- Magnification (with optics supplied): 26x and 65x
- Ultra-thin 0.5 mm brackets for the secondary mirror
- 30 % more light gathering than 114 mm
- Box contents: Guide tube mount with full Alt Azimuth controls, a replacement control panel and motor circuit board, manual control cable, cable clamp and bracket.
The Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130P is a fantastic choice for the serious beginner and also receives high marks from more seasoned astronomers. With an extremely useful 130mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, this telescope is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters. Supplied with the EQ2 equatorial mount, which when polar aligned, will allow you to easily track objects as they move across the night sky via its slow motion control cables. The EXPLORER-130P models feature premium-quality Parabolic Primary Mirrors, normally found in larger more expensive telescopes, to eliminate spherical aberrations, producing even sharper, higher-contrast images which are full of detail. A parabolic or more accurately a “paraboloidal” mirror, is ground to a shape which brings all incoming light rays to a perfect focus, on axis. In addition they feature 0.5mm Ultra-Thin secondary mirror supports, to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. • Magnifications (with Eyepieces supplied): x26 & x65 • 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 • Red Dot Finder • EQ2 Equatorial Mount • Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray • 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm