Read an in depth review of the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT by Ian Morison, Jodrell Bank Observatory
The popularity of our NexStar 114 models inspired us to go bigger We are proud to introduce NexStar 130 SLT. 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 slew to any of its 4,000+ objects, including over 600 galaxies, 300 clusters and dozens of beautiful binary stars. With its preassembled, 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.
|Optical Design||:||Newtonian Reflector|
|Aperture (mm)||:||130 mm (5.12 in)|
|Focal Length (mm)||:||650 mm (26 in)|
|Eyepiece 1 (mm)||:||25 mm (0.98 in)|
|Magnification 1||:||26 x|
|Eyepiece 2 (mm)||:||9 mm (0.35 in)|
|Magnification 2||:||72 x|
|Accessory Tray||:||No Tool, Quick release|
|Weight (lbs)||:||18 lbs (8.16 kg)|
|Highest Useful Magnification||:||307 x|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||:||19 x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||:||13.1|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||:||1.07 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes)||:||0.89 arc seconds|
|Photographic Resolution||:||400 line/mm|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)||:||345 x|
|Angular Field of View (deg)||:||1.7 °|
|Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)||:||91 ft (28 m)|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||:||1.7 in (43 mm)|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter||:||33 %|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area||:||11 %|
|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|
|Computer Hand Control||:||Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable|
|GPS||:||Optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)|
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