Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Reflector Telescope

  • Clear images with high quality 130mm mirror optics
  • Automated and user friendly viewing with a fully computerized Az mount
  • Quick no tool set up
  • Rugged 1.25" Steel tripod for stable viewing platform
  • Convenient accessory tray
  • Easy alignment with StarPointer
  • Compatible with 2" eyepieces
  • Includes "The Sky®" software (educational info about the night sky)


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    Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Reflector Telescope The popularity of our NexStar 114 models inspired us to go bigger! We are proud to introduce Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Reflector Telescope. The NexStar 130 SLT has 30% more light-gathering power than our 114mm telescope. And the 130 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 track to view 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 130 SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Our new 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. Portable, User-friendly Design Powered by 8 AA user-supplied batteries or an optional AC adapter, this NexStar telescope is ready 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, simply input the date, time, and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky. And that's it - alignment so easy it's hard to believe! You'll spend your evening observing, not aligning your telescope! NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Mount Features - Proven 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
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    Specifications
    Optical Design Reflector
    Aperture 130 mm (5.12 in)
    Focal Length 650 mm (25.59 in)
    Focal Ratio
    5
    Eyepiece 1 25 mm (0.98 in)
    Magnification 1 26 x
    Eyepiece 2 9 mm (0.35 in)
    Magnification 2 73 x
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Mount Motorized Altazimuth
    Accessory Tray No Tool, Quick release
    Tripod Steel
    CD ROM "The Sky®" Level 1 and NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c))
    Highest Useful Magnification 255x
    Limiting Stella Magnitude 13.1
    Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arcsec
    Resolution (Dawes) 0.89 arcsec
    Photographic Resolution
    400 line/mm
    Light Gathering Power 345 x
    Angular Field of View 1.7 °
    Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 91 ft (27.74 m)
    Optical Coatings Aluminum
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.7 in (43.18 mm)
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 11 %
    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 33.2 %
    Computer Hand Control Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
    Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec,
    .5°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
    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
    Weight 18 lb (8.16 kg)
    GPS Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory
    User Level For Beginners
    Telescope Type Reflector
    Aperture Size 130mm
    Focal Length 650mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Highest Practical Magnification 260x
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Eyepieces 9mm & 25mm
    Mount Type Computerized Mount
    Tripod Steel
    Warranty 2 Years Limited Warranty
    Reviews
    Customer Reviews (5)
    Great First Scope
    Overall Score
    The scope is great in general, and you can see surprising amounts of details in deep space objects. Aligning the GOTO can take a few tries, make sure you set everything up correctly and make sure the stars you use to align are perfectly centered (maybe invest in an eye piece with cross hairs) then you should have minimal troubles, if you still have troubles with the align try one of the other alignment options, Auto two-star align works well I've found. I'd also recommend investing in some more eye pieces, the 2 pieces included are fine but its nice to have a larger range to choose from.

    Overall this is a great scope and I won't be upgrading in a long time yet.
    Review by Jesse (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Looking foward to much use of this scope
    Overall Score
    Delivery to Tasmania within 24 hrs of order placement Excellant Well packed, have experienced few problems with initial setup, unfortunately cloud cover has been hindering our use, but really looking foward to checking out the clear skys soon Review by Brian Horn (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Fantastic second telescope!!
    Overall Score
    This is my second telescope and I love it!! Making adjustments while looking at an object is so easy with the hand control and the motor that controls the scope.

    The only cons I can think about are at times the tripod can be a little wobbly and when doing a sky align can take a few goes depending on the stars you point it at.

    The guys at OzScopes really know their stuff and have a fantastic service, very prompt delivery, thank you!!
    Review by Stefan (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Very Good
    Overall Score
    Havent quiet gotten to speed with machine but so far very good Review by John Mcintosh (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great Scope
    Overall Score
    This scope is great, and I think it is an awesome scope for beginners/hobbyists. I live in light polluted Perth, and even then I think i could see a hint of the Cassini division in Saturn, the band of Jupiter, and nebulosity in Orion. I have yet to get the alignment dead accurate, but its probably just me making silly mistakes when I align. The tracking isn't dead on either, but i'm sure that will come when it is aligned properly! I can'y wait to get some more gear for my camera and maybe a better mount :)
    I would definitely recommend to a friend.
    Review by Celestron Nexstar 130 SLT (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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