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Celestron Astromaster 130EQ AstroTelescope

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Celestron Astromaster 130EQ AstroTelescope


Celestron Astromaster 130EQ astro telescope is quick and easy to setup and requires no tools.

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Bar Code:  050234310451
Part Number:  31045-CGL
Brand:  Celestron
Difficulty:  Intermediate
Mount:  Manual German Equatorial
Aperture:  4.1-6 inches
Focal Length:  0-1500 mm
Optical Design:  Newtonian Reflector

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If you're looking for a dual purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster 130EQ is for you.

Each Celestron AstroMaster model is capable of giving optically corrected views of land and sky. The Celestron AstroMaster series produce bright, clear images of the moon and planets.

- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Permanently mounted StarPointer
- Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
- Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
- German Equatorial mount with Setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
- Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform
- All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
- Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories

Optical Design: Reflector,
Aperture: 130 mm (5.12 in),
Focal Length: 650 mm (25.59 in),
Focal Ratio: 5,
Eyepiece 1: 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification 1: 32.5 x,
Eyepiece 2: 10 mm (0.39 in)
Magnification 2: 65 x,
Mount: CG-3 Equatorial,
Optical Coatings: Aluminium,
Weight: 24 lb (10.89 kg)
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astromaster 130EQ telescope
Monday, 19 September 2016  | 

excellent telescope well worth the money and what a great company to deal with answered all my questions and spent a lot of time with me

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Very, very prompt service, thank
Sunday, 24 April 2016  | 

Very, very prompt service, thank you. Telescope exactly as I had expected, very pleased with my purchase.


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Excellent beginers, easy to assemble,
Sunday, 7 February 2016  | 

Excellent beginers, easy to assemble, good price.


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My new Barlow lens arrived
Sunday, 31 January 2016  | 

My new Barlow lens arrived within a few days after ordering, Unfortunately not been able to use it yet to the night sky being to cloudy.

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Good srvice & delivered promptly.
Tuesday, 29 December 2015  | 

Good srvice & delivered promptly. Gift for Xmas & he is pleased with it!!!


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All in 1 word? Excellent.
Sunday, 14 December 2014  | 

All in 1 word? Excellent.


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Very pleased. Was a Christmas
Wednesday, 10 December 2014  | 

Very pleased. Was a Christmas present for my partner and he loves it. Excellent service & delivery.


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Great service from Picstop, telescope
Thursday, 4 September 2014  | 

Great service from Picstop, telescope came incredibly quickly by courier-the price included 10% off for bank holiday, making the cheap price even better! Its a great piece of kit for the price, really simple to put together and use out of the box. For a beginner it is perfect! There is one design flaw however with the tilt system-the handle that moves the telescope up and down comes with a rubber end which disintergrated straight away, meaning that when i moved the telescope upwards the metal end was rubbing on the chuck and drilling a hole in it! I have solved this problem with a cap nut, but this is something that should have been spotted when it was built. However this is only a small problem and it wouldnt detract me from buying another. All around a great scope from a great company!

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Perfect Intro Scope!
Wednesday, 15 January 2014  | 

As a complete novice astronomer I purchased the Astromaster 130EQ after trawling web reviews and blogs for the best starter scope on the market. Right out of the box I found it very easy to put together, and on the 1st night I was looking at Jupiter with clearly defined orbiting moons and even a hazy indication of the famous gas lines…….all that using the 20mm lens which I since discovered was the least powerful in the box!!!

I’ve used the unit about 6 times now, the weather has been terrible in January, but after that 1st look at Jupiter I’m hooked and am already looking at additional lenses / Barlow magnification add-ons to improve the experience.

Yes I read some negative reviews out there and so far consider them to have come from none beginners looking for perfection from what after all is a £139 unit. Overall I found the Scope to be a very impressive unit and in general it is made out of good quality materials.

Yes as many people say the red dot finder is not perfect, but at night it gives you damn good idea of the section of sky you’re looking at. It does not claim to be a special forces laser targeting device, so it’s up to you to make the small alterations to find the celestial object you’re looking for, which I’ve found easy enough so far.

Again, there are complaints out there about the tripod but I’ve found it up to the job, yes there are small vibrations when you make an adjustment to direction or focus, but at the end of the day it stops in a second and you can keep gazing.

One last thing, the guys at Picstop were extremely helpful and when there was a small delay in shipment did their best to sort it with the courier for me - it was Charismas after all – cheers guys!


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Perfect Starter Scope
Tuesday, 31 December 2013  | 

Having trawled through forums and reviews I ended up having to decided between the Astromaster and the Sky-Watcher Explorer 130, which according to a lot of people is the preferred scope due to a slightly better build quality with less plastic parts and slightly easier setup and adjustment. As I was buying this as a present I didn't want to be giving them something that would break the first time they used it. So before ordering I popped to the nearest stockist to have a look in person, who incidentally had the Astromaster on offer and were still £60 more expensive than picstop.

Looking at them both you can see what some of the reviewers mean, there are quite a few more plastic parts and even though the Astromaster looks more solid apparently isn't not. Personally I couldn't see a problem, it all looked solid enough to me but these guys obviously have first hand experience which doesn't compare to me tapping things in a shop as though I knew what I was looking for! The finder isn't removable on the Astromaster either which I also read wasn't much use anyway.

So with all that in mind I should have gone for the Sky-watcher, but I just couldn't, looking at them both from a purely aesthetics point the Astromaster just looks the part. Not the ideal basis for choosing a telescope I know, actually a bit stupid really. This was for a present though and I know the person well enough to know it'll get used a few times then end up sat in the conservatory and become a dust collecting talking point, so I'd rather it be a nice looking one.

So all in all if your buying this for someone you think is serious about getting into astronomy then go for the sky-watcher. It's more robust, has a better finder and is easier to setup and adjust. If your giving this as a present and want a bit of wow factor go for the Astromaster. There's probably not really a great deal between the two unless your quite an experienced astronomer and know what to look for, but lets face it, these are just supposed to be starter scopes.

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