Vixen Optics R130SF 5" f/5 Reflector Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

Vixen Optics R130SF 5" f/5 Reflector Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

Vixen Optics R130SF 5" f/5 Reflector Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

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Vixen Optics R130SF 5" f/5 Reflector Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • 5.1" (130mm) Newtonian Reflector
  • 650mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • 20mm and 6.3mm Eyepieces
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • Manual Equatorial Mount
  • Dual Axis Adjustment Knobs
  • Clutch-Less Friction Control System
  • 13.2-Pound Payload Capacity
  • 2.2-Pound Counterweight and Bar
  • Adjustable-Height Tripod
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  • 1Description

Vixen Optics's R130SF 5" f/5 Reflector Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod is a complete astronomy platform that is ideal for making detailed observations both within the solar system and far beyond it into deep space. Using the reflector configuration, with a large parabolic mirror makes provides the necessary aperture for resolving celestial objects that are impossible for smaller refractors to achieve. To help get users observing faster, Vixen includes two eyepieces, and a 6x30 finderscope.

The Advanced Polaris (AP) mount, engineered to customized as your needs demand, is offered here in its bare-bones configuration. It will serve well as a conventional equatorial mount with competent 13.2-pound payload capacity, adjustment dials for the altitude and azimuth axes, and a counterweight and shaft. A clutch-less friction-control system allows the mount to be quickly moved to your target by simply pointing the OTA where you want it with your hands. Rounding out this complete observational platform, is Vixen's APP-TL130 adjustable-height tripod. It has an adjustable height from 20.7 to 45.6" to accommodate a variety of users. An array of optional accessories are available separately so you can tailor the mount to your specific needs including: a right ascension motor and Star Book One hand controller kit, declination motor, Polar alignment scope, and Polar meter.

Optical Tube Assembly
  • 5.1 (130mm) objective
  • f/5 focal ratio
  • 650mm focal length
  • Parabolic primary mirror
  • Multi-coated optics produce bright and clear high-contrast images with true color rendition
  • Resolution: 0.89 arcsec
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • 42mm threaded back for mounting photo adapters
OTA Accessories
  • Eyepieces:
    • 20mm eyepiece produces 32.5x power
    • 6.3mm eyepiece yields 103x magnification
    • 1.25" diameter barrels accept most 1.25" filters and accessories
  • Finderscope:
    • 6x magnification
    • 30mm objective
    • Angle of view: 7°
  • Mounting rings with Vixen-style dovetail plate
  • Equatorial mount with optional accessories for customization
  • 13.2-pound payload capacity, without counterweight
  • Azimuth adjustment range
    • ±6.5°
    • 1.4° per rotation
    • Dual adjustment screws with knobs
  • Altitude adjustment range:
    • 0-65°
    • 1.9° per rotation
    • Tangent screw with handle
  • 20mm steel counterweight bar
  • 2.2 lb (1kg) counterweight
  • Gears
    • 360° micro movement on both axes
    • Worm gear:
      • Right ascension:11.0mm diameter, brass
      • Declination:9.8mm diameter, brass
    • Worm wheel
      • R.A: 73.5mm diameter, 144-tooth wheel gear
      • Dec: 58.4mm diameter, 144-tooth wheel gear
    • Friction break with adjustable tension on both axes
  • Three leg sections
  • Collapsed length: 24"
  • Min leg length: 22.4"
  • Max leg length: 51"
  • Adjustable height from 20.7-45.6"
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Compatibility: Vixen Porta II mount, GP Mount, and fork mount
In the Box
Vixen Optics R130SF 5" f/5 Reflector Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod
  • AP Advanced Polaris EQ Mount with Tripod
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 20mm Eyepiece
  • 6.3mm Eyepiece
  • Mounting Rings
  • Limited Five-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Newtonian reflector
    Aperture 5.1" / 13.0 cm
    Focal Length 650 mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal None
    Finderscope 6x30
    Angle of view: 7°
    Mount Type Manual equatorial
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Altitude: 0 - 65°
    Azimuth: ±6.5°
    Load Capacity 13.2 lb / 6.0 kg
    Motor None
    Power Source None
    Includes Tripod/Pier Three leg sections
    Adjustable height from 20.7 - 45.6" / 52.6 - 133.6 cm
    Collapsed length: 24.0" / 61.0 cm
    Min leg length: 22.4" / 57.2 cm
    Max leg length: 51.0" / 129.5 cm
    Polar Axis Scope None
    GO-TO Capability None
    Optical Tube Dimensions 22.6 x 6.3 / 57.5 x 16.0 cm
    Weight OTA: 8.8 lb / 4.0 kg
    Mount head: 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg, without counterweight
    Tripod: 6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
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