Comparing Celestron AstroFi and Celestron NexStar


Celestron AstroFi

Celestron NexStar

Lowest price found: $283.44
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Rank: #1 out of 143.
  • 90mm refractor with fully coated glass optics
  • Control your telescope via integrated WiFi using the free Celestron SkyPortal app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
  • Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup
  • Accessories include: two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), star diagonal, finderscope, and a NEW integrated smartphone adapter.
  • Adjustable height tripod includes an accessory tray.
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  • COMPUTERIZED STAR LOCATING TELESCOPE: The Celestron NexStar 130SLT is a computerized telescope that offers a database of more than 40,000 stars, galaxies, nebulae, and more. The telescope locates your object with pinpoint accuracy and tracks it.
  • COMPACT AND PORTABLE: This telescope for adults and kids to be used together is ideal for weekend camping trips or excursions to dark sky sites. Its compact form factor makes it easy to transport and assemble just about anywhere.
  • NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR OPTICAL DESIGN: The NexStar 130SLT is the largest in the SLT family. The 130mm aperture gathers enough light to see our Solar System and beyond. View Saturn's rings, Jupiter's cloud bands, and the Moon in brilliant detail.
  • FAST SETUP WITH SKYALIGN: Celestron's proprietary SkyAlign procedure has you ready to observe in minutes. Simply center any three bright objects in the eyepiece and the NexStar SLT aligns to the night sky, ready to locate thousands of objects.
  • BONUS FREE STARRY NIGHT SOFTWARE: The NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope includes a FREE download of one of the top consumer rated astronomy software programs for an interactive sky simulation.
  • UNBEATABLE WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Buy with confidence from the world's #1 telescope brand, based in California since 1960. You'll also receive a two-year warranty and unlimited access to technical support from our team of US-based experts.
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14 lbs
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  • 14 lbs - Telescope Only, 90MM Refractor
  • 14 lbs - Telescope Only, 102MM Maksutov
  • 17 lbs - Telescope Only, 130MM Newtonian

18 lbs
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Release Date
2 Aug 2016, 1 Aug 2016
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Key features
  • Integrated WiFi
  • Celestron Sky Portal app
  • Fully coated glass optics
  • Accessory tray for 2 x 1.25" eyepieces
  • Miscellaneous accessories
  • Rubber-lined area
  • Star Pointer finder scope
  • 2 Kellner eyepieces
  • Mirror star diagonal
  • Sizes 90, 102, 130 mm

Celestron AstroFi is a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling telescopes and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Gskyer 90mm Astronomy or Gskyer EQ901000 .

Celestron AstroFi was released in 2016. There are quite a few newer telescopes on the market. Show newer Telescopes

Celestron AstroFi is $163.45 more expensive than the average telescope ($119.99).

Key features
  • SkyAlign
  • Motorized Altazimuth mount
  • Focal ratio: f6
  • Focal length: 660mm
  • 4,000-object database

Celestron NexStar is a top selling and one of the more expensive options. It's a #1 bestseller in telescopes category and has many popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Orion StarBlast 62mm or Meade StarNavigator NG .

Celestron NexStar is $283.45 more expensive than an average telescope ($119.99).

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