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Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Reflector Telescope

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Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Reflector Telescope


The popularity of our NexStar 114 models inspired us to go bigger! We are proud to introduce Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Reflector Telescope. The NexStar 130 SLT has 30% more light-gathering power than our 114mm telescope. And the 130 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 track to view 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 130 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. Portable, User-friendly Design Powered by 8 AA user-supplied batteries or an optional AC adapter, this NexStar telescope is ready 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, simply input the date, time, and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky. And that's it - alignment so easy it's hard to believe! You'll spend your evening observing, not aligning your telescope! NexStar 130 SLT 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

Clear images with high quality 130mm mirror optics

Automated and user friendly viewing with a fully computerized Az mount

Quick no tool set up

Rugged 1.25" Steel tripod for stable viewing platform

Convenient accessory tray

Easy alignment with StarPointer

Compatible with 2" eyepieces

Includes "The Sky®" software (educational info about the night sky)


Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Reflector Telescope



Optical Design



130 mm (5.12 in)

Focal Length

650 mm (25.59 in)

Focal Ratio


Eyepiece 1

25 mm (0.98 in)

Magnification 1

26 x

Eyepiece 2

9 mm (0.35 in)

Magnification 2

73 x




Motorized Altazimuth

Accessory Tray

No Tool, Quick release




"The Sky®" Level 1 and NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c))

Highest Useful Magnification


Limiting Stella Magnitude


Resolution (Rayleigh)

1.07 arcsec

Resolution (Dawes)

0.89 arcsec

Photographic Resolution

400 line/mm

Light Gathering Power

345 x

Angular Field of View

1.7 °

Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)

91 ft (27.74 m)

Optical Coatings


Secondary Mirror Obstruction

1.7 in (43.18 mm)

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area

11 %

Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter

33.2 %

Computer Hand Control

Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable

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


18 lb (8.16 kg)


Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory

User Level

For Beginners

Telescope Type


Aperture Size


Focal Length


Focal Ratio


Highest Practical Magnification





9mm & 25mm

Mount Type

Computerized Mount




2 Years Limited Warranty


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