. But for a telescope like the Inspire 100AZ, which has a short focal length and a wide field of view as a result, it works well enough to get most targets in the field of view. But if you’re hunting for faint fuzzies that you might not recognize at first glance, we might recommend replacing the StarPointer. The Zhumell Z100 and Sky-Watcher Heritage 100P technically have slightly less light-gathering ability than the Inspire 100AZ, but don’t suffer from chromatic aberration and are much easier to aim. The shorter focal length and resultingly wider field of view helps, too.
The stylish StarPointer Pro red dot finder projects a reticule onto the view, making it easy to align with Solar System objects or bright stars.The light intensity is adjustable and alignment with the main telescope is easy using two thumbscrews to adjust its mounting platform. Doublet Lens All in all i cant find a bad thing about it. It seems ideal for a kid of 8. The Kellner eyepieces may not be the greatest in the world (it takes time to find out what works best for you) but they will do for now and work very well. As Doug said above, a 32-40mm Plossl eyepiece (1.25") will be a good addition and it will allow a wider view and make it easier to find your way around.
Celestron Inspire 100AZ Refractor Telescope
There’s also a small red flashlight included with the Inspire telescopes, which mounts to the center of the hub of the tripod below the mount head and can be detached from the mount with the turn of a knob. It’s a little too bright to use as a plain flashlight at night, but the diffuser built into the tripod makes it into a really great tray light to softly illuminate your accessories without completely ruining your night vision. A Rigel Quikfinder is essentially just a superior version of the StarPointer Pro and attaches to the tube with adhesive tape, so you could use it in conjunction with a 9×50 finder if you wish. A Telrad is unfortunately too large to really fit on the Inspire 100AZ. What can you see with Celestron Inspire 100AZ? Celestron provide a comprehensive set of accessories to use with this scope. The following come included in the box: