I am a newbie to telescopes. I am looking for a computerised / GOTO, entry level scope for myself (and the kids - hence the GOTO function).
The two I am comparing are the MEADE STAR NAVIGATOR 130mm REFLECTOR vs CELESTRON NEXSTAR 130SLT.
Any simple, plain english feedback on either of these scopes and/or a comparison between them would be much appreciated?
I wish I could help but the Celestron was the very first telescope I ever bought. I know nothing about telescopes! What I was super frustrated with is that the user's manual that came with my telescope was a generic one, not for my EXACT model. Being a newbie, some things were very hard to figure out. When I finally took it out to a field to program it, the settings disappeared the very next time I turned it on to use it. I live in a city, so I've not had the opportunity in over a year to take it out again to try and program the settings. I would say this is not a good telescope for a beginner. It's also very bulky to carry around. I'm terrified of breaking it every time I take it outside due to the size. Hope this helps some! Candy