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Celestron SkyProdigy 130mm Reflector Telescope

B&H # CESP130 Mfr # 31153
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You Pay: $699.00
Product Highlights
  • 130mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector
  • Self Aligning Smart Telescope
  • Computerized Go-To Altazimuth Mount
  • CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition

The SkyProdigy 130mm Reflector Telescope from Celestron is designed for people without any prior knowledge of astronomy or telescopes. In less than three minutes after being turned on, the SkyProdigy will simply "look" up to the sky to self-determine it's position and alignment. It just doesn't get any more straight-forward than this. An eye-opening tour of over 4,000 celestial objects, using SkyProdigy's internal database, is almost instantly available.



The SkyProdigy system combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and Celestron's StarSense technology. The telescope user does not need to do any positioning or aligning. This is an automatic, instant-alignment telescope. Turn it on, push the button and enjoy the galactic gems! There is a Sky Tour option that offers a customized list of the most interesting objects in the sky to view for your location/time anywhere in the world. No knowledge of the night sky is required. One touch turns everyone into an instant astronomer.



This SkyProdigy is a Newtonian reflector with a 130mm aperture and a focal length of 650mm. Two eyepieces are included - one 25mm as well as a 9.0mm. The mounting platform incorporates a sturdy aluminum tripod with a motorized and computerized altazimuth mount. The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software is included.

130 mm Reflector Telescope
  • AFOV: 1.9°, LFOV: 103' @ 1000 yd / 34.2 m @ 1000 m
  • Optical coatings: Aluminum with SiO2 overcoat
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 307x
  • 2 Eyepieces: 25 mm - 40x, 9.0 mm - 111x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.1
General Features
  • Automatic alignment procedure for a fast and accurate setup
  • Computerized altazimuth mount provides smart Go-To capabilities
  • Quick-release fork arm mount and optical tube for an easy and fast setup without tools
  • Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray help lessen the wobbles
  • CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software for a meaningful astronomical educational experience
  • Battery pack provides over 30 hours of use
Computerized Mount Features
  • Proven computer control technology for easy slewing to your choosen object
  • Database of over 4,000 celestial objects provides comprehensive star gazing
  • Proprietary StarSense technology for a completely automatic alignment process withot any required user intervention
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software allows downloading updates
Technical Features
  • Slew Speeds: 3°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, .5°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
  • Tracking Rates: sidereal, solar and lunar
  • Tracking Modes: altitude-azimuth
  • Alignment Procedures: StarSense Automatic Alignment, Solar System Align
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture 130 mm
Focal Length 650 mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Resolving Power Rayleigh: 1.07 arcsec
Dawes: 0.89 arcsec
Finderscope StarPointer
Tripod Steel
Mount Type Motorized Altazimuth
Power Source 8 user-supplied AA size alkaline batteries or optional 12V AC adapter
Optical Tube Dimensions Not provided by manufacturer
Weight 18 lb / 8.16 kg
Celestron SkyProdigy 130mm Reflector Telescope
  • 2 x Eyepieces: 9 mm and 25 mm
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Quick Release Accessory Tray
  • CDROM: The SkyX First Light Edition
  • Celestron Two Year Warranty
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    CelestronSkyProdigy 130mm Reflector Telescope
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Great price, Lots of fun!

    By Liofa

    from Brisbane, Australia

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron SkyProdigy 130mm Reflector Telescope:

      I ordered this to be shipped to Australia, the delivery was fast, the price was excellent. Much better value than buying the scope here. The box was well packed by B&H with no damage.

      I was a bit sceptical that the alignment would work from my balcony as I don't have a 360 degree view, but it didn't matter, using manual align I point it at 3 places in my field of view and even on a full moonlit night the camera was finding between 50-100 stars. It only needs 20-50 stars for each calibration point.

      The only thing I can fault would be the fact that it takes 8 D-cell batteries (expensive) as opposed to the nexstar which used AA's. The batteries are housed in a holder which comes with a bag. There is a socket that plugs into the side of the scope. There is a chance that it could get tangled up, however the scope does have a feature where it sometimes rotates 360 degrees to undwind the cable if it thinks it's motion may wrap the cable.

      To offset the cost of the batteries I bought a 12V lead acid motorcyle battery and carry bag, car cigarette lighter connections and the celestron telescope cigarette light cable. It saves my lots of money on batteries and helps weigh down the tripod, which is already very sturdy.

      The telescope is on an alt-azimuth mount, however if you wanted to purchase an equtorial mount (for very long exposure astro photography) with rings later on the main scope could be easily transferred to that.

      I would recommend this telescope.

      JBM- Brisbane.

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