Orion

Orion SpaceProbe 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope Kit, with Eyepiece, Tripod & Mount and Software.

SKU: ONS130E MFR: 09851
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About the Orion 130 Reflector

The Orion SpaceProbe 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope provides great all-around viewing performance, sporting the classic long-tube Newtonian design. 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" eyepieces, including the two fully coated Explorer II eyepieces that come standard with the 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 the 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.

Orion 130 Reflector Includes

  • Orion Optical Tube Assembly
  • 25mm Explorer II Eyepiece (1.25")
  • 10mm Explorer II Eyepiece (1.25")
  • Tripod Legs
  • Equatorial Mount
  • 6x30 Finder Scope
  • Finder Scope Bracket with O-ring
  • Collimation Cap
  • Tube Rings
  • Counterweight
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • Tripod Accessory Tray
  • Slow-motion Control Cables
  • Dust Cap
  • Accessory Tray Wing Screws
  • Wrenches
  • Phillips-Head Screwdriver
  • Flat-Head Screwdriver Key
  • Starry Night Special Edition Software
  • Orion 1 Year Limited Warranty

Orion 130 Reflector Features

  • An affordable but very capable telescope
  • 130mm aperture and 900mm focal length for great all-around viewing performance
  • Includes sturdy tripod and equatorial mount for hands-free celestial tracking
  • Includes two eyepieces, finder scope, focuser, collimation cap and Starry Night astronomy soft

Orion 130 Reflector Specifications

Use Astronomy
User level Beginner
Optical design Reflector
Optical diameter 130mm
Focal length 900mm
Focal ratio f/6.9
Optics type Spherical
Glass material Soda-lime plate
Eyepieces included Explorer II 25.0mm, 10.0mm
Magnification with included eyepieces 36x, 90x
Resolving power 0.89arc sec
Lowest useful magnification 19x
Highest useful magnification 260x
Limiting stellar magnitude 13.2
Optical quality Diffraction limited
Finder scope 6x30
Focuser 1.25" Rack-and-pinion
Secondary mirror obstruction 34mm
Secondary mirror obstruction 26% by diameter
Secondary mirror obstruction by area 7%
Mirror coatings/over-coatings Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Mount style Equatorial
Astro-imaging capability Lunar & planetary
Dovetail bar system No
Motor drive compatibility Clock drive (sold separately)
Computerized compatibility No
Bearing material Friction bearings
Latitude range 16-72
Setting circles Yes
Polar-axis scope No
Counterweights One 4.8 lbs
Tube material Steel
Tripod material Aluminum
Counterweight bar length 8 in
Diameter of counterweight shaft 12mm
Height range of mount/tripod 35.00 in - 55.50 in
Length of optical tube 32.5 in
Weight, optical tube 9.7 lbs
Weight, mount/tripod 12.0 lbs
Weight, fully assembled 30.3 lbs
Warranty Orion 1 year limited warranty
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