Sky-Watcher Heritage 130 Flextube
Designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy and the 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s first telescope. This is not only a highly functional precision optical instrument but also a beautiful collector’s piece and ideal gift.
130mm (5.1") f/650 Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope
Skywatcher supplied product information -
“International Year of Astronomy Special Edition”
The telescope tube is adorned with the names of many famous figures that have made significant contributions to the advancement of astronomy over this 400yr period, including Galileo Galilei himself.
Housing the same superb Parabolic Primary Mirror as our highly-renowned Explorer-130P, this telescope is an excellent and capable all-rounder which will provide wonderful views of both the Moon & Planets as well as Deep-Sky Objects. The collapsible patented FlexTube™ system has been incorporated making it even more convenient to transport and store. The uncomplicated manually operated Dobsonian alt-azimuth mount makes it a superb, highly portable, grab-and-go system. The complete telescope & mount comes fully assembled straight out of the box. Supplied in presentation Giftbox.
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x26 & x65
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Parabolic Primary Mirror
Single-arm Secondary Mirror Support
Red Dot Finder
Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount
Collapsible/ Extendable Tube Assembly
Overall maximum height: 46cm (collapsed), 69.5cm (extended)
Weight Approx 6.2kg
Built-in Carrying Handle
30% more Light Gathering than 114mm
A fun, simple to use table-top telescope mounted on a single arm Dobsonian mount. The tube telescopes out to twice its stored length, and can even be carried in one hand by an older child. Same primary and flat as the standard 130P f/5. Great entertainment for the family and neighbours. Observing at its absolute simplest.
Keep it covered when not in use if you don’t wish to collapse it down after each night’s use.
- Optical Design
- 5 inch
- Mount Type
- Wooden AZ
- Focal Length
- 650 mm
- Focal Ratio
- Optical Coatings
- Fully Coated
- Normally on display?
- Yes - But Check First If Making A Special Journey!