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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerised Reflector Telescope

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  • 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 overview

• 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)
• 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.

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Date published: 2016-10-22
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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

Is it possible to attach a camera to this telescope

Asked by: Seafury
Yes Typically you would need a DSLR camera with detachable lens, you would use a 1.25" "T" ring adaptor to mount the camera to the telescope body. If you are considering Astrophotography there is a wealth of info tips and guidelines as to what equipment is suitable on the world wide web.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-11-22

I presume you need batteries for this item or would I be able to purchase an adapter? if so, what type of adapter would be needed? Where can I buy accessories? Also, do Celestron make carry cases that would be suitable for this type of telescope.

Asked by: Susie
The LCM can be powered by eight AA batteries (not included). It also has a 12v power in connector for attaching a "power tank" We carry a range of accesories for this unit, but a quick websearch will reveal many more. You would have to ask Celestron about a carry case, we certainly don't have one on our range.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-28

Can I use this to view terrestrial objects, birds etc? If not what would you recommend in this price range for dual use

Asked by: Sam H
It could be used for terrestrial observation but is not ideally suited for such (image is inverted and back to front unless you use corrective lenses), also the electronic mount is not suited to moving the scope between subjects quickly. If you are wanting dual use I would recommend a good pair of binoculars and a good quality binocular mount.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-09

What is the focal length of the main mirror

Asked by: Peter
This detail is included in the specification we have provided below the product listing. Focal length 650 mm
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-07

What do i need to get the maximun 306 magnification? Can you give me links please? Im not very good with telescopes.

Asked by: Jack w l
The magnification is worked out by dividing the focal length of the main mirror with the focal length of the eyepiece. At x300 there may not enough light to see an image clearly. This depends on the diameter of the main mirror. A bigger mirror gives greater light collecting power. (brightness)
Answered by: Peter
Date published: 2017-12-17

do i need any accesories to get the 306 magnification? thank you

Asked by: jack w l
Yes as the supplied eye piece only supports up to 62 times with supplied eyepieces.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-01-27

Is this good enough to see the space station in full details.  Thanks

Asked by: Sean
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-12

Can you manually move without damaging the remote operation.

Asked by: Emjay
No this should only be moved with the motors.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-25
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