Celestron NexStar 130 SLT - 5" Reflector Computerized Telescope - 31145

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SKU: CEL-31145
Regular price $864.00 CAD

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  • SKU CEL-31145
 About the 
Celestron NexStar 130 SLT - 5" Reflector Computerized Telescope
  •  Celestron NexStar 130SLT 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope is a complete system for making observations of the Moon, planets, and bright deep-space objects such as binary stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae.

  • The combination of large aperture and shorter focal length translates to a fast f/5 focal ratio making this iteration of the NexStar telescope series ideal for wide-field astrophotography or making detailed images of the Moon.

  •  Includes two eyepieces, plus an unmagnified finderscope and stainless steel adjustable-height tripod. Everything you need to get started right away.

  • Controlling the motorized single-arm fork mount is the NexStar computer hand controller.


Set up is made easy through the use of easy  alignment procedures, and keeping objects centered is accomplished with variable tracking rates

Loaded with over 4000 celestial objects in its database and expanded information on over 100 of those objects, users have the ability to add 99 of their own customer objects to help customize their experience.

 For fast observation sessions, why not simply choose Tour mode and let  the NexStar build a selection of the best objects for that date, time, and location and automatically go to those objects.

Optical Tube 
  • 130mm aperture
  • f/5 focal ratio
  • 650mm focal length
  • Aluminum multi-coated glass parabolic mirror improves light transmission, color rendition, and contrast
  • Resolution: Rayleigh: 1.07 arcsec; Dawes: 0.89 arcsec
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 1.7"; 33% by diameter; 11% by area
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Dovetail plate attaches to mount head quickly
NexStar Hand Controller 
  • 4,000-object pre-loaded database, plus 99 user-defined objects
  • Expanded information on over 100 of the most popular pre-loaded objects
  • Tour mode: automatically shows the best objects overhead based on date/time/location when viewing
  • Alignment procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-star, 1-star, 2-star, Solar System
  • Slew speeds: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 0.5°/sec, 1°/sec, 2°/sec, 4°/sec
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Backlash compensation: Trains-out play in drive gears for improved tracking precision
  • 2-line,16-characters/line LCD screen; 19 fiber-optic backlit LED buttons; Adjustable brightness to preserve night-adjusted vision
  • RS-232 port for tethering to a computer for remote control
  • Powered by mount to reduce weight
    Database objects:
  • Named stars: the common name listing of the brightest stars in the sky
  • Named Objects: alphabetical listing of over 50 of the most popular deep-sky objects
  • Asterisms: a unique list of some of the most recognizable star patterns in the sky
  • Variable stars: select list of the brightest variable stars with the shortest period of changing magnitude
  • Double stars: alphabetical listing of the most popular double, triple and quadruple stars
  • Caldwell catalog: with a combination of the best NGC and IC objects
  • The complete Messier catalog
  • Select NGC objects
  • The solar system, including the Moon, Sun, and planets
  • Constellations
Mount and Tripod 
  • Single fork arm alt-azimuth
  • Dual-axis DC servo motors with encoders; 0.26 arcsec motor resolution
  • Integrated bubble level
  • Dovetail saddle accepts plate for fast attachment
  • Tool-free assembly
  • Runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries, or optional 12VDC power supply
  • Stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable-height allows easy use by a wide variety of users, standing or sitting
  • Hand controller holder can be moved from leg to leg to avoid cord wrap
  • Accessory tray stays attached, even when folded
  • Accessory tray locks onto leg separator to improve stability and reduce vibrations
Included Accessories 
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical eyepiece filters
  • 25mm = 26x power
  • 9mm = 72x power
  • Star Pointer finderscope:
  • Wide unmagnified field of view speeds up alignment and finding subjects manually
  • Center aiming dot won't obscure small objects
  • Adjustable brightness preserves night-adjusted vision
  • Dovetail mounting bracket makes attachment to OTA fast and easy



Celestron Nexstar 130 SLT - 5" Newtonian Reflector Telescope w/Go To Mount Features...


  • Compatible with 2" eyepieces


  • High quality 130 mm reflector


  • 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


  • "The SkyX - First Light Edition" astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images


  • 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



Celestron Nexstar 130 SLT - 5" Newtonian Reflector Telescope w/Go To Mount Specifications...

Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector

Aperture (mm): 130 mm (5.12 in)

Focal Length (mm): 650 mm (26 in)

Focal Ratio: f/5

Eyepiece 1 (mm) 25 mm (0.98 in)

Magnification 1: 26 x

Eyepiece 2 (mm): 9 mm (0.35 in)

Magnification 2: 72 x

Finderscope: StarPointer

Mount: Motorized Altazimuth

Accessory Tray: No Tool, Quick release

Tripod: Steel

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 %

Optical Coatings: Aluminum

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)

Celestron Product Number: 31145