Celestron Nexstar 130SLT telescope
The Celestron NexStar 130SLT telescope is an affordable all-round reflector telescope with a lens diameter of 130mm. This telescope offers many features of high quality at a surprisingly affordable price. The large mirror makes for a high light gathering capacity, enabling you to see many heavenly bodies clearly and sharply. The telescope comes with a 9 and a 25 mm eyepiece. These fit into the 1.25 inch fitting; the telescope is also compatible with two inch diameter eyepieces. The Celestron NexStar 130SLT telescope comes with a CD-ROM with software for the telescope as well as with maps of the sky.
102SLT and 130SLT
The Celestron NexStar 130SLT is the reflector (Newtonian) alternative to the Celestron NexStar 102SLT refractor telescope. These telescopes have mostly the same features and even the price is slightly comparable. The difference lies in whether you prefer a reflector or a refractor telescope. A reflector (130SLT) has a larger lens so a high light output; however, with a refractor (102SLT) the images are sharper because the light has no detour.
Suitable for (astro) photography
This Celestron telescope is ideal for astrophotography. You do, however, need a proper camera adapter and T2 ring for this. These can be purchased separately and are available from our website. Below you will find some photographs taken with the Celestron NexStar 130SLT.
About the tripod
The tripod that comes with the Celestron NexStar 130SLT telescope has an altazimuth mount on very strong stainless steel legs. This tripod is very easy to collapse or to set up. Also, the stand features a convenient accessory tray to hold your maps of the sky, or other accessories that you use whilst stargazing.
The telescope and mount have a full GoTo system. With this very useful system, the telescope will automatically find celestial objects for you. In the system 4000 celestial objects are pre-programmed which makes watching with this telescope easier and a lot of fun. The GoTo functionality features Celestron SkyAlign alignment technology which will align the telescope in no time at all
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 130SLT accessories
Celestron Nexstar 130SLT accessories such as Barlow lenses can be found on the right-hand side of this page.
Review of the Celestron NexStar 130SLT
Celestron Nexstar 130SLT features
Ian Morrison writes about the Celestron NexStar 130SLT saying he was surprised by the fact that a telescope with such a low price could be so good and have so many functions. Morison provides a clear explanation of the pros and cons of this telescope.
Some photos taken with the Celestron NexStar 130SLT
- Suitable for 1.25" and 2" eyepieces
- Fully computer-controlled tripod
- Very stable motor (RA and DEC)
- Equipped with a Red Dot finder
- Expandable with GPS
- Includes NSOL software which enables you to use the telescope with your computer
- Also compatible with NexRemote software (not included)
- Convenient remote control with LED display
Photo of a nebula
Very bright celestial object