ASTROMASTER 130EQ-MD (MOTOR DRIVE) TELESCOPE
- Manual German equatorial mount with setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
- Adjustable, full height steel tripod with deluxe accessory tray
- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, a finderscope, and a motor drive
- Motor drive automatically tracks celestial objects as they appear to move across the night sky
- Download Starry Night Basic Software with a 36,000 object database, printable sky maps and enhanced images including 3D renderings of stars, exoplanets, and galaxies
Discover our Solar System with the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ! You’ll be ready to observe in minutes thanks to the quick and easy no-tool setup. The 130EQ provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more for great nighttime viewing.
Manual German Equatorial telescope
The AstroMaster mount comes with two slow motion control knobs that allow you to make fine pointing adjustments to the telescope in both Right Ascension and Declination axes, also referred to as RA and DEC.
Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, a finderscope, and a motor drive. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low and high powered views. The 20mm has a built-in erect image corrector.
Motor Drive -Turn your manual German equatorial mount into a tracking mount by adding the included RA motor drive to your telescope. This easy-to-install RA motor drive compensates for the Earth’s rotation, so the telescope tracks a star’s movement through the night sky from east to west. When the telescope mount is properly polar aligned and the RA drive is attached and running, the user need only make occasional adjustments in declination (Dec) to keep an object in the eyepiece for long periods of time. The Celestron single-axis motor drive runs on a 9V battery, so there are no cords to get in the way. The drive can be used in either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. To change hemispheres (reverse the motor’s direction), simply by flip the N/S switch on the face of the motor drive. It is also simple to change the speed of the motor. A “Speed Rate Regulator” knob is located just under the power indicator and can be turned in either direction to slow down or speed up the motor. Since solar system objects like the Moon and planets move through the sky at different rates than deep-sky objects do, this gives you the ability to match the motor’s speed to the particular type of object you are observing.
OPTICAL TUBE INFO: Optical Design Newtonian Reflector Aperture 130mm (5.11") Focal Length 650mm (25.6") Focal Ratio f/5 Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 20mm (.78") with built-in erect image corrector Magnification of Eyepiece 1 33x Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 10mm (.4") standard Magnification of Eyepiece 2 65x Barlow Lens Not Included Finderscope Built-on StarPointer™ red dot finderscope Star Diagonal None Optical Tube Aluminum Highest Useful Magnification 307x Lowest Useful Magnification 19x Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.1 Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arc seconds Resolution (Dawes) .89 arc seconds Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 345x Secondary Mirror Obstruction 44mm (1.73") Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter 34% Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area 11% Optical Coatings TBD Optical Tube Length 610mm (24") Optical Tube Diameter TBD Optical Tube Weight TBD Dovetail CG-3 Dovetail bar MOUNT INFO: Mount Type CG-3 Equatorial Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 812.8mm - 1295.4mm (32" - 51") Tripod Leg Diameter 31.75mm (1.25") steel Accessory Tray Yes Tripod Weight 7.6 lbs (3447.3 g) Slew Speeds Manual Dovetail Compatibility CG-3 saddle plate Software Starry Night Basic Edition | SkyPortal App Total Kit Weight TBD Included Items Optical tube | Tripod and mount (preassembled) | 20mm eyepiece with built-in erect image corrector | Standard 10mm eyepiece | Red-dot finderscope | Manual