Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD Telescope w/ Motor Drive

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD Telescope w/ Motor Drive
Item # CE-31051
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  • The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD is a Newtonian reflector telescope with 5" of aperture for great views of the Moon, planets, star clusters, bright nebulae, galaxies and more!
  • The sturdy CG-3 equatorial mount, complete with motor drive, will allow you to automatically track 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 130EQ-MD Telescope w/ Motor Drive

The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ MD 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 a mount can be aimed at a celestial object and guided with the slow motion controls to track your target!

The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ MD 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 and now a clock drive which continually tracks objects in right ascension. 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 130EQ-MD 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, slow motion cables and motor drive unit to accurately 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: 31051
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-31051
UPC Code 050234310512
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron AstroMaster
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type Equatorial - Motorized
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, 10mm
Power Adapter Included None - Requires 9V Battery
CD ROMs Included The Sky Level 1
Counterweights Included (2) 4.8 lbs.
Alignment Procedure Manual Alignment
Tracking Modes Right Ascension
Objects in Database N/A
OTA Mount Type CG-3 Dovetail Bar
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
Total Telescope Weight 24 lbs.
Included Items

Included Items

  • Celestron AstroMaster 130mm Optical Tube
  • Permanently Mounted StarPointer Finderscope
  • Celestron 20 mm Eyepiece
  • Celestron 10 mm Eyepiece
  • Celestron CG3 Equatorial Mount
  • RA Drive Unit
  • Tripod
  • Setting Circles
  • Slow Motion Controls
  • Quick Release Dovetail
  • Deluxe Accessory Tray
  • The Sky - Level 1 Software
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Hi! I want to know the dimensions of the telescope box? I need them for a surprise party for b-day for a friend?

What kind of solar filter can be used?
Can a Digital SLR camera be mounted to the telescope
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