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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope

SKU: 09007

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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope

SKU: 09007

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About this product

  • This 5.1" aperture reflector telescope gathers an ample amount of light for great views of the planets and Moon, as well as brighter galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters
  • Short 24" long optical tube design for easy portability and fast f/5 focal ratio for pleasing wide-field performance makes the SpaceProbe 130ST EQ a very versatile telescope the whole family can enjoy
  • Sturdy EQ-2 equatorial telescope mount and adjustable tripod allows manual slow-motion tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky
  • Complete assembled telescope weighs just 27 lbs. for convenient transport
  • Includes two 1.25" Sirius Plossl eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), 6x30 finder scope, 1.25" rack and pinion focuser, tripod accessory tray, collimation cap, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!

 

Our largest aperture SpaceProbe reflector telescope is the niftiest Newtonian reflector on an equatorial mount we've seen in a long time. The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope is a step up from the standard SpaceProbe 130 EQ for the more serious beginning or intermediate stargazer who wants additional performance, particularly for targeting deep-sky objects.

Just what's so nifty about the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope? The answer is best described as "short and sweet."

First, the short. This "ST", or "Short Tube", version of the SpaceProbe 130 reflector is indeed more compact than the standard model. The 130ST reflector telescope'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 130mm aperture 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 EQ-2 equatorial mount and included accessories described below make this one sweet optical system for astronomy!

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase.

  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    130mm
  • Finder scope lens diameter
    30mm
  • Focal length
    650mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/5.0
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    26x, 65x
  • Resolving power
    0.89arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    19x
  • Highest useful magnification
    260x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    260x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    6x30
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    38mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    28%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    8%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar & planetary
  • Dovetail bar system
    No
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive sold separately
  • Computerized compatibility
    Not compatible
  • Bearing material
    Friction bearings
  • Latitude range
    16-72
  • Setting circles
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Not available
  • Counterweights
    One 4.8 lb.
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum
  • Counterweight bar length
    8 in.
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
    12mm
  • Height range of mount
    35.00 in. - 55.50 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    24.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    6.2 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    18.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    24.2 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Collimation cap
  • Warranty
    One year

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28/12/2016
Andrew S.
Orion SpaceProbe Telescope

Very impressed with Jacobs Photo and Digital service. I rang to ask about a telescope and was given solid, honest advice despite having a bunch of questions. I was even given help to carry the telescope out to the car. It performs true to promise and we’ve been marvelling at night sky views and discoveries every clear night already. Highly recommended!

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