Celestron Nexstar 130SLT Reflector Telescope
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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Newton reflector, Erecting eyepiece, 5in reflector astroscope and spotter, multicoated to reduce flare, Fully computerised motorized mount with database of over 4000 celestial objects, 26x or 72x magnification with supplied eyepieces, 8kg High quality 130mm Newtonian Reflector Fully... read more

Celestron NexStar 130SLT 

Newton reflector, Erecting eyepiece, 5in reflector astroscope and spotter, multicoated to reduce flare, Fully computerised motorized mount with database of over 4000 celestial objects, 26x or 72x magnification with supplied eyepieces, 8kg

  • High quality 130mm Newtonian Reflector
  • Fully computerized Altazimuth altazimuth mount
  • StarPointer™ red-dot 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
  • Perfect for celestial observing
  • BONUS Starry Night Special Edition Astronomy Software download with a 36,000-object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images including 3D renderings of stars, exoplanets, and galaxies

Celestron’s innovative NexStar Star Location Telescope (SLT) has been a customer favourite for years thanks to its unique combination of high-quality optics, a user-friendly computerized interface, and a sturdy single fork arm mount.

This telescope comes with a pre-assembled, adjustable stainless-steel tripod, quick release fork arm, NexStar+ computerized hand control, 130mm Newtonian Reflector optical tube, and lots of bonus accessories.

The entire telescope kit is a simple, no-tool assembly and fast SkyAlign alignment procedure will have you ready to observe in minutes. This makes NexStar 130SLT your perfect companion for impromptu observing sessions and all-night stargazing marathons alike.

Your NexStar 130SLT will reveal details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, the polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, and Saturn with its rings plainly visible. It can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope for daytime and wildlife observations.

The Mount & Technologies

Computerized AltAzimuth Mount – The NexStar SLT telescope features a single fork arm altazimuth mount, which allows the telescope to track the desired objects as they appear to move across the night sky. The mount sits on a pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod.

NexStar+ Hand Control

This computerized hand control enables you to automatically slew to any of 40,000 celestial objects with the push of a button. The NexStar+ database includes more than 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars. Not sure what to observe? Choose the Sky Tour feature and the NexStar+ hand control will automatically generate a list of all the best celestial objects currently visible based on your exact time and location.

SkyAlign Technology

Our proprietary SkyAlign alignment procedure makes setting up and using a computerized telescope faster and easier than ever before. Point the telescope at three bright objects in the sky, and the telescope can triangulate its position and locate any other object in the sky automatically. You don’t need to know the names of the stars—you can even pick the Moon or bright planets! For more information about our SkyAlign technology, visit here.

Power

Go anywhere! Feel free to enjoy your NexStar SLT in remote dark sky locations—it’s powered by 8 AA batteries (not included) or a PowerTank portable battery (sold separately). 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. You may also power your telescope with a 12V AC adapter (sold separately).

Accessories Included

Your telescope includes a StarPointer™ red dot finderscope, a star diagonal, and two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm). The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low- or high-powered observing. The star diagonal provides a right-side-up view and a more comfortable viewing angle when looking up at the sky. The StarPointer™ red dot finderscope will help you quickly center an object in your eyepiece for easier observing.

NexStar 130SLT is ready to grow with you as you become a more experienced amateur astronomer. It’s compatible with all Celestron’s latest accessories, including StarSense AutoAlign, SkyPortal WiFi module, and PowerTank Lithium.

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MPN: 31145-CGL

Barcode: 050234311458

Specification

OPTICAL TUBE INFO

  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Aperture: 130mm (5.12")
  • Focal Length: 650mm (26")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 25mm (0.98")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 26x
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 9mm (0.35")
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 72x
  • Finderscope: StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
  • Star Diagonal: N/A
  • Optical Tube: Aluminum
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 307x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification: 19x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.1
  • Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.07 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes): 0.89 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 345x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 43mm (1.7")
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 33%
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 11%
  • Optical Coatings: Aluminum
  • Optical Tube Length: TBD
  • Optical Tube Diameter: TBD
  • Optical Tube Weight: TBD
  • Dovetail: CG-5 Dovetail bar

MOUNT INFO

  • Mount Type: Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
  • Instrument load capacity: 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
  • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 762mm - 1270mm (30" - 50")
  • Tripod Leg Diameter: 31.75mm (1.25") Stainless steel
  • Mount Head Weight: 5 lbs (2.3kg)
  • Accessory Tray: Yes
  • Tripod Weight: 5 lbs (2.3kg)
  • Slew Speeds: 9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/second
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
  • GPS: N/A
  • Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5 saddle plate
  • Number of Auxiliary ports: 1x Aux port | 1x hand control port (hand control can use either port)
  • Autoguide port: No
  • USB Port: Yes, Input on hand control
  • Power Requirements: 12 VDC - 8xAA Batteries (not included)
  • Motor Drive: DC Servo Motor
  • Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
  • Periodic Error Correction: No
  • Computerized Hand Control: 1 Hand Control Port and 1 Aux Port
  • NexStar+ Database: Over 40,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
  • Software: Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
  • Total Kit Weight: TBD
  • Included Items: Optical Tube | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| NexStar+ Hand Control | 20 mm & 9 mm eyepiece | StarPointer™ red dot finderscope | Star Diagonal

MPN: 31145-CGL

Barcode: 050234311458

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Customer Reviews

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"Not able to review this telescope yet but it looks great. We have only just unpacked it and still need to read all the instructions to set it up properly. And we cannot do that yet as our skies, every night, are covered in clouds due to bad weather."
Star Rating 5
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"Lovely device overall, looking forward to learning with it. I had it in mind for a number of months after a recommendation. In the early stages, yet to get the computer alignment process right but seems decent enough viewing once I line it up manually. A few small slight scratches on the casings, but has no bearing on the performance. Recommended."
Star Rating 4

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Reflector Telescope

£449.00

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Product Summary

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  • Newton reflector
  • Erecting eyepiece
  • 5in reflector astroscope and spotter
  • Multicoated to reduce flare
  • Fully computerised motorized mount with database of over 4000 celestial objects
  • 26x or 72x magnification with supplied eyepieces
  • Weighs 8kg with tripod
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