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Telescopes > Skywatcher > Heritage > Skywatcher Dobson telescope N 130/650 Heritage FlexTube DOB
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Product no.: 14966

Dobson telescope N 130/650 Heritage FlexTube DOB

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Product description

More about the series Heritage...

A large aperture for a little money - that was always the main idea when acquiring a Dobsonian telescope. With their BlackDiamond Dobsonian, Sky-Watcher have created a classic with a new slant. The new, patented, a novel patented sliding rod design makes it is particularly easy to transport. Another advantage of this is that it allows the focus point to be flexibly shifted by sliding the rods further in or out.

The Sky-Watcher N130 / 650 telescope:

This telescope was specially designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) and hence also the 400th anniversary of the first Galilean telescope. It is not only a high-precision optical instrument, but also makes a nice collector's item and the perfect gift. The telescope tube is decorated with the names of many famous people who have made a significant contribution to research in astronomy over the last 400 years, including Galileo Galilei himself.

The telescope is an all-rounder, offering superb views of the Moon, planets and the easier deep sky objects. The patented truss tube system means the telescope is very easy to transport and store. Unlike many standard Newtonians, there is no problem with the focus position in this Sky-Watcher truss tube Dobsonian. The position of focal point can be flexibly adapted. The easy handling of the Dobsonian mount offers a great way of getting started in amateur astronomy and the telescope is also ultra compact. The complete telescope with mount comes completely assembled straight out of the gift box.

The most Dobsonian telescopes are only available from the 200mm upwards. This 130mm Dobsonian can be considered an exception, making it an ideal travel and beginner's instrument, which requires only a little space. With only a 650mm focal length, the Dobsonian has an aperture ratio of f5; meaning wonderful wide field observing is possible. Being able to observe extended nebulae under a dark sky is just one of the great strengths of this instrument. Focusing is via a screw-in focuser with clamp for 1.25" eyepieces.

Included in delivery:


  • OTA with collapsible tube
  • rocker box with weight-saving single-sided mounting
  • red dot finder for easy location of objects
  • 25mm and 10mm, 1.25" eyepieces

It not only matters which telescope you buy but also where you buy it. Our additional services:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know the devices we sell. Our customer service team will gladly help you after your purchase if you have problems with assembly or operation.
  • We provide a copy of the 80-page Telescope ABC beginners handbook with every telescope.
  • We also provide an edition of the exciting astronomy magazine, “Sterne und Weltraum” with each telescope.

Specifications

Optics


Type
Reflector
Type of build
Newton
Aperture (mm)
130
Focal length (mm)
650
Aperture ratio (f/)
5
Resolving capacity
0,88
Limit value (mag)
12,4
Light gathering capacity
345
Max. useful magnification
260
Tube construction
Truss Tube
Tube weight (kg)
3,7

Reflector


Main mirror´s construction
parabolic
Ventilation for central mirror
no
Adjustable
yes

Focuser


Type of build
Helical
Connection ( to eyepiece)
1,25"

Mount


GoTo control
no
Type of build
Dobson
Mounting type
Dobson

Tripod


Type
Table

Included accessories


1.25'' eyepieces
25mm, 10mm
Finder scope
Red dot finder
Carrying handle
yes

General


Series
Heritage
Special recommendation
yes
Total weight (kg)
6,2

Area of application


Moon & Planets
yes
Nebulae & galaxies
yes
Nature Observation
no
Astrophotography
no
Sun
no

Recommended for


Beginners
yes
Advanced
no
Observatories
no

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*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Skywatcher Dobson telescope N 130/650 Heritage FlexTube DOB

The telescope is to highly portable and space-saving in its retracted state.

Skywatcher Dobson telescope N 130/650 Heritage FlexTube DOB

The telescope comes fully pre-assembled in an attractive gift box.

Customer reviews

Good telescope

Review by t0rex on 16.08.2020 16:19:50

( 5 / 5 )

I have this telescope for 5months now and i am really impressed with it. I even tried pushing this telescope over the limits 300x-600x magnification and it performed very good for planetery views. The only things that i dont like about it is that you need to have a chair or table to be able to watch the sky, else its not comfortable, and other thing is the focuser is not very good, every time you are spining it to focus the colimation changes and overall using focuser is not pleasant, but for this price it is acceptable.

great value for the money

Review by I. A. on 29.11.2019 22:03:49

( 5 / 5 )

This is a very good reflector for the price. Easy to handle with Dobsonian mount. All You need is good enough eyepieces.

Very good for beginners

Review by lally on 22.07.2013 18:37:57

( 4 / 5 )

I am approaching astronomy and my father gift me with this dobsonian telling me not to expect too much, but I am impressed.
The first night of use, there was the moon over the first quarter and there was plenty of light in the sky.
At an altitude of 950 metres, I was able to see Saturn with the 20mm and the 10mm eyepieces, separating the globe from the rings thanks to shadows. The image was not stable, probably due to turbulence, and Saturn was very small, but wonderful.
The dobsonian mount is very smooth and facilitates the work.
After having found the objects (that was a little hard), it was very simple to follow them.
Now I got an UWA eyepiece (4 mm) because I want to see more on planets, and will let you know.

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