Meade StarNavigator NG 102 Refractor

Versatile computerised telescope for newcomers to visual astronomy.

  • Aperture: 102mm (4-inch)
  • Focal ratio: f/6.5 (Focal Length: 660mm)
  • Computerised, GoTo single-arm mount
  • AudioStar handbox with speech
  • Database with over 30,000 objects
  • Removable optical tube assembly (OTA)
  • Vixen-style dovetail receiver
  • Aluminium tripod with accessory tray
  • Two 1.25" MA Eyepieces (9mm & 26mm)
  • UK warranty
Meade StarNavigator NG 102 Refractor
  • Product code: 218002
  • Availability: In stock
  • Despatch: 2 business days
  • Retail Price: £ 445.00
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Description

The StarNavigator NG 102mm features a 102mm aperture with 660mm (F/6.5) Focal Length. The accessories include: (2) MA eyepieces (9mm & 26mm, providing 73x and 25x magnifications respectively) for high and low magnifications, bubble/level compass, and red-dot viewfinder to help easily locate objects in the night sky.

This telescope incorporates a sturdy tripod and single-arm mount featuring a vixen-style dovetail receiver. The vixen-style dovetail receiver allows for effortless removal of the optical tube assembly (OTA) and provides versatility for the option to attach an array of OTAs. Also featured with this mount is Meade’s AudioStar computer controller.

With AudioStar’s 30,000 object-database and over 4 hours of audio presentations built-in the electronics, you can spend countless hours to learn about the objects you’re viewing. Approximate assembled weight: 6 kg (14 lbs).


U.K. WARRANTY

BEGINNER

PORTABLE

COMPUTERISED

ASTRONOMY
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StarNavigator NG series

Throughout the years, the StarNavigator Series has provided space admirers and amateur astronomers computerised, GoTo telescopes at a great price. The StarNavigator NG (Next Generation) Series takes this to the next level. This series features different apertures and models, including: 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain, 102mm refractor, and 130mm reflector. Each model is powered by (8) AA batteries (user-supplied) or an external power supply.

Whether it’s a campout with friends or a family excursion to the outdoors, the StarNavigator NG is the ultimate scope making stargazing fun, effective, and straightforward. With its solid structure as well as a variety of apertures, the value and standard of the StarNavigator NG makes this a great choice for any amateur or immediate user alike.

Left to right: StarNavigator NG 102, StarNavigator NG 125 and StarNavigator NG 130.

AudioStar handbox controller

The AudioStar computer controller with speaker helps you quickly find and GoTo over 30,000 objects in the night sky. With the AudioStar Controller plugged into your Meade telescope the astronomical universe is in the palm of your hand. Never before has such powerful telescope technology been so easy to operate, even by the most casual observer. Coiled cord and instructions included.

View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, comets and more-all at the push of a button. Don't know what you want to view this evening? Then go to the Tonight's Best™ tour in your AudioStar. It automatically selects the best objects in the sky for that particular time and location.

The Meade AudioStar handbox controller features audio files and an internal speaker. This amazing computerised celestial object locating system plugs into the telescope's handbox port allowing a quick telescope alignment.

Once aligned with the sky the AudioStar is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. In addition to GOTO and tracking capability the AudioStar permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple Guided Tours, digital positional readouts, a database of up to 200 user-defined objects, 9-Speed dual-axis movement, the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord, and much more.


AudioStar features

The AudioStar controller provides all of the telescope control functions of the previous AutoStar handboxes but adds unique Astronomer Inside digital audio software and a speaker built into the AudioStar body that can provide you with more than four hours of fascinating and professionally-recorded audio descriptions of the objects you are observing. With Astronomer Inside technology, everyone around your telescope can listen and learn about more than 500 of the celestial objects contained in the AudioStar database, including planets, nebulas, star clusters, the Moon, and much more. Astronomer Inside puts the experience and astronomical knowledge of a professional astronomer in the palm of your hand.

Included in the AudioStar’s database are all of the following 30,000+ astronomical objects and stars – a range of objects certain to keep even the most active amateur astronomer growing in his or her studies of the skies for years:

  • the complete Index Catalog (IC), containing 5,386 galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters of all types;
  • the complete New General Catalog (NGC), containing 7,840 galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters of all types;
  • the complete Messier catalog of 110 Messier (M) objects, the best-known catalog of heavenly showpieces for the amateur astronomer;
  • the 109 objects of the Caldwell Catalog, a new listing of the best objects for small telescopes that expands the Messier catalog;
  • 16,800 stars from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) catalog, including double stars, variable stars, and other stars of special note;
  • 50 Earth-orbiting satellites, 26 asteroids (including all of the brightest asteroids), 15 periodic comets, and the 8 major planets from Mercury to Pluto.

Carries full one year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments Corp.

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Meade StarNavigator NG 102 Refractor
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code (SKU) 218002
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942997934
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments USA
Series StarNavigator NG telescopes
Experience Level Beginner
Clear Aperture 102mm
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) Removable, allowing the user to take the scope off the fork mount for customization
Focal Length 660mm
Focal Ratio f/6.5
Viewfinder Red Dot with slip fit bracket
Eyepiece(s) Two (2) MA Eyepieces (26mm & 9mm), 1.25"
Focuser Mechanism 1.25" Rack and Pinion
Diagonal 90 degree erect-prism, 1.25"
Dovetail Vixen-Style
Dew Shield Yes
Mount Type Computerised, GoTo Single-Arm Mount with 12V DC Servo Drive
Power Requirements • Eight (8) AA batteries (user supplied);
• Power supply 12 Volt DC, 2 Amp (user supplied);
Hand Controller AudioStar™
Object Database 30,000 objects
Time Chip Yes
Tripod Full size Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Software Planetarium software on DVD for Microsoft Windows 10
Assembled Product Weight 6.35 kg (14 lbs)
Assembled Product Dimensions 61cm x 61cm x 140cm (24" x 24" x 55")
Transit Weight & Dimensions 11kg; 106cm x 41cm x 23cm
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