Sky-Watcher Explorer 130M (EQ-2)
130mm (5.1") f/900 MOTORISED Newtonian Reflector Telescope
Sky-Watcher Explorer 130 Telescopes are a good value starter scopes featuring a basic equatorial mount. They offer a good introduction to the world of Astronomy and are capable of showing budding stargazers their first views of planets such as Jupiter and Saturn, and brighter deep sky objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy and the Nebula in the Constellation of Orion.
- Magnifications (with optics supplied): x36, x72, x90, x180
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
- Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 900mm (f/6.92)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
- x2 Barlow Lens
- Red Dot Finder
- EQ2 Equatorial Mount
- R.A. Motor Drive (D.C.) with Multi-Speed Handset
- Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
- 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm
(Note: The above Winners Badge applies to the Explorer-130, product code 922. The Explorer-130M is identical to this model but with the addition of an R.A. Motor Drive unit to automatically track night sky objects)
"Our first test on the Sky-Watcher Explorer-130 was to check the collimation of the mirrors, which we found were well aligned. This scope has one of the largest mirrors in its price range, which is a great asset because it means it can gather more light...Optically, the quality of the field of view while studying the star Altair was very good using the supplied 25mm eyepiece. The star remained sharp across 80 per cent of the view, with only slight distortion close to the field edges….Taking everything into account, this telescope made observing the night sky enjoyable and relatively hassle free….great views coupled with ease of use."
BBC Sky At Night Magazine
With R.A. Motor Drive!!