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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.

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

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

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Features

  • Computerized hand control with 4,000+ object database
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Comes with "The Sky" Level 1 planetarium software and NSOL telescopeccontrol software for controlling your telescope via computer
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use Sturdy stainless steel tripod
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory
  • Motorized altazimuth mount and fully computerized hand control
  • U.S. and International city database to easily set your location
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units.

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Specifications

Optical tube 130mm (5.1") Diameter Newtonian Reflector
Focal Length / F# 650mm f/5 Focal Ratio
Finderscope StarPointer
Mount Motorized Altazimuth Mount
Eyepiece 9mm (62x) & 25mm (26x) Eyepieces (1.25")
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod full size steel
CD ROM The Sky Level I
Also has 4,000+ object database
Highest Useful Magnification 307x
Optical Coatings Multi-coated
Optical Tube Length 21" (53.3 cm)
Telescope Weight 18 lb
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