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Celestron NexStar 127 SLT

Celestron NexStar 127 SLT
£431.04
Celestron NexStar 127 SLT
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Type:
Catadioptric
Brand:
Celestron
Series:
NexStar
Warranty:
2 years
Weight:
8160 gram
Focal length:
1500 mm
GoTo system:
Yes
Tripod material:
Stainless steel

Celestron NexStar 127 SLT
Celestron NexStar 127 SLT telescope is a phenomenal telescope; as a rule, there are few affordable catadioptric telescopes on offer which meet all user requirements. The Celestron NexStar 127 SLT is the exception to this rule. This telescope is the bigger brother of the NexStar 90 SLT. These two telescopes roughly have the same properties. The NexStar 127, however, is just a bit bigger and better in everything. The mirror of the Nexstar 127 SLT has a 127mm diameter which catches approximately 40% more light than the 90mm mirror of its younger brother. This difference is especially noticeable when viewing deep-sky objects. The objects will appear a lot clearer and more detailed due to the high light-gathering power of this telescope.

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Celestron NexStar 127 SLT
Celestron NexStar 127 SLT telescope is a phenomenal telescope; as a rule, there are few affordable catadioptric telescopes on offer which meet all user requirements. The Celestron NexStar 127 SLT is the exception to this rule. This telescope is the bigger brother of the NexStar 90 SLT. These two telescopes roughly have the same properties. The NexStar 127, however, is just a bit bigger and better in everything. The mirror of the Nexstar 127 SLT has a 127mm diameter which catches approximately 40% more light than the 90mm mirror of its younger brother. This difference is especially noticeable when viewing deep-sky objects. The objects will appear a lot clearer and more detailed due to the high light-gathering power of this telescope.

  • The included erecting eyepiece enables you to do terrestrial observations
  • Supplied with software featuring information on stars and astronomy
  • GoTo with 4000 pre-programmed objects
  • Also suitable for astrophotography
  • Ideal for deep-sky observations
  • Including two eyepieces
  • Comes with erecting eyepiece
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Celestron NexStar 127 SLT

Very suitable for deep-sky astronomy due its high light collection capacity

4.4 / 5 - 4 reviews

Product description

Features

  • The included erecting eyepiece enables you to do terrestrial observations
  • Supplied with software featuring information on stars and astronomy
  • GoTo with 4000 pre-programmed objects
  • Also suitable for astrophotography
  • Ideal for deep-sky observations
  • Including two eyepieces
  • Comes with erecting eyepiece

Celestron NexStar 127 SLT

Celestron NexStar 127 SLT telescope is a phenomenal telescope; as a rule, there are few affordable catadioptric telescopes on offer which meet all user requirements. The Celestron NexStar 127 SLT is the exception to this rule. This telescope is the bigger brother of the NexStar 90 SLT. These two telescopes roughly have the same properties. The NexStar 127, however, is just a bit bigger and better in everything. The mirror of the Nexstar 127 SLT has a 127mm diameter which catches approximately 40% more light than the 90mm mirror of its younger brother. This difference is especially noticeable when viewing deep-sky objects. The objects will appear a lot clearer and more detailed due to the high light-gathering power of this telescope.

Watching the stars

A 1500mm focal length enables you to realise a very high magnification. Two eyepieces are included in order for you to be able to achieve various magnifications. The 9mm eyepieces provides a 167x magnification whereas the 25mm eyepiece will get you a 60x magnification. These eyepieces are designed for a 1.25" eyepiece holder. The telescope comes with a CD rom containing software for the telescope as well as printable sky maps.

Use on land

This Celestron telescope can be used a spotting scope without a problem. As it happens, the Celestron NexStar 127 SLT is supplied with an erecting eyepiece which turns the images upright again. Of course, it is possible to take photographs with this telescope using a camera adapter and a T2-ring. Below you will find several photographs taken using the Celestron NexStar 127 SLT.

About the tripod

The tripod that comes with the NexStar 90SLT is an altazimuth tripod with very sturdy stainless steel legs. This tripod is very easy to collapse and set up. The tripod is fitted with a convenient accessory tray which can hold your sky maps, for example, or any other accessories you use while stargazing.

GoTo

The telescope and mount are equipped with a full GoTo system. This very handy system enables the telescope to automatically find celestial bodies for you! 40.000 celestial bodies are pre-programmed in the system; this makes viewing with a telescope a whole lot easier and much more fun as well! The GoTo functionality features Celestron SkyAlign alignment technology which facilitates aligning the telescope no end. The telescope is controlled with a remote control which has a LED display.

Extra information

We advice you to not use batteries with this mounting. The best option is to use a 220V or 12V adapter with 2.5A, or a portable energy source.

Celestron NexStar 127 SLT features

  • Maksutov-Cassegrain construction
  • 127mm mirror and a 1500mm focal length
  • Computer-controlled tripod
  • Very stable motor (RA and DEC)
  • Fitted with a RedDot finder
  • The telescope can be connected to a computer
  • Including NSOL software which enables you to use your telescope together with your computer
  • SkyX first light CD-ROM containing scientific information about the starry sky
  • Handy remote control with LED display

Astrophotography

As mentioned before, the telescope is suitable for astrophotography. However, you do need the right camera adapter and T2-ring for this. Below you will find a photograph which was taken using the Celestron Omni XLT 127 SLT.

Product specifications

General

Type
  • Catadioptric
Brand
  • Celestron
Series
  • NexStar
Warranty
  • 2 years
GoTo system
Mounting
  • Altazimuth
Power supply
  • AA batteries (not included)
  • 12V DC
Tracking motor
Slow motion controls
  • Electric RA and DEC

Dimensions & Weight

Weight
  • 8160 gram

General functions

GPS

Tripod specifications

Tripod material
  • Stainless steel
Tripod weight
  • 4,89 kg

Optics

Objective diameter ø
  • 127 mm
Coating
  • StarBright XLT coating
Construction
  • Maksutov-Cassegrain
Focal length
  • 1500 mm
Primary mirror
  • Parabolic
Primary mirror diameter
  • 127 mm
Magnitude limit
  • 9,1 mag.
Resolving power
  • 0,9 arcsecond
Maximum useful magnification
  • 254×
Focal ratio
  • 1 : 12

GoTo

Hemisphere operation
  • Northern and Southern
Autostar objects
  • 4000 objects
Slew speeds
  • 1x, 2x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
Tracking speeds
  • moon
  • sidereal
  • solar

Ratings

Suitable for
  • beginners
Easy to transport
  • 9
Easy to set up
  • 9
Easy to use
  • 9
Lunar/planetary observation
  • 10
Deep space observation
  • 6
Lunar/planetary photography
  • 10
Deep space photography
  • 8
Daytime terrestrial observation
  • 8

Accessories

Other accessories
  • Astro software
Eyepiece diameter ø
  • 1,25″
Eyepieces
  • 25mm
  • 9mm
Number of eyepieces
  • 2 pcs.
Viewfinder
  • Red Dot Finder

Reviews about Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Reviews

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Average customer rating

4.4 / 5
(based on 4 reviews)
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Vanessa Halliwell
06/03/2014
Per part

budding astronomer

Early days yet and we need some cloud free nights, but so far we have got some excellent looks at Jupiter and four of its moons. Still getting used to manoeuvring the scope but hope to spend many happy hours exploring with it. Still awaiting camera parts in order to take photos.

What kind of observations do you primarily do (or are you planning to do) with your telescope?

Solar system and deep space

Pluses
  • Neat and easily carried. GoTo very exciting
Downsides
  • Tends to shake a bit. Have weighted it down and this helps.
ROBERT KENNETT
05/02/2014
Per part

CELESTRON SLT 127

I already own 2 bigger and more expensive scopes but bought this one purely as a "grab an go " scope " It did not disappoint me. I do have some experience but even so I found it really easy to set up and get going. The "Go-To" is very easy to use. I always use star align and as long as you start very level and use coördinants instead of hometown you wont have too much trouble. Do make sure though to carefully center the 3 stars carefully. The supplied eyepieces are..well..not great so i suggest you might upgrade asap. £15-£20 secondhand should work.Get yourself a dew shield or better still make one from a bit of card will be of benefit. Vibration IS a problem. I used half a bag of sand on the tripod to help stabilize. It worked well! So would i recommend, without a doubt especially at this price!

What kind of observations do you primarily do (or are you planning to do) with your telescope?

If it's in the sky then i will try and observe it.

Pluses
  • Finding things with th Go-To you might not otherwise ever find
  • Portable
  • Ease of use
  • Price
Downsides
  • Eyepieces duff
  • Vibration can be a problem
Terry
21/11/2012
Per part

Excellent Product and Service

Having purchased the Nexstar127 slt after reading lots of reviews, I am really impressed with this piece of kit. It is very easy to assemble straight from the box and the setup is very easy but read the documentation first. From unpacking to first use about 20 minutes. Saw my first view of Jupiter and its moons this week, can't wait for more clear nights. The service and 48 hour delivery by expert-shops was first class and will definately use again. *****

What kind of observations do you primarily do (or are you planning to do) with your telescope?

Planets and DSO's.

Pluses
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good software
  • Well constructed
  • Easy assembly
  • Well packaged
Downsides
  • none
Anonymous
12/09/2012
Per part

Great Telescope for a great price

simple product with simple out of the box capability which can be used to see visible objects in the sky. If you need to track objects further away (other plannets or deep space objects) then you will need to set up the tripod to locate and track. I found the eye pieces were ok but you really need to buy better ones for greater magnification to look further away. The tripod is ok, but if you want do to astrophotography i have found telescopes which are better, but also more expensive .... If you want to view out into space and want to take few pictures to a good level then you cant get better telescope at this price. If you want to take amazing pictures then i would consider a telescope with a more appropriate tripod and smother tracking capability.

What kind of observations do you primarily do (or are you planning to do) with your telescope?

deep space viewing, astrophotography

Pluses
  • excellent viewing
  • simple to use
  • great price
Downsides
  • tripod not smooth enough for deep space photography

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