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Orion Telescopes
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
€ 299.99
 
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  • This 5.1" aperture reflector telescope gathers an ample amount of light for great views of the planets and Moon, as well as brighter galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters
  • Short 24" long optical tube design for easy portability and fast f/5 focal ratio for pleasing wide-field performance makes the SpaceProbe 130ST EQ a very versatile telescope the whole family can enjoy
  • Sturdy EQ-2 equatorial telescope mount and adjustable tripod allows manual slow-motion tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky
  • Complete assembled telescope weighs just 27 lbs. for convenient transport
  • Includes two 1.25" Sirius Plossl eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), 6x30 finder scope, 1.25" rack and pinion focuser, tripod accessory tray, collimation cap, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!


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Item #  09007e

Our largest aperture SpaceProbe reflector telescope is the niftiest Newtonian reflector on an equatorial mount we've seen in a long time. The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope is a step up from the standard SpaceProbe 130 EQ for the more serious beginning or intermediate stargazer who wants additional performance, particularly for targeting deep-sky objects.

Just what's so nifty about the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope? The answer is best described as "short and sweet."

First, the short. This "ST", or "Short Tube", version of the SpaceProbe 130 reflector is indeed more compact than the standard model. The 130ST reflector telescope's optical tube measures 24" long compared to 33" on the standard 130. The focal length of the ST's 130mm (5.1") primary mirror is 650mm (f/5), yielding a wider field of view and brighter images for a given telescope eyepiece focal length.

That brings us to sweet. The 130mm aperture primary is a diffraction-limited parabolic mirror, the same type used on much larger reflector telescopes costing many times as much. On a short-focal-length design like this one, a parabolic mirror is a must for focusing incoming light to a point and delivering sharp, detailed images. Moreover, the secondary mirror is held in an advanced holder with thin 0.5mm metal vanes, to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. These features combined with the included EQ-2 equatorial mount and included accessories described below make this one sweet optical system for astronomy!

Begin your night sky explorations with the included 25mm Sirius Plossl Eyepiece. 

The included 1.25" Orion 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece provides a 26-power view when used with the SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope. Using this eyepiece's moderate magnification is a great way to begin exploring interesting objects in the sparkling night sky. Offering a wide 52 apparent field of view, the 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece yields extremely sharp images of impressively high contrast. You'll be amazed at the crisp, clear views of sights like the cratered surface of the Moon and much more!

Take a closer look with the included 10mm Sirius Plossl Eyepiece. 

When you're ready to study objects with more magnification, use the included 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece. When inserted into the SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope, the 10mm Plossl provides a powerful, 65x view with a 52 apparent field of view, so you can inspect interesting objects more closely. We recommend starting out with the lower-power 25mm Plossl, then switching to the 10mm ocular to boost the power of your telescope's view.

The included 6x30 finder scope will help you aim the telescope accurately.

Following a simple alignment procedure, you can use 6x30 finder scope to accurately aim the SpaceProbe 130ST reflector at objects in the sky like the Moon, bright planets, galaxies and star clusters. Once aligned with the telescope, just peer through the finder scope and move the telescope until the cross hairs are centered on the object you want to see. Look in the telescope, and it'll be right there!

Learn about the night sky with the included Starry Night Special Edition software.

Explore starry skies anytime - even when it's cloudy! The SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope includes a FREE Special Edition of Starry Night astronomy software. With realistic sky simulations and a many useful features including telescope control, the user-friendly Starry Night Special Edition software will help you plan your observations and understand what you see. Requires PC running Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8. Requires Macintosh running OS X 10.4 or higher. The SpaceProbe 130ST EQ reflector telescope also includes a collimation cap and center-marked primary mirror for easy optical alignment.

The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST telescope comes on a sturdy and precise EQ-2 equatorial mount with dual setting circles and slow-motion hand controls. After a simple polar-alignment procedure, the EQ-2 mount allows you to easily track celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky, so you can observe them in detail. The adjustable-height aluminum tripod is strong yet lightweight and includes an accessory tray so you can keep eyepieces, flashlights, and other accessories close by while using the reflector telescope.

The relatively compact SpaceProbe 130ST EQ weighs just 27 lbs. once assembled. It's an easy telescope to take out to your favorite stargazing spot, whether just outside the back door or in a more distant location away from streetlights and light pollution. If you're looking for a better-quality first telescope or a nicely portable telescope to complement your big Dobsonian, you'll love the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at sales-eu@telescope.com

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    130 mm
  • Focal length
    650 mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/5,0
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 25,0 mm,10,0 mm (1,25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    26 x, 65 x
  • Resolving power
    0,89 arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    19 x
  • Highest useful magnification
    260 x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    260 x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13,2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    6x30
  • Focuser
    1,25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    38 mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    28 %
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    8 %
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar & planetary
  • Dovetail bar system
    No
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive sold separately
  • Computerized compatibility
    Not compatible
  • Bearing material
    Friction bearings
  • Latitude range
    16-72
  • Setting circles
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Not available
  • Counterweights
    One 2,2kg
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum
  • Counterweight bar length
    20 cm
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
    12 mm
  • Height range of mount
    88,90 cm - 1,41 m
  • Length of optical tube
    61,0 cm
  • Weight, optical tube
    2,8 kg
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    8,2 kg
  • Weight, fully assembled
    11,0 kg
  • Additional included accessories
    Collimation cap
  • Other features
    2nds are covered by Orion's Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion 130mm, f/5 reflector telescope optical tube assembly
25mm Orion Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
10mm Orion Sirius Plossl  telescope eyepiece (1.25")
Tripod legs with attachment screws
Equatorial mount
6x30 Finder scope
Finder scope bracket with O-ring
Collimation cap
Tube rings
Counterweight
Counterweight shaft
Tripod accessory tray
Slow-motion control cables
Dust cap
Leg lock knobs
Accessory tray bracket
Accessory tray wing screws
Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software download card

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