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The Celestron Astromaster 130EQ astronomy telescope offers easy no-tool setup, comes with 20mm & 10mm eyepieces, finderscope, tripod and Starry Night Basic Software.
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Bar Code: 050234310451Part Number: 31045-CGLBrand: CelestronSkill Level: BeginnerAperture: 130 mmOptical Design: Newtonian ReflectorMount Type: Manual German EquatorialFocal Length: 500 - 750 mmTechnologies: S.N. Basic EditionWarranty: 2 Years
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.
- Manual German equatorial mount with setting circles - to locate and track sky objects- Adjustable, full height steel tripod with deluxe accessory tray- Quick and easy no-tool setup- Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, and a finderscope- Download Starry Night Basic Software with a 36,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images including 3D renderings of stars, exoplanets, and galaxies
Specifications: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)
Was surprised how good scope looked.build quality was also very good.can’t wait to use as soon as weather gets better.
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although I've not had the opportunity to see the stars yet as where I live the night sky is light all night I'm sure the scope will be excellent. I have used it for terrestrial viewing and was impressed with the clarity.
Super cool telescope. Not the easiest to set up for a beginner but once you have it blew my mind how clear the moon was. Waiting for the next clear night to see Mars
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
This is an excellent scope for the beginner. It is easy to set up and use and the image quality is good. I would recommend a decent Barlow lens though.
I found the telescope relatively easy to set up. I am a novice stargazer, so largely unfamiliar with telescopes. I am growing in confidence the more I use the scope and very happy with the service and the quality of the product.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
So far so good, due to the weather I've only used it once outdoors. The quality of product is good, instructions were easy to follow, took a while to get to grips with the tripod, that's me not using one before, but with a bit of play in the house got that sussed now. The images of the Moon and Orion's Belt were great, clear and detailed. I'm a novice with this equipment, but it's ideal. I can't wait for clearer sky's. A lot of websites suggest getting a Barlow Lens! I might get one later, but for now things are good. Previously I bought a novices 70mm scope for about £80 quid, that was rubbish compared to this. Recommended.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Grade A service. Ordered and within three days the scope was on my doorstep. I will definitely be buying more from these guys
great scope easy to set up and use
Telescope is absolutely beautiful, powerful and easy to use after reading the manual and a few other video tutorials of course, but once all that setting up is done, you’ll be be looking at the sky in no time. So far I’ve been able to gaze at the moon with the 10mm and 20mm eyepiece (with the quite essential help of the finderscope) and it looks fantastically terrific. Also, thanks to PicStop as delivery was quick and well packed without any issues.
The optics on the telescope are great. The mount is really frustrating though and is really wobbly too. If it came on az mount it would suit beginners better
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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