The SkyWatcher 130mm Newtonian telescope is one of the popular reflectors from SkyWatcher. With a 130mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the EXPLORER-130PS is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.
SkyWatcher have combined this popular reflecting telescope with their new AZ5 Deluxe alt-azimuth mount to make it an ideal no fuss, Grab-and-Go telescope for easy visual astronomy as well as high power daytime terrestrial observations!! This elegant, well engineered and easy to use AZ5 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth mount provides excellent stability and precise control, via its slow motion cables, on both the horizontal (azimuth) and vertical (altitude) axes.
The Sky-Watcher AZ5 is a lightweight, highly portable Alt-Azimuth mount constructed from cast aluminium, designed to attach small telescopes up to 5kg in weight, fitted with a 45mm dovetail bar. The aluminium telescopic tripod legs can be extended and clamped in any position using the integral leg locks. Supplied with two flexible slow-motion cables, one for vertical and one for horizontal smooth fine motion control. The mount can also be moved manually around each axis, for rapid panning and elevation adjustments. Accurately tracks distant moving objects with ease. A superb grab-and-go mounting suitable for both terrestrial observations and astronomical viewing.
- Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x26 & x65
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
- Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
- 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
- Eyepieces Supplied: 10mm & 25mm
- Red Dot Finder
- Total Overall Weight telescope and mount: 7.65kg
- Helical Worm Gear Drive: 96 Teeth Alt & AZ Axes
- Mount Rotation Angle (Continuous): 360° (Azimuth), -50° to + 90° (Altitude)
- Payload Capacity: 5kg
- Two-Position Adjustable Altitude Fork Arm
- 45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen Dovetail Saddle
- 2 x Flexible Slow-Motion Axis Drive Cables
- 21.5cm Extension Tube
- 3/8" Threaded Connections
- Extendable Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
- Height of Tripod/Mount (excl. OTA): 86.5cm - 158cm
- Total Overall Weight: 4.9kg