Sky-Watcher Explorer 130P-DS EQ3 PRO GOTO

Sky-Watcher Explorer 130P-DS EQ3 PRO GOTO

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About this product

Model:  sw_130p_DS_eq3_pro
Part Number:  10219/20230

Sky-Watcher Explorer 130p-DS

Has the same superb parabolic primary mirror as the Explorer-130P but features a 1.25"/2" Dual-Speed 10:1 ratio focuser for enhanced focus control and a shorter tube length with the secondary mirror positioned closer to the primary mirror for more convenient prime-focus photography.

  • Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x23
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential) x260
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror 130mm
  • Telescope Focal Length 650mm (f/5)
  • Eyepiece Supplied 28mm (2"/50.8mm)
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • 2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • 30% more Light-Gathering than 114mm


Sky-Watcher EQ3-PRO SynScan

Uses the same GoTo system found in the HEQ5 and EQ6 Pro mounts which allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button.


  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
  • ST-4 Auto Guiding interface.
  • Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven.
  • Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X).
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
  • Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Periodic Error Correction.
  • PC compatibility.
  • Upgradeable hand control via internet download.

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Excellent starting kit for astrophotography.
11 July 2019  | 

I bought this kit two years ago to get started with deep sky astrophotography, and it has worked very well. I mainly use it unguided with a DSLR, and the tracking is good enough for 1 minute exposures. With auto-guiding you get longer, of course. The telescope is fast, and great quality for the price. Quite easy to collimate. I have also used it a little bit for visuals, and the included eyepiece is surprisingly good. The Goto system works well, and is quite easy to calibrate. Recently, I started to use this setup together with a StellarMate mini computer, using a guide scope with USB camera, using plate solving for navigation, and it has worked just fine. I have taken many nice pictures with this setup, and I'd recommend it as a starter setup with a great price. There is of course more advanced setups out there, but for the price it is very good.


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