For those who are looking for large aperture and light gathering capability,
the answer may lie with the choice of the Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ-MD
Newtonian reflector telescope.
Its 5.1" diameter is considered excellent for light collection. When you are
looking for faint sky objects such as clusters and nebulae, large aperture
A 650mm f/5 aperture is considered really bright in optical terms, and
offers a wide field of view. In order to take full advantage of the
telescope's short focal length and wide field of view, the user may consider
the purchase of a longer eyepiece than the standard 20mm for viewing
The AstroMaster 130 EQ-MD features coated glass optics, and is capable of
producing clear and bright images of the moon and the planets. This unit
comes with the motorized Celestron CG-3 German equatorial mount to allow
slow motion controls on both axes, a quick dovetail attachment, a Star
Pointer finderscope, a set of two eyepieces, star chart software, and a
rugged, pre-assembled tripod for your convenience.
Quick and easy no-tool setup
with permanently mounted StarPointer for easy locating the desired location.
The telescope offers erect image optics that are ideal for terrestrial and
Quick release dovetail attachment facilitates easy mounting of the
telescope. Celestron CG-3 motorized German equatorial mount with setting
circles to accurately locate celestial objects. Motor drive enables tracking
of celestial objects with ease. Rugged, pre-assembled tripod with 1.25"
steel tube legs provides a stable platform for observations. All coated
glass optics offers clear, crisp images. Deluxe accessory tray for
convenient storage of accessories. The Sky level 1 planetarium software with
10,000 object database and enhanced images are provided along with the
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