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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope

SKU : CE-31045

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  • A 130 mm (5.12-inch) Newtonian Reflector Telescope.
  • CG-3 Equatorial Mount.
  • Sturdy Adjustable Tripod with Tray.
  • 2 Eyepieces and a StarPointer Finder.
  • Comfortable Viewing from the Side.

Product Details

  • The Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope is a high quality, economical 130 mm (5.19 inches) telescope with a powerful optical system. These telescopes produce breathtaking views of the Moon, Saturn with its ring structure, Jupiter with its belts, and hundreds of deep-sky objects. Add an optional solar filter and you can observe activity on the Sun!

    While observing, you'll notice that as the Earth rotates on its axis, stationary stars appear to move across the sky causing the object you're viewing to drift out of the field of view. A telescope on an equatorial mount can be aimed at a celestial object and guided with the slow-motion controls to track your target!

    Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope Features

    • Fully multi-coated optics for bright, crisp, clean images.
    • Quick-release dovetail attachment for user-friendly set-up and storage. No tools needed!
    • Permanently mounted StarPointer finderscope projects a red laser dot onto a non-magnified viewing window for easy aiming.
    • German Equatorial Mount with setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects.
    • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25-inch steel tube legs with a deluxe accessory tray for convenient access to observing tools.
    • The Sky Level 1 planetarium software with a 10,000 object database and enhanced images.

     

    OPTICAL TUBE INFO:      

    • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector.
    • Focal Length: 650 mm (26 inches).
    • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20 mm (0.79 inches).
    • Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 33x.
    • Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10 mm (0.39 inches).
    • Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 65x.
    • Finderscope: Built-on StarPointer.
    • Highest Useful Magnification: 307x.
    • Lowest Useful Magnification: 19x.
    • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.1.
    • Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.07 arc seconds.
    • Resolution (Dawes): 0.89 arc seconds.
    • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 345x.
    • Optical Coatings: Aluminum.
    • Optical Tube Length: 610 mm (24 inches).

     

    MOUNT INFO:  

    • Mount Type: CG-3 Equatorial
    • Tripod: 1.25-inch steel tube legs
    • Software: Starry Night Basic Edition
    • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 812.8 mm - 1295.4 mm (32 inches to 51 inches).
    • Tripod Leg Diameter: 31.75 mm (1.25 inches) steel.
    • Accessory tray: Included.
    • Tripod Weight: 7.6 lb (3447.3 g).
    • Slew Speeds: Manual.
    • Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5 saddle plate.
  • specifications

    Alignment ProcedureManual Alignment
    Aperture130 mm (5")
    CD ROMs IncludedThe Sky Level 1
    ComputerizedManual
    Counterweights(2) 4.8 lbs.
    Focal Length650 mm
    Focal Ratiof/5
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Optical CoatingsAluminum
    Optical DesignNewtonian
    OTA Length24"
    OTA Mount Type3 Dovetail Bar
    Warranty2 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • Celestron's AstroMaster 130 mm (5.12-inch) Newtonian Reflector OTA.
    • Manual Focuser - attached.
    • CG-3 Equatorial Mount with manual control.
    • StarPointer Finderscope - built-on.
    • CG-3 Tripod with Adjustable 1.25-inch Steel Tube Legs.
    • Accessory Tray/ Spreader.
    • 1.25-inch Eyepiece #1/ 20 mm, 33x mag.
    • 1.25-inch Eyepiece #2/ 10 mm, 65x mag.
    • Two Counterweights/ 4.8 lb each.
    • The Sky - Level 1, downloadable software with 10,000 object database, 75 images, and printable maps.
    • 2 Year Warranty.

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    09/21/2009
    anonymous
    great scope

    great scope, easy set up. lens kit a must.