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Orion Telescopes
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Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope Kit
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  • This 5.1" aperture reflector telescope gathers an ample amount of light for great views of the planets and Moon, as well as brighter galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters
  • Compact optical tube design for easy portability and fast f/5 focal ratio for pleasing wide-field performance makes the SpaceProbe 130ST EQ a very versatile telescope the whole family can enjoy
  • Included Shorty 2x Barlow doubles the magnification of both included eyepieces, and a smartphone adapter to take close up pictures of the moon and planets.
  • Use the included Star Target Planisphere and MoonMap 260 to plan stargazing sessions, and read them at night with the handy RedBeam Mini LED flashlight
  • The included Orion Telescope Observer's Guide book will lead beginning amateur astronomers to over sixty interesting objects to explore


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Item #  20568

Our largest aperture SpaceProbe reflector telescope is the niftiest Newtonian reflector on an equatorial mount we've seen in a long time. The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope is a quality telescope with a fast parabolic mirror for more serious beginning or intermediate stargazers who wants additional performance, particularly for targeting deep-sky objects.

Just what's so nifty about the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope? The answer is best described as "short and sweet."

First, the short: This "ST", or "Short Tube", version of the SpaceProbe 130 reflector is indeed more compact than a standard model 130mm. The focal length of the ST's 130mm (5.1") primary mirror is 650mm (f/5), yielding a wider field of view and brighter images for a given telescope eyepiece focal length.

That brings us to sweet. The 130mm aperture primary is a diffraction-limited parabolic mirror, the same type used on much larger reflector telescopes costing many times as much. On a short-focal-length design like this one, a parabolic mirror is a must for focusing incoming light to a point and delivering sharp, detailed images. This feature combined with the included equatorial mount with dovetail cradle mounting and included accessories described below make this one sweet optical system for astronomy!

Use the included Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens to double the magnifying power of included eyepieces.

A 2-power (2x) Barlow lens is an extremely versatile telescope accessory that doubles the magnification of any eyepiece installed. Using the included Shorty 2x Barlow with the 10mm eyepiece in the SpaceProbe 130ST reflector bumps its viewing power from 65x to 130x, and boosts the 25mm eyepiece's magnification from 26x to 52x when used with the 130mm telescope. What's more, you can use the compact Shorty 2x Barlow with any other 1.25" eyepieces you already have, or any you purchase in the future.

Deep Map

Begin your night sky explorations with the included DeepMap 600.

Full-color star map of the night sky with clearly indicated positions of 600 of the finest celestial objects to view. Star chart conveniently folds up just like a road map for easy storage and transport. Orion DeepMap 600 shows the night sky from declination +90-deg to -60-deg. Back of chart lists essential data for all 600 objects of interest, including a brief visual description of each object - an ideal reference for beginners and advanced observers alike! Printed on dew-proof plastic for durability in the field, even in damp conditions.

Use the Orion MoonMap 260 to learn more about the lunar features you see in the telescope.

With locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, "seas" and more, the included Orion MoonMap 260 is a great tool for beginning astronomers. This detailed map will even show you where various spacecraft have landed on the Moon's surface! The whole family will enjoy looking at the Moon with the telescope, then using the MoonMap 260 to learn the names of the craters and other features observed.

star target

The Orion Star Target Planisphere is a useful star chart wheel for any day of the year.

This circular star map lets you dial-in the month and day you're observing the sky, so you can see exactly which constellations and stars will be visible if skies are clear. Using the Orion Star Target is a great way for starters to plan their first stargazing sessions with the SpaceProbe 130ST reflector, since you'll know just where to point the telescope!

Take smartphone pictures of the view through your telescope with this Smartphone Telescope adapter.

Quick and easy self-centering eyepiece clamp provides fast installation. Provides a stable platform for your smartphone to yield stable, clearly focused snapshots. Compatible with even the biggest modern smartphones as large as 3-3/4" wide. Twist-lock eyepiece clamp compatible with telescope, binocular, and microscope eyepieces measuring 25-45mm in diameter.

OTOG book

The Orion Telescope Observer's Guide book will introduce you to the wonders of the night sky.

This book will help you explore amazing celestial objects including planetary, emission and reflection nebulas, double and multiple stars, open and globular star clusters, the Andromeda Galaxy, and more. With a full page of information dedicated to each interesting object, author Richard J. Bartlett leads you on a detailed tour of the night sky as he describes over 60 fascinating astronomical objects that can easily be seen with a small telescope.

Use the RedBeam Mini LED flashlight to see in the dark without disrupting dark-adapted vision.

You don't need a big flashlight to read star maps or see inside your accessory case at night. The included 2.5"-long Orion RedBeam Mini Flashlight does the job perfectly, emitting night-vision friendly red LED light. Red light won't disrupt your eyes' dark-adapted vision, so this flashlight lets you check charts and accessories while keeping your eyes primed for viewing celestial gems through the SpaceProbe 130ST telescope. Includes batteries and a handy key-ring.

The included 1.25" 25mm Plossl eyepiece provides a 26-power view when used with the SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope. Using this eyepiece's moderately low magnification is a great way to begin exploring interesting objects in the sparkling night sky. Offering a wide 52 apparent field of view, the 25mm Plossl eyepiece yields extremely sharp images with impressively high contrast. You'll be amazed at the crisp, clear views of sights like the cratered surface of the Moon! And when pointed at larger deep-sky objects such as the Orion Nebula, the 5.1" aperture combined with the low power view really pulls in the faint light, revealing structure in the nebula.

When you're ready to study objects with more magnification, use the included 10mm Plossl eyepiece. When inserted into the SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope, the 10mm Plossl provides a powerful 65x view with a 52 apparent field of view, so you can inspect interesting objects more closely. We recommend starting out with the lower-power 25mm Plossl first, then switching to the 10mm ocular to boost the power of your telescope's view.

The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST telescope comes on a sturdy and precise equatorial mount with a newly upgraded Vixen-style dovetail cradle, dual setting circles and slow-motion hand controls. After a simple polar-alignment procedure, the EQ mount allows you to easily track celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky, so you can observe them in detail. The adjustable-height tubular steel tripod is strong yet lightweight and includes an accessory tray so you can keep eyepieces, flashlights, and other accessories close by while using the reflector telescope.

The relatively compact SpaceProbe 130ST EQ weighs just 28 lbs. once assembled. It's an easy telescope to take out to your favorite stargazing spot, whether just outside the back door or in a more distant location away from streetlights and light pollution. If you're looking for a better-quality first telescope or a nicely portable telescope to complement your big Dobsonian, you'll love the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ Reflector Telescope.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

Product Support
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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Reflector
  • Optical diameter
    130mm
  • Focal length
    650mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/5.0
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    26x, 65x
  • Resolving power
    0.89arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    19x
  • Highest useful magnification
    260x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    260x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    6x30
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    38mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    28%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    8%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar & planetary
  • Dovetail bar system
    No
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive sold separately
  • Computerized compatibility
    Not compatible
  • Bearing material
    Friction bearings
  • Latitude range
    16-72
  • Setting circles
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Not available
  • Counterweights
    One 4.8 lb.
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum
  • Counterweight bar length
    8 in.
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
    12mm
  • Height range of mount
    35.00 in. - 55.50 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    24.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    6.2 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    18.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    24.2 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
  • Other features
    Collimation cap, Shorty 1.25" 2x Barlow Lens, Star Target Planisphere, Discover The Stars Book, MoonMap 260, RedBeam Mini LED Flashlight
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion 130mm, f/5 reflector telescope optical tube assembly
25mm Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
10mm Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
Tripod legs
EQ (equatorial) mount head
EZ Finder II finder scope
Shorty 2x Barlow lens
RedBeam LED flashlight
DeepMap 600
MoonMap 260
Telescope Observer's Guide
Smartphone camera adapter
Collimation cap
Tube rings
Counterweight
Counterweight shaft
Tripod accessory tray
Slow-motion control cables
Dust cap
Accessory tray bracket

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