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Model: 22097Brand: CelestronDesign: MaksutovSize: 5" (127mm)Computerized: Computerized GOTOLevel: IntermediateMount Type: Alt Az
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Affordable entry to mid level computerized GOTO telescope
Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NexStar SLT refractors, reflectors, and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features. With preassembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods, and quick release fork arms and tubes, NexStar SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes – with no tools required! You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more! Most NexStar SLT’s can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.
Intelligent DesignPowered by 8 AA (user supplied) batteries or an optional AC adapter (#18778) these NexStar GoTo’s love to travel. The internal battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance while eliminating cord wrap issues associated with external battery packs.
With the NexStar’s ergonomically designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation. With a touch of a button you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object, or simply know if a desired object is visible in the sky.
Celestron’s Revolutionary SkyAlignUsing Celestron’s patented SkyAlign (patent pending), simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky. You do not need to know the names of the stars – you can even pick the Moon or bright planets!
• High quality 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain• 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• Good for terrestrial and celestial observing• Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps
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
Optical Design : Maksutov-CassegrainWeight : 18 lb (8.16 kg)Aperture : 127 mm (5 in)Focal Length : 1500 mm (59.06 in)Focal Ratio : 11.81Finderscope : StarPointerMount : Motorized AltazimuthEyepiece 1 : 25 mm (0.98 in)Magnification 1 : 60 xEyepiece 2 : 9 mm (0.35 in)Magnification 2 : 167 xStar Diagonal : 1.25Accessory Tray : No Tool, Quick releaseTripod : Steel CD ROMn The Sky Level 1 and NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c)Highest Useful Magnification : 300 xLimiting Stellar Magnitude : 13Resolution (Rayleigh) : 1.1 arcsecResolution (Dawes) : 0.91 arcsecLight Gathering Power : 329 xAngular Field of View : 0.83 °Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) : 44 ft (13.41 m)Optical Coatings : Fully-CoatedComputer Hand Control : Fully Computerized / Flash UpgradeableSlew Speeds : Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, .5°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2xTracking Rates : Sidereal, Solar and LunarTracking Modes : Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ SouthAlignment Procedures : SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System AlignDatabase : 4,000 Object DatabaseGPS : Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory
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I purchased this as my first scope after months of researching and i must say i'm over the moon with it! It is extremely portable and the views it gives are very pleasing even in light polluted areas. Jupiter has been my main entertainment having been out more than the moon since i got the scope, i have also had a faint glimpse of the Orion Nebula. The folks at Rother Valley Optics are passionate about their work and the customers, Adam called me to make sure the dew shield and moon filter i purchased wasn't for this scope (which it was) as they were not compatible. This would have been an annoyance having to send them back but thanks to the great customer service i received the scope with the attachments and even a small refund for the price difference. Will definitely be continuing with this fantastic store!
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Got this telescope from Rother valley optics I had a skywatcher 130 before. I'm just getting back into star gazing the staff very were helpful, I did have to buy a dew filter 3days later it's a must also a pollution filter and moon filter, the results excellent my only disappointment was the mount this could be a little more stable but overal very pleased with my purchase
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
My primary scope is a 10" dobsonian, so it took some time for me to decide on a second scope. my concern was the reduction in aperture would leave me disappointed with the views against a scope with twice the aperture.However my opinion changed after first light.the view of jupiter is excellent and the orion nebula impressed me equally.planets are impossible to track with a dobsonian, hence my decision to get a guided grab and go scope.Iv yet to master the goto function, but my guess is that for a visual scope only it will certainly impress.The mount could be a little heavier, I wouldnt expect a stress free observing session in the breeze however. This is easily counteracted by having the mount set up at half height.and seemed to eliminate any vibration.also the eyepieces provided are very substandard.and would leave the observer dissapointed with their purchase as they dont utilise the scopes full potential.Would certainly recommend this scope to anybody.well worth the money
41 of 41 people found this review helpful.
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