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Sky-Watcher Explorer-130M Telescope

£248.00
£299.00
(Inc. 20% VAT)
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Product Code
10713
Brand
Aperture (mm)
130 mm
Telescope Type
Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type
Equatorial Mount
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Description

Sky-Watcher Explorer-130M Telescope

Sky-Watcher Explorer-130M Telescope Sky at Night WinnerThe Sky-Watcher Explorer-130M is identical to the award winning Explorer-130M model but supplied with a handset operated motor drive in addition, to automatically track night sky objects. A fantastic choice for the serious beginner and also receives high marks from more seasoned astronomers. With an extremely useful 130mm of light gathering aperture, this telescope is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters. Supplied with the EQ2 equatorial mount, which when polar aligned, will allow you to easily track objects as they move across the night sky via its slow motion control cables, or automatically with the supplied motor drive unit.

(Note: The above Winners Badge applies to the Explorer-130, product code 922. The Explorer-130M is identical to this model but with the addition of an R.A. Motor Drive unit to automatically track night sky objects)

"Our first test on the Sky-Watcher Explorer-130 was to check the collimation of the mirrors, which we found were well aligned. This scope has one of the largest mirrors in its price range, which is a great asset because it means it can gather more light...Optically, the quality of the field of view while studying the star Altair was very good using the supplied 25mm eyepiece. The star remained sharp across 80 per cent of the view, with only slight distortion close to the field edges….Taking everything into account, this telescope made observing the night sky enjoyable and relatively hassle free….great views coupled with ease of use."

BBC Sky At Night Magazine

Sky-Watcher Explorer-130M Telescope Main Features:

  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 900mm (f/6.92)
  • EQ2 Equatorial Mount
  • R.A. Motor Drive (D.C.) with Multi-Speed Handset
  • 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm
Specifications

Specifications: Sky-Watcher Explorer-130M Telescope

  • Magnifications (with optics supplied): x36, x72, x90, x180
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 900mm (f/6.92)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • x2 Barlow Lens
  • Red Dot Finder
  • EQ2 Equatorial Mount
  • R.A. Motor Drive (D.C.) with Multi-Speed Handset
  • Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm

What's in the Box

What's in the Box: Sky-Watcher Explorer-130M Telescope

  • Sky-Watcher Explorer-130M OTA
  • EQ2 Equatorial Mount
  • Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • R.A. Motor Drive (D.C.) with Multi-Speed Handset
  • Eyepieces (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • x2 Barlow Lens
  • Red Dot Finder
Downloads


 

Manual for Telescopes with EQ1 and EQ2 Mounts
 




Explorer 130 Review in Sky at Night Magazine

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