Prime exclusive deal: $120 off the Celestron NexStar 130SLT

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The Celestron NexStar 130SLT is a computerized Newtonian telescope and is currently on offer for the lowest price we've seen in a while, now over $120 off. The computerized element of this telescope makes it an ideal choice for those without much experience or just looking for a fun and hassle-free experience. 

Grab the Celestron NexStar 130SLT computerized telescope from Amazon and save over $120.  

Celestron is a widely-known and trusted name when it comes to telescopes and their line of NexStar telescopes is great too. In fact, a number of them feature in our best telescopes guide. This particular telescope is a top choice for beginners as it features a database of 40,000 objects (4,000 and bonus software with a 36,000-strong database) bonus accessories and a no-tool setup. 

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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope: was $639.95, now $518.16 on Amazon. 

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope: was $639.95, now $518.16 on Amazon

Save over $120 on a computerized telescope well suited to beginners and those wanting to locate celestial objects with ease. It features a computerized hand control with a database of 4,000 objects and comes with bonus software which has a 36,000 object-strong database. It also comes with a 130mm aperture and numerous accessories but is powered by eight AA batteries, which aren't included. 

This computerized telescope comes with a number of handy accessories which will no doubt enhance your stargazing experience. A red dot finderscope, star diagonal and two eyepieces (25mm and 9mm) are all included. You also get a free download of Celestron's Starry Night software, which features a database of over 36,000 night sky targets and information, to help you learn about what you're looking at. This telescope offers a great experience for those getting into astronomy. 

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Key Specs: 130mm aperture, adjustable steel tripod, it comes pre-assembled, computerized hand control, quick release fork arm and numerous accessories. They include a red dot finderscope, a star diagonal, two eyepieces and a free download of Starry Night software. 

Consensus: This is a pretty good deal, we like it a lot and it offers its users a hassle-free stargazing experience. The database of the computerized hand control and the bonus software also eliminate any frustration of looking but not finding targets.

Buy if: You don't have much previous experience with stargazing, or you like the computerized element or you're just looking for a fun frustration-free experience. 

Don't buy if: You're a purist and you like to do things manually, whether that's the setup or the locating and tracking night sky targets. 

Alternative models: As an alternative, we would recommend the Celestron NexStar 4SE or the Celestron NexStar 8SE, both feature in our best telescopes guide. The 4SE comes in at a similar price point whereas the 8SE is a bit more expensive.

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