Celestron SkyProdigy 130mm f/5 Reflector GoTo Telescope

Celestron SkyProdigy 130mm f/5 Reflector GoTo Telescope

Celestron SkyProdigy 130mm f/5 Reflector GoTo Telescope

B&H # CESP130 MFR # 31153
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Product Highlights

  • 130mm Newtonian-Reflector OTA
  • 650mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Aluminum/SiO2 Primary Mirror Coatings
  • 1.25" 25mm and 9mm Eyepieces
  • StarSense Automatic Alignment System
  • Computer-Controlled Motorized Mount
  • 4000+ Object Database Hand Controller
  • Full GoTo Capabilities with Tour
  • Multiple Slew and Tracking Rates
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
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Celestron SkyProdigy 130 overview

  • 1Description

The Celestron SkyProdigy 130mm f/5 Reflector GoTo Telescope is designed for people who want to spend more time observing, and less time setting up. In about three minutes, the StarSense system can automatically determine its position and align itself. Once this quick alignment is done, use the included hand controller to explore more than 4000 objects with full GoTo capabilities.

Optically, the telescope is outfitted with a large-aperture fully multi-coated primary mirror and a shorter focal length that produces a fast f/5 focal ratio. Having a fast optical tube improves resolution, resulting in the ability to split binary stars, separate clusters, and improve contrast on near objects such as the Moon. For astrophotography, fast focal ratios require shorter exposure times so more images can be captured for stacking and layering in post-production. The OTA is attached to a fully motorized single-arm mount that is controlled by the hand controller, and supported by a sturdy stainless steel tripod. The entire system is powered by eight user-supplied D-cell batteries.

Optical Tube
  • 130mm aperture
  • f/5 focal ratio
  • 650mm focal length
  • Newtonian reflector optical design
  • Aluminum-coated primary parabolic mirror over-coated with SiO2
  • Resolution: 1.07 arcsec, Rayleigh; 0.89 arcsec, Dawes
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 1.5" (3.8cm); 29%, in diameter; 8.59%, by area
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
StarSense Technology
    StarSense System:
  • Requires no interaction by user for alignment procedure
  • Two-part system using an integrated digital camera and dedicated hand controller
  • Camera takes a series of pictures and analyzes them against the controller's internal database
  • When matched, the scope orientates itself and automatically aligns the mount
  • Alignment takes approximately 3 minutes
    Hand Controller:
  • 4000+ object database
  • Identify button shows current object in center of eyepiece, plus nearby objects
  • Sky Tour mode automatically shows users best objects overhead on any given night
  • Tour, Catalog, and Identify filters allows for customization
  • GoTo mode allows user to enter stellar coordinates and mount will go to that location
  • Alternate alignment procedures: Solar System and Manual
  • Backlash compensation enables users to train-out play in gears for more precise tracking and smoother movement
  • Nine slew speeds: 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 0.3°/sec, 1°/sec, 2°/sec, 3.5°/sec
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar to accurately track near and deep-sky objects
  • 4-line/18-character LCD display
  • Simple menu-driven user interface
  • Red backlit keys to preserve night adjusted vision
  • Display and keys dimmable
Mount and Tripod
  • Single-arm alt-az
  • Dual-axis motor drive delivers smooth movement with reduced vibration
  • Runs on eight user-supplied D-cell batteries
  • StarSense camera built into arm for seamless integration
  • Dovetail saddle accepts plate on OTA for fast and easy set up and breakdown
  • 1.25" diameter Stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable-height to accommodate a variety of users
  • Tray keeps accessories like eyepieces, filters, and flashlights close
  • Hand controller holder can be moved from leg to leg to avoid wrapping
  • Spiked feet provide added stability on rough, soft, or uneven ground
Included Accessories
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • 25mm yields 26x
  • 9mm yields 72x
  • Aiming dot makes centering objects fast and easy
  • Illuminated red dot is easy to see and preserves night-adjusted vision
  • Unmagnified view ensures fast navigation
UPC: 050234311533
In the Box
Celestron SkyProdigy 130mm f/5 Reflector GoTo Telescope
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • 9mm Eyepiece
  • Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Quick Release Accessory Tray
  • CDROM: The SkyX First Light Edition
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Celestron SkyProdigy 130 specs

    Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
    Aperture 130 mm
    Focal Length 650mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal None
    Finderscope StarPointer
    Tripod Adjustable-height
    Stainless steel
    Mount Type Motorized alt-az
    Power Source 8 x D-cell batteries
    Optical Tube Dimensions 24.0" / 61.0 cm
    Weight 18.0 lb / 8.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 38.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 44.0 x 23.0 x 14.0"

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