Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope

BH #CEAM130EQ • MFR #31045
Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope
Key Features
  • 130mm Newtonian Reflector OTA
  • 650mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Spherical Mirror
  • CG-3 Manual German Equatorial Mount
Designed for near and deep-sky observation with a fast focal ratio for astrophotography/imaging, Celestron's AstroMaster 130EQ 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope features a 650mm focal length and a spherical mirror.
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Celestron 130EQ Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube
  • 3Mount and Tripod
  • 4Included Accessories

Designed for near and deep-sky observation with a fast focal ratio for astrophotography/imaging, Celestron's AstroMaster 130EQ 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope features a 650mm focal length and a spherical mirror.

The scope is outfitted with a 1.25 rack-and-pinion focuser and two eyepieces to get new users started: a 10mm that yields 65x power and a 20mm for a 32.5x magnification. The 20mm eyepiece integrates an erecting system to correct images horizontally and vertically to allow easy terrestrial use. An unmagnified red-dot finder is also included to help set-up, align and navigate easier.

The included manual equatorial mount features slow-motion control cables make it easy to track objects even when wearing gloves, while also minimizing vibrations caused by handling the mount with your hands; and clearly visible indicators on the Right Ascension and Declination axes. An adjustable-height aluminum tripod rounds out the rig with a tray for accessories such as eyepieces, filters, and lights.

Optical Tube
  • Large 130mm aperture
  • Fast f/5 focal ratio
  • 650mm focal length
  • Resolution: 1.07 arcsec, Rayleigh; 0.89 arcsec, Dawes
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
Mount and Tripod
    CG-3 Mount:
  • Manual German equatorial
  • Dual slow-motion control cables enable fine adjustments with reduced vibrations
  • Altitude adjustment screws locks setting
  • Etched Right Ascension and Declination scales
  • Removable counterweight bar
  • Two 4.8-pound counterweights to properly balance OTA and accessories for smooth movement
  • Dovetail plate enables fast assembly and break-down
  • Adjustable-height
  • 1.25" diameter stainless steel legs
  • Tray to hold eyepieces, lights, and accessories
  • Spiked feet add stability on uneven/soft ground
Included Accessories
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • 10mm focal length produces 65x
  • 20mm focal length produces 32.5x
  • 20mm eyepiece has integrated prism to correct image horizontally and vertically for terrestrial use
    SkyPointer Finder:
  • Unmagnified to make finding objects easier and star-hopping navigation faster
  • Illuminated red center aiming dot is easy to see without affecting night-adjusted vision
UPC: 050234310451

Celestron 130EQ Specs

Optical Design
Newtonian reflector
130 mm
Focal Length
Focal Ratio
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter
Star pointer
Stainless steel
Adjustable height
1.25" diameter legs
Mount Type
Manual equatorial
Power Source
2 x 4.8 lb / 2.2 kg
Optical Tube Dimensions
24.0" / 61.0 cm
28.0 lb / 12.7 kg, assembled
Packaging Info
Package Weight
37 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
35 x 18.5 x 10"

Celestron 130EQ Reviews

Spend a little more or you will be frustrated

By David
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-19

The mount is very bad. The locks don't prevent movement with very little force and the unlocked motion is not smooth. The tripod legs are not strong enough for the scope's weight. The focuser is so loose that culmination is not possible. By the time I purchase a new focuser, I could have bought a decent instrument. If you are planning to give a child a chance to see if they like astronomy, this scope will deter them. Everything else I have purchased from B&H has been great. This is a Celestron shortcoming, not B&H.

Most disappointing purchase

By Yu
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-27

Not working hard to use terrible instructions

Buen telescopio

By Vladimir
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-27

Este telescopio en conjunto con la NEximage 10 y apilado con Registax 6 pude capturar la luna.

Great telescope!

By Jackson R.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-24

Overall, I am impressed with this scope. It is nearly 30lbs, and believe me the equatorial mount is not as hard as it seems to use. Instead of up-down left-right on an alt azimuth, it goes left-right but then the entire scope rotates. And don't be scared of a polar alignment I was terrified at first until I experimented with it. I put my iphone in accessory tray and point it the direction of north, and basically eyeball it. It's excellent for visual astronomy but long exposures would need to be very accurate polar alignments. Also, the finder scope is kinda trash. It doesn't work very well, unless you position your head at the back of the tube and align the cirles after sighting in the mount. It's tricky to do, but will work if you experiment with it. Overall, excellent scope, easy to assemble, and introduces huge optics for a very good price.


By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-21

I was really impressed with the shipping. I received my package in Canada within 1 week. I love my product.

Muy bueno

By Victor Jonathan
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2015-07-09

Es muy buen Telescopio! pero personalmente el acabado no me gusta! tiene muchas piezas plsticas, y el trpode no es muy estable. Me gusta mas los Orion y los Meade

good telescope

By Thomas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-02

Goof telescope. a little heavy but easy to use if you take the time to set up properly and balance it and align it. Not as difficult as it sounds. Take some practice when aligning stars with star finder scope and telescope. Would recommend this telescope.

Christmas gift

By Dana
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-21

My fiancé had this in his wish list for 2 years. I waited to see if he would buy it for himself and he never did. So, I decided to get it for him for Christmas. I know he’s going to love it!

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Can a dslr camera be attached to the celestron astromaster 130 eq?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes a DSLR can be. I would need to know exactly which DSLR you have to recommend the proper adapters.
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

What kind of a tripod do you use?

What kind of a tripod do you use?
Asked by: Anonymous
A tripod is included with the AstroMaster 130EQ telescope.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2020-09-10

Can it be adapted to photograph with a Canon ...

Can it be adapted to photograph with a Canon powershot sx530 hs? I want to make sure before purchasing.
Asked by: Sarah
The SX530 lens cannot be adapted to the AstroMaster 130EQ telescope so that it is incompatible.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2021-08-04

What adapter would I need to get for a Sony ...

What adapter would I need to get for a Sony A7riii (full frame)?
Asked by: Michael
You will need the following adapters: T-Minus Ring for Sony E Mount (NEX/A7/A9/QX/VG Series) and a Celestron Universal Barlow and T-Adapter: https://www.celestron.com/products/universal-barlow-and-t-adapter-125in
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2020-12-09

Can an Olympus Tough TG-5 be adapted to the ...

Can an Olympus Tough TG-5 be adapted to the telescope?
Asked by: Sarah
Yes it can with the Konus Universal Digiscoping Adapter for Point-and-Shoot Cameras and Smartphones BH #KOUNVRSLADPT • MFR #1301 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1221463-REG/konus_1301_universal_digiscoping_adapter.html
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-09-30


Can I attach a Sony a6000 with E-Mount to a Celestron Astromaster 130 eq?
Asked by: Esteban
Yes, you will need the Celestron Universal Barlow and T-Adapter #93640 and a T/T2 Mount Lens Adapter Ring for Sony a6000 which Celestron does not offer.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2020-11-06

I have a Canon Rebel T3i what would I need to buy ...

I have a Canon Rebel T3i what would I need to buy to make it compatible with this telescope?
Asked by: Tierney
All you will need is 2 Adapters. The first is the Celestron SLR (35mm OR Digital) Camera Adapter for All Refractor and Reflector Telescopes which Accept 1.25" Eyepieces - Requires Camera-Specific T-Mount Adapter. Then the Vello T-Mount Lens to Canon EF/EF-S-Mount Camera Lens Adapter. Link to Adapter 1: https://bhpho.to/3or5zHH Link to Adapter 2: https://bhpho.to/39h8nAK
Answered by: Alex S
Date published: 2021-01-08

does Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ have a ...

does Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ have a parabolic mirror?
Asked by: Derek
The AstroMaster 130EQ has a spherical mirror. Sincerely, Garrett at Celestron
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2019-06-20
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