Get ready to be inspired! Celestron's new Inspire telescopes were built with beginners in mind, so you can enjoy exploring the cosmos and capturing your own astroimages from the very first night.
Simple setup with multipurpose accessories
The first thing you'll notice about Inspire is its unique, elegant design. Reengineered from the ground up to be beginner- and family-friendly, Inspire comes together in just a couple of minutes. The full-height steel tripod includes a built-in accessory tray, so you never lose it or any of the telescope's smaller pieces. Extend the tripod and slide the tube on with the simple dovetail attachment and you are ready to observe! The best telescope is the one you'll use most often--and thanks to this simple setup, you'll find yourself reaching for Inspire again and again.
Celestron's design team built Inspire to multitask, reducing the need to buy extra accessories. The red LED light that illuminates your accessory tray in the dark detaches from the telescope so you can use it as a flashlight. Even more clever, the lens cap features elastic bands that securely hold almost any smartphone. Slide your phone under the elastic bands and snap the lens cap over any 1.25" eyepiece. Now, you're ready to quickly capture instant astrophotos of the Moon, planets, and other celestial objects! You won't find this design anywhere else; it's patent-pending and exclusive to Celestron.
High quality bonus items
Celestron has added its innovative StarPointer Pro finderscope to the Inspire telescope. This finderscope features a large, non-magnifying viewing window with concentric circle reticles. Unlike red dots, which can obscure your target, the reticle helps you center your star like a bullseye, making navigating the night sky faster and easier. StarPointer Pro is sold separately for $50, but it's included with your Inspire.
You'll also receive 90 days of free access to SLOOH.com, one of the best destinations online for astronomy lovers. With your astronomer access, you'll be able to control professional grade telescopes around the world from your home computer and join live streams of popular celestial events. It's a $75 value all on its own, and a great way to really immerse yourself in the hobby of astronomy.
100mm refractor optical design
Of course, the most important part of any telescope is the optical tube. The Inspire 100AZ features the largest optical tube in the series, a 100mm refractor, with enough light gathering ability to view all the best celestial objects in our Solar System and beyond. Take a moonwalk and explore craters on our nearest neighbor, experience Saturn's rings or Jupiter's four brightest moons. You can even view fainter deep sky objects with this compact, lightweight telescope. Since it's a refractor, you can also use this telescope and the smartphone adapter to view and capture images of wildlife, birds, and landscapes during the day.
Discover your passion for astronomy with Inspire, the most innovative entry-level telescope in the Universe!
100mm telescope tube, mount with tripod and folding accessory tray connected, removable red LED flashlight, 90 degree erect image diagonal, 20mm & 10mm Kellner eyepieces, StarPointer Pro finderscope, SLOOH membership
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