Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope

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    Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope

    Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope

    A lot of folks shopping for their first telescope tell us that they have always had a fascination with the stars. They've been wanting to get a telescope for a long time, they say. We understand very well the lure of the night sky. It has intrigued mankind for millennia with its beauty and mysteriousness. And still does. So it's only natural to want to know more about it, to get a closer look.

    If you share this fascination, and are ready finally to spring for that telescope, then consider the affordable but very capable Orion SpaceProbe 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope.

    Sporting the classic long-tube Newtonian design, the Orion SpaceProbe 130mm provides great all-around viewing performance. One minute you can be studying lunar crater formations at high power; the next, the ethereal glow of a nebular star factory. A few minutes later, the ringed visage of Saturn. All served in crisp detail by way of the SpaceProbe's light-gathering 130mm (5.1") primary mirror of 900mm focal length (f/6.9).

    The mirror lies at the base of the rolled-steel optical tube, which is outfitted with a smooth rack-and-pinion focuser. It accepts 1.25" telescope eyepieces, including the two fully coated Explorer II telescope eyepieces that come standard with the Orion SpaceProbe 130mm: a 25mm for low-power viewing at 36x and a 10mm for higher-power looks at 90x. Also standard is a 6x30 achromatic finder scope to help home in on celestial targets.

    The mount is our sturdy EQ-2 equatorial model, with adjustable aluminum legs and accessory tray. Slow-motion controls allow fine manual pointing of the telescope and easy star tracking. Addition of an optional EQ-2M AstroTrack electronic drive enables the telescope to track objects automatically.

    You can buy that telescope you've always wanted today, without going overboard on price. The Orion SpaceProbe 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope is a great value!

    Orion Product Number: 9851

    Additional Information

    Alignment ProcedureManual Alignment
    Aperture130 MM (5.11")
    Case IncludedNo
    CD ROMs IncludedStarry Night SE
    Counterweights(1) 4.8 lbs.
    Dew Shield IncludedNo Not Necessary
    Diagonal Included Not Required
    Exterior ColorGloss Black
    Finder Included6 x 30 Optical Finder
    Focal Ratiof/6.9
    GPS includedNo
    Hand Controller includedNo
    Highest Useful Magnification260x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude13.2
    Mount Type Manual
    Mount Weight12 lbs.
    Optical CoatingsAluminum
    Optical DesignNewtonian Reflector
    OTA Length32.5"
    OTA Mount TypeDual Rings
    OTA Weight9.7 lbs.
    Power Adapter Included Does Not Require Power
    Telescope SeriesOrion Space Probe
    Tripod Type IncludedAdjustable with Aluminum Legs
    Warranty1 Year Warranty

    Questions & Answers

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    • Are images correct? Not upside down for terrestrial viewing?

      On the Spaceprobe 130, the images will be upside down and backward. This is due to it being a Newtonian type telescope. A refractor with an imaging correcting diagonal will show things right side up and correct left to right.

      Thank you,