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Comparing Celestron AstroFi and Celestron NexStar

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  • 102 millimeter Maksutov Cassegrain 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
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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. Compatible with 2 inch eyepieces
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Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
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Celestron AstroFi ranks #71 out of 73.
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3.3
Poor
Popularity Score
Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
4.1 Read reviews
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Celestron NexStar ranks #34 out of 73.
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7.0
Good
Popularity Score
Very popular
Popularity rank: 15 / 153
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Consumer score distribution.
Celestron NexStar ranks #34 and Celestron AstroFi ranks #71

Customers like Celestron NexStar way more

Celestron NexStar, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Celestron AstroFi [ 4.1 vs 3.3 ]. In our awesomeness score Celestron NexStar ranks #35 out of 153 and Celestron AstroFi ranks #71 out of 153.

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Celestron NexStar is more popular

It's fairly safe to say that Celestron NexStar is a more popular telescope, based on its 400+ reviews. In our popularity score Celestron NexStar ranks #14 out of 153 and Celestron AstroFi ranks #39 out of 153.

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Sky-Watcher ProED $825
Avg. customer reviews:
4.7 Read reviews
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Sky-Watcher ProED ranks #1 out of 73. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
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Celestron AstroMaster 90EQ $540
Avg. customer reviews:
4.4 Read reviews
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Celestron AstroMaster 90EQ ranks #6 out of 73. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great
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Popularity rank: 7 / 153
96%
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Orion AstroView 120ST $600
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4.3 Read reviews
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Orion AstroView 120ST ranks #16 out of 73. It is in the top 20%.
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7.7
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Gskyer 600x90mm AZ $260
Avg. customer reviews:
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Gskyer 600x90mm AZ ranks #2 out of 73. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
Very popular
Popularity rank: 11 / 153
93%
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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 popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling telescopes and has a couple of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Explore Scientific ED127 or Barska Anchormaster 28x60m .

Celestron AstroFi was released in 2016. There are dozens of newer telescopes on the market. Show newer Telescopes

Celestron AstroFi is $611.33 more expensive than the average telescope ($158.67).

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

Celestron NexStar is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling telescopes and has many popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Ioptron R80 or Orion 9895 ED80 .

Celestron NexStar is $341.28 more expensive than an average telescope ($158.67).

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