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Celestron - NexStar 130SLT 130mm Newtonian Reflector Computerized Telescope


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Celestron NexStar 130SLT 130mm Newtonian Reflector Computerized Telescope


With 30% more light gathering than the 114mm telescope and 345x more than the human eye, the Celestron NexStar 130SLT Newtonian Reflector has the shortest focal length of the entire NexStar SLT series, meaning that it is suited for planetary observing as well as many bright deep sky objects such as bright galaxies, nebulae, open cluster, and globular clusters due to its 5" primary mirror.

For astronomers taking their first stargazing night in a non light polluted location, it can be tough to align the scope. However, Celestron has implemented a few different alignment options, but the one that probably comes most in handy for the beginner is the sky align method. No knowledge of the night sky is required. All the user must enter into the NexStar hand controller is the location, time and date. Then they must slew and center the telescope to three bright stars (or planets) and the software can calculate the axis and coordinates between each selection and determine what stars were selected. Basically, the telescope aligns itself! Once properly aligned, the observer has a 4,000 object database to slew through! These include Messier objects, NGC, IC as well as the planets. The observer can also control their telescope with a computer using the optional RS-232 cable. The NexStar contoller software can be updated via flash whenever software updates become available.

General 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
  • “TheSkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images



Product Series

Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NexStar Star Locating Telescope (SLT) refractors, reflectors and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features. With pre-assembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods and quick release fork arms and tubes, NexStar SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes — with no tools required! You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, Mars resolved as an orange disc, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more!  Most NexStar SLTs can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.


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Additional Information

Name Celestron - NexStar 130SLT 130mm Newtonian Reflector Computerized Telescope
Manufacturer Celestron
Model CEL-31145
UPC 050234311458
Manufacturer Part No CEL-31145
Telescope Aperture 3.1" - 4"
Accessory Tray No Tool, Quick release
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Angular Field of View 1.7 °
Aperture 130 mm (5.12 in)
Computer Hand Control Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Eyepiece 1 25 mm (0.98 in)
Eyepiece 2 9 mm (0.35 in)
Finderscope StarPointer
Focal Length 650 mm (25.59 in)
Focal Ratio 5
GPS Optional SkySync GPS Accessory (93969)
Mount Motorized Altazimuth
Resolution (Dawes) 0.89 arcsec
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arcsec
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.7 in (43.18 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 11 %
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 33.2 %
Tracking Modes Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tripod Steel