Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope

  • Model #: 31045
  • Web Code: 10227507
$439.99
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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.

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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
  • 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

What's in the Box?

  • Manual
  • Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • The SkyX Astronomy Software

Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)
  • 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
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)


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  • from Regina, SK
4.0

Great Amateur Telescope

Being the biggest aperture in the AstroMaster Series at 130mm, this is one great reflector. Being a reflector telescope it will eventually need to be adjusted/collimated and the Primary Mirror unfortunately does not have the center marker. It also comes with an upgraded Red Dot Finder, not the one shown above. In my opinion, this is a great amateur scope you will enjoy for some time.


  • from Dundas, ON
5.0

A Great Telescope

Very happy with this telescope. It is easy to set up and use. The optics are great.


  • from Thunder bay
4.0

Celesteon 130 telescope

Bought it for my husband for christmas. Haven't had much opportunity to use it yet. Larger than expected. Seems very powerful. He is happy with it.well packed. Fast shipping.


  • from London, ON
5.0

Great buy!

Just got it and love it!


  • from Bc
5.0

astromaster 130 eq

I received this scope The other day . Transaction was good , simple and fast . The scope was put together within a short time , good directions made it possible. Not having any other telescopes I can't compare it . Looked at the moon the other night and I saw a very clear picture with great detail! Sign me up I wanna go!!!


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Celestron astro master 130eq

I've been always trying to find a telescope help me see the universe as it is, till I find celestron 130eq. Good for bigginers and price ir really reasonable.


  • from North York, ON
5.0

Very Happy

Great telescope for the price.


  • from Chilliwack, BC
5.0

Great beginner scope

I'm not new to astronomy, but haven't owned a telescope in years. This is a great beginners telescope, decent aperture, good optics, solid mount. With the right eyepieces it can truly open up the whole sky to anyone. You can view Venus, Mercury, the moon, Mars, Jupiter( and it's giant moons), Saturn, Neptune and Uranus. It's also powerful enough to see many of the messier objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy. The starfinder can be finicky but once you get it dialed in it works just fine.


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