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Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Telescope Bundle

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4.5/5
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$554.98
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Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Celestron
GoTo
Yes
Mount Design
Computerized GOTO
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon
Features
Alt-Az Mount, GoTo
Battery Included
No
Good for Astrophotography
Yes
Optical Design
Reflector
Finderscope
StarPointer
Focal Length
650mm
Highest Useful Magnification
300x
Star Diagonal
1.25 inch
Object Database
4000 objects
Eyepiece 1
25mm (26x)
Component
1.06 Arc Seconds Resolution, 13.1 Limiting Magnitude, 9mm (72x) Eyepiece 2, .89 Arc Seconds Resolving Power
GPS
No
Focal Ratio
f/5
User Level
For the Enthusiast, For the Beginner
Aperture
130mm
Telescopes Series
Celestron NexStar SLT Telescopes

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  • 30% more light-gathering power than the 114mm model
  • Comes with Celestron Power Tank
  • View over 4000 celestial objects with the database
  • Includes stainless steel tripod and accessory tray
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Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Telescope Bundle
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (19)
  • Quality lenses (17)
  • Strong construction (16)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Lightweight (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (25)
    • Bright conditions (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (21), Avid adventurer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Combination

    I purchased the Nexstar 130 SLT package (Telescope, Lens kit, and Power tank) about a year ago. This was my first telescope, so this package was a great way for me to...Read complete review

    I purchased the Nexstar 130 SLT package (Telescope, Lens kit, and Power tank) about a year ago. This was my first telescope, so this package was a great way for me to get everything I needed in one shot. Set-up is very easy, the go-to computer is straight forward and simple to operate. The lens/accessory kit is very useful, with the included barlow lens inside the kit, it will expand your night observations rather than just using the stock 25mm & 9mm eye pieces. The power tank keeps my telescope going all night long, even while simultaneously powering my laptop computer or other things I can plug into it. I was also surprised to see that the power tank could be use to jump start your car in the rare even that you ever needed a jump start without another car around.

    I only had two complaints with this telescope. The first being how sensitive it is to vibrations. I therefore purchased some vibration suppression pads and it took care of the problem... while the pads don't get rid of all vibrations, it was a huge improvement. The second complaint was that the maker doesn't have a case for it, but I eventually found a padded soft case for it on another telescope makers website.

    I use my telescope at public star parties with a local Astrological Society in the Southern California area. I get many compliments and "wow's" from people that look through my telescope. Bottom line is this.... It's a great value!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointed

    -Sky Align is pretty nifty but doesn't always move you to just the right spot (perhaps that's on the opperator, though)
    -Wanted an adapter for eyepiece to feed into computer for...Read complete review

    -Sky Align is pretty nifty but doesn't always move you to just the right spot (perhaps that's on the opperator, though)
    -Wanted an adapter for eyepiece to feed into computer for many to view at same time-guy ont the phone said to go with the neximage. It is worthless unless you're producing pictures from the "stacked" frames and even then I wasn't impressed.
    -Lot of wobbling and moving when trying to adjust the focus. Makes the 6mm lens with the Barlow very difficult.
    -Not as awesome magnification as what the pictures on the website made it look but it is an introductory telescope
    -The tracking feature is very useful.
    -Even without a carrying case it is pretty portable and quick to set up and align
    -Again, the bad advice on the Neximage really made the telecope much less useful for my group settings (with students)

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    4.0

    Telescope was easy to setup

    By Patrick

    from NORTH CANTON,OH

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Telescope Bundle:

      The Nexstar 130SLT was extremely easy to setup and start using immediately. The alignment function is very easy to use for a beginner. I've only been able to use it one night so far but I spent hours searching and viewing and trying different eyepieces and filters. The only downsides are the manual is a bit out of date. (still mentions Win95) and the PC interface still uses a Serial DB9 connector. The Power Tank will work with an extra cable for about $25.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      nexstar telescope

      By Ross

      from nebraska

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Telescope Bundle:

        Works really well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        130 slt

        By sam

        from india

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Difficult to Use
        • Poor Lens Quality

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Telescope Bundle:

        I bought this one but I guess I expected too much . the other night I tried it out and seemed pretty ok.jupiter was quiet ordinary through this lenses which com with this are not so wow.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A Lot to Learn

        By Roger

        from SURPRISE,AZ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Telescope Bundle:

          Novice user. I'm taking my time to come up to speed on this telescope, so bear this in mind. After three uses, we have not experienced the level of detail or quality of images advertised in multiple reviews of this scope. Take that as I have more to learn. Kit is user-friendly, easy to understand, and seems WELL worth the investment. I do not have enough knowledge to recommend this to a friend.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great scope for the beginner

          By Amber

          from MOORPARK,CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Low Visibility

            Comments about Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Telescope Bundle:

            After looking at a lot of telescopes for quite some time, I decided on this one. It's been great so far! It's a nice size and lightweight-easy to transport.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Customer Q & A

            3 Questions About This Product
            Q: "What do the different filters do? Is there one that you can view the Sun?"
            A: The filters with this kit are used to change the color skew of the object being viewed. For example, if you were to look at mars and it looks too red to make out a good amount of detail, you can apply a blue filter and the details would "pop" out. We do have filters that will allow you to view the sun. They are called solar filters and they can be applied to the end of your telescope so that you can view the sun.
            Q: "is there a case for the 130slt?"
            A: There is no case available for the Celestron 130SLT at this time.
            Q: "How much does it weigh? How small will it fold into? Is it easily transportable?"
            A: The telescope's complete weight is 18 lbs. The telescope can detach from the mount and the tripod can fold down but it will require some separation of pieces to break it down. Once you break it down it is easy to transport.
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