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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I just bought a astromaster 130eq md reflector telescope, as I wanted to upgrade as I owned a Meade 6 inch refractor telescope as well, like you say I'm still getting use to the astromaster 130eq telescope. All of the AstroMasters are advertised as usable for terrestrial viewing because Celestron has managed to convince consumers that a Newtonian reflector on an equatorial mount is designed for such use.

Both the primary and secondary mirrors are fully collimatable, and the focuser is a standard plastic 1. Five inches of aperture is a great beginner scope, letting in plenty of light to reveal the night sky’s brightest deep sky objects (DSOs) such as Andromeda Galaxy, the Pleiades, the Orion Nebula, and the Great Hercules Cluster. The Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) of the Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ is a crucial component, comprising a durable metal tube adorned with plastic elements at both ends and featuring preassembled mounting rings with a dovetail bar. To put this in context, I think that any upgrade that you might consider for the OTA is likely to cost you 5-10 times as much as the AM130 and that may or may not be worth it for you. Imaging of planets and moon is fine by webcam and so would negate the need to track if that is your ultimate goal.

One should not have to play the lottery to get a decent instrument with hundreds of dollars on the line, and Celestron should be able to give a concrete answer as to the nature of their product. Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Following the six-month deferral period, Novuna Personal Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan.

It’s also a bit too much magnification (33x) to be a great low-power “finder” eyepiece, and thanks to its narrow apparent field, it only gives a true field of view of 0. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced stargazer looking to experience the wonders of the night sky, the Celestron Astromaster 130 EQ is an excellent choice for exploring the cosmos.

This additional weight should be placed on the central body of the mount where the legs converge, and not on an accessory tray, which might not support the extra weight. Feel free to discuss anything astronomical here, from what sort of telescope you should get, stargazing tips and tricks, to how to use that scope of yours that's been sitting around! The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ is packaged with two eyepieces, a 10mm and a 20mm, each contributing uniquely to the telescope’s observational capabilities. Also included is a useful red-dot finderscope, this is a smaller optical telescope, it offers a much wider field of view to help you easily find objects in the night sky before actually viewing them through your main telescope, this must be aligned accurately to your telescope before use. It is better than some of the other junk Celestron sells, but it is still a long way from a decent telescope.



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