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About Celestron 130 Reflector


A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology, SkyProdigy is the product of a culmination of decades of telescope advancements. It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user. Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy theview! It's that easy.

The SkyProdigy's automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view. Not sure what to look at? Select the Sky Tour option; this feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere inthe world!

No knowledge of the night sky is required. One touch innovation turns anyone into an instant astronomer!

Celestron's SkyProdigy telescopes use an integrated imaging camera and patented StarSense Technology to automatically align with the night sky and determine where the telescope is currently pointing. The camera automatically captures an image of the sky, which is processed internally to positively identify the stars in the image. Once a positive match is found, SkyProdigy determines the coordinates of the center of the captured image. The process is automatically repeated two more times so that the system has three known alignment points that can be used to make an accurate model of the night sky. From this information the user can select any celestial object in the hand controller's database, and SkyProdigy will automatically move itself to the correct position.

*The SkyProdigy's internal camera does not have an external output allowing users to view or save the captured images. The captured images are used internally solely for the purpose of self-aligning the SkyProdigy telescope.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Accurate (3),Quality lenses (3)
Best Uses:
Astronomy (4)

Celestron 130 Reflector Features

  • Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
  • Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount
  • Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up
  • Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition Astronomy Software Which Provides Education About the Sky
  • Battery Pack Providing over 30 Hours of Power
  • SkyProdigy 130 - Computerized Mount Features
    Proven Computer Control Technology
    Database Allows Telescope to Automatically Locate Over 4,000 Celestial Objects
    Proprietary StarSense Technology Provides a Completely Automatic Alignment Process with No User Intervention Required
    Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software

Celestron 130 Reflector Specifications

Optical Design
Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm)
130 mm (5.12 in)
Focal Length
650 mm (26 in)
Focal Ratio
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)
25 mm (0.98 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1
26 x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm)
9 mm (0.35 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2
72 x
Mount Type
Motorized Altazimuth
Accessory Tray
No Tool, Quick release
Highest Useful Magnification
307 x
Lowest Useful Magnification
19 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
Resolution (Rayleigh)
1.07 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)
0.89 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power
345 x
Apparent Field of View
1.9 Degree
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)
103 ft (31 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction
1.5 in (38 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area
Optical Coatings
Aluminum with SiO2 overcoat
Slew Speeds
Nine slew speeds
Tracking Rates
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes
Alignment Procedures
StarSense Automatic Alignment, Solar System Align, Manual Align
Computer Hand Control
Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
2-year Telescope Warranty

Celestron 130 Reflector Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Excelent product


from Santiago, Chile  -  Casual/ Recreational

My houseband use every nigth this product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


"Decent telescope for the $"


from Kent Island, MD  -  Casual/ Recreational

Assembly was fairly straightforward. Not for the impatient type! Takes a little while to hone in on objects of interest that you can see with the naked eye.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


"I would buy this product again and agai


from Bronsville Texas  -  Professional Guide

Excelen opportunity


Great scope!


from O'Fallon Missouri  -  Avid Adventurer

This is a great entry level scope. There are no Cons on this scope for its price range.


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Shopper  Hi I'm interested in this product, may combine my DSLR camera Nikon D800E with this equipment? In that way , do I need an adapter to use? If the last question the answer is yes , could you tell me the number of that additional adapter. Thanks!!!
RAYMOND A  no adapter needed.
jimmy L  can one take photos with this telscope and what is required to do so?
RETAILER S  Sorry I DID NOT buy this item. It is one of over 75 items I received emails about buying, but did not buy.
Mannix B  how to get clear saturn images on celestron 130?
JOHN W  First, you need a clear night. If the stars are jumping around you will not have good seeing. Let the telescope cool down to the outside temperature since parts will be slowly moving around until the 'scope is stable. Start with your lowest power eyepiece. And, of course, be sure the eyepiece is clean. Good seeing!
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