Celestron NexStar 130SLT

Celestron NexStar 130SLT
£375.77
Celestron NexStar 130SLT
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Type:
Reflector
Brand:
Celestron
Series:
NexStar
Warranty:
2 years
Weight:
8160 gram
Focal length:
650 mm
GoTo system:
Yes
Tripod material:
Steel tube

Celestron Nexstar 130SLT telescope
The Celestron NexStar 130SLT telescope is an affordable all-round reflector telescope with a lens diameter of 130mm. This telescope offers many features of high quality at a surprisingly affordable price. The large mirror makes for a high light gathering capacity, enabling you to see many heavenly bodies clearly and sharply. The telescope comes with a 9 and a 25 mm eyepiece. These fit into the 1.25 inch fitting; the telescope is also compatible with two inch diameter eyepieces. The Celestron NexStar 130SLT telescope comes with a CD-ROM with software for the telescope as well as with maps of the sky.

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Celestron Nexstar 130SLT telescope
The Celestron NexStar 130SLT telescope is an affordable all-round reflector telescope with a lens diameter of 130mm. This telescope offers many features of high quality at a surprisingly affordable price. The large mirror makes for a high light gathering capacity, enabling you to see many heavenly bodies clearly and sharply. The telescope comes with a 9 and a 25 mm eyepiece. These fit into the 1.25 inch fitting; the telescope is also compatible with two inch diameter eyepieces. The Celestron NexStar 130SLT telescope comes with a CD-ROM with software for the telescope as well as with maps of the sky.

  • GoTo with 4000 pre-programmed objects
  • Supplied with CD ROM with printable maps of the sky
  • Extremely sturdy altazimuth tripod
  • Also suitable for two-inch eyepieces
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Celestron NexStar 130SLT

Superb reflector (Newtonian) telescope for beginning and advanced astronomers

4.8 / 5 - 3 reviews

Product description

Features

  • GoTo with 4000 pre-programmed objects
  • Supplied with CD ROM with printable maps of the sky
  • Extremely sturdy altazimuth tripod
  • Also suitable for two-inch eyepieces

Celestron Nexstar 130SLT telescope

The Celestron NexStar 130SLT telescope is an affordable all-round reflector telescope with a lens diameter of 130mm. This telescope offers many features of high quality at a surprisingly affordable price. The large mirror makes for a high light gathering capacity, enabling you to see many heavenly bodies clearly and sharply. The telescope comes with a 9 and a 25 mm eyepiece. These fit into the 1.25 inch fitting; the telescope is also compatible with two inch diameter eyepieces. The Celestron NexStar 130SLT telescope comes with a CD-ROM with software for the telescope as well as with maps of the sky.

102SLT and 130SLT

The Celestron NexStar 130SLT is the reflector (Newtonian) alternative to the Celestron NexStar 102SLT refractor telescope. These telescopes have mostly the same features and even the price is slightly comparable. The difference lies in whether you prefer a reflector or a refractor telescope. A reflector (130SLT) has a larger lens so a high light output; however, with a refractor (102SLT) the images are sharper because the light has no detour.

Suitable for (astro) photography

This Celestron telescope is ideal for astrophotography. You do, however, need a proper camera adapter and T2 ring for this. These can be purchased separately and are available from our website. Below you will find some photographs taken with the Celestron NexStar 130SLT.

About the tripod

The tripod that comes with the Celestron NexStar 130SLT telescope has an altazimuth mount on very strong stainless steel legs. This tripod is very easy to collapse or to set up. Also, the stand features a convenient accessory tray to hold your maps of the sky, or other accessories that you use whilst stargazing.

GoTo

The telescope and mount have a full GoTo system. With this very useful system, the telescope will automatically find celestial objects for you. In the system 4000 celestial objects are pre-programmed which makes watching with this telescope easier and a lot of fun. The GoTo functionality features Celestron SkyAlign alignment technology which will align the telescope in no time at all

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 130SLT accessories

Celestron Nexstar 130SLT accessories such as Barlow lenses can be found on the right-hand side of this page.

Review of the Celestron NexStar 130SLT

Ian Morrison writes about the Celestron NexStar 130SLT saying he was surprised by the fact that a telescope with such a low price could be so good and have so many functions. Morison provides a clear explanation of the pros and cons of this telescope.

Celestron Nexstar 130SLT features

  • Suitable for 1.25" and 2" eyepieces
  • Fully computer-controlled tripod
  • Very stable motor (RA and DEC)
  • Equipped with a Red Dot finder
  • Expandable with GPS
  • Includes NSOL software which enables you to use the telescope with your computer
  • Also compatible with NexRemote software (not included)
  • Convenient remote control with LED display

Some photos taken with the Celestron NexStar 130SLT

Photo of a nebula


Very bright celestial object

Product specifications

General

Type
  • Reflector
Brand
  • Celestron
Series
  • NexStar
Warranty
  • 2 years
GoTo system
Mounting
  • Altazimuth
Power supply
  • 12V DC
Tracking motor

Dimensions & Weight

Weight
  • 8160 gram

General functions

GPS

Tripod specifications

Tripod material
  • Steel tube

Optics

Objective diameter ø
  • 130 mm
Construction
  • Schmidt-Newton
Focal length
  • 650 mm
Primary mirror
  • Parabolic
Primary mirror diameter
  • 130 mm
Magnitude limit
  • 9,1 mag.
Resolving power
  • 0,9 arcsecond
Maximum useful magnification
  • 260×
Focal ratio
  • 1 : 5

GoTo

Hemisphere operation
  • Northern and Southern
Autostar objects
  • 40000 objects
Slew speeds
  • 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x
  • 1, 2, 4, 5 °/sec
Tracking speeds
  • moon
  • sidereal
  • solar

Ratings

Suitable for
  • beginners
Easy to transport
  • 10
Easy to set up
  • 9
Easy to use
  • 10
Lunar/planetary observation
  • 6
Deep space observation
  • 6
Lunar/planetary photography
  • 7
Deep space photography
  • 5
Daytime terrestrial observation
  • 5

Accessories

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

Reviews about Celestron NexStar 130SLT Reviews

What are the experiences of other customers? Read about them here.

Average customer rating

4.8 / 5
(based on 3 reviews)
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Rich C
07/04/2016
Per part

Abolutely stunning

What an incredible insight into the universe! Within 5 minutes of getting the scope setup, I found myself looking at Jupiter and could clearly see it's 4 main satellites, and even get a glimpse at the coloured bands. The scope is very easy to build and setup. The spotter scope works great for larger objects, but might be tricky for getting lined up on deep sky or small stars, so the sky align setup is a must, which is much easier than people might think. Essentially you just poiint the scope at the 3 brightest stars you can see. Get them in the center of the eyepiece and go to the next one. That's really it! As for the scope itself, it's really nicely made. My only issue is that the focus is a bit firm so it shakes the scope a lot and that does make it much harder to get the object in focus! Better to focus it on the moon or something and then leave it alone. I've since bought a T-adapter and barlow to do some photography and that was also super easy, and the adapters are fairly inexpensive for the benefits you get. Well worth investing in a scope like this one if you feel like you'll be doing it for a while and not just on a punn. A smaller eyepiece is a must for this scope. A 4mm will give double the magnification of the standard 9mm eyepiece which is enough to get Jupiter nice and large in your eyepiece, that also leaves the magnification well within the working range of the scope so getting good quality images is still easy.

Pluses
  • Price and value for money
  • Ease of setup
  • Quality
  • Accessories and upgrades available
Downsides
  • Focus mechanism is not up to the res of the scope
  • Cost of some non-essential accessories is high
Viv R
05/06/2013
Per part

Great purchase

Purchased as a present after researching and reading many reviews. Cannot comment directly on the telescope as not managed to have a shot yet but the feedback from our friends has been good! Telescope Planet had a great price, communication, packaging, delivery speed was all fantastic and I would highly recommend them. Thinking of getting one for ourselves next so will be back!

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

Beginner observations.

Nikolay Kulkin
29/05/2013
Per part

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Review

At the moment there are quite a lot of cloudy nights and so far I have gotten a couple of opportunities to look around with the telescope. I did find the hand control system tricky to use and I'm still trying to figure out how to use it. I chose the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT because I heard some good reviews about it, the price was really good for a telescope of that quality and I have looked around a lot of different websites to find a better price but this was by far the best price. I like the build quality of the product and it has a lot of very nice features and a very nice and sturdy tripod. I'm disappointed because of the Sky align system in the Hand control is quite tricky to use and I'm still trying to figure it out, I heard in reviews how easy it is to use and I expected it to be much easier than it is.

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

Try to find as many astronomical objects as I can in the sky.

Pluses
  • weight (Light)
  • Tripod
  • quality of image
  • Distance it is able to see
  • Build quality
Downsides
  • The sky align feature of the Hand Control

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