Skywatcher Telescope N 130/650 Explorer EQ-2


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Note: The colour of this product has been changed by the manufacturer, Please note that we cannot guarantee either a blue or black OTA will be delivered.

The N 130 / 650 telescope:

This telescope is a good starting point for new amateur astronomers. With 30% more light gathering capacity than a 114mm telescope, even more fascinating celestial objects can be observed by amateur astronomer newbies. The 130mm aperture and 650 mm focal length high-performance optics allow you to observe many nebulae and other DSOs. With an f5 aperture ratio, the telescope is also ideal for wide field observing. Breathtakingly beautiful Open clusters are well worth seeking out too. Its short length means that the telescope is very stable, even on smaller mounts, with vibrations damping down very quickly. The external design can also be considered a real gem, boasting an elegant design of the highest calibre.

The advantages in a nutshell:

  • 344X light gathering power
  • vibration resistant and wind insensitive due to compact design
  • highly portable and quickly assembled

Included in delivery:

  • tube with optics
  • focuser
  • eyepieces
  • finder

The mounting EQ-2:

This parallytic mounting bares already the opportunity to arrange optics exactely to the polestar. For each watching-place, the right pole-height/geographic amplitude can be set. The objects can be set and tracked with fine movements in the right ascension- and declination-axe.
The aluminium three leg-tripod is extendable in a height from 71 cm up to 121 cm.

Also for children.

It is not only important which telescope you buy, but also where you buy it.

We provide extra help:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
  • We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
  • Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet – an 80-page beginner’s guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.

Our expert comment:

The SkyWatcher 130/900mm EQ-2 is a good beginner’s instrument in the lower price range. You get a relatively large telescope for a very low price. Its 130mm aperture allows you to observe some of the brighter nebulae as well as the Moon and planets. But the mount is not really stable enough for long exposure astrophotography. If you want something you will also be able to use for a long time for this purpose, we would recommend considering something that gathers more light and is on a more stable mount such as the SkyWatcher 150/750mm Explorer BD NEQ-3.

(Bernd Gährken)

Product number: 5017


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