Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Reflector Telescope

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  • 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
  • Download Starry Night Astronomy software with 36,000 objects database
    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. 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 40,000+ 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 great red spot 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. Due to the nature of newtonian design, the mirror gives 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 40,000 celestial objects
  • SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory
  • Download Starry Night Astronomy software with 36,000 objects database, printable sky maps and enhanced images with 3D rendering
  • More Information
    Optical Design Reflector
    Aperture 130 mm (5.12 in)
    Focal Length 650 mm (25.59 in)
    Focal Ratio
    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
    Software Starry Night Special Edition Astronomy Software with a 36,000-object database
    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
    Telescope Type Newtonian-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
    User Level For Beginners
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