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Comparing Celestron FirstScope Signature and Celestron NexStar 130 SLT

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  • High quality Dobsonian style stand with a 76 mm reflector optical tube make FirstScope an ideal entry level astronomical telescope
  • Portable and lighweight table-top design makes it easy to store, transport and setup your FirstScope Telescope
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Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
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In comparison:
Celestron FirstScope Signature ranks #10 out of 27.
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7.4
Good
Popularity Score
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 1 / 103
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Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
4.4 Read reviews
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Celestron NexStar 130 SLT ranks #7 out of 27. It is in the top 20%.
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8.1
Great
Popularity Score
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 2 / 103
99%
Consumer score distribution.
Celestron NexStar 130 SLT ranks #7 and Celestron FirstScope Signature ranks #10

Customers like Celestron NexStar 130 SLT noticeably more

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Celestron FirstScope Signature [ 4.4 vs 4.2 ]. In our awesomeness score Celestron NexStar 130 SLT ranks #7 out of 103 and Celestron FirstScope Signature ranks #10 out of 103.

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Celestron FirstScope Signature is more popular

It's fairly safe to say that Celestron FirstScope Signature is a more popular catadioptric telescope, based on its 1,000+ reviews. In our popularity score Celestron NexStar 130 SLT ranks #1 out of 103 and Celestron FirstScope Signature ranks #0 out of 103.

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To consider

Customers who view Celestron FirstScope Signature and NexStar 130 SLT often consider Orion StarMax 90mm, a pricier option with better reviews.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Celestron FirstScope Signature and NexStar 130 SLT
Orion StarMax 90mm $200
Avg. customer reviews:
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Orion StarMax 90mm ranks #6 out of 27. It is in the top 10%.
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8.5
Great
Very popular
Popularity rank: 10 / 103
90%
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Celestron NexStar SE Series $499
Avg. customer reviews:
4.5 Read reviews
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Celestron NexStar SE Series ranks #3 out of 27. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 5 / 103
96%
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Celestron AstroMaster LT $112
Avg. customer reviews:
4.0 Read reviews
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Celestron AstroMaster LT ranks #19 out of 27.
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6.6
Good
Very popular
Popularity rank: 11 / 103
89%
Celestron NexStar 4 SE $499
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4.4 Read reviews
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Celestron NexStar 4 SE ranks #8 out of 27. It is in the top 20%.
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8.1
Great
Very popular
Popularity rank: 8 / 103
93%
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Celestron FirstScope Signature is a top selling and one of the most affordable options. It's a #1 bestseller in catadioptric telescopes category and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Celestron AstroMaster LT or Vintage Single Barrel 40" .

Celestron FirstScope Signature was released in 2003. There are a lot of newer catadioptric telescopes on the market. Show newer Catadioptric Telescopes

Celestron FirstScope Signature is $905.60 less expensive than an average catadioptric telescope ($960).

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT is a very popular and one of the less expensive options. It has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as iOptron SmartStar Cube-G MC90 or Celestron Nexstar 6SE .

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT is $485.50 less expensive than an average catadioptric telescope ($960).

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