The Inspire 100 is a short refractor telescope perfect for terrestrial and celestial viewing on the go. The Inspire 100AZ features the largest aperture in the Inspire family line and its short tube offers a wider field of view perfectly suited for viewing the planets, moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy at night and with the erect image star diagonal makes the optical tube ideal for using as a spotting scope during the day.
Setting up the telescope is a breeze and will have you observing in no time. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. The adjustable tripod legs allow you to customize the telescope’s height or place it on raised surfaces like a picnic table. The total telescope kit is perfect for impromptu observing sessions or transporting wherever life’s adventures take you.
Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope
Navigate the sky with a panning handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track your object in the eyepiece.
The Inspire 100 comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), a 90° erect image diagonal, an integrated smartphone adapter, StarPointer™ Pro red dot finderscope, and a red LED flashlight. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications to view your intended object. The erect image diagonal allows for right-side-up viewing ideal for terrestrial subjects but can also be used for celestial objects. The StarPointer™ Pro red dot finderscope will help you quickly center an object in your eyepiece for easier observing. Illuminate your accessory tray with the built-in red LED flashlight. The flashlight can easily be removed from the mount to provide red light where you need it most.
Smartphone Adapter – Image celestial or terrestrial objects with this smartphone adapter! With its light, rigid frame, this accessory allows you to connect any smartphone to any telescope eyepiece with an outside diameter of 45mm or smaller. The additional magnification provided by the eyepiece allows your phone to capture great images of the Moon, planets, and terrestrial targets like birds and wildlife. This smartphone adapter installs easily by clamping over the top of an eyepiece. The smartphone is held in position with the help of bungee cords that securely lock your phone in place. While the vast majority of smartphones can be used with the case on, some very large and/or bulky phone cases (such as folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adapter.
Starry Night Software
Download Celestron’s Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our solar system and beyond
Optical Tube Info:
- Optical Design: Refractor
- Aperture: 100mm (3.94″)
- Focal Length: 660mm (25.98″)
- Focal Ratio: f/6.5
- Optical Coatings: Fully Coated glass optics
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20mm (1.25″)
- Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 33x
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10mm (1.25″)
- Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 66x
- Star Diagonal: Erect image 90° (1.25″)
- Finderscope: StarPointer™ Pro red dot finderscope
- Other Accessories: SkyPortal App
- Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.37 arc seconds
- Resolution (Dawes): 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
- Optical tube
- Mount with tripod and folding accessory tray connected
- Red LED flashlight
- 90° erect image diagonal
- 20mm and 10mm Kellner eyepieces
- StarPointer™ Pro red dot finderscope
- Free download of SkyPortal
- Software: Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software and SkyPortal App
Resources and Videos
- Inspire Manual
- Solar Safety Warning
- How to Align a Red Dot Finder to Your Telescope Video
- How to Determine Which Eyepieces to Use with Your Telescope
- Astronomy Basics
- Telescope Basics
- Telescope Maintenance
- Celestial Observing
- Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
- Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
- Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.