EXPLORER-130PS (AZ-EQ AVANT)

130mm (5.1") f/5 ALT-AZIMUTH/EQUATORIAL PARABOLIC NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR TELESCOPE

EXPLORER-130PS (AZ-EQ AVANT)
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SRP: £249.00

Product Code:  10267
Brand:  Sky-Watcher



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  • Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS"I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments are very good indeed, and suited to amateurs of all kinds – and they are not priced out of the market! Excellent value.
    Use them and enjoy them."
    Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS (1923 to 2012)
  • Ade Ashford Says..."Having tested and reviewed a wide range of astronomical telescopes over the last couple of decades, for me there's one manufacturer that's risen above the rest in terms of delivering a coherent range of uncompromising, well-conceived designs, embodying consistently good optics and sensibly engineered mounts at very competitive prices — that's Sky-Watcher!!"Ade Ashford BScAde Ashford has tested and reviewed astronomical equipment in a professional capacity for several publications, including Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Now & BBC Sky At Night Magazine.

"Quick to assemble, easy to setup and provides great views straight out of the box....The telescope's focal length of 650mm is a good compromise for observing a wide range of objects including both Solar System and deep-sky targets....We really liked this scope and mount package....The mount is very well thought out, light yet sturdy and the complete set-up is very appealing." 

BBC SKY AT NIGHT MAGAZINE

Grab-and-Go Telescope with Versatile Dual-Mode Alt-Azimuth/Equatorial Mount!! With an extremely useful 130mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the EXPLORER-130PS is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters. The well engineered and easy to use AZ-EQ AVANT mounting provides excellent stability and precise control in either Alt-Azimuth or Equatorial configurations, via its smooth slow motion controls located on both axes. The slow motion control knobs can be conveniently positioned at either end of both the R.A. or DEC axis shafts.

  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x26 & x65
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
  • 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
  • Eyepieces Supplied: 10mm & 25mm
  • Red Dot Finder
  • AZ-EQ AVANT Dual-Mode Alt-Azimuth/Equatorial Mount
  • Aluminium Tripod with 21cm Extension Tube & Accessory Tray
  • 122 Tooth Helical Worm Gear Transmission on R.A. and DEC Axes. R.A. Axis rotatable 360°
  • 1/4-20 Screw Thread Connector on Mount Saddle
  • Counterweight Bar with 2.35kg Counterweight
  • Mount Payload Capacity: 3kg
  • Height Range of Tripod/Mount (excl. OTA): 81cm - 156cm
  • Total Overall Weight: 9kg

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