Sky-Watcher Explorer 130P SupaTrak AUTO

Sky-Watcher Explorer 130P SupaTrak AUTO

£249.00
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About this product

Model:  SW130PSupaTrakAUTO
Part Number:  10127

Supplied with FREE Compass! 

  • Magnifications (with optics supplied): x26, x52, x65, x130
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25”): 10mm & 25mm
  • X2 Barlow Lens
  • 6x30 Optical Finder
  • SupaTrak Heavy-Duty Motorised Multi-Speed Auto-Tracking Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied)
  • Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm

“Its sharp optics and relatively small central obstruction (35mm = 27%) ensure that it delivers bright, diffraction-limited images…. can view a true field of in excess of 2°…. will give you memorable views of the Moon and bright planets…. In short, it’s a great all-rounder in its class….The new SupaTrak™ mount shares more than a passing resemblance to the Celestron SLT, but the somewhat quieter and heavier duty SupaTrak sports a more robust Vixen-style dovetail clamp…. I found that the SupaTrak was capable of following a celestial object at high magnifications for tens of minutes before slowly drifting out of the field of view, which is perfectly adequate for visual use or simple webcam imaging…. If you are looking for an intuitive and far less intimidating user experience than that offered by cheaper GoTo mounts, the SupaTrak is highly recommended as a versatile grab-and-go system.”
Scopetest.com review of Sky-Watcher Telescope & mount

“I was most impressed by the views revealed by the ‘scope during tests….Despite a phase of nearly 96%, the waxing gibbous Moon revealed a seemingly inexhaustible amount of fine detail”
Astronomy Now Magazine

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A Perfect Balance of Telescope Features
Wednesday, 24 August 2011  | 

I own several telescopes - some being considerably more expensive and sophisticated than this - yet the Sky-Watcher 130P SupaTrak AUTO remains my favourite telescope overall.

The 5-inch format of the mirror means that the telescope tube is surprisingly lightweight and very easy to handle, and along with the tripod can be packed into the car for family holidays without eyebrows being raised. The telecope and mount can be left assembled as an attractive addition to a conservatory or bedroom without dominating the room, and it can be carried outside - fully-assembled - without much difficulty.

I'm a big fan of the SupaTrak mount that comes with the telescope. It lasts for several evenings on a single set of AA batteries (no need for heavy power-tanks!), and unlike many manually-operated mounts you can scan the telescope across the stars without any wobbling. It's a telescope which can be set-up almost instantaneously when needed, and it responds well to those expensive eyepieces that you'll eventually be tempted into buying! A thoroughly recommended, highly-enjoyable telescope!

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