logo.png

Ask the Experts

ASTROMASTER 130EQ-MD (MOTOR DRIVE) TELESCOPE

ASTROMASTER 130EQ-MD (MOTOR DRIVE) TELESCOPE

SKU: 31051-CGL
£219.99Price
  • 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 Included

    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

Call our team on 01925 730399 if you need help or advice.

Due to COVID & BREXIT  Please contact the Showroom for availability/delivery estimates if your purchase is urgent or time sensitive!