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Celestron NexStar 90SLT
7.9 out of 10

Celestron NexStar 90SLT

Optical Design : Maksutov-Cassegrain Weight : 12 lbs (5.44 kg) A Read more

Great Deal: $329.95

Reviews and Problems with Celestron NexStar 90SLT

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Overall 8
8.0

Quality control varies from unit to unit

Jim at Fox Obs, B&H Photo
4 February 2015
  • Excerpt: Mine was pretty good overall, optics very slightly out of alignment (are not user-adjustable) so it gave images that were only pretty good. The tube coupling to the mount had minor play in it and the internal adjustments there didn't eliminate the play. I returned it for refund.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Very Quick Set Up
  • Cons: Optical Quality May Vary
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Overall 10
10

Superb optics, user friendly, accurate

Jim at Fox Obs, B&H Photo
27 January 2015
  • Excerpt: An amazing instrument for both first time buyers and seasoned observers like myself. If you're frustrated (or worse) by lousy, poorly designed and basically unusable beginners telescopes, you will love this 90 SLT. It sets up in two minutes!
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Celestron NexStar 90SLT Telescope

john8436, Overstock
9 August 2012
  • Summary: The scope is great. The mount not so much. The azimuth motor burned out within the first two weeks of getting it. Celestron said I qualify for a full replacement so I sent it back 6 days ago and am waiting for a reply.
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Overall 10
10

Celestron NexStar 90SLT Telescope

nascarlurg, Overstock
15 July 2012
  • Summary: I would hope that this review would help some newer people to the hobby like myself, in finding a great quality first scope. For weeks I have researched a lot of websites and watched many videos on *** concerning choices for a "beginners scope".
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Overall 10
10

Very good telescope

jrjustin, B&H Photo
2 May 2012
  • Excerpt: This telescope gives the most magnification and a great price for it. With this telescope I saw creates on a planet that you could barely see with the naked eye.
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Great magnification, Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 10
10

Great User Friendly Computerized Telescope

Peter Tos, opticsplanet.com
16 December 2011
  • Summary: This computerized telescope has over 4000+ objects onboard. Simple to set up & to use. The nexstar skyalign technology is really user friendly. Unfortunately it doesn't come with auto time keeping, have to set the time everytime when start the telescope. Mount is very steady & accurate.
  • Pros: Good & accurate mount
  • Cons: Small optical tube (90mm Mak)
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Overall 8
8.0

OMG! I can see Jupiters moons!

GalaxyGax, Adorama
10 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I found the scope simple to setup and simple to align and stayed in alignment pretty well.The optics seem to be of good quality for the price and the goto feature is just wonderful.The focus knob is too close to the main eyepiece causing a more unstable image as my finger bumps into into the...
  • Pros: Accurate, Compact, Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Difficult To Focus
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Overall 10
10

Cosmic wonderment

Stew, Amazon
19 February 2011
  • Summary: Awesome telescope definitely worth every penny. Managed to observe saturn clearly and moon surface detail can't wait till there's more in the night sky later this year. If I was to criticise though I'd have to say that the batteries do go pretty quick and seeing as it requires 8 double a's it can be...
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