Sky-Watcher Explorer-130P (AZ) SynScan GO-TO Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope

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Sky-Watcher Explorer-130P (AZ) 130mm (5.1") f/650 SynScan GO-TO Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope. Fantastic performance from this highly capable all-rounder. Its precision Parabolic primary mirror captures 30% more precious starlight than a 114mm reflector for bright, sharp, contrasty views of a wide range of night sky objects.
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Sky-Watcher Explorer-130P Features:

  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x36 & x90
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 2” Rack & Pinion Focuser with 1.25” adaptor
  • SynScan™ AZ GoTo Computerised Alt-Azimuth HD Go-To Mount
  • Power Requirement: 12v DC 1Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied)
  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm

SynScan AZ GO-TO computerised Mounts:

The exciting new Sky-Watcher SynScan Alt-Azimuth GO-TO Mount is a precision engineered instrument that will allow you to easily find and enjoy viewing night sky treasures, such as Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Galaxies and much more. The SynScan AZ hand control allows you point your telescope at a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button!! The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions.

Main Features:

  • SynScan™ Database: Total 42,900+ Objects, including Complete M, NGC, IC & SAO Catalogues
  • Alignment Method: Two-star or Brightest star alignment
  • Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) feature
  • Unknown Object Identification feature
  • Pointing Accuracy up to 10 arc min
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 2.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
  • Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
  • Quiet Operation
  • Motor Type & Resolution: DC Servo Motors. Resolution 0.8923 arc sec or 1,452,425 steps/rev
  • PC Compatible: can be used with popular Planetarium Software.
  • SynScan Handset Firmware upgradeable via the Internet
  • Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied)
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Product Specification

Diagonal None
Diameter (mm) 130
Eyepiece 1 25mm
Eyepiece 2 10mm
Finderscope 6x30 Finderscope
Focal Length (mm) 650
Focal Ratio (f/) 5
Highest Practical Magnification (x) 260
Included Accessories 10 & 25 mm eyepieces, 6x30 Finderscope, SynScan AZ GoTo Computerised Alt-Azimuth Mount, Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
Magnification with Supplied Eyepiece (x) 36, 90
Mount Type Computerised Go To
Optical Design Parabolic Newtonian
Power Source 12v DC 1Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries
Tripod Type Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
Tripod Weight (Kg) 3.6
Manufacturer Link www.opticalvision.co.uk/astronomical_telescopes/sky-watcher/sysncan_az_go-to_computerised_telescopes/EXPLORER-130P_SynScan_AZ_GOTO
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