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Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerised Telescope


The Celestron NexStar 130 SLT has the Newtonian design, and the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use

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Bar Code:  050234311458
Part Number:  31145-CGL
Brand:  Celestron
Difficulty:  Intermediate
Mount:  Computerized Alt-Azimuth
Aperture:  4.1-6 inches
Focal Length:  0-1500 mm
Optical Design:  Newtonian Reflector

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The Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerised Telescope has a high quality 130 mm reflector and fully computerised Altazimuth mount. The NexStar 130 SLT's 5" primary mirror gives additional light-gathering capabilities.

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

The NexStar 130 SLT comes with a fully computerised hand control which gives you the ability to automatically slew to any of its 4,000 plus 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. The new SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED, makes aligning a breeze.

The NexStar 130 SLT has a quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up. There is a sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included.

The NexStar 130 SLT is good for terrestrial and celestial observing and includes the CD-ROM, The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software which provides education about the sky and printable sky map.

For full specification see Celestron website:
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Celestron 130 SLT
Thursday, 26 January 2017  | 

Excellent product. price and delivery. It would be nice to be able to more readily obtain a connecting cable telescope to computer but that is a Celestron supply issue.

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Perfect for beginners
Tuesday, 22 November 2016  | 

Good value for the price, especially for amateur astronomers. Takes little time to adjust the primary mirror and collimate for the first time after taking out from the package. Really easy to set up in the backyard and explore using the computerized navigator. My only concern was the package was left at my apartment floor in my absence, The shipper should be careful with such high-tech piece of equipment.

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The carrier was notified about the issue with delivery - we no longer use this carrier.

Picstop Good, Celestron Bad
Wednesday, 7 August 2013  | 

I bought this telescope for christmas, it was damaged on arrival with a bent spider and also the data in the handset was corrupted. I sent it back to Celestron who 'fixed' it. I'm an engineer by trade and all that I can say about the repair is that it left me feeling very disappointed. The bent spider had merely been 'straightened' instead of replaced and the kink in the metal was still visible. I tried to highlight my concerns to Celestron but they refused to speak to me directly and insisted that I had to take it up with Picstop. I can only assume that they were embarrassed by the standard of workmanship that they had allowed to leave their workshop.
In essence I paid for a brand new telescope and ended up with something that was in 'used' condition. If i'd known about this sub standard approach then I would have purchased this item second hand from ebay and saved some cash.
I hope that future purchasers have more luck than me.

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Quality piece of kit!!
Wednesday, 23 January 2013  | 

This telescope is fantastic for the beginner and experienced users. Great build quality, easy to use and great views even with the basic eye pieces provided. Picstop were very reasonably priced and delivered promptly and well packaged. A must buy for anyone with an interest in the night sky!!


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Saturday, 12 January 2013  | 

Just bought this telescope. I know relatively little about the night sky other than the basics, but this telescope does most of the hard work for you. Fantastic buy!!

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Excellent value for money
Friday, 4 January 2013  | 

The beauty of this telescope is that one doesn't need to know the night sky - it's enough to point the telescope to three bright stars in a triangular setting and let the telescope find which each star is and enter it into its computerized system. From there on the telescope unravels the night sky for you. The images are clear and many distant planets can be seen quite clearly, though sometime the size no bigger than a human nail. The magnification is such that any movement, even the slightest, causes the reflectors to tremble and the image to dance and become fuzzy - to overcome that putting a sandbag at the tripod's foot (as suggested in the manuel) really helps. Can be even used in the back garden where it's not all that dark. All we need really is more clear nights!!

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