Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope # 31145

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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope # 31145

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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.

NexStar 130SLT - General Features

  • 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
  • Includes CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

NexStar 130SLT - 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

Product carries full 2 year Celestron factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).

Manufacturer Celestron
Optical Design: Reflector
130 mm (5.12 in)
Focal Length:
650 mm (25.59 in)
Focal Ratio:
Highest Useful Magnification.
Eyepiece 1:
25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification 1:
26 x
Eyepiece 2:
9 mm (0.35 in)
Magnification 2:
72 x
Optical Coatings:
Motorized Altazimuth
Accessory Tray:
No Tool, Quick release
The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software and NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c)
Limiting Stellar Magnitude:
Resolution (Rayleigh):
1.07 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes):
0.89 arcsec
Photographic Resolution:
400 line/mm
Light Gathering Power:
345 x
Angular Field of View:
Linear Field of View (at 1000 yds):
91 ft (27.74 m)
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-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Secondary Mirror Obstruction:
1.7 in (43.18 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area:
11 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter:
33.2 %
Optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
18 lbs (8.16 kg)

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