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This model is delayed at present until mid - April - please search product codes 22039 & 32044 as excellent alternatives - This award winning Telescope has full 130mm aperture optics that will reveal fine detail in Solar system as well as deep sky objects. The Sky-Watcher EXPLORER range are standard Newtonian reflectors of excellent quality and versatility, ranging in aperture from a respectable 130mm to an incredible light-gulping 300mm aperture, catering for astronomers of all levels. Whether your interest is Deep-Sky, the Moon and Planets, or a combination of both, the EXPLORER range offers excellent all round Diffraction-Limited performance. SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGSSilicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance.
"Our first test on the Sky-Watcher Explorer-130 was to check the collimation of the mirrors, which we found were well aligned. This scope has one of the largest mirrors in its price range, which is a great asset because it means it can gather more light...Optically, the quality of the field of view while studying the star Altair was very good using the supplied 25mm eyepiece. The star remained sharp across 80 per cent of the view, with only slight distortion close to the field edges
.Taking everything into account, this telescope made observing the night sky enjoyable and relatively hassle free
.great views coupled with ease of use."BBC Sky At Night MagazineDirect SLR Camera Connection - A T thread on the focuser allows you to attach your DSLR Camera with a T-Ring, we stock a range of Canon, Nikon & Sony T-RingsMagnifications (with optics supplied): x36, x72, x90, x180 Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260 Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm Telescope Focal Lengh: 900mm (f/6.92) Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm x2 Barlow Lens Red Dot Finder EQ2 Equatorial Mount Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray 30% more Light Gathering than 114mm