A lot of folks shopping for their first telescope tell us that they have always had a fascination with the stars. They've been wanting to get a telescope for a long time, they say. We understand very well the lure of the night sky. It has intrigued mankind for millennia with its beauty and mysteriousness. And still does. So it's only natural to want to know more about it, to get a closer look.
Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope
If you share this fascination, and are ready finally to spring for that telescope, then consider the affordable but very capable Orion SpaceProbe 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope.
Sporting the classic long-tube Newtonian design, the Orion SpaceProbe 130mm provides great all-around viewing performance. One minute you can be studying lunar crater formations at high power; the next, the ethereal glow of a nebular star factory. A few minutes later, the ringed visage of Saturn. All served in crisp detail by way of the SpaceProbe's light-gathering 130mm (5.1") primary mirror of 900mm focal length (f/6.9).
The mirror lies at the base of the rolled-steel optical tube, which is outfitted with a smooth rack-and-pinion focuser. It accepts 1.25" telescope eyepieces, including the two fully coated Explorer II telescope eyepieces that come standard with the Orion SpaceProbe 130mm: a 25mm for low-power viewing at 36x and a 10mm for higher-power looks at 90x. Also standard is a 6x30 achromatic finder scope to help home in on celestial targets.
The mount is our sturdy EQ-2 equatorial model, with adjustable aluminum legs and accessory tray. Slow-motion controls allow fine manual pointing of the telescope and easy star tracking. Addition of an optional EQ-2M AstroTrack electronic drive enables the telescope to track objects automatically.
You can buy that telescope you've always wanted today, without going overboard on price. The Orion SpaceProbe 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope is a great value!
Orion Product Number: 9851
- Additional Information
SKU OR-9851 Manufacturer Orion Telescope Series Orion Space Probe Optical Design Newtonian Reflector Mount Type Equatorial - Manual Warranty 1 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 5.1" Telescope Focal Length 900mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/6.9 Highest Useful Magnification 260x Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.2 Optical Coatings Aluminum Tube Color or Finish Gloss Black OTA Mount Type Dual Rings Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer Length of Optical Tube 32.5" Optical Tube Weight 9.7 lbs. Mount Weight 12 lbs. Total Telescope Weight 26.5 lbs. Objects in Database N/A Alignment Procedure Manual Alignment Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs CD ROMs Included Starry Night SE Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm, 10mm Diagonal Included? No - Not Required Dew Shield Included? No, Not Necessary Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power Counterweights Included (1) 4.8 lbs. Finder Included 6 x 30 Optical Finder
- Included Items
- Reflector optical Tube Assembly
- 25 mm Orion Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
- 10mm Orion Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
- Tripod legs
- Equatorial mount
- 6x30 Orion finder scope
- Finder scope bracket with O-ring
- Collimation cap
- Tube rings
- Counterweight shaft
- Tripod accessory tray
- Slow-motion control cables
- Dust cap
- Accessory tray wing screws
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- Flat-head screwdriver key
- Starry Night special edition software
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