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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
20mm eyepiece produces 32.5x power
6.3mm eyepiece yields 103x magnification
1.25" diameter barrels accept most 1.25" filters and accessories
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
1.4° per rotation
Dual adjustment screws with knobs
Altitude adjustment range:
1.9° per rotation
Tangent screw with handle
20mm steel counterweight bar
2.2 lb (1kg) counterweight
360° micro movement on both axes
Right ascension:11.0mm diameter, brass
Declination:9.8mm diameter, brass
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