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Celestron 31145 NexStar 130 SLT Series Newtonian Reflector Telescope

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  • Compatible with 2 inch 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, includes CD ROM 'The Sky' Astronomy Software
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  • Product Dimensions: 71.1 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm ; 907 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 14 Kg
  • Delivery information: We cannot deliver certain products outside mainland UK ( Details). We will only be able to confirm if this product can be delivered to your chosen address when you enter your delivery address at checkout.
  • Batteries 8 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 31145
  • ASIN: B0007UQNNQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 May 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,922 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

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 SLTÕs 5 primary mirror. , ,Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use. , ,Weight: 18 lbs (8.16 kg) ,Aperture: 130 mm (5.12 in) ,Focal Length: 650 mm (25.59 in) ,Finderscope: StarPointer ,Mount: Motorized Altazimuth ,Eyepiece 1: 25 mm (26x) ,Eyepiece 2: 9 mm (72x) ,Tripod: Stainless Steel ,CD ROM: The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software and NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c) ,Light Gathering Power: 345 x ,Linear Field Of View (@1000/1000mYds): 91 ft (27.74 m) ,Optical Coatings: Aluminum ,Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 1.7 in (43.18 mm) ,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 and EQ South ,Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Sta

Manufacturer's Description

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.


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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Jasfourfun on 9 Feb. 2014
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Apologies for length of this review, but based on 4 months solid use and all we have experienced.

This model was purchased at Christmas as a first telescope for complete novices, largely on the strength of the computer governed motorised Go To function and the good size of the mirror at just over 5 inches. The Go To makes it easier to locate objects, and the size of the mirror means that faint objects well beyond the capacity of the naked eye can be seen. It also provides some basic detail of the the planet Jupiter.

The kit arrives with everything you need bar batteries to power the motors (8 AAs not supplied). No complex assembly of parts is needed. The tripod folds out and a plastic tray for odds and ends sits between the three legs, also providing some bracing of the legs. The motor and telescope support arm has some weight but is easily managed, locating on the top of the tripod and secured by screwing up a large plastic nut by hand under the tripod head. The optical tube assembly, OTA, slides into a place locating a metal bar in a dovetail fixing on the support arm. It is secured by tightening a nut by hand, though the OTA needs to be cupped in the arms underneath to lift it fully in place to get the nut tight enough to take out slack and make the connection solid, which is essential. Not the best of design but it works ok with some patience. Once fixed you probably won't have to undo it again. The direction finder slides into a dovetail on the OTA. This is a good design. It contains no lenses. A red LED (not laser so safe to look at) shines against a piece of glass in the finder as a dot with adjustable brightness. The telescope is moved until the red dot is directly over the object of interest.
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166 of 170 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. J. Hatfield on 18 Oct. 2009
I recently purchased the Celestron Nexstar 130SLT and I am more than happy with my purchase! The quality of the scope and mount is excellent and the 'go-to SkyALign' mount is a breeze to set up; simply input your local time, date etc.. and aim the 'starpointer' at any three bright stars or objects in the sky (even the moon can be used for this)and thats it!! This worked first time for me and I was using the 'tour' feature within minutes! The on-board computer has thousands of sky objects in its database and is a marvelous feature.
The two lenses that come with the scope are of a good quality especially the 9mm eyepiece. I would however recommend investing at some point in the Celestron eyepiece kit which has several better quality lenses as well as a Barlow x2 and several colour filters and a Moon filter, however the two eyepieces that come included here are more than adequate to start off with.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By colin1977 on 17 May 2014
Bought this scope second hand, was able to align it on the first night no problem, you can download the manual and print it off online, most important thing when setting up the scope is that it's level, there is a level underneath the fork arm a small bubble built onto the mount thats really handy, second most important thing, align the finders scope with the telescope, i aligned with the moon had the centre of the red dot finder in the middle and had the moon in the middle of the eyepiece, you can do this during the day also once the object is far enough away, also before i went out with my telescope i had to collimate it, it was out about 1/2 inch when i bought it, i done alot of reading and watching you tube video's before buying and was after buying a collimation tool aswell, very easy to do after watching a guy on you tube doing it on this very same telescope it took me at most 10 minutes and is very important for veiwing, once aligned i seen Saturn and it's rings and two moons and also Jupiter and 4 moons, although i could'nt really see any colour on Jupiter it was very bright im gonna use a barlow lens and a filter the next time, veiw's of the moon were fantastic with a filter and this was outside my apartment with alot of light pollution, i was impressed, really looking forward to going camping with this scope!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carol Florence Graham on 5 April 2014
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I bought this telescope a couple of weeks ago, it arrived before expected and was in very good condition. It is very simple and easy to set up requiring no tools but perhaps a friend to help. Once set up, as soon as it was dark enough I went outside to try it out, I aligned it with ease and it was very accurate, I first targetted Jupiter and I saw very good detail ( the lines running through it and the moons, also a glimpse of the red storm). This was with some of my own lenses, you may not get such detail with the lenses provided.
Everything works well and the alignment has only failed once or twice, it doesnt use up to many batteries if they are descent quality you can also connect it to the mains but you need to buy a cable as one is not provided. I had heard that the mirror was often scratched or dusty, mine has no such problems and is still remarkably clean. Over all a very good telescope and i would definatley recommend it.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Beed on 8 Nov. 2012
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This is a great telescope, with the 'goto', meaning that you can select from a large list of objects in the sky that you want to view and the telescope will turn to point at it. But that's assuming that you can get it aligned in the first place. The first one I had would not align, something wrong with the handset, so I sent it back and received another one. This one I was able to align first time... but it's a bit hit and miss. Sometimes I go out in the garden and I try a few times to align it without success, so I give up and put it away. Alignment takes a good 5 minutes each time to slew accross the sky and select 3 random stars (or planets) in different sections of the sky, before you can get it to try and 'align'.

Once aligned, it is a breeze, although I often find that it does not exactly align (slightly off centre, then gradually drifting).
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