Vixen Optics R130Sf Telescope with Porta II Mount

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Vixen Optics R130Sf Telescope with Porta II Mount


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Product Highlights

  • 650mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector
  • 5.0"/127mm Aperture
  • Porta II Mount with Tripod
  • PL 20mm Plossl Eyepiece
  • PL 6mm Plossl Eyepiece
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The R130SF from Vixen is a 5.0" Newtonian reflector telescope with a focal length of 650mm. Delivering excellent light throughput and resolution via its f/5.0 aperture, the R130SF provides clear views of deep sky objects, nebula, clusters and galaxies.

This fine optical instrument comes configured with mounting rings, a dovetail plate, and a 6x30 finder with a bracket and shoe. Two 1.25" eyepieces are also included - 1 PL 6mm, and a PL 20mm.

The mounting platform is the Porta II mount - a solid altazimuth mount with a 20 lb capacity and sturdy adjustable legs. Its versatile and rugged construction provides smooth and accurate tracking of celestial and terrestrial objects. Vixen's geared drive system has no locks or clutches, and the flexible slow motion handles minimize vibrations for sharp clear viewing. The tripod is easily adjusted from 35.4-51.2" and the standard mounting bolt ensures the ability to move the mount to a taller or heavier tripod if necessary.

R130SF Telescope
  • Newtonian Reflector
  • Aperture: 5.0"/127 mm
  • Weight of OTA: 9 lb/4.1 kg
  • Focal length/ratio: 650 mm, f/5.0
  • Finderscope: 6x30 w/bracket and shoe
  • Precision-polished multicoated aluminum mirrors
  • FOV and magnification with 20 mm eyepiece: 1.5° - 40x
Porta II Altazimuth Mount
  • Capacity: 20 lb/9.1
  • Standard mounting bolt
  • Slow-motion in both axes
  • Flexible handles, accessory tray
  • Standard dovetail attachment system
  • Weight: Tripod with head - 15 lb/6.8 kg
  • Tripod: adjusts from 35.4"-51.2"/90-130 cm
UPC: 811971013827
Optical Design Newtonian reflector
Aperture 5.1" / 130 mm
Focal Length 650 mm
Focal Ratio f/5.0
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.7" / 42 mm - comes with adapter for 1.25" eyepieces
Finderscope 6x30
Mount Type Porta II altazimuth
Tripod Included
Resolving Power Rayleigh - 0.89
Maximum Useful Magnification 255x
Motor Not included
GO-TO Capability No
PC Compatible No
Power Source Not applicable
Optical Tube Dimensions 6.3 x 22.5" / 16.0 x 57.2 cm
Weight OTA: 9 lb / 4.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 29.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.0 x 8.0 x 8.0"
Vixen Optics R130Sf Telescope with Porta II Mount
  • Porta II Mount with Tripod
  • 20mm Eyepiece
  • 6.0mm Eyepiece
  • 6x30 Finderscope w/bracket and shoe
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • Tube Rings with 155mm Inner Diameter
  • Dovetail Tube Plate
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty

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    Vixen OpticsR130Sf Telescope with Porta II Mount

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    By yankeefan

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      Comments about Vixen Optics R130Sf Telescope with Porta II Mount:

      I am just getting started in astronomy, and this is my first telescope. It was a priority that the kit be lightweight and portable, as well as high quality. This kit fills the bill. Much easier to take outside for a few minutes than a dob. Both the OTA and the Porta II mount are excellent quality. The new Porta II mount is already "legend" among amateur astronomers, as it is VERY stable/well made. The EPs included by Vixen are *not* NPL plossls as the website suggests- instead they are a "no name" plossl set and are not as high a quality as the NPLs. (I have since acquired an NPL- which is great.) The included EPs are adequate but not great. The kit was very well packed by Vixen and was easy to set up. While instructions were included, I didn't need them, and I'm a beginner. The scope is intuitive to use. I haven't used it as much as I would like yet, due to cloudy skies, but with what little I've seen it seems the scope arrived well collimated. I would buy this kit again.

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