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Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130P SupaTrak Auto-Tracking Telescope

Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130P SupaTrak Auto-Tracking Telescope
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Our Price:  £279.00
List Price:  £299.00
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Model:  SW10127
Brand:  Sky-Watcher
Telescope Type:  Newtonian Reflector

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“Its sharp optics and relatively small central obstruction (35mm = 27%) ensure that it delivers bright, diffraction-limited images…. can view a true field of in excess of 2°…. will give you memorable views of the Moon and bright planets…. In short, it’s a great all-rounder in its class….The new SupaTrak™ mount shares more than a passing resemblance to the Celestron SLT, but the somewhat quieter and heavier duty SupaTrak sports a more robust Vixen-style dovetail clamp…. I found that the SupaTrak was capable of following a celestial object at high magnifications for tens of minutes before slowly drifting out of the field of view, which is perfectly adequate for visual use or simple webcam imaging…. If you are looking for an intuitive and far less intimidating user experience than that offered by cheaper GoTo mounts, the SupaTrak is highly recommended as a versatile grab-and-go system.”
Ade Ashford, www.scopetest.comThe Explorer-130P OTA has already been heaped with much praise and accolade by the media and astronomy press for its excellent Parabolic optics. It is highly recommended for the beginner or experienced observer wanting excellent results, from a telescope of decent aperture and of manageable proportions. Whether your interest is Deep-Sky, the Moon and Planets, or a combination of both, the Explorer-130P offers excellent all-round diffraction-limited performance.

The new SupaTrak™ Auto-Tracking Alt-Azimuth Mount is a heavier-duty version of the standard Auto-Tracking mount, designed to carry heavier OTA’s. This mounting, with its built-in dual-axis multi-speed Servo motors is ideal for both Astronomical & Terrestrial use. In Astronomical mode, after following the simple set-up procedure, the mount is capable of tracking astronomical objects automatically. The fully motorised mount is convenient, practical, lightweight and easy to set-up and is ideal for both beginners and experienced users alike.

Overall this is a sizzling telescope package offering a truly phenomenal, ground-breaking combination of quality, performance and value for money.

"The telescope is easy to use, and the controls and slew rate are excellent. A particularly strong point is the sturdiness of the mount for the price. There is no excessive vibration. Most suitable for the beginner."

Sir Patrick Moore 1923 to 2012
Endorsed and recommended by Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS
 

“I was most impressed by the views revealed by the ‘scope during tests….Despite a phase of nearly 96%, the waxing gibbous Moon revealed a seemingly inexhaustible amount of fine detail”

Astronomy Now Magazine

“Its sharp optics and relatively small central obstruction (35mm = 27%) ensure that it delivers bright, diffraction-limited images…. can view a true field of in excess of 2°…. will give you memorable views of the Moon and bright planets…. In short, it’s a great all-rounder in its class….The new SupaTrak™ mount shares more than a passing resemblance to the Celestron SLT, but the somewhat quieter and heavier duty SupaTrak sports a more robust Vixen-style dovetail clamp…. I found that the SupaTrak was capable of following a celestial object at high magnifications for tens of minutes before slowly drifting out of the field of view, which is perfectly adequate for visual use or simple webcam imaging…. If you are looking for an intuitive and far less intimidating user experience than that offered by cheaper GoTo mounts, the SupaTrak is highly recommended as a versatile grab-and-go system.”

Ade Ashford, www.scopetest.com

 

        Specifications:

  • Magnifications (with optics supplied): x26, x52, x65, x130
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25”): 10mm & 25mm
  • x2 Barlow Lens
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • SupaTrakTM Heavy-Duty Motorised Multi-Speed Auto-Tracking Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied)
  • Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm



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