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Celestron NexStar 5 SLT Computerised Telescope

£549.00
SKU 22084

Availability: Immediate Dispatch

  • High quality 125mm/5" aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain optics
  • Fully computerised 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
  • Good for terrestrial and celestial observing
  • BONUS Astronomy Software download with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
  • Can be used with Celestron's PWI software
Description

The NexStar 6SLT comes with a 5” Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube, a great multi-use telescope with 1500 mm of focal length (f/10). The Celestron C6 is equipped with patented StarBright XLT coatings, which visibly increase contrast and bring out subtle detail on the Moon, planets, and faint nebulae. These coatings also increase light transmission for brighter deep space images. The Celestron C6 strikes an excellent balance between portability, ease of use, light gathering ability and price.

Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerised GoTo telescope, the NexStar SLT range 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! The sturdy but lightweight SLT mount means that these NexStar GoTos love to travel!

Using Celestron’s patented SkyAlign technology, simply input the date, time and location into the hand control then slew the telescope to any three bright celestial objects in the sky. You do not need to know the names of the stars – you can even pick the Moon or bright planets!

With the NexStar’s ergonomically designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation. With a touch of a button, you can select the object catalogue, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object or simply know if a desired object is visible in the sky.

The mount is powered by 8 AA (user supplied) batteries or an optional AC adaptor (#18778). The internal battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance while eliminating cord wrap issues associated with external battery packs.

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Specifications
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 125mm (5")
Focal Length 1250mm (49")
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 20mm (0.78")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 63x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 9mm (0.35")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 139x
Finderscope StarPointer
Star Diagonal 1.25
Optical Tube Aluminium
Highest Useful Magnification 329x
Lowest Useful Magnification 18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.93 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 329x
Optical Coatings Fully-Coated
Optical Tube Length 330mm
Optical Tube Diameter 152mm
Optical Tube Weight 2.7kg
Dovetail Vixen/CG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount Type Computerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 762mm - 1270mm (30" - 50")
Tripod Leg Diameter 31.75mm (1.25") Stainless steel
Mount Head Weight 5 lbs (2.3kg)
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod 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
GPS N/A
Dovetail Compatibility Vixen/CG-5 saddle plate
Number of Auxiliary ports 1x Aux port | 1x hand control port (hand control can use either port)
Autoguide port No
USB Port Yes, Input on hand control
Power Requirements 12 VDC - 8xAA Batteries (not included)
Motor Drive DC Servo Motor
Alignment Procedures SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Periodic Error Correction No
Computerized Hand Control 1 Hand Control Port and 1 Aux Port
NexStar+ Database Over 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
Software Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit Weight TBD
Included Items Optical Tube | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| NexStar+ Hand Control | 20 mm & 9 mm eyepiece | StarPointer finderscope | Star Diagonal

 

Downloads

NexStar SLT Manual