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Celestron NexStar 130 SLT, 130mm (5.1") diameter Newtonian Reflector Telescope with Motorized Altazimuth Mount & 4,000+ Object Database

SKU: CNN130SLT MFR: 31145
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About the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT

The popularity of Celestron's NexStar 114 models inspired us to go bigger! Celestron is proud to introduce NexStar 130 SLT. The NexStar 130 SLT has 30% more light-gathering power than our 114mm telescope. And the 114 SLT, like the other models in the SLT Series, comes with a fully computerized hand control. The computerized hand control gives you the ability to automatically slew to any of its 4,000+ objects, including over 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars. With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 114 SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. The SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED makes aligning a breeze.

View the details of the lunar surface, the rings of Saturn, the polar ice caps on Mars, the cloud belts on Jupiter or a number of the Messier objects such as the globular cluster in Hercules (M13), or the Great Nebula in Orion (M42). Begin to explore some of the fainter Messier objects using the additional light-gathering capabilities of the 130 SLT's 5" primary mirror. Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.

SkyAlign
With Celestron's revolutionary new alignment technology, setting up and using a computerized telescope is faster and easier than ever before!

Point the telescope at three bright objects in the sky and the telescope tells YOU what the objects are. You do not need to know the names of the stars - you can even pick the moon or bright planets! SkyAlign is the easiest method to align a computerized telescope, it's perfect for beginners and provides the convenience and accuracy demanded by experienced users.

SkyAlign is the only alignment method where you truly do not have to know the night sky - and it's only available from Celestron.

The Celestron NexStar 130 SLT is commonly used for Astronomy and more.The Celestron NexStar 130 SLT is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual/ recreational among others.One reason why the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT is popular is because of its Strong construction.

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Includes

  • 9mm (62x) & 25mm (26x) Eyepieces (1.25")
  • Star Pointer Finderscope
  • NexStar Hand Controller
  • The Sky CD-ROM Software for Windows
  • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 2-Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Strong construction (4) , Easy to use (3)
Cons:
Difficult to focus (3)
Best Uses:
Astronomy (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual/ recreational (4) , Professional guide (1)

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Features

  • Compatible with 2" eyepieces
  • High quality 130 mm reflector
  • 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
  • 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 130 SLT Specifications

Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm) 130 mm (5.12 in)
Focal Length 650 mm (26 in)
Focal Ratio 5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 26 x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 9 mm (0.35 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 72 x
Finderscope StarPointer
Mount Type Motorized Altazimuth
Accessory Tray No Tool, Quick release
Tripod Steel
Highest Useful Magnification 307 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 19 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.1
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.89 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 345 x
Apparent Field of View 1.7 Degree
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 91 ft (28 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.7 in (43 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 33%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 11%
Optical Coatings Aluminum
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
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
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