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Sky-Watcher Explorer 130P SynScan AZ GT


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The Skywatcher SynScan Alt-Azimuth GoTo Mount allows you to easily find and observe planets, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and more. With the easy to use SynScan hand control you can point your telescope at a specific object, or tour the night sky at the touch of a button!

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Optical Design Newtonian
Aperture 5 inch
Mount Type AZ
Focal Length 650 mm
Focal Ratio F5
Finderscope Red Dot Finder
Power Requirements 12v DC 1 Amp (not supplied)
Optical Coatings Fully Coated
Magnification 260x
What is more important to you? Brightness over image resolution
Would you like a telescope to navigate for you? Yes, I would like a scope to guide me.
Warranty One Year

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"Its sharp optics and relatively small central obstruction ensures that it delivers bright, diffraction-limited images….can view a true field in excess of 2°….will give you memorable views of the Moon and bright planets…In short, it’s a great all-rounder in its class"  Ade Ashford, 

"I was most impressed by the views revealed by the ‘scope during tests….Despite a phase of nearly 96 percent, the waxing gibbous Moon revealed a seemingly inexhaustible amount of fine detail"  Astronomy Now Magazine 

Telescope Features

  •     Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x65 & x26
  •     Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
  •     Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
  •     Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
  •     Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  •     x2 Deluxe Barlow Lens (1.25") with camera adaptor
  •     Parabolic Primary Mirror
  •     0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  •     6x30 Finderscope
  •     2” Rack & Pinion Focuser with 1.25” adaptor
  •     SynScan™ AZ GoTo Computerised Alt-Azimuth HD Go-To Mount
  •     Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  •     30% more Light Gathering than 114mm

AZ GOTO Features

  •     SynScan™ Database: Total 42,900+ Objects, including Complete M, NGC, IC & SAO Catalogues
  •     Alignment Method: Two-star or Brightest star alignment
  •     Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) feature
  •     Unknown Object Indentification feature
  •     Pointing Accuracy up to 10 arc min
  •     Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  •     Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 2.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
  •     Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
  •     Quiet Operation
  •     Motor Type & Resolution: DC Servo Motors. Resolution 0.8923 arc sec or 1,452,425 steps/rev
  •     PC Compatible: can be used with popular Planetarium Software.
  •     SynScan Handset Firmware upgradeable via the Internet
  •     Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied)
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