Reviews and Problems with Celestron NexStar 130 SLT
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So far so good
David, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
27 December 2013
Excerpt: Item undamaged, functions properly. The Sky Align worked after I programmed the correct closest city, so be careful. Saw Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Orion Nebula, the moon on first night. I wish I had bought the accessory bundle when I got the telescope. It seems as if higher power eyepieces or a Barlow eyepiece are needed to see planets really well, so I'm going to pick those up. So far I am happy with it.
Excerpt: First telescope. Easy to set up. I'm not that familiar with astronomy so the computerized object finder is great. It aligned easily once I got all the information loaded. Pretty easy to use and easy to setup. Lots of features for the money.
Pros: Easy to Use, Instructions Are Good, Lightweight, Quality Lenses
Excerpt: I have difficulty using the finderscope. Perhaps it is my glasses or the location of the scope that make it difficult to line up the red dot with celestial object. I have had this problem with initial set up and find the problem continues during alignment.
Excerpt: Delivery time was only 4 days...real nice! Only two issues really: <br /> <br />1. After assembly, I went ahead and used my Laser Collimating Tool to check on "alignment" (prior to 1st use) of both mirrors direct from factory,to my surprise both were in fact "not centered". I had to spend little over an hour to adjust both using reference material and "googling" some info.
Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction