Celestron - NexStar 127SLT 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope Bundle

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$699.95
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Includes a lens pen, red/white light headlamp, UHC Filter and planetary filter set! Bundle offers are good while supplies last.  

The Celestron NexStar SLT Telescope series has been a top seller due to having a very user friendly interface and easy setup without sacrificing high quality optics.

An adjustable stainless-steel tripod, quick release fork arm, NexStar+ computerized hand control, and a 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube are all pre assembled so the user can observe right away with minimal setup time. All that must be done is to align the telescope with the SkyAlignment method.

2 year warranty. 

Celestron - NexStar 127SLT 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

The Celestron NexStar SLT Telescope series has been a top seller due to having a very user friendly interface and easy setup without sacrificing high quality optics. An adjustable stainless-steel tripod, quick release fork arm, NexStar+ computerized hand control, and a 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube are all pre assembled so the user can observe right away with minimal setup time. All that must be done is to align the telescope with the SkyAlignment method.

Maksutov-Cassegrain Optical Design

Since it is a Maksutov-Cassegrain catadioptric design, meaning it includes a mirror and lens, the NexStar 127SLT definitely excels when it comes to planetary observation. Due to light passing through the corrector lens first before hitting the mirror, views are sharp and crisp without hardly any chromatic aberration. The phases of Venus, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter with its four Galilean moons and Saturn's rings are all extremely evident even to first-time observers. The telescope can be used for terrestrial, daytime, and wildlife observation as well.

Due to the fact that Maksutov-Cassegrain designs do not have a secondary mirror but rather a "secondary spot" of reflective coating on the corrector plate, they typically avoid the collimation hustle that is often needed with Schmidt-Cassegrain designs.  In addition, the "secondary spot" is much smaller than the secondary mirror of a Schmidt Cassegrain which results in Maksutov-Cassegrains having high contrast views, particularly for planetary observation. However, one thing to keep in mind is Maksutov-Cassegrains take longer to cool to ambient temperature since the corrector plate takes longer to cool down due to its weight.

Mount Features

  • The Altazimuth fork mount is superior for a beginner user who wants the simplicity of being able to slew and track the celestial objects throughout the night sky. It is mounted on an adjustable steel tripod.
  • The NexStar+Hand control database is absolutely incredible with its 40,000 celestial object database! The observer can learn about the exact object they are viewing in real-time! The list includes 600 galaxies, 300 clusters, and dozens of binary stars. The Sky Tour feature also will slew to objects available in the night sky at a given point in time and location that may be of interest to the observer.
  • Aligning the Celestron NexStar 127SLT computerized telescope is a piece of cake with the SkyAlign feature! All the user must do is enter a location and point the telescope to three bright objects (stars, moons, or planets) without knowing the names! The system does the rest!
  • The Celestron NexStar 127SLT is powered by 8 AA batteries (not included) or the Celestron PowerTank (sold separately). The internal battery component powers the high precision servo motors for low vibration while removing cord wrap issues. The Celestron 12V AC adapter is also available and will work.
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UPC 050234220972
Brand Celestron
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Aperture 127mm (5")
Case Included No
Focal Length 1500mm (59")
Focal Ratio f/12
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm (0.98")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 60x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 9mm (0.35")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 167x
Finderscope Included StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
Diagonal Included 1.25
Optical Tube Material Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 300x
Lowest Useful Magnification 18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Resolution - Rayleigh 1.1 arc seconds
Resolution - Dawes 0.91 arc seconds
LIght Gathering Power (Compared to the Human Eye) 329x
Included Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar
Mount Load Capacity 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
Accessory Tray Included? Yes
Tripod Height Adjustment Range 762mm - 1270mm (30" - 50")
Adjustable Legs? No
Tripod Leg Diameter 31.75mm (1.25") Stainless steel
Tripod Weight 5 lbs (2.3kg)
Mount Head Weight 5 lbs (2.3kg)
Slew Speeds 9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/second
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
Mount Motor Drive DC Servo Motors
GPS No
Number of Auxiliary Ports 1x Aux port | 1x hand control port (hand control can use either port)
Includes Autoguide Port Yes
USB Port Yes, Input on hand control
Power Requirements 12 VDC - 8xAA Batteries (not included)
Computerized Hand Controller 1 Hand Control Port and 1 Aux Port
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Database Over 40,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
Included Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Periodic Error Correction No
Warranty 2 Years
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