Sky Watcher Explorer 130P Reflector Astronomy Telescope with AZ5 Mount

Sky Watcher Explorer 130P Reflector Astronomy Telescope with AZ5 Mount

Sky Watcher Explorer 130P Reflector Astronomy Telescope with AZ5 Mount

The Sky Watcher Explorer 130P Reflector Astronomy Telescope with AZ5 Mount 10260, is the best grab-and-go telescope for simple visual astronomy.  Comes with 10mm & 25mm 1.25" eyepieces and a Red Dot Finder.

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Product details

Bar Code:  6970456091065
Part Number:  10260
Brand:  Sky Watcher
Skill Level  Beginner
Aperture  130 mm
Mount Type  Manual Alt-Azimuth
Focal Length  650 mm
Optical Design  Newtonian Reflector
Warranty  1 Year


The Sky Watcher Explorer 130PS Reflector Astronomy Telescope with AZ5 Mount 10260, is the best grab-and-go telescope for simple visual astronomy. The Sky Watcher Explorer 130P also obtains excellent praise from more seasoned astronomers.

The AZ5 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth mount's charming, well-engineered, and simple design provide it outstanding stability and accurate control on both the horizontal (azimuth) and vertical (altitude) axes.

The Sky Watcher Explorer 130PS is a very capable all-rounder for the study of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters. It has an incredibly helpful 130mm of light gathering aperture and a fantastic 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.

Technical Specifications
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x26 & x65
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
Parabolic set primary & secondary mirrors with Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ) coating providing up to 94% reflectivity with optimal durability and long term performance
30% more Light Gathering than 114mm
Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
Eyepieces Supplied: 10mm & 25mm
Red Dot Finder
AZ5 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth Mount & Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Mount Rotation Angle (Continuous): 360° (Azimuth), -50° to + 90° (Altitude)
Height Range of Tripod/Mount (excl. OTA): 86.5cm - 158.5cm
Total Net Weight 8.1kg
Boxed Weight 12.2 kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 970x520x280
Barcode    6970456091065
Warranty 1 year

About the Starsense Explorer Range

Astronomers highly regard Sky Watcher telescopes due to their superior optical performance and durable construction.

Sky Watcher offer a diverse range of telescopes, including refractors, reflectors, and compound telescopes.

Sky Watcher telescopes are engineered to provide users with clear and detailed night sky views, enabling them to explore celestial objects easily. Overall, Sky Watcher telescopes are a reliable and cost-effective solution for anyone interested in exploring the wonders of the night sky.

Popular in this range

Top-selling telescopes from Sky Watcher include the Skyhawk 1145P and the Explorer 130mtelescopes.

Popular new additions in the Sky Watcher include the Evostar 90 Telescope and the Startravel 102 AZ3Refractor Telescope.

Recommended by PicStop

One of our recommendations from the Sky Watcher brand would be the Skymax 102 GoTo- ideal for beginners and experienced astronomers alike.

Also worth mentioning is the Sky Watcher Heritage 114P Virtuoso Telescope. It is very portable and comes with computerised features that make it an ideal tool for exploring celestial objects such as stars, planets, and galaxies with ease and precision.

Looking for ideas or guidance?

Not sure where to start? Drop us a line with your telescope questions and we'll be happy to help. Call us on 01624 670005 or contact us here.

Alternatively, visit our Sky Watcher telescopes and telescopespages to find out more about different telescope types and to view the full range of telescopes available at PicStop.

Visit our brands page to browse similar telescope ranges from Celestron, Sky Watcher and National Geographic.

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