The N 130 / 650 telescope:
This telescope is a good starting point for new amateur astronomers. With 30% more light gathering capacity than a 114mm telescope, even more fascinating celestial objects can be observed by amateur astronomer newbies. The 130mm aperture and 650 mm focal length high-performance optics allow you to observe many nebulae and other DSOs. With an f5 aperture ratio, the telescope is also ideal for wide field observing. Breathtakingly beautiful Open clusters are well worth seeking out too. Its short length means that the telescope is very stable, even on smaller mounts, with vibrations damping down very quickly. The external design can also be considered a real gem, boasting an elegant design of the highest calibre.
The advantages in a nutshell:
- 344X light gathering power
- vibration resistant and wind insensitive due to compact design
- highly portable and quickly assembled
Included in delivery:
- tube with optics
The Starquest mount is designed for small optics. It is equipped with two powerful clutches and contains precision gears each with a 122-teeth worm gear in both axes for high stability!
To use this mount one axis must be aligned parallel to the Earth's axis. To do this, you only need to know which way is north, and your latitude. A clear view of the Pole star is useful, but not essential. This may sound a bit complicated, but don't worry: a rough alignment is perfectly adequate for visual observing. The big advantage is that you only need to turn one axis to compensate for the rotation of the Earth and thereby hold the celestial object in the eyepiece. In this way orientation by means of a star map is also much easier.
The tracking and also the fine adjustment of the object is carried out using the flexible shafts. For large pans across the sky the clamps on the axes can be loosened by the two very easy to use screws. Then the telescope can move freely.
It is not only important which telescope you buy, but also where you buy it.
We provide extra help:
- We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
- We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
- Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.