Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ
£269.00
Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ
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Type:
Reflector
Brand:
Celestron
Series:
AstroMaster
Warranty:
2 years
Tripod material:
Steel tube
Objective diameter ø:
130 mm
GoTo system:
No
Focal length:
650 mm

Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ telescope
The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ telescope is ideal when you are looking for a telescope that is suitable for studying stars, but also for spotting objects on earth. The Celestron Astro Master Series consists of refractor and reflector telescopes, each with unique properties. This Celestron AstroMaster 130 is a Newtonian reflector telescope which is ideal for observing deep-sky objects. The mirror of this telescope has a diameter of 130 mm; the parabolic mirror has a coating and catches about 30% more light than the 114 mm version. The telescope is delivered with 10 and 20 mm eyepieces; these eyepieces allow you to get magnifications of 50 and 100 times. Below you will find some photographs which were made using the Celestron Astro Master 130EQ telescope.

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Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ telescope
The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ telescope is ideal when you are looking for a telescope that is suitable for studying stars, but also for spotting objects on earth. The Celestron Astro Master Series consists of refractor and reflector telescopes, each with unique properties. This Celestron AstroMaster 130 is a Newtonian reflector telescope which is ideal for observing deep-sky objects. The mirror of this telescope has a diameter of 130 mm; the parabolic mirror has a coating and catches about 30% more light than the 114 mm version. The telescope is delivered with 10 and 20 mm eyepieces; these eyepieces allow you to get magnifications of 50 and 100 times. Below you will find some photographs which were made using the Celestron Astro Master 130EQ telescope.

  • Available in two different models
  • Easily and quickly obtain a high magnification
  • Very strong body
  • Astro software included with information about celestial bodies
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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ

Newtonian telescope for locating deep-sky objects

4.4 / 5 - 6 reviews

Product description

Features

  • Available in two different models
  • Easily and quickly obtain a high magnification
  • Very strong body
  • Astro software included with information about celestial bodies

Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ telescope

The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ telescope is ideal when you are looking for a telescope that is suitable for studying stars, but also for spotting objects on earth. The Celestron Astro Master Series consists of refractor and reflector telescopes, each with unique properties. This Celestron AstroMaster 130 is a Newtonian reflector telescope which is ideal for observing deep-sky objects. The mirror of this telescope has a diameter of 130 mm; the parabolic mirror has a coating and catches about 30% more light than the 114 mm version. The telescope is delivered with 10 and 20 mm eyepieces; these eyepieces allow you to get magnifications of 50 and 100 times. Below you will find some photographs which were made using the Celestron Astro Master 130EQ telescope.

Software

A free CD-Rom with 'The Sky Level 1' planetarium software is supplied standard with this Celestron telescope. This CD-ROM contains software featuring information about the stars. In the database you will find illustrated information on 10,000 objects. Be inspired by this software and start looking for the heavenly bodies which can be easily found this way!

Tripod and mount

The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ telescope comes with a tripod and mount. You have a choice of two different models; below the differences are explained.

  • Model 1: This model comes with a Celestron CG-3 equatorial tripod. This tripod is very stable and agile allowing you to easily track objects. The legs are made of stainless steel and it is incredibly easy to set up the tripod and place a telescope on it.
  • Model 2: This model offers the same tripod, but it is provided with a tracking motor. This tracking motor allows celestial objects to be followed automatically at the push of a button. This is an absolute must for those who want to do astrophotography.

    (The simple operation of the tracking motor)

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ accessories

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ accessories can be found on the right-hand side of this page.

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Properties 

  • Easy and quick to set up
  • Equipped with a Star Pointer (RedDot)
  • 1.25'' steel legs on the tripods
  • Supplied with Sky Software
  • Convenient accessory tray
  • Equatorial mount for easy tracking of objects
  • Optional motor drive

Some pictures of the moon made with the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ telescope


Lunar surface

Product specifications

General

Type
  • Reflector
Brand
  • Celestron
Series
  • AstroMaster
Warranty
  • 2 years
GoTo system
Mounting
  • Parallactic/Equatorial
Tracking motor

Dimensions & Weight

Weight
  • 10890 gram

Tripod specifications

Tripod material
  • Steel tube

Optics

Objective diameter ø
  • 130 mm
Focal length
  • 650 mm
Primary mirror
  • Parabolic
Primary mirror diameter
  • 130 mm
Magnitude limit
  • 9,1 mag.
Resolving power
  • 0,9 arcsecond
Maximum useful magnification
  • 260×
Focal ratio
  • 1 : 5

Ratings

Suitable for
  • beginners
Easy to transport
  • 10
Easy to set up
  • 9
Easy to use
  • 8
Lunar/planetary observation
  • 7
Deep space observation
  • 6
Lunar/planetary photography
  • 7
Deep space photography
  • 5
Daytime terrestrial observation
  • 5

Accessories

Eyepiece diameter ø
  • 1,25″
Eyepieces
  • 10mm
  • 20mm
Number of eyepieces
  • 2 pcs.
Viewfinder
  • LED finder (red dot)

Reviews about Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Reviews

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Average customer rating

4.4 / 5
(based on 6 reviews)
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Mark Toner
25/06/2016
Per part

From Beginner To Expert: A Telescope For The Journey

This is the classic newtonian reflector, a basic telescope that will give excellent results and not have you hankering for a new one in a month or two. I bought the basic system without a motor as I don't intend to use it for deep sky astrophotography, but this would be an upgrade option if I desired these features in the future. When using the scope for naked eye work, setup is fairly straight forward if you understand the principle of an equatorial mount. This might need some outside input for an absolute beginner - local astronomy club, online or read a book. For my purposes, I needed the latitude of my back garden where I intend to use it, which I used to set the tilt of the mount to the nearest degree, a fairly simple procedure using the inbuilt scale on the mount. I pointed the main axis north using a compass and this was perfectly sufficient for following my subject using the single RA slow motion control. If you find this a bit technical, you will need some help setting up, but the Astromaster equatorial mount is one of the easiest to prepare. Looking at the images produced with the supplied eyepieces, I spent a happy first-light evening looking at the Moon with fantastic detail available in the mountains and craters. The lunar filter provided the right amount of sunglasses protection for my night-adapted eyes as I looked at the lunar seas basking in full sunlight. Next I went on to have a look at Jupiter and clearly picked out the Galilean moons in their orbits and, when the sky quality improved enough, the atmospheric banding on Jupiter itself. A few double star observations tested out the pin-point star images and resolution and I wasn't disappointed. I am looking forward to the darker autumn nights when I will be able to see more.

Pluses
  • Easy to use LED starfinder
  • Easily set up equatorial mount
  • Good selection of starter eyepieces
  • Reasonably well set up in the factory - worked straight out of the box
  • Great optics for the price
Downsides
  • New users will need to learn how to use an equatorial mount.
Anoniem
01/11/2014
Per part

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ

Excellent service, the telescope arrived within 24 hours and in good condition! Am also very pleased with the telescope itself, clear image and good quality. I don't have anything negative to say :-)

Pluses
  • Quality
  • Size
  • Image
Gerben
16/07/2012
Per part

Good telescope

It's a good telescope. Image is goo, usage is easy, only you have to learn first how to handle it well. If you can do that it's really very easy to use! Only the finder was a disappointment because the dot can hardly be seen! But something can be done about that, because you can buy a loose finder. A fine telescope!

Pluses
  • Good image
  • Good price/quality relation
  • Easy to use
Downsides
  • Finder not very good
andy
13/03/2012
Per part

I think this telescope is really top! Every clear night I run to the attic and focus my telescope on the moon. I'm surprised by the quality every time! it's a chore to take it from downstairs to upstairs and so on, but the orange accents are fun. Furthermore the star pointer is very useful

CL Mitchell
16/02/2012
Per part

Celestron Astromaster 130 EQ

Being quite new to astronomy, I have no real experience to call on,but after no more than 3 weeks i have had very satisfactory results.I have taken photos with my nikon slr using the T adaptor and T ring.I find the outfit quite easy to use after some small difficulties at the start and am looking forward to a stargazing future.

Pluses
  • Assembly Instructions adequate
  • Appears well manufactured
  • Good Price for a beginer to pay
  • Decent Specification
Downsides
  • Non that I have found so far

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