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Celestron

Celestron SkyProdigy 130mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope

SKU: CNSKYP130 MFR: 31153
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About the Celestron 130 Reflector

THE SMARTEST TELESCOPE IN THE UNIVERSE!

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.

Celestron 130 Reflector Includes

  • 11 mm Eyepiece
  • 25 mm Eyepiece
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Quick Release Accessory Tray
  • CDROM: The SkyX First Light Edition
  • 2-Year Warranty

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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 5
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
Finderscope StarPointer
Mount Type Motorized Altazimuth
Accessory Tray No Tool, Quick release
Tripod Steel
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 1.9 Degree
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 103 ft (31 m)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 1.5 in (38 mm)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 29%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 8.59%
Optical Coatings Aluminum with SiO2 overcoat
Slew Speeds Nine slew speeds
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Tracking Modes Alt-Az
Alignment Procedures StarSense Automatic Alignment, Solar System Align, Manual Align
Computer Hand Control Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
Warranty 2-year Telescope Warranty
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