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Celestron NexStar 130SLT

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NexStar 130SLT - 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
  • Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" 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

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simon baldock. HOwever
Summary: Celestron SLT130
December 31st, 2011

I have had mine for just under two years and initially I was very impressed with it, giving some great views of the moon and Jupiter. However, despite hardly any use the goto system failed (outside of warranty) the mount would not move, and the hand controller showing communication failure. I sent it to Celestron for an assessment, and was basically told the board had failed and that a new mount was needed - and quoted £279 for the replacement goto mount!! Seriously - that means the tube works out at £70! I  would not get another Celestron as two years with minimal use is not demanding for a circuit board and I can only conclude that they use poor quality components.  I would recommend everyone to think really hard about buying this scope as a years warranty is not very long.....

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Summary: Nexstar 130SLT
August 23rd, 2011
Got mine last month, no problems whatsoever. So easy to use, even for a novice like me.
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Peter Brickey
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
January 18th, 2009
This is the second 130SLT that I have had. The first one failed right out of the box and would not power up. This one will not track. I have given this scope a zero rating but I will give the company a negative 10 for customer service.
This can not be stressed enough. The Celestron warranty is designed to keep the end user from returning a defective scope for refund. My mistake was in expecting a company like Celestron to be honest and honorable.
My scope is suitable for gathering dust as I will no longer have any dealings outside of a courtroom with Celestron. I strongly suggest that if you purchase any Celestron scope, you return it for refund instead of sending it back for warranty repair.
Celestron's warranty is not worth a damn.
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