CELESTRON NEXSTAR 130SLT COMPUTERIZED TELESCOPE

$1,089.00

  • Compatible with 2″ eyepieces
  • High quality 130 mm 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
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Description

The popularity of our NexStar 114 models inspired us to go bigger! We are proud to introduce NexStar 130SLT. The NexStar 130SLT has 30% more light-gathering power than our 114 mm telescope.

And the 130SLT, 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 slew to 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 130SLT 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 130SLT’s 5″ primary mirror.

Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.

 

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

 

OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical DesignNewtonian Reflector
Aperture130mm (5.12″)
Focal Length650mm (26″)
Focal Ratiof/5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 125mm (0.98″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 126x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 29mm (0.35″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 272x
FinderscopeStarPointer
Star DiagonalN/A
Optical TubeAluminum
Highest Useful Magnification307x
Lowest Useful Magnification19x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude13.1
Resolution (Rayleigh)1.07 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.89 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)345x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction43mm (1.7″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter33%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area11%
Optical CoatingsAluminum
Optical Tube LengthTBD
Optical Tube DiameterTBD
Optical Tube WeightTBD
DovetailVixen/CG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount TypeComputerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity8 lbs (3.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)762mm – 1270mm (30″ – 50″)
Tripod Leg Diameter31.75mm (1.25″) Stainless steel
Mount Head Weight5 lbs (2.3kg)
Accessory TrayYes
Tripod Weight5 lbs (2.3kg)
Slew Speeds9 slew speeds – max speed 3°/second
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesAlt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
GPSN/A
Dovetail CompatibilityVixen/CG-5 saddle plate
Number of Auxiliary ports1x Aux port | 1x hand control port (hand control can use either port)
Autoguide portNo
USB PortYes, Input on hand control
Power Requirements12 VDC – 8xAA Batteries (not included)
Motor DriveDC Servo Motor
Alignment ProceduresSkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Periodic Error CorrectionNo
Computerized Hand Control1 Hand Control Port and 1 Aux Port
NexStar+ DatabaseOver 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
SoftwareCelestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit WeightTBD

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