Vixen R130Sf - 5" Reflector Telescope OTA

ITEM #
VX-2604
THIS IS THE OTA ONLY! NO TRIPOD OR MOUNT INCLUDED.
  • Sale
  • Regular price $299.00

Back Ordered
Add to Wishlist
Already have gear? Trade it in for cash or new equipment.

Accessories Added

Rod, Telescope Expert

Want Help?

Just ask one of our sales reps

1.800.483.6287

Vixen R130Sf - 5" Reflector Telescope OTA

The R130Sf - 5-Inch Newtonian Reflector Telescope by Vixen:

 


This lightweight 5-inch reflector is a favorite of many new astronomers because it features remarkable light gathering with sharp images for its price and size. With a standard 20 mm Plossl and a Vixen R130Sf Newtonian Reflector, more than the entire Moon fills the eyepiece. You'll view innumerable star clusters and dark clouds, not to mention nebulae and galaxies. Add a 32 mm eyepiece and the heavens open up with a remarkable 2.5-degree field of view! All of the stars in the Pleiades can be viewed at the same time. The visual observer will enjoy wide views of deep sky objects with a a Vixen R130Sf. Actual groups of nebula or clusters can be viewed at the same time with this instrument.

The Vixen R130Sf comes standard with the 6 x 30 optical finder scope and dovetail tube plate that fits very well on all the Vixen mounts. This is a scope you can start with on a basic user-friendly Vixen Porta Mount and later move up to one of our electronic mounts such as the Vixen Skypod or Sphinx.

 

Vixen R130Sf - 5-inch Newtonian Reflector Telescope Features:
  • 650 mm focal length operating at a fast f/5 focal ratio for a wide, true field of view.
  • Multi-coated optics for bright, crisp images.
  • Impressive resolving power of 0.89-inch and limiting stellar magnitude of 12.3.
  • Optical tube assembly weighs only 9-pounds.

 

OPT Product Number: VX-2604



Image shows the R130Sf on the optional Porta Mount. Mounts are sold separately.

SPECIFICATIONS

Aperture127 mm (5")
Finder Included6 x 30 Optical Finder
Focal Ratiof/5
Highest Useful Magnification345x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude12.3
ManufacturerVixen
Optical CoatingsAluminum
Optical DesignNewtonian
OTA Length22.6"
OTA Outer Diameter160mm
OTA Weight8.8 lbs.
Telescope SeriesVixen R
Warranty5 Year Warranty

Customer Reviews

4 Based on 5 Reviews
5 ★
60% 
3
4 ★
20% 
1
3 ★
0% 
0
2 ★
0% 
0
1 ★
20% 
1
Write a Review Ask a Question
  • Reviews
  • Questions

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
A
04/20/2012
Andrew

Simple, but great.

A super great telescope within a very affordable price. A 20mm PLOSSL lens on a clear, cool night just gives way a fantastic view of the night sky. I'm glad picked this over a PS3. I hope to use this for many years to come, and see plenty of deep sky objects. I'm a happy customer. The adjuster isn't the most refined thing the world, but it works despite some vibration. It's not made in Japan like *****'s nicer models, but believe me it's a solid Newtonian, hands down. This scope on my OMNI CG-4 mount is bread and butter. Heck, I'd buy one for friend if I had the money. Clear skies

BC
01/13/2012
bill c.

Grab N Go Newt

Almost perfect grab-n-go newt for alt/az mount. There is enough in-focus to use with starter binoviewers giving awesome rich field views. With an equatorial mount, this f/5 newt makes a very nice starter DSO imaging scope. I personally like the classic white tube with red ***** logo.

EM
02/11/2011
Ernie M.

A perfect grab & go scope

I have been searching for the perfect grab & go scope for years and I have found it.I bought this OTA from OPT about four months ago used, but in new condition and mounted it on an Ioptron goto that I also bought from OPT about a year ago. A perfect marriage of scope and goto mount.Great optics and quality build of the scope and perfect goto capabilities and ease of use of the Ioptron makes this so.I have tried an 80mm refractor,a 114mm reflecter and an ETX but none gave me the views the R130Sf has given me.I do have an 8 Dob so I was skeptical of the light gathering capabilities of this scope but I am overwhelmed with what it can do for its size.I highly recommend this setup for someone just starting out or for a seasoned observer like me who wants a very light and capable grab&go setup.And with OPT one cannot go wrong buying new or used equipment.

EM
02/11/2011
Ernie M.

A perfect grab and go scope

I have been searching for the perfect grab and go scope for years and I have found it.I bought this OTA from OPT about four months ago used, but in new condition and mounted it on an Ioptron goto that I also bought from OPT about a year ago. A perfect marriage of scope and goto mount.Great optics and quality build of the scope and perfect goto capabilities and ease of use of the Ioptron makes this so.I have tried an 80mm refractor,a 114mm reflecter and an ETX but none gave me the views the R130Sf has given me.I do have an 8 Dob so I was skeptical of the light gathering capabilities of this scope but I am overwhelmed with what it can do for its size.I highly recommend this setup for someone just starting out or for a seasoned observer like me who wants a very light and capable grab and go setup.And with OPT one cannot go wrong buying new or used equipment.

C
04/28/2009
Carl

Godd Scope, Great mount

I’ve owned the ***** R130Sf now for about 2 years. It has been right from the start a good scope. I bought it in the Porta mount package. The initial images of the moon and Jupiter were eye watering and I especially liked the way the slow motion controls kept the object in sight without making it all jittery like my older (and cheaper scope did. Last summer we had the chance to get out in the country and that’s when the 5” mirror did its best. I was able to show my wife and kids some pretty cool clusters and nebula. It was just fun scanning through the Milky Way galaxy with the slow motion controls.