Vixen R130SF Telescope with Advanced Polaris-M Mount, STAR BOOK ONE Hand Controller and Tripod, Multicoated, 6.3" Tube DiameterSKU: VX39979Mfr. Part: 39979
Vixen R130SF Telescope - Advanced Polaris-M Motorized Equatorial Mount - RA Motor Module - STARBOOK ONE Hand Controller and Cable - 2.2lbs Counterweight - AL130 Tripod - 6x30 Finderscope and Bracket - 6.3mm Eyepiece - 20mm Eyepiece - Tube Rings - Vixen-Style Dovetail - Vixen 5 Year Warranty
The newest equatorial mount from Vixen can be transformed into many configurations. You can customize Vixen's New Advanced Polaris (AP) Equatorial Mount to meet your observing needs. Ideally suited for both beginners, who want a simple to use equatorial mount and experienced observers, who want a simple Grab and Go Equatorial Mount. The Advanced Polaris Mount securely supports your telescope for comfortable night sky observing. With its friction control system, the mount can be quickly moved to your target object. A wide selection of accessories and modules are available to customize the Advanced Polaris mount.
This easy to use, versatile telescope mount is designed with several modules that are joined together to produce the highly portable Advanced Polaris equatorial mount. The Advanced Polaris-M equatorial Mount incorporates the RA Motor module, complete with the STAR BOOK ONE hand controller. The STAR BOOK ONE controller features variable tracking and slewing speeds as well as backlash compensation and PEC. The hand controller is autoguider ready for great astrophotography. Upgrade further and add the DEC Motor Module(25805).
This lightweight 5" Newtonian telescope is a favorite of many new astronomers because it features remarkable light gathering with sharp images for its price and size. With a standard 20mm Plossl, more than the entire moon fills the eyepiece. You'll view innumerable star clusters and dark clouds, not to mention nebulas and galaxies. The visual observer will enjoy wide views of deep sky objects. Actual groups of nebula or clusters can be viewed at the same time with this instrument.
The R130Sf Newtonian Telescope comes standard with the 6 x 30 finder scope, 2 eyepieces and dovetail tube plate that fits on all the Vixen mounts. This telescope mounts easily on the Advanced Polaris Mount with the universal dovetail attachment system. Universe Today says "The Vixen R130Sf is absolutely the perfect size for someone who needs enough aperture to light up popular deep sky objects, but doesn't need to lug around a 12" telescope". The Advanced Polaris Mount and the R130Sf telescope are covered by Vixen's 5 Year Warranty.
AP-M Mount: RA Slow/DEC Slow MotionWorm and Wheel Gears with 140 Tooth whole circle micro-movementAP-M Mount: RA Axis59mm / 2.32" diameter, aluminum alloyAP-M Mount: DEC Axis59mm / 2.32" diameter, aluminum alloyAP-M Mount: Azimuth AdjustmentTwin screw knobs About 1.4deg per rotationAP-M Mount: Altitude AdjustmentLatitude between 0 to 65 deg. , with a tangent screw bolts about 1.9 deg. per rotationAP-M Mount: Number of Bearings7 Pieces- Ball BearingsAP-M Mount: Counterweight Bar20mm / 0.79" DiameterAP-M Mount: Steel Counterweight1kg / 2.20lbsAP-M Mount: Drive MotorPulse MotorAP-M Mount: RA Tracking/SlewingSTAR BOOK ONEAP-M Mount: External Power SupplyMicro USBAP-M Mount: Loading CapacityAbout 13.2lbs / 5.99kg excluding counterweightTripod Height21-45.5" / 533.40-1155.70mmController: CPU32-bit CISC Processor 40MHz Rx210Controller: LCD Screen2-line 8-chracter STN with backlightController: Autoguider Port6-pole 6-wired modular jack (for external autoguider)Controller: Controller Cable PortD-SUB 9PIN male plugController: Power SupplySupplied from the mount sideController: Operating TemperatureBetween 0 to 40 deg. C / 32 to 104 deg. FController: Menus and MajorSidereal tracking rate (variable from 0.1x to 10x by step), Solar tracking, Lunar tracking and Kings rates,Controller: FunctionsBacklash compensation, PEC, External autoguider connection, Adjustable LED backlight, Red LED LightR130SF: Optical DesignParabolic Mirror ReflectorR130SF: Aperture5" / 127.00mmR130SF: Focal Length650mmR130SF: Focal Ratiof/5.0R130SF: CoatingMulti CoatingR130SF: Resolving Power0.89arc secR130SF: Limiting Magnitude12.3R130SF: Light Gathering Power345xR130SF: Finder Scope6x30mm Finder; Field of View 7 deg.R130SF: Adapter Thread42mm/ For T-RingR130SF: Visual Back31.7mm / 1.25" Push FitR130SF: Optical Tube Length22.6" / 574.04mmR130SF: Optical Tube Diameter6.3" / 160.02mmR130SF: Optical Tube Weight8.8lbs / 3.99kgDimensionsController: 137 x 65 x 21mm / 5.39 x 2.56 x 0.83"WeightController: 110g / 3.88oz (without cable)
Tripod: 6.6lbs / 2.99kg
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