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Celestron Nexstar 6 SLT Computerised Telescope

SKU: CLS-22088

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  • High quality 6" (150mm) 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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Regular Price: $1,615.00

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The NexStar 6SLT comes with a 6” 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.


NexStar SLT

Optical Tube Info:

Optical Design

Schmidt-Cassegrain

Aperture 

150mm (5.19")

Focal Length

1500mm (25.59")

Focal Ratio

f/10

Focal Length of Eyepiece 1

20mm (.78")

Magnification of Eyepiece 1

75x

Focal Length of Eyepiece 2

9mm (0.35")

Magnification of Eyepiece 2

167x

Finderscope

Red Dot Finderscope (StarPointer)

Star Diagonal

1.25

Optical Tube

Aluminium

Highest Useful Magnification

354x

Lowest Useful Magnification

21x

Limiting Stellar Magnitude

13.4

Resolution (Rayleigh)

0.93 arc seconds

Resolution (Dawes)

0.77 arc seconds

Optical Coatings

Fully-Coated

Optical Tube Length

406.4mm 

Optical Tube Diameter

181mm

Optical Tube Weight

3.6kg

Dovetail

Vixen / CG-5 Dovetail Bar

Mount Info:

Mount Type

Computerised Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm

Instrument Load Capacity

3.6kg

Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)

762mm - 1270mm

Tripod Leg Diameter

31.75mm

Mount Head Weight

2.3kg

Accessory Tray

Yes

Tripod Weight

2.3kg

Slew Speeds

9 slew speeds - max speed 3°/second

Tracking Rates

Sidereal, Solar, and Lunar

Tracking Modes

Alt-Az, EQ North & EQ South

GPS

N/A

Dovetail Compatibility

Vixen / CG-5 dovetail

Auxiliary ports

  • 1 Aux port
  • 1x hand control port (hand control can use either port)

Autoguide port

No

USB Port

Yes, Input on hand control

Power Requirements

  • 8xAA Batteries (Not included)
  • 12 VDC-750 mA (Tip positive)

Motor Drive

DC servo motors

Alignment Procedures

  • SkyAlign
  • Auto 2-Star Align
  • 1-Star Align
  • 2-Star Align
  • Solar System Align

Periodic Error Correction

No

Computerized Hand Control

1 Hand Control Port and 1 Aux Port

NexStar+ Database

Over 120,000 including 220 of the best deep sky and solar system objects

Software

  • Celestron's Starry Night Special Edition Software
  • SkyPortal App

Included Items

  • Optical Tube
  • Single Fork Arm Mount & Tripod
  • Accessory Tray
  • Nexstar+ Hand Control
  • 2x Eyepieces (20mm & 9mm)
  • Star Pointer Finderscope
  • Star Diagonal

About Celestron
Celestron was founded by Tom Johnson whose first telescope design was a simple 6-inch reflector, built for his young son. He gradually progressed to making larger scopes in more sophisticated designs. Today, the Celestron company is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing optical equipment including telescopes (computerised and non-computerised), binoculars, spotting scopes and its accompanying accessories. Celestron's legacy spans 50 years, and has grown to enjoy recognition from amateurs to serious astronomers globally. The company seeks to remain innovative by growing its product offerings, while supporting science education around the world.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Eyepiece 1 20mm
Eyepiece 2 9mm
Finderscope Make Star Pointer
Electronic Hand Control Yes
Motor Drive Yes
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length 1500mm (25.29")
Mount Type Alt-azimuth mount
Aperture 150mm (5.19")
Tube Length 406.4mm (16")
Highest Magnification 354x
Warranty Information 2 Years Warranty
Additional Specifications of Product No

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