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The NexStar 130 SLT has 30% more light-gathering power than our 114mm telescope.
And the 130 SLT, 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 114 SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. The 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 130 SLT?s 5" primary mirror.
Because of the Newtonian design, the mirror gives fully color-corrected views that are best suited for astronomical use.
OPTICAL DESIGN Reflector
GPS Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory
APERTURE 130 mm (5.12 in)
FOCAL LENGTH 650 mm (25.59 in)
FOCAL RATIO 5
MOUNT Motorized Altazimuth
EYEPIECE 1 25 mm (0.98 in)
MAGNIFICATION 1 26 x
EYEPIECE 2 9 mm (0.35 in)
MAGNIFICATION 2 72.22 x
ACCESSORY TRAY No Tool, Quick release
CD ROM The Sky Level 1 & NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c)
HIGHEST USEFUL MAGNIFICATION 306 x
LIMITING STELLAR MAGNITUDE 13.1
RESOLUTION 1.06 arc seconds
RESOLVING POWER 0.89 arc seconds
PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOLUTION 400 line/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 Aluminum
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION 1.7 in (43.18 mm)
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY AREA 12 %
SECONDARY MIRROR OBSTRUCTION BY DIAMETER 34 percent
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
SLEW SPEEDS Nine slew speeds: 4deg/sec, 2deg/sec, 1deg/sec, .5deg/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
TRACKING RATES Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
TRACKING MODES Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South
ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, SolarSymtem Align