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Celestron NexStar 90SLT

Celestron NexStar 90SLT
£388.39
Celestron NexStar 90SLT
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Type:
Catadioptric
Brand:
Celestron
Series:
NexStar
Warranty:
2 years
Weight:
5440 gram
Focal length:
1250 mm
GoTo system:
Yes
Tripod material:
Stainless steel

Celestron NexStar 90SLT
The Celestron NexStar 90SLT telescope is a very special telescope indeed. There are few affordable catadioptric telescopes on the market that also meet user requirements and the Celestron NexStar 90SLT telescope is certainly an exception to the rule. The telescope is very affordable but also has many features that work well. With a focal length of 1250 mm it is possible to get a very high magnification. In addition, two different eyepieces are included yielding different magnifications. The mirror has a 90mm diameter to catch a decent amount of light. The telescope comes with a CD-ROM with software for the telescope and maps of the sky.

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Celestron NexStar 90SLT
The Celestron NexStar 90SLT telescope is a very special telescope indeed. There are few affordable catadioptric telescopes on the market that also meet user requirements and the Celestron NexStar 90SLT telescope is certainly an exception to the rule. The telescope is very affordable but also has many features that work well. With a focal length of 1250 mm it is possible to get a very high magnification. In addition, two different eyepieces are included yielding different magnifications. The mirror has a 90mm diameter to catch a decent amount of light. The telescope comes with a CD-ROM with software for the telescope and maps of the sky.

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

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Celestron NexStar 90SLT

Affordable catadioptric telescope with many functions

Product description

Features

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

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The main pros and cons in a nutshell

Celestron NexStar 90SLT

The Celestron NexStar 90SLT telescope is a very special telescope indeed. There are few affordable catadioptric telescopes on the market that also meet user requirements and the Celestron NexStar 90SLT telescope is certainly an exception to the rule. The telescope is very affordable but also has many features that work well. With a focal length of 1250 mm it is possible to get a very high magnification. In addition, two different eyepieces are included yielding different magnifications. The mirror has a 90mm diameter to catch a decent amount of light. The telescope comes with a CD-ROM with software for the telescope and maps of the sky.

Terrestrial observations

This Celestron telescope is ideal for use as a spotting scope. The NexStar 90SLT is shipped with an erecting eyepiece which will put the images through your telescope upright. Naturally, it is also possible to to take pictures with the telescope using a camera adapter and a T-2 ring. Below you will find some photos taken with the Celestron NexStar 90SLT.

About the tripod

The tripod that comes with the NexStar 90SLT has an altazimuth mount on very strong stainless steel legs. This tripod is very easy to fold up 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 fully GoTo system. With this very useful system, the Celestron NexStar 90SLT 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 fun. The GoTo has the Celestron SkyAlign alignment technology; this facilitates aligning the telescope no end.

Specifications Celestron NexStar 90SLT

  • High-quality 90mm Maksutov Cassegrain
  • Fully computer-controlled tripod
  • Very stable motor (RA and DEC)
  • Equipped with a Red Dot finder
  • Expandable with GPS
  • Includes NSOL software, enabling you to use the telescope with your computer
  • SkyX first light CD-ROM with information and scientific knowledge about the stars
  • Convenient remote control with LED display

Picture taken with the NexStar 90SLT


Bright picture of the sky with nebula

Product specifications

General

Type
  • Catadioptric
Brand
  • Celestron
Series
  • NexStar
Warranty
  • 2 years
GoTo system
Mounting
  • Altazimuth
Power supply
  • 12V DC
Tracking motor
Slow motion controls
  • Electric RA and DEC

Dimensions & Weight

Weight
  • 5440 gram

General functions

GPS

Tripod specifications

Tripod material
  • Stainless steel

Optics

Objective diameter ø
  • 90 mm
Coating
  • StarBright XLT coating
Focal length
  • 1250 mm
Primary mirror
  • Parabolic
Primary mirror diameter
  • 90 mm
Magnitude limit
  • 8,9 mag.
Resolving power
  • 1,3 arcsecond
Maximum useful magnification
  • 180×
Focal ratio
  • 1 : 14

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
  • 7
Lunar/planetary observation
  • 4
Deep space observation
  • 2
Lunar/planetary photography
  • 8
Deep space photography
  • 8
Daytime terrestrial observation
  • 8

Accessories

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

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