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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerised Reflector Telescope

Code: A10NA

  • Explore the universe and the world around you with this Newtonian reflector telescope
  • Capable of up to 306 times magnification (62 times with supplied eyepieces) to see to Saturn’s rings and beyond
  • Comes with two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm) to customise your telescope for the best view

Product details

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerised Reflector Telescope

• Explore the universe and the world around you with this Newtonian reflector telescope
• Capable of up to 306 times magnification (62 times with supplied eyepieces) to see to Saturn’s rings and beyond
• Comes with two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm) to customise your telescope for the best view
• Get a clear, bright image with a 130mm aperture
• Lower the magnification down to 19 times (26 times with supplied eyepieces)

Special features
• With 4,000 objects in its database, the computerised Altazimuth mount can tell you what to look out for in the night sky. It also helps you find and track exactly what you’re looking for. Requires eight AA batteries (not included)
• Comes with its own tripod for stability
• Use three bright celestial objects to align your telescope and use them to locate and track celestial objects at the touch of a button

Download the free Celestron Skyportal app on Android or IOS

What can I see with this telescope?
See the rings of Saturn, Jupiter’s Red spot or track the stars across the night sky with this amazing computerised mount Newtonian reflector telescope. . Get a clear, bright image with a 130mm aperture and 345 times the light gathered as the human eye. This telescope comes with two eyepieces, one with 26 times magnification and one with 62 times magnification.

Why choose a reflector telescope?
Reflector telescopes are open at one end and use mirrors to collect and focus light for the image. Typically, the apertures of reflector telescopes are larger than their refractors. This means they can see further and fainter objects and have a wider apparent field of view. The bodies of the reflector telescope can be made smaller, all while maintaining the same level of magnification. Reflector telescopes don’t suffer from chromatic aberration, colours appearing around an image, like some refractors. Reflector telescopes display the image upside down. This is normal for astronomical telescopes, but will be noticeable with terrestrial viewing.

How easy is it to assemble?
This telescope is easy to use as it can be assembled and disassembled quickly and easily. There is a tray under the telescope to store your alternative eyepiece and other essentials. There are nine different slew speeds, allowing you to rotate the telescope to observe different objects in the sky. The LCM can be powered by eight AA batteries (not included). The auxiliary port can be used for additional accessories such as the GPS accessory (not included). The finderscope runs off a single CR2032 (included).

Can this telescope track?
Locate three bright objects in the night sky and the computerised telescope can orientate itself, calculating its own location, time and date. Use the hand control to browse through its database of 4,000 objects, before locating and tracking your celestial object across the night sky. You can use the Sky Tour function and your LCM telescope will give you a list of the best objects to view so you don’t miss a thing. The 114 LCM comes with The Sky X – First Light Edition astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images.

Telescope model number Celestron NexStar 130SLT (31145)
Telescope type Reflector
Technical specification
Aperture 130 mm
Focal length 650 mm
Focal ratio 5
Focal length of eyepiece 1 25 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 1 26 x
Focal length of eyepiece 2 9 mm
Magnification of eyepiece 2 62 x
Optical features
Highest useful magnification 306 x
Lowest useful magnification 19 x
Magnitude 13.1
Light gathering power 345 x
Apparent field of view 1.7 degree
Linear field of view 91 ft @ 1000 ft
Optical coating Aluminium
Slew speeds 9
Tracking rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking modes Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
Alignment procedures Sky Align, Auto Two-Star, Two-Star, One-Star, Solar System Align
Computer hand control Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Power 8 x AA batteries (DC 12 V @ 750 mA)
Physical Dimensions
Product weight 8.5 kg
Total content weight 14.1 kg
Telescope diameter 130 mm
Telescope length 610 mm
Tripod height 1250 mm
Mount type Motorised Altazimuth
Screen LCD 16 characters (back lit)
Supplied assembled No
Package Contents Celestron 130SLT telescope
Motorised Altazimuth mount
SatrPointer finderscope
2 x eyepieces
Tripod with accessory tray
Hand control
The Sky software

Does the telescope require additional items to connect/mount a DSLR camera?

Asked by: Peej
Yes, depending on the camera make and model you would need the appropriate mounting ring for your camera and a suitable lens fitting like this one: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-universal-32mm-125-t-adapter-with-barlow-lens-a94lx T-Rings we have available: Canon - http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-t2-mount-for-canon-cameras-r42vf Nikon - http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-t2-mount-for-nikon-cameras-r42va Sony - http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/celestron-t-ring-for-sony-dslr-camera-a98lx
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-01-11

Although aligned it's not finding the stars requested, can anyone help.???

Asked by: Neil
Sky align is a tried and tested technology, but does take a few attempts to get used to. You need to ensure the mount is correctly levelled and the hand control has been configured correctly for the time zone and approximate location you are situated in. Once that is done proceed with the Sky align procedure. Once successful you should be able to slew to any object you select from the database (provided it is in the visible sky). Good targets for testing at the moment (mid December 2015) are the planets Venus, Mars and Jupiter which are all clearly visible in an arc from east to west in the southern pre dawn sky. There are online help guides and videos and I'm sure members of your local astronomy group would endeavour to assist.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-12-10

Is this a good telescope for astrophotography 

Asked by: Andybus
Yes this telescope would be good for astrophotography.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-11-16

What is the weight of telescope and stand (and similarly for the 114 mm version)

Asked by: brianj
Product Dimensions: 71.1 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm ; 907 g Weight: 14 Kg
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-01-29

Does the telescope include the eyepieces? Is everything you need to use it contained in the box?

Asked by: TomH
Yes everything is included in the packaging.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-10-20

Is this item brand new

Asked by: cavalier
Yes this item is a new item.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-08-03

Does this telescope automatically keep aligned with the Earth's rotation?

Asked by: AVFCSAM
It does support this as long as it is correctly set up.
Answered by: PaulaC
Date published: 2017-01-27

Would a 1.25" Celestron T-Adapater fit this telescope?

Asked by: avfcsam
Yes that is correct, this telescope accepts all standard 1.25" lenses, accessories and adaptors
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-07-17

does it come with a skyQlink wireless adapter to allow you to control your viewing from your iPad/iphone?

Asked by: collin
No this item is not included.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2016-08-10
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