Sky-Watcher Explorer 130P AZ-Go2 WiFi Parabolic Newtonian Telescope
Sky-Watcher Explorer 130P AZ-Go2 WiFi Parabolic Newtonian TelescopeSky-Watcher Explorer 130P AZ-Go2 WiFi Parabolic Newtonian TelescopeSky-Watcher Explorer 130P AZ-Go2 WiFi Parabolic Newtonian Telescope

Sky-Watcher Explorer 130P AZ-Go2 WiFi Parabolic Newtonian Telescope

£379.00✓ 2 year warranty


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Steve Richards writing for BBC Sky @ Night Magazine

"As darkness fell, we carried out the star alignment process in readiness for an observing session under the stars. This started with setting the mount to its 'home' position by levelling the tripod using its built-in bubble level as a reference, then setting the telescope tube level and pointing it to north. The supplied compass proved accurate enough to achieve this. We then connected the mount to its power supply and, with the app running on the smartphone, connected it to the mount's Wi-Fi hub. The app automatically determined our location using the smartphone's GPS location sensor, in readiness for carrying out an alignment based on two stars to build a basic pointing model.

With the mount carefully aligned, we went in search of deep-sky objects selected from the SynScan app's extensive databases. The Go-To system easily located a range of objects, placing each one within the field of view of the 25mm eyepiece. We enjoyed excellent views of globular clusters M13, M92, M15 and M71 and then galaxies M31 and M81. We then headed to the planetary nebulae M27 and M57, the Double Cluster, and finally the double stars Albireo and Epsilon Lyrae. We couldn't resist observing the prominent planets Jupiter and Saturn, easily discerning Jupiter's bands and Saturn's rings, as well as several of their attendant pinprick moons. Finally, we turned the telescope to the quarter Moon and enjoyed some satisfying views of numerous lunar features

The Sky-Watcher Explorer 130P AZ GO-2 ticks a lot of boxes, especially for beginners, as it is lightweight and easy to set up, with the bonus of Go-To functionality. The free SynScan app is very intuitive and might appeal in particular to younger users who are used to doing everything on their smartphones." 

About this product

Model:  sw_az-go2_exp-130p
Part Number:  10193

Sky-Watcher Explorer 130P AZ-Go2 WiFi Parabolic Newtonian Telescope

The highly portable Sky-Watcher Explorer 130p AZ-Go2 has integrated WiFi (creates it's own WiFi network, independent of other WiFi or mobile networks) so can be controlled wirelessly using your Smartphone or Tablet, via the free SynScan App for iOS or Android.   

After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menu.

The App provides full computerised GO-TO control, enabling the telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App’s extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects.

With a useful 130mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the Explorer-130P is a capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.


  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • Magnifications (with optics supplied):  x26 & x65
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
  • Red Dot Finder
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • AZ-Go2 WiFi Go-To Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately)
  • SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun , Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software).
  • SynScan App Alignment Method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level Alignment
  • SynScan App's Other Features:  Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE)
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar Tracking
  • Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800x
  • Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
  • Motor: DC Servo Motor
  • 45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle
  • Interface: SynScan Hand Control Port, Built-in Wi-Fi Module
  • Connectivity:  ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android ( SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming).
  • Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (12V 1A) Tip Positive.

What's in the box

  • Telescope OTA
  • AZ -Go2 WiFi Mount
  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Red Dot Finder
  • 1.25" 10mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" 25mm Eyepiece

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