Celestron Astro Fi 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope

BH #CEA130WIFIRF • MFR #22203
Celestron Astro Fi 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope
Key Features
  • 130mm Newtonian Reflector OTA
  • 650mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Multi-Coated Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • 1.25" Focuser, 10mm and 25mm Eyepieces
Celestron's Astro Fi 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope utilizes an integrated antenna to emit a local WiFi signal so you can control the mount via Android and iOS smartphones and tablets running their free SkyPortal app.
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Celestron 130 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Computer Control
  • 4Mount & Tripod
  • 5Included Accessories

Celestron's Astro Fi 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope utilizes an integrated antenna to emit a local WiFi signal so you can control the mount via Android and iOS smartphones and tablets running their free SkyPortal app.

Optically, the scope sports a large 130mm aperture and a short 650mm focal length to produce a fast focal ratio that can resolve deep sky objects that smaller refractor-style scopes cannot, such as splitting binary stars or separating star clusters. With highly-reflective aluminum and SiO2 (quartz) mirror coatings, light loss is limited so you can make detailed observations of the Moon, view planets and distant nebulae, and get great wide-field views of the sky for comet watching and asteroid hunting. This complete observation rig includes the optical tube assembly, a motorized mount, an aluminum tripod, two eyepieces, and a red-dot finder.

The OTA is mounted on a single-arm motorized alt-az mount. Guiding the mount is the SkyPortal app. Packed with over 120,000 objects it is designed to help users set up quickly and start observing faster. The app offers align aids, can automatically find objects in the night sky; and even offers guided tours of the most interesting objects overhead on any given night. The mount runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries, and the entire rig assembles and breaks down without the need for tools so set up is easy and you can start observing sooner.

Optical Performance
  • 130mm aperture
  • f/5 focal ratio
  • 650mm focal length
  • Newtonian reflector optical design
  • Highly reflective aluminum/SiO2 (silicon dioxide) mirror coatings limits light loss for brighter images
  • Resolution: 1.07 arcsec, Rayleigh; 0.89 arcsec Dawes Limit
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
Computer Control
Integrated WiFi:
  • Directly connects to tablet or smartphone
  • Control mount via free SkyPortal app for Android and iOS
  • Android 4.0 and higher, iOS 6 or later
SkyPortal App:
  • 120,000+ object database
  • Includes: Star clusters, Nebulae, Galaxies, Asteroids and comets, Satellites, including the International Space Station
  • Custom SkyTour of all the best celestial objects to view based on the time, date, and location
  • Simulate the night sky up to 100 years in the past, or plan a future observing session
  • Night Vision Mode preserves night-adjusted vision
  • Multiple assisted-alignment choices: SkyAlign, 3-Star, Solar System
  • Tracking rates: Sidreal, solar, and lunar; Automatic tracking for near and deep sky objects
  • Multiple slew speeds; 3°/sec maximum
  • View hundreds of astronomical photographs and NASA spacecraft images
  • Listen to more than four hours of audio narration to learn the history, mythology, and science of astronomy and the night sky
Mount & Tripod
Mount:
  • Motorized single-arm alt-az
  • Runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries
  • Quick-release base, OTA, accessory tray with rapid no-tool set up
Tripod:
  • Adjustable-height
  • Lightweight and durable 2-section aluminum legs
  • Spiked feet for steady footing in soft ground
Included Accessories
Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter:
  • Front cap converts into a smartphone holder to capture photos and video through the eyepieces with just about any phone
  • Bungee cords hold the phone safely and securely in place, no matter where the phone's camera is located
  • Inside of cap has a holder that fits over standard 1.25" eyepiece
  • A small door on cap can be closed when cap is installed on front to prevent dust from entering and opened for digiscoping
Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" barrel diameter
  • 25mm produces 26x magnification
  • 10mm produces 65x magnification
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical eyepiece filters
StarPointer Finderscope:
  • 1x magnification
  • Red dot reticle
  • Variable intensity
  • Un-magnified field of view makes set up and alignment faster
UPC: 050234222037

Celestron 130 Specs

Key Specs
Optical Design
Newtonian Reflector
Aperture
130 mm / 5.1"
Focal Length
650 mm
Focal Ratio
f/5
Focuser
Single-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter
1.25"
GoTo Capability
Yes
Battery
8x AA
Weight
17 lb / 7.7 kg (Fully Assembled)
Optical Tube Assembly
Optical Design
Newtonian Reflector
Aperture
130 mm / 5.1"
Focal Length
650 mm
Focal Ratio
f/5
Focuser
Single-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter
1.25"
Diagonal
No
Finderscope
Yes
Optical Tube Dimensions
Length: 26" / 66 cm
Mount
GoTo Capability
Yes
Tripod
Type
Adjustable
Material of Tripod
Aluminum
General
Battery
8x AA
GPS
No
Weight
17 lb / 7.7 kg (Fully Assembled)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
27 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
40.5 x 19.75 x 10.3"

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