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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope

Manufacturer Product Number: 31145

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  • Newtonian Reflector Telescope
  • Focuser
  • Observing end of scope
  • Focuser & finderscope
  • Eyepiece accessories
  • Secondary mirror
  • Mount joint
  • Remote control
  • Battery compartment
  • Tray & Tripod stabilizer
  • Motor control
  • Tripod extension legs
  • CD's and Manuals
  • Tripod Bubble Level

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Celestron item #31145

High quality 130 mm reflector with proven NexStar computer control technology



The NexStar 130SLT has 30% more light-gathering power than the traditional Celestron 114mm telescope.


The NexStar 130SLT, 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 pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 130SLT 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 130SLT’s 5" primary mirror.


Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.


NexStar 130SLT General Features

* High quality 130 mm reflector

* Compatible with 2" eyepieces

* High quality 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain

* Fully computerized Altazimuth mount

* StarPointer 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

* Includes CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps


NexStar 130SLT - Computerized Mount Features

* Proven NexStar computer control technology

* Database allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects

* SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process

* Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet

* Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use

* Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory

* Includes NSOL telescope control software for basic control of your telescope via computer (with optional RS-232 cable)

* Compatible with optional NexRemote telescope control software, for advanced control of your telescope via computer


Technical Specifications and Dimensions:

Optical Design 



  18 lbs (8.16 kg)


  130 mm (5.12 in)

Focal Length 

  650 mm (25.59 in)

Focal Ratio 





  Motorized Altazimuth

Eyepiece 1 

  25 mm (0.98 in)

Magnification 1 

  26 x

Eyepiece 2 

  9 mm (0.35 in)

Magnification 2 

  72 x

Accessory Tray 

  No Tool, Quick release




  The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software and NexStar Observers List  (v2.6.4c)

Highest Useful Magnification 

  300 x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude 


Resolution (Rayleigh) 

  1.1 arcsec

Resolution (Dawes

  0.89 arcsec

Photographic Resolution 

  400 lines/mm

Light Gathering Power 

  345 x

Angular Field of View 

  1.7 °

Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)

  91 ft (27.74 m)

Optical Coatings 


Computer Hand Control 

  Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable

Slew Speeds 

  Nine slew speeds: 3°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, 64x, 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 (does not include USB connection)


  2 year manufacturer's warranty

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