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Celestron NexStar 127SLT Computerized Telescope
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Code: CI-TS-22097
MPN: 22097
UPC: 050234220972
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Celestron NexStar 127SLT Computerized Telescope Product Info

The Celestron NexStar 127SLT Computerized Telescope is designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, and loaded with valuable design features. With preassembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods, and quick release fork arms and tubes, Celestron NexStar SLT Telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes - with no tools required! You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, polar caps on Mars, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more! The Celestron NexStar SLT can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.

The NexStar 127 SLT Computerized Telescope by Celestron is the largest model of the NexStar SLT series with a 127mm aperture. Powered by 8 AA (user supplied) batteries or an optional AC adapter (#18778) these Celestron Telescopes love to travel. 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. 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 catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object, or simply know if a desired object is visible in the sky.

The Celestron NexStar 127-SLT Computerized Telescope has the revolutionary SkyAlign makes for a fast and easy alignment process. 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!

Specifications for Celestron NexStar 127SLT Computerized Telescope:

Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
Weight: 18 lb (8.16 kg)
Aperture: 127 mm (5 in)
Focal Length: 1500 mm (59.06 in)
Focal Ratio: 11.81
Finderscope: StarPointer
Mount: Motorized Altazimuth
Eyepiece 1: 25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification 1: 60 x
Eyepiece 2: 9 mm (0.35 in)
Magnification 2: 167 x
Star Diagonal: 1.25
Accessory Tray: No Tool, Quick release
Tripod: Steel
CD ROM: "The Sky" Level 1 and NexStar Observers List (v2.6.4c)
Highest Useful Magnification: 300 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13
Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.1 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes): 0.91 arcsec
Light Gathering Power: 329 x
Angular Field of View: 0.83 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds): 44 ft (13.41 m)
Optical Coatings: Fully-Coated
Computer Hand Control: Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Slew Speeds: Nine slew speeds
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes: Alt-Az, EQ North and EQ South
Alignment Procedures: SkyAlign, Auto 2-Star Align, 1-Star Align, 2-Star Align, Solar System Align
Database: 4,000 Object Database
GPS: Optional CN-16 GPS Accessory

Features of Celestron NexStar 127SLT Computerized Telescope:

  • High quality 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • 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
  • Good for terrestrial and celestial observing
  • Includes CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps

NexStar 127SLT - 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

Package Contents:

  • Celestron NexStar 127SLT Computerized Telescope 22097
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • CD-ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software
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Customer Reviews
Helpful Positive Review It Works by Legacy Reviewer, May 3, 2010
I am a telemetry engineer and have a lot of experience with tracking antennas. I found the Celestron sky align and tracking to be extreamly poor. It is not usable. It can only get you within the general vicinity of an object +/- 10degrees. So you...
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Most Recent Review Nextstar 127SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain by Legacy Reviewer, April 14, 2013
This Scope has excellent optics. The tripod is shaky but it may be reduced with the anti-vibration pads. I would recommend this scope to any newcomer and Amateur and it is lite so you could take it anywhere. I am surprised on the Quality of the optic...
2/2 found this helpful
Most Recent Review great product unless you have a question by Legacy Reviewer, March 27, 2012
Do not attempt to get the manufacturer to help. They are in business only because their product is so wonderful. Pros: wonderful telescope. I get a new thrill just about every time I use it. Cons: A little difficult to get the computer star finder ...
2/2 found this helpful
Most Recent Review Very satisfied! by Legacy Reviewer, January 2, 2012
I got this telescope for my husband for Christmas and he absolutely loves it. Every night he goes out on the lanai to observe & is so excited over the ability of the telescope to track and find the galaxies. He can see the red spot on Jupiter. Absolu...
Most Recent Review Quality Scope for the price by Legacy Reviewer, December 15, 2011
Great scope for the price. This is a 127mm Maksutov Design with great optics. Colours are APO like. I can use on planetary up to 250X magnification without loss of details. The only issue is the mount seem to be a bit fragile to carry this big sized ...
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