Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Motor Drive Reflector Telescope

Our highly recommended Telescope from Celestron, ideal for all types of viewing the Astromaster is a perfect choice no matter if your new to astronomy or a veteran. The Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD Telescope comes with a motor-driven operation as standard giving you the best views and removes the need to constantly recalibrate. Boasting a best in class 130mm mirror giving you the ability to see more of the night sky from the comfort of home.

Features include:


  • Motor Drive allowing fully automatic tracking
  • Very quick and easy to setup – no tools required
  • StarPointer mounted
  • Lightweight and easy to store
  • Fully coated glass optics giving you clarity and sharpness
  • Setting circles – these allow you to zoom in accurately to see all types of sky objects
  • Ideal for both terrestrial and astronomical
  • Quick and easy no-tool setup with quick release dovetail attachment and preassembled tripod
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer and German Equatorial mount with Setting circles – to accurately locate and track sky objects
  • “TheSkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software included


Specifications in Detail:

Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm) 130 mm (5.12 in)
Focal Length 650 mm (26 in)
Focal Ratio 5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 33 x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm) 10 mm (0.39 in)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2 65 x
Finderscope Built-on StarPointer
Mount Type CG-3 Equatorial
Tripod 1.25″ steel tube legs
Highest Useful Magnification 307 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 19 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.1
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.89 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 345 x
Apparent Field of View 1.5 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) 79 ft (24 m)
Optical Coatings Aluminum
Optical Tube Length 24 in (610 mm)

Description of this Product:

For the advanced amateur to the professional astronomer looking for a complete dual-purpose telescope ideal for terrestrial and celestial viewing of the night sky, the Astromaster takes the sash. Representing great value for money it is one of the very best scopes money can buy. This telescope produces clear and vibrant images of the night sky and the moon and stars allowing you to view further and giving you a great view of both the moon and distant planets including Jupiter plus surrounding stars. Its viewing ability is first class and whilst its ideal for day and night viewing its limitations are slightly limited and for those who are looking to view the nebulae and more distant galaxies then you may consider a Newtonian reflector scope.

As it stands, the Celestron Newtonian Telescope AstroMaster 130 EQ MD (Motor Drive) will accommodate all your needs and includes a fully erect star pointer and advanced optics and setting circles to guide around the night sky. With its coated glass optics you can be sure of clarity at the highest level. Setup is a breeze and you will be up and running in no time at all. For stability, it features a solid tripod sitting on 1.25″ steel legs for steadiness. All said, this is the highly recommended setup for the advanced user and comes complete with Sky planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images acting as your guide to the sky, the stars and beyond.

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