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- High quality 130mm Newtonian Reflector
- Fully computerized Altazimuth altazimuth mount
- StarPointer™ red-dot finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
- Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick, no-tool set up
- Sturdy, stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included
- Perfect for celestial observing
Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NexStar SLT refractors, reflectors, and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features. With preassembled, 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, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more! Most NexStar SLTs can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.
Powered by 8 AA (user supplied) batteries or an optional AC adapter (#18778), these NexStar GoTos 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, 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 can even pick the Moon or bright planets!
|OPTICAL TUBE INFO:|
|Optical Design||Newtonian Reflector|
|Focal Length||650mm (26")|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1||25mm (0.98")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1||26x|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 2||9mm (0.35")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 2||72x|
|Finderscope||StarPointer™ red dot finderscope|
|Highest Useful Magnification||307x|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||19x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||13.1|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||1.07 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes)||0.89 arc seconds|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)||345x|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||43mm (1.7")|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter||33%|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area||11%|
|Optical Tube Length||TBD|
|Optical Tube Diameter||TBD|
|Optical Tube Weight||TBD|
|Dovetail||CG-5 Dovetail bar|
|Mount Type||Computerized Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm|
|Instrument load capacity||8 lbs (3.6 kg)|
|Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)||762mm - 1270mm (30" - 50")|
|Tripod Leg Diameter||31.75mm (1.25") Stainless steel|
|Mount Head Weight||5 lbs (2.3kg)|
|Tripod Weight||5 lbs (2.3kg)|
|Slew Speeds||9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/second|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Solar and Lunar|
|Tracking Modes||Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South|
|Dovetail Compatibility||CG-5 saddle plate|
|Number of Auxiliary ports||1x Aux port | 1x hand control port (hand control can use either port)|
|USB Port||Yes, Input on hand control|
|Power Requirements||12 VDC - 8xAA Batteries (not included)|
|Motor Drive||DC Servo Motor|
|Alignment Procedures||SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align|
|Periodic Error Correction||No|
|Computerized Hand Control||1 Hand Control Port and 1 Aux Port|
|NexStar+ Database||Over 40,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects|
|Software||Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App|
|Total Kit Weight||TBD|
|Included Items||Optical Tube | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| NexStar+ Hand Control | 20 mm & 9 mm eyepiece | StarPointer™ red dot finderscope | Star Diagonal|