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Celestron NexStar 130SLT

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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