Celestron Astromaster 130mm EQ-MD , 5" Newtonian Reflector Telescope, 650mm f/5 Focal Length with German Equatorial Mount & R.A. Motor Drive

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About the Celestron 130 Reflector

Designed for the first time buyer... Offering exceptional value, the AstroMaster series features a compact and portable design with ample optical performance to excite any newcomer to the world of amateur astronomy.

Alt-Az models have a convenient pan handle with built-in clutch for easy targeting and smooth motion. This style of mount is great for viewing nature and celestial objects.

The German Equatorial mount is a good choice for viewing stars, nebulae, star clusters, and planets. A built-in setting circle aids in locating these objects.

Locate and identify thousands of celestial objects on your laptop or PC with "The Sky" Level 1 software included FREE with every AstroMaster model.

Which AstroMaster model best fits your needs? If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky.

The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.

If your interest is strictly watching whales, spotting birds, viewing nature, orchecking out your favorite star or planet the altazimuth-mounted models are ideal. Alt-Az models have a convenient pan handle with built-in clutch for easy targeting and smooth motion.

Models featuring the German Equatorial mount are a good choice for viewing stars, nebulae, star clusters, and planets. Built-in setting circle aids in locating these objects.

When used for astronomical viewing, AstroMasters yield breathtaking views of the Moon, Saturn with its ring structure, Jupiter and its belts and moons, nebulae and star clusters.

Every instrument features all glass optical elements as well as smooth operating steel tripod mountings featuring manual motion controls. All models feature coated optics for enhanced image brightness and clarity.

Celestron 130 Reflector Includes

  • StarPointer Finderscope
  • Motorized Equatorial Mount
  • 20mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • 10mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 2-Year Warranty

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Celestron 130 Reflector Features

  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer
  • Erect image optics , Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • Quick release dovetail attachment, no tool setup
  • Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch, for smooth and accurate pointing (21061, 21063 & 31043)
  • German Equatorial Mount with Setting circles to accurately locate and track sky objects (21062, 31035, 21064, 31042 & 31045)
  • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs Provides a rigid and stable platform
  • All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
  • Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
  • The Sky,Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images
  • This Model includes the RA Motor Drive #93514

Celestron 130 Reflector Specifications

Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm) 130 mm (5.12 in)
Focal Length 650 mm (26 in)
Focal Ratio 5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 33 x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 10 mm (0.39 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 65 x
Finderscope Built-on StarPointer
Mount Type CG-3 Equatorial
Tripod 1.25" steel tube legs
Highest Useful Magnification 307 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 19 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.1
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.89 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power 345 x
Apparent Field of View 1.5 Degree
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 79 ft (24 m)
Optical Coatings Aluminum
Optical Tube Length 24 in (610 mm)
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
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