Celestron Nexstar 130 SLT

$499.00
Article number: 31145
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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

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 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 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.

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Specifications

Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm) 130 mm (5.12 in)
Focal Length 650 mm (26 in)
Focal Ratio 5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 26 x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 9 mm (0.35 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 72 x
Finderscope StarPointer
Mount Type Motorized Altazimuth
Accessory Tray No Tool, Quick release
Tripod Steel
Highest Useful Magnification 307 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 19 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.1
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.89 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 345 x
Apparent Field of View 1.7 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 91 ft (28 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.7 in (43 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 33%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 11%
Optical Coatings Aluminum
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds
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
Computer Hand Control Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
 
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