Celestron NexStar 5 SLT Computerised Telescope

£579.00

  • 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
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Description

The NexStar 5 SLT 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 DesignSchmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture125mm (5″)
Focal Length1250mm (49″)
Focal Ratiof/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 125mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 150x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 29mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 2139x
FinderscopeStarPointer
Star Diagonal1.25
Optical TubeAluminium
Highest Useful Magnification329x
Lowest Useful Magnification18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude13
Resolution (Rayleigh)1.11 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.93 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)329x
Optical CoatingsFully-Coated
Optical Tube Length330mm
Optical Tube Diameter152mm
Optical Tube Weight2.7kg
DovetailVixen/CG-5 Dovetail bar
MOUNT INFO:
Mount TypeComputerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Instrument load capacity8 lbs (3.6 kg)
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)762mm – 1270mm (30″ – 50″)
Tripod Leg Diameter31.75mm (1.25″) Stainless steel
Mount Head Weight5 lbs (2.3kg)
Accessory TrayYes
Tripod Weight5 lbs (2.3kg)
Slew Speeds9 slew speeds – max speed 3°/second
Tracking RatesSidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking ModesAlt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
GPSN/A
Dovetail CompatibilityVixen/CG-5 saddle plate
Number of Auxiliary ports1x Aux port | 1x hand control port (hand control can use either port)
Autoguide portNo
USB PortYes, Input on hand control
Power Requirements12 VDC – 8xAA Batteries (not included)
Motor DriveDC Servo Motor
Alignment ProceduresSkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Periodic Error CorrectionNo
Computerized Hand Control1 Hand Control Port and 1 Aux Port
NexStar+ DatabaseOver 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects
SoftwareCelestron’s Starry Night Special Edition Software, SkyPortal App
Total Kit WeightTBD
Included ItemsOptical Tube | Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod | Accessory Tray| NexStar+ Hand Control | 20 mm & 9 mm eyepiece | StarPointer finderscope | Star Diagonal

 

Downloads

NexStar SLT Manual

Additional information

Weight16 kg
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Optical Design

Series

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