Celestron NexStar 127SLT Mak Computerized Telescope Deal for Amazon Prime Day

Celestron NexStar 127SLT Mak Computerized Telescope
Celestron's NexStar 127SLT Mak computerized telescope. (Image credit: Celestron)

Amazon Prime Day offers lots of chances for skywatchers to upgrade their equipment. One of the deals on offer today (July 11) is theCelestron NexStar 127SLT Mak computerized telescope. The 5-inch (127  millimeters) scope normally sells for $459, but you can get it at $343.19 (38% off) unti 3:05 p.m. EDT (1905 GMT).

Why it's a good deal: The NexStar 127SLT Mak is a comes with a quick-release mount, planetarium software and an object-locating finderscope, among other goodies. It is part of Celestron's seasoned NexStar line of GoTo telescopes designed to automatically find targets to streamline viewing time. Its 127-mm aperture great for viewing the surface of the moon, phases of Venus, rings of Saturn or Jupiter and its four largest moons, according to Celestron. And while we're featuring the Maksutov-Cassegrain version of the NexStar 127SLT, Amazon does have more affordable Refractor and Newtonian versions available, as well as a smaller 90-mm SLT Maksutov. 

The deal is available today only to Amazon Prime members.

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Mike Wall
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Michael Wall is a Senior Space Writer with Space.com and joined the team in 2010. He primarily covers exoplanets, spaceflight and military space, but has been known to dabble in the space art beat. His book about the search for alien life, "Out There," was published on Nov. 13, 2018. Before becoming a science writer, Michael worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Michael on Twitter.