About this product
Part Number: 31051-CGL
Celestron Astromaster 130EQ reflecting Telescope with Motor Drive.
Discover our Solar System with the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ! Thanks to the quick and easy no-tool setup, you’ll be ready to observe in minutes. The 130EQ provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more for great nighttime viewing.
Manual German Equatorial telescope
The AstroMaster mount comes with two slow-motion control knobs that allow you to make fine-pointing adjustments to the telescope in both Right Ascension and Declination axes, also referred to as RA and DEC.
Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, a finderscope, and a motor drive. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low and high-powered views. The 20mm has a built-in erect image corrector.
Turn your manual German equatorial mount into a tracking mount by adding the included RA motor drive to your telescope. This easy-to-install RA motor drive compensates for the Earth’s rotation, so the telescope tracks a star’s movement through the night sky from east to west. When the telescope mount is properly polar aligned and the RA drive is attached and running, the user only needs to make occasional declination (Dec) adjustments to keep an object in the eyepiece for long periods. The Celestron single-axis motor drive runs on a 9V battery, so there are no cords to get in the way. The drive can be used in either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. To change hemispheres (reverse the motor’s direction), flip the N/S switch on the face of the motor drive. It is also simple to change the speed of the motor. A “Speed Rate Regulator” knob is under the power indicator and can be turned in either direction to slow down or speed up the motor. Since solar system objects like the Moon and planets move through the sky at different rates than deep-sky objects do, you can match the motor’s speed to the particular type of object you are observing.
- Manual German equatorial mount with setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
- Adjustable, full-height steel tripod with deluxe accessory tray
- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, a finderscope, and a motor drive
- A motor drive automatically tracks celestial objects as they appear to move across the night sky
- Download Starry Night Basic Software with a 36,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images, including 3D renderings of stars, exoplanets, and galaxies
Optical Design: Newtonian
Aperture: 130mm (5.11")
Focal Length: 650mm (39.37")
Focal Ratio: F5
Focal Length Eyepiece one: 20mm/33x
Focal Length Eyepiece two: 10mm/65x
Finderscope: Built-on StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
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