Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope

Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope
Item # CE-31153
  • The Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Telescope uses StarSense technology to automatically align your telescope, in 3 minutes!
  • Includes a motorized altazimuth mount with computerized hand control and 4,000+ object database.
  • Fully coated optics, 650mm focal length and f/5 focal ratio of the Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Telescope are capable of a stellar magnitude of 13.1 and a remarkable 0.89 arc seconds of resolving power.
  • The telescope starts with a high quality 130 mm reflector that gathers 30% more light than a 130mm.
  • Easy, "no tools, no user intervention" setup of the Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope means relaxing stargazing when coupled with two year Celestron warranty!


Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Computerized Telescope with StarSense - 5" Newtonian Reflector Telescope on GoTo Mount

Celestron has paired a revolution in telescope technology, StarSense, with affordable, high quality, and portable entry-level telescopes to bring you the SkyProdigy series. The innovative StarSense Technology allows for completely automatic alignment by combining intelligent drive motors/on board computer with a digital camera, your telescope will now locate itself, alignment stars and set up- all on it's own! Set it on it's tripod, turn it on, press a button and stand back while your telescope readies itself for observing in just three minutes. Now that's one smart telescope!

With pre-assembled, adjustable stainless steel tripods, and quick release fork arms and tubes, SkyProdigy SLT telescopes can be set up in a matter of minutes — with no tools and no prior knowledge of the night sky required making it the perfect entry-level telescope! And if you're not sure what to look at, the SkyProdigy features SkyTour, a list of popular and interesting objects that is tailored to your time and location.

Powered by 8 D cell user supplied batteries or an optional AC adapter (#18773) these Celestron SkyProdigy's love to travel. An external battery compartment provides power to the high precision servo motors for rigid low-vibration performance. With the SkyProdigy's ergonomically-designed hand control, the user is free to remove the hand control from its holder for remote use or leave it cradled for hands-free operation. With a touch of a button you can select the object catalog, change the slew speed, view fascinating information about an object, or simply know if a desired object is visible in the sky.

At the heart of the Celestron Sky Prodigy 130 is a quality 130mm Newtonian Reflector telescope with an aperture of 5". With a focal ratio of f/5 and focal length of 650mm, this telescope also features multi-coated, high quality Celestron optics and makes use of a rack and pinion style focuser. The whole system, including the drive and computer units weighs only 18 lbs.!

Celestron SkyProdigy 130 - 5" ReflectingTelescope on GoTo Mount Features

  • High quality 130 mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope on a Fully computerized Altazimuth mount.
  • StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects.
  • Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube, sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray for quick no tool set up.
  • Includes CD-ROM "The Sky X" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps.
  • Proven computer control technology with a database which allows telescope to locate over 4,000 celestial objects.
  • StarSense Technology lets your telescope do the aligning, without you having to locate any stars.
  • Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units for downloading product updates over the Internet.
  • Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use and auxiliary port for additional accessories.
Celestron Product Number: 31153
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-31153
UPC Code 050234311533
Manufacturer Celestron
Telescope Series Celestron SkyProdigy
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - GoTo
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 5.12"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/5
Telescope Focal Length 650mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12
Highest Useful Magnification 307x
Optical Coatings Aluminum
Tube Color or Finish Red
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube Not provided by manufacturer
Optical Tube Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Mount Weight N/A
Dew Shield Included? No, Not Necessary
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal
Finder Included Red Dot Finder
Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm, 9mm
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Power Adapter Included None - Requires D Batteries
CD ROMs Included TheSky X First Light
Counterweights Included N/A
Alignment Procedure SkyAlign, Solar System Align
Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth
Objects in Database 4,000 objects
OTA Mount Type Single Arm
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
Total Telescope Weight 18 lbs.

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

The new system
Alignment system is amazing.
130mm telescope performance is excellent (made ??in China, but more surprisingly

8 pounds of weight load limit is very inconvenient ....
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by KIMDAEWON / (Posted on 10/31/2012)
skyprodigy 130
very good an easy to handle and fantastic and clear view
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by John / (Posted on 2/18/2012)
Included Items

Included Items

  • 130mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector
  • Computerized GoTo Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Adjustable Tripod
  • 9mm Eyepiece
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • The SkyX First Light CD-ROM
  • Telescope Control Software
  • StarSense Hand Control
  • Star Pointer Finderscope
  • Instructions
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

What is the AUX connection used for? the controller key pad has a connection for RS232, with todays laptop how can a USB connection be used on this telescope?
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