Affordable entry to mid level computerized GOTO telescope
This Scope comes with the following items.
The Sky Level 1 planetarium software and NSOL Telescope Software.
Red dot finderscope
Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NexStar Star Locating Telescope (SLT) refractors and reflectors are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features. With pre-assembled, 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, Mars resolved as an orange disc, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more!
Powered by 8 AA user supplied batteries or an optional AC adapter (#18773) 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 SkyAlign
Using 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 could even pick the moon or bright planets!
To assist in the star alignment, the NexStar uses a lightweight StarPointer Finderscope. The StarPointer is the quickest and easiest way to point your telescope exactly to the desired object in the sky. It`s like having a laser pointer that you can shine directly onto the night sky. No need to worry about the inverted images you see through traditional finders, just align the red dot seen through the StarPointer with the desired star in the sky. It`s that easy.
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 114 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 114 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.
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm) 130 mm (5.12 in)
Focal Length (mm) 650 mm (26 in)
Focal Ratio 5
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification 1 26 x
Eyepiece 2 (mm) 9 mm (0.35 in)
Magnification 2 72 x
Mount Motorized Altazimuth
Accessory Tray No Tool, Quick release CD ROM The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software and NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c) Tripod Steel
Weight (lbs) 18 lbs (8.16 kg)
Highest Useful Magnification 307 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 19 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.1
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.89 arc seconds
Photographic Resolution 400 line/mm
Light Gathering Power 345 x
Angular Field of View (deg) 1.7 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 91 ft (28 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.7 in (43 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 33 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 11 %
Optical Coatings Aluminum
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
Computer Hand Control Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
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