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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:
3.5 Read reviews
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Celestron AstroFi ranks #67 out of 74.
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4.3
Poor
Popularity Score
Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
4.4 Read reviews
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Celestron NexStar ranks #16 out of 74. It is in the top 20%.
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8.1
Great
Popularity Score
Very popular
Popularity rank: 14 / 153
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Consumer score distribution.
Celestron NexStar ranks #16 and Celestron AstroFi ranks #67

Customers like Celestron NexStar way more

Celestron NexStar, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Celestron AstroFi [ 4.4 vs 3.5 ]. In our awesomeness score Celestron NexStar ranks #16 out of 153 and Celestron AstroFi ranks #67 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 600+ reviews. In our popularity score Celestron NexStar ranks #13 out of 153 and Celestron AstroFi ranks #39 out of 153.

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To consider

Customers who view Celestron AstroFi and NexStar often consider Sky-Watcher ProED, a pricier option with better reviews.
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Sky-Watcher ProED $825
Avg. customer reviews:
4.7 Read reviews
In comparison:
Sky-Watcher ProED ranks #1 out of 74. It is in the top 10%.
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9.4
Amazing
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Celestron AstroMaster 90EQ $538
Avg. customer reviews:
4.4 Read reviews
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Celestron AstroMaster 90EQ ranks #10 out of 74. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
Very popular
Popularity rank: 8 / 153
95%
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Orion AstroView 120ST $600
Avg. customer reviews:
4.5 Read reviews
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Orion AstroView 120ST ranks #8 out of 74. It is in the top 10%.
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8.5
Great
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Celestron NexStar SLT Series $500
Avg. customer reviews:
4.2 Read reviews
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Celestron NexStar SLT Series ranks #25 out of 74. It is in the top 20%.
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7.5
Good
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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 dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Sky-Watcher ProED 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 $620.50 more expensive than the average telescope ($179.49).

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 Celestron NexStar SLT Series or Barska 15-45x50 Anchormaster .

Celestron NexStar is $320.46 more expensive than an average telescope ($179.49).

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