Celestron 31045 AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope

Model Number: 31045
Web Code: 10227507

Overview

This AstroMaster series is a dual-purpose telescope that's ideal for both terrestrial and celestial viewing. It produces bright, clear images of the Moon and planets, and makes it easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn.
$399.99
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Why it makes a great gift

  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Reflector telescope with erect image optics is ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • The 130mm aperture allows budding astronomers to see the cloud belts of Jupiter and hundreds of star clusters

Other features

  • 650mm focal length provides great views of the night sky
  • Up to 65x magnification
  • German Equatorial mount with setting circles to accurately locate and track sky objects
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer finderscope
  • Quick-release dovetail attachment
  • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs provides a rigid and stable platform
  • All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
  • Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
  • Take amazing photos by attaching your camera to this telescope with a T-Ring for Canon EOS cameras (10488630) or a T-Ring for Nikon cameras (10488631), as well as a universal 1.25" T-Adapter (10488632) - all accessories sold separately
  • Equip your AstroMaster or Powerseeker equatorial mount with this Celestron motor drive and your telescope will automatically track the stars as they move across the sky
  • See your favourite celestial bodies at a variety of magnification with this Celestron 8-24mm zoom eyepiece

Recommended Application

Lunar & Planetary
Yes
Deep Space Observing
Yes
Terrestrial
Yes
Dual Purpose (Astronomical & Terrestrial)
Yes

Features

Optical Design
Newtonian Reflector
Aperture
130 mm
Focal Length
650 mm
Focal Ratio
5
Magnification(s)
33x; 65x
Expertise Level
Enthusiasts
Eye Piece(s)
20 mm; 10 mm
Barrel Size
31.75 mm
Field of View
79 ft
Filter(s)
None
Finderscope
Yes
Computerized
Not Computerized
Highest Useful Magnification
307x
Lowest Useful Magnification
19x
Resolution (Rayleigh)
1.07 arcsec
Resolution (Dawes)
0.89 arcsec
Optical Tube Length
610 mm
Mount Type
Equatorial
Motorized Mount
No
Alignment Procedure
Manual Alignment
Slow Motion Controls
Yes
GPS
No
Aux Port
No
Compatible Camera Adapter (Sold Separately)
Universal 1.25" T-Adapter
Tool-Free Setup
Yes
Width - Folded
48.26 cm
Height - Folded
27.94 cm
Depth - Folded
88.90 cm
Width - Expanded
83.82 cm
Height - Expanded
129.54 cm
Depth - Expanded
91.44 cm
Weight (Including Tripod)
12.7 kg
  • Manual
  • Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • The SkyX Astronomy Software

  • Great telescope.
    by Jack

    on December 27, 2019

    Easy to assemble with good instructions. So far enjoying it.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com


  • Next level customer service
    by

    from Red Deer, AB on November 4, 2019

    I bought this telescope 2 years ago for my son. The telescope itself is well put together and he has enjoyed using it. Celestron's customer service is what has me completely sold, however. My son - probably as much or more than using the telescope to see celestial things - liked to take it apart and, almost inevitably, lost one of the screws for the adjustment arms. I wrote to Celestron recently asking about replacing it, expecting them to see me the spare parts. Nothing of the sort! Promptly, without the slightest fuss, they sent me not just the screw but the whole arm, for free, with shipping also at their expense - with chirpy, friendly emails thanking me for my request for help. Do I love this company? I do. My guess is you will not regret doing business with Celestron, whatever the product you buy.


  • great scope overall
    by cutter28

    on November 1, 2019

    this being my first telescope was not sure what to expect. overall the scope is great. quality seems really good. my only recommendation would be to get the 2x eyepiece at least.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com


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