The Celestron Astromaster 130EQ offers a quick and easy no-tool setup. The telescope has a permanently mounted StarPointer finderscope and comes with erect image optics which is ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use. The Celestron Astromaster 130EQ has a German Equatorial mount with Setting circles ? to accurately locate and track sky objects. The rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25″ steel tube legs, provides a rigid and stable platform.
If you?re looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky.
The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.
Aperture (mm): 130 mm (5.12 in)
Apparent Field of View: 1.5 ?
Finderscope: Built-on StarPointer
Focal Length: 650 mm (26 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20 mm (0.79 in)
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10 mm (0.39 in)
Focal Ratio: 5
Highest Useful Magnification: 307 x
Light Gathering Power: 345 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.1
Linear Field of View: 79 ft (24 m)
Lowest Useful Magnification: 19 x
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 33 x
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 65 x
Mount Type: CG-3 Equatorial
Optical Coatings: Aluminum
Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Optical Tube Length: 24 in (610 mm)
Resolution (Dawes): 0.89 arc seconds
Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.07 arc seconds
Tripod: 1.25″ steel tube legs
Warranty: 2-year Telescope Warranty