Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Review

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Price: $279.99
You save: $30.00 (10 %)
2 new from $279.993 used from $212.37
  • This 5.1 inch 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
  • Short 24 inch long 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
  • 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
  • Complete assembled telescope weighs just 27 lbs. for convenient transport
  • Includes two 1.25 inch Sirius Plossl eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), 6x30 finder scope, 1.25inch rack and pinion focuser, tripod accessory tray, collimation cap, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!
Wide-Angle Efficiency–With its 650-millimeter focal length and f/5 focal ratio, the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST offers efficient, wide-angled performance. This model also has a finderscope to help you locate objects in an expanded field of view.
Impressive Clarity–This model has an aperture measuring just over five inches (130 mm), which provides high-resolution views of the moon, planets and other celestial bodies in deep space. This telescope is also an astrograph, so users can take pictures of their favorite objects.
Adjustable Tripod–This model’s adjustable tripod features a lever that lets you manually pan across the sky and track celestial movements. Fully assembled, the telescope weighs just 27 pounds, so transport is incredibly convenient.
Helpful Extras–Several extras make this unit’s affordable price point even more impressive. This telescope includes a tripod accessory tray, collimation cap and Starry Night astronomy software. The latter contains simulations and informational resources that are great for beginners.
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Complicated Construction–It’s hard to find much wrong with the Orion SpaceProbe 130ST, but one of few complaints customers seem to have is with the setup. Some users had trouble figuring out the instructions or said it took a long time to assemble the telescope.
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