Celestron 31045 AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope, Dark Blue

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Celestron 31045 AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope, Dark Blue

Celestron 31045 AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope, Dark Blue

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The Celestron Astromaster 130EQ is a Newtonian reflector telescope, ideal for beginners it has a large 130mm aperture (345x more light gathering power than the human eye) and produces bright clear images of the moon, planets, and stars. Generally, refractors (telescopes that use lenses instead of mirrors) are preferred to reflectors for photography. Seemingly as part of an effort to reduce manufacturing costs and maximise profit, Celestron is putting spherical primary mirrors in at least some of its AstroMaster 130EQ units. Saying all that, if I was to start again from scratch, knowing nothing as I did, then I would have gone with Rowans choice of a Skywatcher.

I got the 'Astromaster accessory kit' and so far I have been able to see: Jupiter (bands and moons easily visible), Moon (amazing views of the craters), Mars (red disk, some surface visible when it was at opposition and there were stable skies), Saturn (beautiful; easy to see the rings and Titan), M13 (great globular cluster in Hercules), M57 (the ring nebula in Lyra), M81 + M82 (galaxies in Ursa Major), loads of double star sytems etc.

Now, Celestron is using that same technology to allow star gazers to connect to the night sky and enhance their experience of the cosmos in fun and unique ways. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). While the concept might seem complex, it can be simplified as follows: a telescope with a faster focal ratio, like F/5, captures brighter images compared to a slower one, say F/10. The 130mm aperture of the telescope provides good light-gathering power, making it possible to see faint objects such as nebulae and galaxies. Take the Equatorial Mount and seat it on top of the tripod, securing it on with the captivated nut located underneath in the apex of the tripod.

The Celestron Astromaster 130 EQ, with its user-friendly design and powerful optics, offers a great balance between affordability and performance.I too used to own one of these 'scopes but I did exactly as Scogyrd did and put the motor drive back in the box. This is subject to the value of the additional products not exceeding the value of the qualifying product. 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.

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