Celestron Astro Fi 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope

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The Celestron's Astro Fi 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope utilizes an integrated antenna to emit a local Wi-Fi signal so you can control the mount via Android and iOS smartphones and tablets running their free SkyPortal app.


DESCRIPTION

The Celestron's Astro Fi 130mm f/5 Reflector Telescope utilizes an integrated antenna to emit a local Wi-Fi signal so you can control the mount via Android and iOS smartphones and tablets running their free SkyPortal app.

Optically, the scope sports a large 130mm aperture and a short 650mm focal length to produce a fast focal ratio that can resolve deep sky objects that smaller refractor-style scopes cannot. Such as splitting binary stars or separating star clusters. With highly-reflective aluminium and SiO2 (quartz) mirror coatings, light loss is limited so you can make detailed observations of the Moon, view planets and distant nebulae and get great wide-field views of the sky for comet watching and asteroid hunting. This complete observation rig includes the optical tube assembly, a motorized mount, an aluminium tripod, two eyepieces and a red-dot finder.

The OTA is mounted on a single-arm motorised alt-az mount. Guiding the mount is the SkyPortal app. Packed with over 120,000 objects, it is designed to help users set up quickly and start observing faster. The app offers align aids, can automatically find objects in the night sky and even offers guided tours of the most interesting objects overhead on any given night. The mount runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries and the entire rig assembles and breaks down without the need for tools so set up is easy and you can start observing sooner.

FEATURES

  • 130mm aperture
  • f/5 focal ratio
  • 650mm focal length
  • Newtonian reflector optical design
  • Highly reflective aluminium/SiO2 (silicon dioxide) mirror coatings limits light loss for brighter images
  • Resolution: 1.07 arcsec, Rayleigh; 0.89 arcsec Dawes Limit
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Integrated Wi-Fi: Directly connects to tablet or smartphone
  • Control mount via free SkyPortal app for Android and iOS
  • Android 4.0 and higher, iOS 6 or later
  • SkyPortal App: 120,000+ object database
  • SkyPortal App Includes: Star clusters, Nebulae, Galaxies, Asteroids and comets, Satellites, including the International Space Station
  • Custom SkyTour of all the best celestial objects to view based on the time, date, and location
  • Simulate the night sky up to 100 years in the past, or plan a future observing session
  • Night Vision Mode preserves night-adjusted vision
  • Multiple assisted-alignment choices: SkyAlign, 3-Star, Solar System
  • Tracking rates: Sidreal, solar, and lunar; Automatic tracking for near and deep sky objects
  • Multiple slew speeds; 3°/sec maximum
  • View hundreds of astronomical photographs and NASA spacecraft images
  • Listen to more than four hours of audio narration to learn the history, mythology and science of astronomy and the night sky

    FEATURES MOUNT AND TRIPOD

    Mount:

    • Motorized single-arm alt-az
    • Runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries
    • Quick-release base, OTA, accessory tray with rapid no-tool set up

    Tripod:

    • Adjustable-height
    • Lightweight and durable 2-section aluminium legs
    • Spiked feet for steady footing in soft ground

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Optical Design Newtonian reflector
    Aperture 130 mm
    Focal Length 650 mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal None
    Finderscope StarPointer red-dot finder
    Tripod Adjustable height, aluminum
    Mount Type Motorized single-arm alt-az
    Power Source 8 x AA batteries
    Optical Tube Length 66.0 cm
    Weight 7.7 kg, fully assembled

     

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