The SkyWatcher Explorer 130PS's 130mm mirror can be used not only for lunar and planetary observations but can show many deep sky objects as well under excellent conditions. While the main mirror in most of the smaller telescopes is spheroid this 130/650 model has a paraboloid main mirror making it usable even for higher magnifications. The f/5 focal ratio results in a short tube, so the telescope is easy to carry and handle. While the 650mm focal length might seem short, the good quality optics make it possible to use higher magnifications using a Barlow lens. A 10mm and 25mm Barium eyepieces included (26x and 65x magnification) but the magnification range can be extended up to 260x. The 34.5mm secondary mirror causes 26% central obstructions only.
The NEW NEQ2 mount has dovetail system, so putting the telescope on and off is very easy and fast. The steel tripod is more robust than the older aluminium one, so the mount stability has been increased. A clock drive can also be mounted to the mount, two different versions are available separately. The eyepiece holder between the tripod legs is very practical.
SkyWatcher Explorer-130PS Newtonian reflector (130/650) telescope for beginners on NEQ2 mount with steel tripod with 25mm (26x), 10mm (65x) Super eyepieces, red dot finderscope.