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SkyWatcher Explorer 130P Telescope

SkyWatcher Explorer 130P Telescope
 SkyWatcher Explorer 130P TelescopeSkyWatcher Explorer 130P Telescope 
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The Sky-Watcher Explorer-130P Telescope with its larger 5.1 inch primary mirror is a superb example of value-for-money and performance.

Bar Code:  6930096600041
Part Number:  10712
Brand:  Sky Watcher
Skill Level:  Beginner
Aperture:  130 mm
Optical Design:  Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type:  Manual German Equatorial
Focal Length:  500 - 750 mm
Warranty:  2 Years

Sky Watcher

The Sky-Watcher Explorer-130P Telescope is a Newtonian Reflector telescope with a 130mm mirror and is telescope of excellent quality.

The EQ2 mount is solidly engineered and tried and tested for over ten years now. It carries the weight of the telescope and is generously specified so that it will work well with the additional weight of accessories such as cameras etc.

130mm (5.1 inch) diameter primary mirror
Telescope focal length: 650mm (f/5)
Quality EQ-2 equatorial mount
Parabolic primary mirror
0.5mm ultra thin secondary mirror supports
Comes with an aluminium tripod with accessory tray
Plus 10mm and 25mm 1.25" eyepieces and red dot finder
Magnification with the supplied eyepieces 26x, 65x
Highest practical power (potential): 260x
30% more light gathering than 114mm scope
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Perfect Starter Telescope
Thursday, 2 January 2014  | 

Arrived promptly, and after some initial set up (it's a more substantial bit of kit then you may imagine) it was ready for use.

Took it out on the first night and it was a nice clear evening for some gazing. Jupiter was looking bright, so using the red dot finder it was quite quick to lock onto it. Jupiter was an amazing sight, we saw the four big moons of course, but more than that a number of the cloud bands on the surface. Pretty amazing that with something this price you can get a nice view of Jupiter and its bands.

The telescope itself is very solid, the tripod is very sturdy yet nice and lightweight. A great piece of kit for the price, I suggest also getting a x2 barlow for it as the telescope can certainly handle the extra magnificiation.

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