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Features of the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope

Why Buy Orion Products?

Since 1975 Orion Telescopes and Binoculars has been offering telescopes for sale, with an unswerving commitment to best quality products, value and unmatched customer care.

Orion offers telescopes for every level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert.

We offer binoculars for every viewing interest, including astronomical binoculars, compact binoculars, waterproof binoculars, birding binoculars, and sport and hunting binoculars.

And Orion's telescope and astrophotography accessories will enhance your telescope enjoyment without breaking the bank.

Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope

The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope is perfect for the more serious beginner or intermediate stargazer. With a 130 millimeter parabolic primary mirror, the 130ST provides great views of deep-sky objects on the included EQ-2 mount and stable tripod.

The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST telescope comes on a sturdy and precise EQ-2 equatorial mount with dual setting circles and slow-motion hand controls. After a simple polar-alignment procedure, the EQ-2 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 aluminum 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 27 pounds 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.

Features of the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope

5.1" aperture reflector, planets, moon, galaxies, nebulas, star clusters

short optical tube design, portable, f/5 focal ratio, wide-field, family

equatorial, eq, mount, tripod, slow-motion tracking

easy assembly

Great Views

This 5.1 inch aperture parabolic 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

A Versatile Telescope

24 inch long 'Short Tube' 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

Includes a Sturdy Mount

Sturdy EQ-2 equatorial telescope mount and adjustable tripod allows manual slow-motion tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky

Everything You Need

The complete Orion SpaceProbe 130ST EQ telescope comes with everything you need to explore starry skies! (some assembly required)

25mm Sirius Plossl Eyepiece

25mm Sirius Plossl Eyepiece

The included 1.25 inch Orion 25 millimeter Sirius Plossl eyepiece provides a 26-power view when used with the SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope. Using this eyepiece's moderate magnification is a great way to begin exploring interesting objects in the sparkling night sky. Offering a wide 52° apparent field of view, the 25 millimeter Sirius Plossl eyepiece yields extremely sharp images of impressively high contrast. You'll be amazed at the crisp, clear views of sights like the cratered surface of the Moon and much more!

10mm Sirius Plossl Eyepiece

10mm Sirius Plossl Eyepiece

When you're ready to study objects with more magnification, use the included 10 millimeter Sirius Plossl eyepiece. When inserted into the SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope, the 10 millimeter 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 25 millimeter Plossl, then switching to the 10 millimeter ocular to boost the power of your telescope's view.

6x30 Finder Scope

6x30 Finder Scope

Following a simple alignment procedure, you can use the included 6x30 finder scope to accurately aim the SpaceProbe 130ST reflector at objects in the sky like the Moon, bright planets, galaxies and star clusters. Once aligned with the telescope, just peer through the finder scope and move the telescope until the cross hairs are centered on the object you want to see. Look in the telescope, and it'll be right there!

Starry Night SE Software

Starry Night SE Software

Explore starry skies anytime - even when it's cloudy! The SpaceProbe 130ST reflector telescope includes a free Special Edition of Starry Night astronomy software. With realistic sky simulations and a many useful features including telescope control, the user-friendly Starry Night Special Edition software will help you plan your observations and understand what you see. Requires PC running Windows 7, 8 or 10. Requires Macintosh running OS X 10.4 or higher.

Optical designReflectorOptical diameter130mmFocal length650mmFocal ratiof/5.0EyepiecesPlossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")Magnification with included eyepieces26x, 65xLowest useful magnification19xHighest useful magnification260xUser levelBeginnerBest for viewingBrighter deep sky

Product description

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 step up from the standard SpaceProbe 130 EQ for the more serious beginning or intermediate stargazer 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 the standard model. The 130ST reflector telescope's optical tube measures 24 inches long compared to 33 inches on the standard 130. The focal length of the ST's 130mm (5.1inch) 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. Moreover, the secondary mirror is held in an advanced holder with thin 0.5mm metal vanes, to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. These features combined with the included 25mm (26x power) and 10mm (65x power) Sirius Plossl telescope eyepieces and quick-release 6x30 achromatic finder scope make this one sweet optical system for astronomy! The SpaceProbe 130ST EQ reflector telescope also includes a collimation cap and center-marked primary mirror for easy optical alignment. The Orion SpaceProbe 130ST telescope comes on a sturdy and precise EQ-2 equatorial mount with dual setting circles and slow-motion hand controls.


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