The Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130P is an improbable choice for the serious beginner and also receives high marks from more seasoned astronomers. With an extremely useful 130mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, this telescope is a highly capable all-rounder for the commentary of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters. Supplied with the EQ2 equatorial mount, which when polar aligned, will will let you easily track objects as they move across the night sky by means of its slow motion keep watch over cables. The EXPLORER-130P models feature premium-quality Parabolic Primary Mirrors, in most cases found in larger more expensive telescopes, to get rid of spherical aberrations, producing even sharper, higher-contrast images which are full of detail. A parabolic or more as it should be a “paraboloidal” mirror, is ground to a shape which brings all incoming light rays to a perfect center of attention, on axis. As well as they feature 0.5mm Ultra-Thin secondary mirror supports, to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. Magnifications (with Eyepieces supplied): x26 & x65 Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260 Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5) Eyepieces Supplied (1.25″): 10mm & 25mm Parabolic Primary Mirror 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports Red Dot Finder EQ2 Equatorial Mount Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm
Magnification (with optics supplied): 26x and 65x
Ultra-thin 0.5 mm brackets for the secondary mirror
30 % more light gathering than 114 mm
Box contents: Guide tube mount with full Alt Azimuth controls, a replacement keep watch over panel and motor circuit board, manual keep watch over cable, cable clamp and bracket.