Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope

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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope
Item # CE-31045
  • The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ telescope is a fast (f/5) Newtonian with 5" of aperture, yielding bright, wide-field views of nebulae, galaxies, star clusters and the planets.
  • The sturdy CG-3 equatorial mount will allow you to follow the movements of objects as they cross the sky and includes slow motion controls on both axis.
  • Includes permanently mounted Star Pointer finderscope, a 10mm 1.25" eyepiece and a 20mm 1.25" erecting eyepiece, pre-assembled tripod, "The Sky - Level 1" software and Two-Year Celestron Warranty.


Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope

The Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ is a high quality, economical telescope with a superb optical system. These telescopes yield breathtaking views of the moon, Saturn with its ring structure, Jupiter and its belts, and hundreds of deep-sky objects including: galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Add an optional solar filter and you can observe activity on the Sun. While observing, you'll notice that as the Earth rotates on its axis, stationary stars appear to move across the sky causing the object you're viewing will drift out of the field view. A telescope on an equatorial mount can be aimed at a celestial object and guided with the slow motion controls to track your target!

The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ comes complete with a pre-assembled mount and tripod. The Celestron CG-3 equatorial mount is quite stable, with setting circles and slow motion controls on both axis for easy, smooth tracking. Strict adherence to Celestron's tough quality standards for manufacturing, assembly and testing ensures that each telescope not only performs well, but remains durable after years and years of use.

Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope Features

  • Fully multi-coated optics for bright, crisp, clean images.
  • Quick release dovetail attachment for user-friendly set-up and storage. No tools needed!
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer finderscope projects a red laser dot onto a non-magnified viewing window for easy aiming.
  • German Equatorial Mount with setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects.
  • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs with deluxe accessory tray for convenient access to observing tools.
  • The Sky Level 1 planetarium software with a 10,000 object database and enhanced images.
Celestron Product Number: 31045
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-31045
UPC Code 050234310451
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron AstroMaster
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type Equatorial - Manual
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 5.12"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/5
Telescope Focal Length 650mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.0
Highest Useful Magnification 307x
Optical Coatings Aluminum
Tube Color or Finish Gloss Black
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 24"
Optical Tube Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Mount Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Dew Shield Included? No, Not Necessary
Diagonal Included? No - Not Required
Finder Included Red Dot Finder
Eyepiece(s) Included 20mm erecting, 10mm
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
CD ROMs Included The Sky Level 1
Counterweights Included (2) 4.8 lbs.
Alignment Procedure Manual Alignment
Tracking Modes N/A
Objects in Database N/A
OTA Mount Type CG-3 Dovetail Bar
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
Total Telescope Weight 28 lbs.

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

great scope
great scope, easy set up. lens kit a must.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by / (Posted on 9/21/2009)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Optical Tube
  • Permanently Mounted StarPointer Finderscope
  • Celestron 20 mm Erecting Eyepiece
  • Celestron 10 mm Eyepiece
  • CG-3 Equatorial Mount
  • Setting Circles
  • Slow Motion Controls
  • Quick Release Dovetail
  • Tripod
  • Deluxe Accessory Tray
  • The Sky - Level 1 Software
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Description mentions Jupiter bands are visible,...can the 130 pick up Jupiter's moons? Thank you
What motor do i require in order to motorise this mount?
Can I mount my Nikon D80 camera to this telescope and what do I need to do this?
Can I mount an iPhone to this and take pictures with it?
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