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SkyNews July/August 2008 says, "A generous aperture and ease of use make the NexStar 130SLT an attractive choice for those who want a computerized GoTo instrument that's a step up from the typical beginner's telescope."
New: The most compreshensive instructional video ever on setting up and aligning your Celestron NexStar. Free access to online video with purchase of any Celestron NexStar telescope. ($49.95 value)
Watch this video on setting up the Celestron NexStar 130SLT.
Recommended: Observer Package and PowerTank 12
StarSense Accessory automatically aligns your telescope
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
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
new! Read an in-depth review of the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT by Ian Morison, Jodrell Bank Observatory
The popularity of our NexStar 114 models inspired us to go bigger! We are proud to introduce NexStar 130 SLT. 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 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 114 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.
Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory
18 lb (8.16 kg)
130 mm (5.12 in)
650 mm (25.59 in)
25 mm (0.98 in)
9 mm (0.35 in)
No Tool, Quick release
The Sky Level 1 & NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c)
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE
1.06 arc seconds
0.89 arc seconds
LIGHT GATHERING POWER
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS)
91 ft (27.74 m)
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION
1.7 in (43.18 mm)
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL
Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, .5°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSymtem Align
A Quick Start Guide will be included with your Celestron NexStar SLT telescope or may be downloaded from Celestron.
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