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Accessories Added

  • A 5-Inch Reflecting Telescope that Aligns Itself!
  • StarSense Technology Gets you started
  • Quick and Easy No-Tool Set-Up
  • Newtonian Design for a comfortable view
  • GoTo where you want with the NexStar+ Hand Control

 

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Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope

The SkyProdigy 130 mm (5.11 Inch) Aperture Newtonian Reflector Computerized Telescope with StarSense on a GoTo Mount by Celestron:

Cestron has paired a revolution in telescope technology, StarSense, with affordable, high quality, and portable entry-level telescopes to bring you the SkyProdigy series. The innovative StarSense Technology allows for completely automatic alignment by combining intelligent drive motors/on-board computer with a digital camera, your telescope will now locate itself, alignment stars and set up- all on its own! Set it on its tripod, turn it on, press a button and stand back while your telescope readies itself for observing in just three minutes. Now that's one smart telescope!

With pre-assembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods, and quick release fork arms and tubes, SkyProdigy SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes with no tools and no prior knowledge of the night sky required making it the perfect entry-level telescope! And if you're not sure what to look at, the SkyProdigy features SkyTour, a list of popular and interesting objects that are tailored to your time and location.

Powered by 8 D-cell user supplied batteries or an optional AC adapter (#CE-18773) these Celestron SkyProdigy's love to travel. An external battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance. With the SkyProdigy's ergonomically-designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation. With a touch of a button, you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object, or simply know if the desired object is visible in the sky.

At the heart of the Celestron Sky Prodigy 130 is a quality 130 mm (5.11-Inch) aperture Newtonian Reflector telescope. With a focal ratio of f/5 and a focal length of 650 mm, this telescope also features multi-coated high-quality Celestron optics and makes use of a rack and pinion style focuser. The whole system (including the drive and computer units) weighs only 18-pounds!

 

Celestron SkyProdigy 130 mm (5.11-Inch) Reflecting Telescope on GoTo Mount Features:

-  High quality 130 mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope on a Fully computerized Alt-Azimuth mount.

-  StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects.

-  Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube, sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray for quick no-tool set-up.

-  Includes CD-ROM with The Sky X astronomy software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps.

-  Proven computer control technology with a database which allows the telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects.

-  StarSense Technology lets your telescope do the aligning, without you having to locate any stars.

-  Flash upgradeable software for hand control and motor control units allows downloading product updates over the Internet.

-  Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use and an auxiliary port for additional accessories.

 

OPT Product Number: CE-31153

Included Technology

Nexremote

This telescope control software replaces the hand control and allows the user to remotely control their Celestron computerized telescope from their personal PC or laptop.

Starsense Technology

Celestron’s patented StarSense Technology makes it easier than ever to locate objects in the night sky, even if you’ve never used a telescope before. Turn it on and push ‘Align.’ In about three minutes, you’re ready to observe!

Compatible Technology

LiFePO4

The new Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry has significant advantages over other battery chemistries, great for those Astronomers on the go.

SPECIFICATIONS

Aperture130 mm (5")
Camera/Eyepiece Connection2" Nosepiece
ComputerizedComputerized
Dawes Limit0.89 arcseconds
Drive TypeDC Servo motors with encoders
Focal Length650 mm
Focal Ratiof/5
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignAltitude—Azimuth
Hightest Magnification260x
Instrument Capacity8 lbs
Light Gathering Power345x
Limiting Magnitude14.3
Optical DesignNewtonian
PortsAUX
PortsHand Control
PortsRS232
Power Consumption12V 2.5A
Secondary Obstruction38mm
Slew Speed3.5 Degrees Per Second
Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
Tracking RatesLunar
Tracking RatesSidereal
Tracking RatesSolar

INCLUDED ITEMS

    Included:
  • SkyProdigy 130 mm Computerized OTA
  • SkyProdigy Computerized Alt-Azimuth Fork-Arm Mount
  • 25 mm and 9 mm Eyepieces – 1.25”
  • StarPointer Finderscope and Mounting Bracket
  • Deluxe Accessory Tray
  • TheSkyX First Light Astronomy Software
  • Computerized Hand Control

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K
11/01/2012
KIMDAEWON

The new system

Alignment system is amazing. 130mm telescope performance is excellent (made ??in China, but more surprisingly 8 pounds of weight load limit is very inconvenient ....

J
02/19/2012
John

skyprodigy 130

very good an easy to handle and fantastic and clear view