Reach for the stars with the Celestron NexStar 130SLT computerized reflector telescope. Ideal for the budding astronomy enthusiast and devoted star-gazer alike, this telescope is feature-rich and ready to take you out of this world. It comes partly assembled so you can start viewing the night sky within hours of opening the box. It comes complete with a stainless steel tripod, quick-release fork arm mount and built-in scope level. The smooth-running motor lets you enjoy the celestial sights in peaceful silence.
The NexStar is compatible with 2" eyepieces and boasts a powerful 130 mm reflector that offers impressive images of planets and the stars. The SkyAlign option lets you target any three bright objects and align your viewing using an impressive 4,000+ object database. Fully automated, it comes with all the software you need to turn an astronomy hobby into a passion.
-Focal ratio: f5
-Focal length: 650 mm
-One-touch control to change slew speed
-NexStar computer control technology
-SkyAlign allows for easy searches and alignment
-StarPointer guides the scope to any object from the catalogue
-Finderscope allows for quicker polar alignment
-NSOL telescope control software for basic control via computer (requires optional RS-232 cable)
-Optional NexRemote control software for advanced control via computer (requires optional RS-232 cable)
-Upgradeable hand and motor control software through flash downloads
-Capture still images and video with a CCD imager or camera adapter (not included)
-Auxiliary port for additional accessories
-Internal battery compartment
-Optional AC/DC converter (sold separately)
-Dimensions: 71.1 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm
-Weight: 14 Kg
While this compact reflector telescope doesn't offer NASA quality viewing, it still has enough power and celestial range to keep most astronomers happy. The software takes a bit of getting used to, but is worth the effort. Once users have gone through the learning curve, most newbies are pleased with the results.
Images are impressive and under good viewing conditions the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter are clearly visible. The software requires a bit of a learning curve, but is very useful once it has been mastered.
One thing that everyone agrees on is that the AC/DC adapter is a necessity right from the start or you'll be changing batteries often.