What can I see with Celestron NexStar 130 SLT?

You’ll soon learn to be comfortable with collimating a Newtonian since the NexStar will need it. But, with proper alignment, you’ll be able to observe objects within the Messier Catalog, planets (although small), and various DSOs from galaxies to larger nebulae.

What is the magnification of Celestron 130 SLT?


Optical Tube Info:
Optical Tube: Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification: 307x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 19x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.1

What type of telescope is a Celestron NexStar 130SLT?

Newtonian reflector optical
Newtonian reflector optical design: The NexStar 130SLT is the largest in the SLT family. The 130mm aperture gathers enough light to see our Solar System and beyond. View Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s cloud bands, and the Moon in brilliant detail.

What can you look at with a telescope?

There are tons of amazing, fantastic and beautiful things you can observe in a telescope.

  • The Moon. The Moon is the Earth’s only satellite and a wonderful object for observation.
  • The Sun.
  • Planets.
  • Galaxies.
  • Star clusters.
  • Binary stars.
  • Nebulae.
  • Comets.

How do you increase the magnification of a lens?

We recommend using both eyes whenever possible. In order to achieve maximum magnification without distortion, the user should position the lens a proper distance from the object, and fairly close to the eyes. Do not lean back away from the lens in order to increase magnification.

What type of telescope is a Dobsonian?

reflecting telescope
A Dobsonian is a reflecting telescope (uses a mirror, not a lens) in the same design as a Newtonian telescope (concave collecting mirror is at the rear of the telescope tube, eyepiece is on the side of tube, up near the front).

What can you do with a Celestron NexStar 130 SLT?

However, you can still do simple planetary or Moon astrophotography. It is just not suitable for deep sky objects. The Celestron NexStar 130 SLT comes with two plossl eyepieces. The focal lengths are 25mm and 9mm, which gives you two magnifications. With 25mm eyepiece you get 26x magnification, and with the 9mm you are looking at 72x magnification.

What kind of telescope is the Celestron NexStar?

Celestron’s innovative NexStar Star Location Telescope (SLT) has been a customer favorite for years thanks to its unique combination of high-quality optics, a user-friendly computerized interface, and a sturdy single fork arm mount.

What kind of telescope does Nexstar 127slt have?

Your telescope includes a StarPointer ™ red dot finderscope, a star diagonal, and two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm). The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low- or high-powered observing. The star diagonal provides a right-side-up view and a more comfortable viewing angle when looking up at the sky.

Which is the largest Nexstar SLT in the family?

The largest in the SLT family, NexStar 130SLT offers enough light gathering ability to see the the solar system & beyond: Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s cloud bands, the Moon, & brighter deep sky objects. Celestron’s proprietary SkyAlign procedure has you ready to observe in minutes.