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NEXSTAR 60 SLT
Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NexStar Star Locating Telescope (SLT) refractors and reflectors 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! You can see details of the lunar surface, Venus and its phases, Mars resolved as an orange disc, Jupiter and its four moons, Saturn with its rings plainly visible and much more! Most NexStar SLT's can also be used as a land-based spotting telescope.
Powered by 8 AA user supplied batteries or an optional AC adapter (#18773) these NexStar GoTo's 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.
Using Celestron's patented SkyAlign* (patent pending), 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 could even pick the moon or bright planets!
To assist in the star alignment, the NexStar uses a lightweight StarPointer Finderscope. The StarPointer is the quickest and easiest way to point your telescope exactly to the desired object in the sky. It’s like having a laser pointer that you can shine directly onto the night sky. No need to worry about the inverted images you see through traditional finders, just align the red dot seen through the StarPointer with the desired star in the sky. It’s that easy?
There is no need to point the telescope North or to level the optical tube -- the initial position of the telescope is irrelevant. This makes for a fast and very easy method for aligning the telescope.
How does it work?
The NexStar® software with SkyAlign calculates the angles measured between the objects and then compares them to the known angles between objects. Using this method, the telescope determines what objects were chosen. The display will tell you which three objects you aligned to for confirmation.
Only two of the alignment objects will actually be used for calculating the model of the sky. The third object is needed to provide a positive identification of the other two. Therefore you should make sure that at least two of the three alignment objects are widely spaced in the sky by at least 60 degrees if possible. And select a third object that does not fall in a straight line between the first two alignment stars.
Celestron's most affordable NexStar telescope turns starry nights into space odysseys. The 60mm refractors come with a fully computerized hand control with a database of over 4,000 celestial objects. With its pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, the NexStar 60 SLT can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Our new SkyAlign alignment technology and the included StarPointer Finderscope with a red LED makes aligning a breeze. With the NexStar 60’s you can see breathtaking views of the lunar landscape, Venus and its phases, Mars resolved as an orange disc, Jupiter and its 4 moons, Saturn resolved as a disc, with its rings plainly visible at medium and high magnification.
60mm (2.4") diameter Refractor
700mm Focal Length
f/12 Focal Ratio
Motorized Altazimuth Mount
4,000+ object database
Weight: 9.5 lb
SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making
for a fast and easy alignment process
Comes with “The Sky” Level 1 planetarium software and NSOL telescope
Sturdy stainless steel tripod
StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment
Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory
Motorized altazimuth mount and fully computerized hand control