Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope

B&H # CEAM130EQMD MFR # 31051
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Product Highlights

  • 130mm Newtonian Reflector OTA
  • 650mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Aluminum-Coated Primary Parabolic Mirror
  • CG-3 Manual German Equatorial Mount
  • Variable-Speed Right Ascension Motor
  • RA and Dec Slow Motion Cables
  • 1.25" 10mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Erect-Image 20mm Eyepiece
  • Pre-Mounted StarPointer Finder
  • Adjustable-Height Stainless Steel Tripod
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Mount: Manual Equatorial with RA Motor

Manual Equatorial Manual Equatorial with RA Motor

Aperture: 130mm, f/5

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  • 1Description

Designed to observe and track near and deep-sky objects with a fast focal ratio for astrophotography/imaging, Celestron's AstroMaster 130EQ-MD 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope features a 650mm focal length and an oversized parabolic mirror that produce detailed images of the Moon, clear views of the planets, and the ability to resolve distant objects such as nebulae and galaxies.

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.

Its manual equatorial mount features a variable-speed Right Ascension motor drive system capable of working in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, with variable speed to accurately track fast-moving objects like the Moon and slower deep-sky objects like galaxies and nebulae. For alignment and easy navigation, dual slow-motion control cables are provided; 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
  • Highly-reflective aluminum-coated mirrors improve light transmission, color rendition, and contrast
  • Resolution: 1.07 arcsec, Rayleigh; 0.89 arcsec, Dawes
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 31% by diameter, 10% by area
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
Mount and Tripod
    CG-3 Mount:
  • Manual German equatorial
  • Variable-speed Right Ascension motor drive accurately tracks near and deep sky objects, with proper polar alignment
  • 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
    Tripod:
  • 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
    Eyepieces:
  • 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: 050234310512
In the Box
Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope
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  • 20mm Erect-Image Eyepiece
  • 10mm Eyepiece
  • Star Pointer Finder
  • Equatorial Head
  • 2 x Slow-Motion Cables
  • Adjustable-Height Tripod
  • Counterweight Bar
  • 2 x 4.8-pound Counterweights
  • "The Sky" Level 1 CD-ROM
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Newtonian reflector
    Aperture 130 mm
    Focal Length 650mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal None
    Finderscope Star pointer
    Tripod Stainless steel
    Adjustable height
    1.25" diameter legs
    Mount Type Manual equatorial with Right Ascension motor drive
    Power Source 9v battery, for motor drive
    Counterweights 2 x 4.8 lb / 2.2 kg
    Optical Tube Dimensions 24.0" / 61.0 cm
    Weight 28.0 lb / 12.7 kg, assembled
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 38.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 18.5 x 11.5"

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