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Celestron NexStar 127 SLT, (5") Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Motorized Altazimuth Mount & 4,000+ Object Database

SKU: CNN127SLT MFR: 22097
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About the Celestron NexStar 127 SLT

Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NexStar SLT refractors, reflectors, and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features. With preassembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods, and quick release fork arms and tubes, NexStar SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools required! You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more! Most NexStar SLT's can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.

Intelligent Design
Powered by 8 AA (user supplied) batteries or an optional AC adapter (#18778) these NexStar GoTo's love to travel. The internal battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance while eliminating cord wrap issues associated with external battery packs.

With the NexStar's ergonomically designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation. With a touch of a button you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object, or simply know if a desired object is visible in the sky.

Celestron's Revolutionary SkyAlign
Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign (patent pending), simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky. You do not need to know the names of the stars you can even pick the Moon or bright planets!

Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Includes

  • Stainless Tripod
  • 25mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • 9mm Eyepiece
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • Computerized Altazimuth Mount
  • Hand Controller
  • The Sky CD-ROM Software for Windows
  • NexStar Observers List CD-ROM
  • 2 Year Warranty

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Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Features

  • High quality 127 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Fully computerized Altazimuth mount
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up
  • Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included
  • Good for terrestrial and celestial observing
  • TheSkyX First Light Edition astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
  • Computerized Mount FeaturesProven NexStar computer control technology
  • Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory
  • Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer (with optional RS-232 cable)
  • Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer

Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Specifications

Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm) 127 mm (5 in)
Focal Length 1500 mm (59 in)
Focal Ratio 12
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 60 x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 9 mm (0.35 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 167 x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal 1.25
Mount Type Motorized Altazimuth
Accessory Tray No Tool, Quick release
Tripod Steel
Highest Useful Magnification 300 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 18 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.1 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.91 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 329 x
Apparent Field of View .83 Degree
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 44 ft (13 m)
Optical Coatings Fully-Coated
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Computer Hand Control Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Database 4,000 Object Database
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
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