Wirelessly manage the very portable Sky Watcher Explorer 130P Reflector Astronomy Telescope with AZ-GO2 Mount 10193, with the help of the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. This is a great option for the serious beginner. The Sky Watcher Explorer 130P also obtains excellent praise from more seasoned astronomers.
The AZ-Go2 mounting can be used anywhere without relying on other Wi-Fi or mobile networks because of its built-in Wi-Fi module, which establishes its own Wi-Fi network. You can use the App's user-friendly touchscreen menu to explore the cosmos after entering your coordinates and going through a quick alignment process.
Full computerised GO-TO control is provided by the AZ-Go2 and SynScan App, enabling the telescope to be automatically swung to any of the 10,000+ astronomical objects in the App's enormous database.
The Sky Watcher Explorer 130P is a very capable all-rounder for the study of the Moon, brilliant planets, nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters. It has an incredibly helpful 130mm of light gathering aperture and a great parabolic primary mirror.
Premium-quality Parabolic Primary Mirrors, often found in larger, more expensive telescopes, are used in the Sky Watcher Explorer 130P models to eliminate spherical aberrations and produce even sharper, higher-contrast images that are full of detail. A parabolic mirror, or more precisely a "paraboloidal" mirror, is ground to a shape that perfectly focuses all incoming light rays on axis. Additionally, to lessen diffraction spikes and light loss, they have 0.5mm Ultra-Thin secondary mirror supports.
'Fast' focal length reflectors with spherical primary mirrors are prone to spherical aberrations, which are eliminated by the use of high-quality parabolic primary mirrors. All the light beams are parabolized by the mirrors to focus on a single point, producing clear, contrasty images that are rich in detail.
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x26 & x65
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Red Dot Finder
Parabolic primary mirror & secondary mirror with Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ) coating providing up to 94% reflectivity with optimal durability and long term performance
AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Go-To Alt-Azimuth Mount
Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately)
SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun, Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software).
SynScan App Alignment Method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level Alignment
SynScan App's Other Features: Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE)
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar Tracking
Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800x
Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
Motor: DC Servo Motor
45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle
Interface: SynScan Hand Control Port, Built-in Wi-Fi Module
Connectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android (SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming).
Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (12V 1A) Tip Positive.
Net Weight 8.9kg
Boxed Weight 12.8kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 990x430x260
Warranty 1 year