SkyWatcher Explorer 130P SynScan AZ GoTo Telescope
SkyWatcher Explorer 130P SynScan AZ GoTo Telescope

SkyWatcher Explorer 130P SynScan AZ GoTo Telescope

The Sky-Watcher Explorer-130P SynScan AZ GoTo Telescope is a highly capable all-round computerised telescope.

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Product details

Bar Code:  6930096610163
Part Number:  10209
Brand:  Sky Watcher
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Aperture:  130 mm
Optical Design:  Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type:  Computerised Alt-Azimuth
Focal Length:  500 - 750 mm
Technologies:  SynScan
Warranty:  2 Years

The Sky-Watcher Explorer-130P SynScan AZ GoTo Telescope has a precision Parabolic primary mirror which captures 30% more starlight than a 114mm reflector for bright, sharp, views of a wide range of night sky objects. This telescope now comes supplied as standard with x2 Barlow Lens.

The new Sky-Watcher SynScan Alt-Azimuth GoTo Mount is a precision engineered instrument that allows you to easily find and enjoy viewing the night sky including Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Galaxies and much more. The SynScan AZ hand control allows you point your telescope at a specific object, or tour the night sky at the touch of a button. It has a user-friendly menu system that allows automatic slewing to over 42,900 objects. Even inexperienced astronomers can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions.

Other features are:
Alignment Method: Two-star or Brightest star alignment
Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) feature
Unknown Object Indentification feature
Pointing Accuracy up to 10 arc min
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 2.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
Quiet Operation
Motor Type & Resolution: DC Servo Motors. Resolution 0.8923 arc sec or 1,452,425 steps/rev
PC Compatible: can be used with popular Planetarium Software.
SynScan Handset Firmware upgradeable via the Internet

Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x26, x52, x65 & x130
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
x2 Deluxe Barlow Lens (1.25") with camera adaptor
Parabolic Primary Mirror
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
6x30 Finderscope
2" Rack & Pinion Focuser with 1.25" adaptor
SynScan AZ GoTo Computerised Alt-Azimuth HD Go-To Mount
Power Requirement: 12v DC 1Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied)
Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
30% more Light Gathering than 114mm
Average Rating (4 Reviews):  
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Skywatcher Explorer 130P Synscan AZ goto
Thursday, 14 May 2020  | 

This item is a superb starter unit for learning the night skies. Simple to set up and use. Great quality and great price.

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The Explorer 130 Synscan AZ
Monday, 15 June 2015  | 

The Explorer 130 Synscan AZ Goto arrived quickly. It was well packed and relatively easy to assemble after reading the instructions
I await the darker nights of autumn so I can really use all its functions
First impressions are very good


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Great value for money, low in price but no cheap quality in this fine product
Monday, 20 May 2013  | 

This 130mm reflector telescope is just about the lowest price telescope that can offer GoTo and motorised tracking. The build quality can't be faulted and is almost all metal in construction. The principle plastic part is the twin wheel focus mount for the 2inch or 1.25inch eyepieces. Plastic maybe but it works perfectly and gives access to a selection of eyepieces from all the major manufacturers.
The only plastic parts that could perhaps let the telescope down are the brackets on the tripod legs. That said they are firm in use, and do seem to do the job well with no sign of wear in the first few weeks. Every tripod for this size of Eq or AltAz telescope regardless of make has a very similar build quality. You have to more than double the cost of the tripod to get away from this type of construction.
The eyepieces provided are an adequate introduction to the night sky, but the addition of a 40mm wide angle will make the search for DSO that much easier.
The coating of the mirror is excellent and capture all the available light and focus it on the eyepiece. The collimation was very nearly perfect when the telescope was taken out of the box, requiring only the smallest adjustment to perfect the alignment.
A very sophisticated beginners telescope, the GoTo function works well provided that you pay close attention to detail and read the instructions for alignment carefully. Great value for money.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Great product superb delivery
Saturday, 4 May 2013  | 

As yet the optics of this particular SkyWatcher 130 Synscan AZ GoTo are untested due to cloudy weather.However i have used this telescope before and bought on that advice and experience. Well worth the extra for the GoTo function. Great viewing from the first outing onwards. Dead easy to set up and align, and transports easily in the boot of any car. The only improvement might be heavier build quality in the tripod, but it is certainly strong enough for the telescope but might struggle a bit with the extra weight of a DSLR. At these prices this Best Value for money and PicStop service is fantastic 48 hour FREE Delivery


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