The newest addition to our SpaceProbe line of scopes is the niftiest equatorial reflector we've seen in a long time. It's a step up from the SpaceProbe 130 for the more serious beginning or intermediate stargazer who wants additional performance, particularly for targeting deep-sky objects.
Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope
Just what's so nifty about the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope? The answer is "short and sweet."
First, the short. This "ST" version of the SpaceProbe 130 is indeed more compact than the standard model. The ST's optical tube measures 24" long compared to 33" on the standard 130. The focal length of the ST's 130mm (5.1") primary mirror is 650mm (f/5), yielding a wider field of view and brighter images for a given telescope eyepiece focal length. That brings us to sweet. The primary is a diffraction-limited parabolic mirror, the same type used on much larger reflector telescopes costing many times as much. On a short-focal-length design like this one, a parabolic mirror is a must for focusing incoming light to a point and delivering sharp, detailed images. Moreover, the secondary mirror is held in an advanced holder with thin 0.5mm metal vanes, to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. These features combined with the included 25mm (26x) and 10mm (65x) Sirius Plossl telescope eyepieces and quick-release 6x30 achromatic finder telescope make this one sweet optical system for astronomy! It also includes a collimation cap and center-marked primary mirror for easy optical alignment.
The 130ST telescope comes on an EQ-2 equatorial mount with dual setting circles and slow-motion hand controls. An optional EQ-2M or AstroTrack electronic drive can be added for automatic tracking. The adjustable aluminum tripod is strong yet lightweight and includes an accessory tray.
Whether you're looking for a better-quality first telescope or a portable telescope to complement your big Dobsonian, you'll love the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope.
Orion Product Number: 9007
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SKU OR-9007 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 650mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/5 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 24" Optical Tube Weight 6.2 lbs. Mount Weight 18 lbs. Total Telescope Weight 24.2 lbs. Objects in Database N/A Alignment Procedure N/A 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
- 130mm SpaceProbe Optical tube assembly
- 25mm Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
- 10mm Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
- Tripod legs with attachment screws
- Equatorial mount
- 6x30 finder scope
- Finder scope bracket with O-ring
- Collimation cap
- Tube rings
- Counterweight shaft
- Tripod accessory tray
- Slow-motion control cables
- Dust cap
- Leg lock knobs
- Accessory tray bracket
- Accessory tray wing screws
- Starry Night special edition software
- One-year limited warranty
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