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

  • Motorized single-arm alt-az
  • Runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries
  • Quick-release base, OTA, accessory tray with rapid no-tool set up
  • 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
  • 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

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignNewtonian Reflector
Aperture130 mm / 5.1"
Focal Length650 mm
Focal Ratiof/5
FocuserSingle-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Optical Tube DimensionsLength: 26" / 66 cm
TypeMotorized; Alt-Azimuth
GoTo CapabilityYes
Material of TripodAluminum
Batteries8 x AA
Weight17 lb / 7.7 kg (Fully Assembled)
Packaging Info
Package Weight29.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)40.5 x 19.75 x 10.3"
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Is this good for deep sky long exposure?

Is this good for deep sky long exposure?
Asked by: Mahesh
The Astro Fi 130mm is ideal for visual observing. However, it can be used for shorter exposure imaging. Deep-sky long exposure imaging requires an equatorial mount precisely polar aligned for accurate tracking and to alleviate field rotation.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2021-06-30


Can one mount a camera to this telescope with a t adapter?
Asked by: Evan
Yes, you can mount a DSLR camera with a Universal Barlow and T-Adapter, and specific camera T-Ring.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2019-03-16

Would you rather have the capability to use your ...

Would you rather have the capability to use your smart phone and an app, or do you think a telescope furnished with a computerized controller to be better?
Asked by: Marian
It really depends on the user. Some customers prefer to use their smart device and app to control the Astro Fi telescope while others prefer the feel and buttons of a hand controller. Either one has the capability of controlling your telescope just fine.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2020-09-08

Will the image on this telescope be inverted? If ...

Will the image on this telescope be inverted? If yes, can this be fixed?
Asked by: Ipsica
Yes, the image will be inverted and can be viewed upright with the addition of this accessory: BH# VIEIA
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-07-20
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