The Sky-Watcher 130/650 Star Discovery is a fully automatic telescope ideal for beginners and those who want to get straight to observing. Aligning the mount takes mere minutes with the “Bright Object” alignment mode, and the computerised SynScan system is the ultimate upgrade that allows automatic pointing and tracking of more than 42,000 object in the sky! This means less time spent finding a faint nebula or a distant planet and more time to enjoy observing. Astronomy has never been so easy!
The Star Discovery mount is the upgrade of the Star Explorer, featuring the Freedom Find dual encoder technology. Once aligned, the telescope can be manually pointed anywhere in the sky without losing alignment, giving the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during the observations.
This Newtonian telescope uses diffraction limited mirrors for a superior optical quality. The primary mirror is aspheric (parabolic) and collimable ensuring precise mirror alignment and crisp image quality. The 130mm aperture has 30% more light gathering than a 114mm telescope and 224% more than a 70mm refractor. This means amazing observations of the rings of Saturn, the bands and the moons of Jupiter, the phases of Venus and the polar ice caps on Mars.
Star Discovery Mount Features:
In the Box:
|Optical design||Newton Reflector|
|Stellar Limit Magnitude||12.6|
|Highest Practical Magnification||260X|
|Light gathering power (compared to the unaided eye)||345|
|Recommended Usage||Viewing Moon and Planets
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