Celestron NexStar 130 SLT

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT
£385.00Regular Price:  £475.00

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Model:  slt130
Part Number:  31145
Brand:  Celestron

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INCLUDED IN THE BOX

  • Telescope OTA
  • SLT Mount, Tripod & Handset
  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • 25mm & 9mm Eyepieces
  • The Sky Level 1 and NexStar Observers List

The Celestron 130 SLT includes a fully computerised GOTO hand control which enables you to automatically slew to any of it’s 4,000+ objects, including over 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars. 

View the details of the lunar surface, the rings of Saturn, polar ice caps on Mars, cloud belts on Jupiter or a number of the Messier objects such as the globular cluster in Hercules (M13), or 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. 

With its pre-assembled adjustable steel tripod the NexStar 130 SLT can be ready to use in a matter of minutes. The new SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED makes aligning a breeze. 

"It is not possible for a single telescope to excel at allowing you to view all the many types of object in the night sky. That said, the Celestron NexStar 130SLT reflector telescope offers the best compromise between light-gathering power and magnification of any on test. At 130mm, its aperture is the widest in the group, while, with a medium focal length of 650mm, it is also fine for observing the planets. The NexStar comes with a brace of eyepieces: with the x26 one you will be able to study the larger deep-sky objects and star fields; its higher-magnification x62 eyepiece is ideal for gazing at the moon. The supplied GoTo motorised mount has access to a database of more than 4,000 celestial objects. All GoTo mounts need to be set up so that they know in which direction to point the telescope to find the objects you want to view: the one in this package uses the SkyAlign system, the simplest and most beginner-friendly alignment method available on any computerised telescope.

Verdict: A great telescope and mount combination for general night-sky observing, at an attractive price too."  Steve Richards writing for the Sunday Times

KEY ADVANTAGES OVER COMPETING TELESCOPES

  • NEXSTAR + handset
  • Internal battery compartment - no external corded battery pack
  • SkyQ Wifi link compatible
  • SkyAlign - the simplest, fastest & most beginner friendly alignment method available on any computerised telescope.
  • Four additional alignments including 1 star align and solar system align
  • Auxiliary port for additional accessories (GPS module, SkyQ WiFi link)
  • PC control software INCLUDED (NSOL disc)
  • Sky Maps CD-ROM INCLUDED (The Sky disc)
  • GPS module compatible
  • User friendly StarPointer red-dot finderscope
  • Compatible with Celestron’s NexRemote for advanced PC control

GENERAL FEATURES

  • Compatible with 2" eyepieces
  • High quality 130mm reflector
  • Fully computerized altazimuth mount
  • StarPointer 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
  • Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

COMPUTERISED 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 SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
  • 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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Product Specifications

OPTICAL DESIGN: Reflector
GPS: Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory
WEIGHT: 18 lb (8.16 kg)
APERTURE: 130 mm (5.12 in)
FOCAL LENGTH: 650 mm (25.59 in)
FOCAL RATIO: 5
FINDERSCOPE: StarPointer
MOUNT: Motorized Altazimuth
EYEPIECE 1: 25 mm (0.98 in)
MAGNIFICATION 1: 26 x
EYEPIECE 2: 9 mm (0.35 in)
MAGNIFICATION 2: 72.22 x
ACCESSORY TRAY: No Tool, Quick release
TRIPOD: Steel
CD ROM: The Sky Level 1 & NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c)
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION: 306 x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE: 13.1
RESOLUTION: 1.06 arc seconds
RESOLVING POWER: 0.89 arc seconds
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: 12 %
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER: 34 %
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 & EQ South
ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSymtem Align

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Manuals

NexStar SLT Series Manual (PDF)

NexStar 130 SLT Quick Setup Guide (PDF)

Software

Celestron Firmware Manager (CFM)

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