Vixen R130Sf - 5" Reflector Telescope OTA

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Vixen R130Sf - 5" Reflector Telescope OTA
$249.00
Item # VX-2604
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  • The Vixen R130Sf Newtonian Reflector Telescope features remarkable light gathering capabilities combined with sharp images.
  • Enjoy wide fields of up to 2.5 degrees with a 32mm eyepiece.
  • The Vixen R130Sf Newtonian Reflector Telescope included dovetail tube plate fits on almost all Vixen mounts.
  • Includes 6x30 optical finderscope.
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Vixen R130Sf - 5" Newtonian Reflector Telescope


This lightweight 5” reflector is a favorite of many new astronomers because it features remarkable light gathering with sharp images for its price and size. With a standard 20mm Plossl and a Vixen R130Sf Newtonian Reflector, more than the entire Moon fills the eyepiece. You’ll view innumerable star clusters and dark clouds, not to mention nebulae and galaxies. Add a 32mm eyepiece and the heavens open up with a remarkable 2.5 degree field of view! All of the stars in the Pleiades can be viewed at the same time. The visual observer will enjoy wide views of deep sky objects with a a Vixen R130Sf. Actual groups of nebula or clusters can be viewed at the same time with this instrument.

The Vixen R130Sf comes standard with the 6 x 30 optical finder scope and dovetail tube plate that fits very well on all the Vixen mounts. This is a scope you can start with on a basic user-friendly Vixen Porta Mount and later move up to one of our electronic mounts such as the Vixen Skypod or Sphinx.

Vixen R130Sf - 5" Newtonian Reflector Telescope Features

  • 650mm focal length operating at a fast f/5 focal ratio for a wide, true field of view.
  • Multi-coated optics for bright, crisp images.
  • Impressive resolving power of 0.89" and limiting stellar magnitude of 12.3.
  • Optical tube assembly weighs only 9 pounds.
Vixen Product Number: VX-2604

Image shows the R130Sf on the optional Porta Mount. Mounts are sold separately.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU VX-2604
Manufacturer Vixen
Telescope Series Vixen R
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 5"
Telescope Focal Length 650mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/5
Highest Useful Magnification 345x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.3
Optical Coatings Aluminum
Dew Shield Included? No, Not Necessary
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 160mm
Length of Optical Tube 22.6”
Optical Tube Weight 8.8 lbs.
Tube Color or Finish Gloss White
Eyepiece(s) Included 20mm Plossl, 6.3mm Plossl
Finder Included 6 x 30 Optical Finder
Alignment Procedure N/A
Objects in Database N/A
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
Counterweights Included N/A
Mount Weight N/A
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
Total Telescope Weight N/A
Reviews

Customer Reviews 5 item(s)

Simple, but great.
A super great telescope within a very affordable price. A 20mm PLOSSL lens on a clear, cool night just gives way a fantastic view of the night sky. I'm glad picked this over a PS3. I hope to use this for many years to come, and see plenty of deep sky objects.
I'm a happy customer.
The adjuster isn't the most refined thing the world, but it works despite some vibration. It's not made in Japan like Vixen's nicer models, but believe me it's a solid Newtonian, hands down.
This scope on my OMNI CG-4 mount is bread and butter. Heck, I'd buy one for friend if I had the money.
Clear skies
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Andrew / (Posted on 4/19/2012)
Grab N Go Newt
Almost perfect grab-n-go newt for alt/az mount.
There is enough in-focus to use with starter binoviewers giving awesome rich field views.

With an equatorial mount, this f/5 newt makes a very nice starter DSO imaging scope.

I personally like the classic white tube with red Vixen logo.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by bill c / (Posted on 1/13/2012)
A perfect grab & go scope
I have been searching for the perfect grab & go scope for years and I have found it.I bought this OTA from OPT about four months ago used, but in new condition and mounted it on an Ioptron goto that I also bought from OPT about a year ago. A perfect marriage of scope and goto mount.Great optics and quality build of the scope and perfect goto capabilities and ease of use of the Ioptron makes this so.I have tried an 80mm refractor,a 114mm reflecter and an ETX but none gave me the views the R130Sf has given me.I do have an 8 Dob so I was skeptical of the light gathering capabilities of this scope but I am overwhelmed with what it can do for its size.I highly recommend this setup for someone just starting out or for a seasoned observer like me who wants a very light and capable grab&go setup.And with OPT one cannot go wrong buying new or used equipment.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Ernie M / (Posted on 2/11/2011)
A perfect grab and go scope
I have been searching for the perfect grab and go scope for years and I have found it.I bought this OTA from OPT about four months ago used, but in new condition and mounted it on an Ioptron goto that I also bought from OPT about a year ago. A perfect marriage of scope and goto mount.Great optics and quality build of the scope and perfect goto capabilities and ease of use of the Ioptron makes this so.I have tried an 80mm refractor,a 114mm reflecter and an ETX but none gave me the views the R130Sf has given me.I do have an 8 Dob so I was skeptical of the light gathering capabilities of this scope but I am overwhelmed with what it can do for its size.I highly recommend this setup for someone just starting out or for a seasoned observer like me who wants a very light and capable grab and go setup.And with OPT one cannot go wrong buying new or used equipment. Review by Ernie M / (Posted on 2/10/2011)
Godd Scope, Great mount
I’ve owned the Vixen R130Sf now for about 2 years. It has been right from the start a good scope. I bought it in the Porta mount package. The initial images of the moon and Jupiter were eye watering and I especially liked the way the slow motion controls kept the object in sight without making it all jittery like my older (and cheaper scope did. Last summer we had the chance to get out in the country and that’s when the 5” mirror did its best. I was able to show my wife and kids some pretty cool clusters and nebula. It was just fun scanning through the Milky Way galaxy with the slow motion controls.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Carl / (Posted on 4/28/2009)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Vixen R130Sf OTA
  • 6X30 Finderscope
  • Finderscope Bracket
  • Dovetail Tube Plate
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