Celestron NexStar 127 SLT
Celestron NexStar 127 SLT telescope is a phenomenal telescope; as a rule, there are few affordable catadioptric telescopes on offer which meet all user requirements. The Celestron NexStar 127 SLT is the exception to this rule. This telescope is the bigger brother of the NexStar 90 SLT. These two telescopes roughly have the same properties. The NexStar 127, however, is just a bit bigger and better in everything. The mirror of the Nexstar 127 SLT has a 127mm diameter which catches approximately 40% more light than the 90mm mirror of its younger brother. This difference is especially noticeable when viewing deep-sky objects. The objects will appear a lot clearer and more detailed due to the high light-gathering power of this telescope.
Watching the stars
A 1500mm focal length enables you to realise a very high magnification. Two eyepieces are included in order for you to be able to achieve various magnifications. The 9mm eyepieces provides a 167x magnification whereas the 25mm eyepiece will get you a 60x magnification. These eyepieces are designed for a 1.25" eyepiece holder. The telescope comes with a CD rom containing software for the telescope as well as printable sky maps.
Use on land
This Celestron telescope can be used a spotting scope without a problem. As it happens, the Celestron NexStar 127 SLT is supplied with an erecting eyepiece which turns the images upright again. Of course, it is possible to take photographs with this telescope using a camera adapter and a T2-ring. Below you will find several photographs taken using the Celestron NexStar 127 SLT.
About the tripod
The tripod that comes with the NexStar 90SLT is an altazimuth tripod with very sturdy stainless steel legs. This tripod is very easy to collapse and set up. The tripod is fitted with a convenient accessory tray which can hold your sky maps, for example, or any other accessories you use while stargazing.
The telescope and mount are equipped with a full GoTo system. This very handy system enables the telescope to automatically find celestial bodies for you! 40.000 celestial bodies are pre-programmed in the system; this makes viewing with a telescope a whole lot easier and much more fun as well! The GoTo functionality features Celestron SkyAlign alignment technology which facilitates aligning the telescope no end. The telescope is controlled with a remote control which has a LED display.
We advice you to not use batteries with this mounting. The best option is to use a 220V or 12V adapter with 2.5A, or a portable energy source.
Celestron NexStar 127 SLT features
- Maksutov-Cassegrain construction
- 127mm mirror and a 1500mm focal length
- Computer-controlled tripod
- Very stable motor (RA and DEC)
- Fitted with a RedDot finder
- The telescope can be connected to a computer
- Including NSOL software which enables you to use your telescope together with your computer
- SkyX first light CD-ROM containing scientific information about the starry sky
- Handy remote control with LED display
As mentioned before, the telescope is suitable for astrophotography. However, you do need the right camera adapter and T2-ring for this. Below you will find a photograph which was taken using the Celestron Omni XLT 127 SLT.