Comparing Celestron NexStar and Celestron SkyProdigy

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Celestron NexStar

Celestron SkyProdigy

Lowest price found: $403.44
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Rank: #29 out of 143.
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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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  • Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope, aperture: 90 mm (3.54 in), focal length: 1250 mm (49.21 in), focal ratio: 13.89, finder scope: Star Pointer MOUNT: Motorized Altazimuth
  • Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray , CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition Astronomy Software Which Provides Education About the Sky
  • Battery Pack Providing over 30 Hours of Power, Proven Computer Control Technology , Database Allows Telescope to Automatically Locate Over 4,000 Celestial Objects
  • Proprietary Star Sense Technology Provides a Completely Automatic Alignment Process with No User Intervention Required
  • Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software for Downloading Product Updates Over the Internet, Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
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Size
Weight

18 lbs
 

16 lbs
 
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  • 33 lbs - Telescope Only, 6" Schmidt Cassegrain
  • 18 lbs - Telescope Only, 5.1" Reflector
  • 16 lbs
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Warranty
2 years warranty
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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).

Key features
  • Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
  • Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount
  • Fork Arm Mount
  • Optical Tube
  • Quick No Tool Set Up
  • 10,000 object database
  • StarSense Technology
  • Automatic Alignment Process

Celestron SkyProdigy 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 Orion 9895 ED80 or Explore Scientific AR127 .

Celestron SkyProdigy is $354.91 more expensive than an average telescope ($119.99).

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