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Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Reflector Telescope

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  • Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
  • Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount
  • Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up
  • Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • Battery Pack Providing over 30 Hours of Power
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What's Included?

CD-ROM “The SkyX” First Light Edition Astronomy Software

Description

THE SMARTEST TELESCOPE IN THE UNIVERSE!

 

A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology, SkyProdigy™ is the product of a culmination of decades of telescope advancements. It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense™ technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user. Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view!  It’s that easy.

 

The SkyProdigy’s automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view. Not sure what to look at? Select the Sky Tour option; this feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world!

 

No knowledge of the night sky is required. One touch innovation turns anyone into an instant astronomer!

 

SkyProdigy 130 - General Features

  • Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure
  • Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount
  • Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up
  • Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray
  • CD-ROM “The SkyX” First Light Edition Astronomy Software Which Provides Education About the Sky
  • Battery Pack Providing over 30 Hours of Power - 8 D Cell Batteries Required


SkyProdigy 130 - Computerized Mount Features

 

  • Proven Computer Control Technology
  • Database Allows Telescope to Automatically Locate Over 4,000 Celestial Objects
  • Proprietary StarSense Technology Provides a Completely Automatic Alignment Process with No User Intervention Required
  • Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software for Downloading Product Updates Over the Internet

 

About Celestron Reflector Telescopes


A Newtonian reflector uses a single concave mirror as its primary. Light enters the tube traveling to the mirror at the back end. Light is then "bent" forward in the tube to a single point, its focal plane. A flat mirror called a "diagonal" intercepts the light and points it out the side of the tube at right angles to the tube through the eyepiece. The eyepiece is placed there for easy viewing. Newtonian Reflector telescopes replace heavy lenses with mirrors to collect and focus the light, providing much more light gathering power for the money.


You can have focal lengths up to 1000 mm and still enjoy a telescope that is relatively compact and portable. Newtonian Reflector telescopes do require more care and maintenance because the primary mirror is exposed to air and dust. However, this small drawback does not hamper this type of telescope's popularity with those who want an economical telescope that can still resolve faint, distant objects. Newtonian reflectors produce a "right-side-up image" but the image will appear rotated based on the location of the eyepiece holder in relation to the ground. Newtonian reflectors are best for astronomical use where right-side-up does not matter.

 

Newtonian Advantages

 

  • Lowest cost per inch of aperture compared to Refractors and Catadioptrics since mirrors can be produced at less cost than lenses in medium to large apertures
  • Reasonably compact and portable up to focal lengths of 1000 mm
  • Excellent for faint deep sky objects such as remote galaxies, nebulae and star clusters due to the generally fast focal ratios (f/4 to f/8)
  • Adequate for lunar and planetary work
  • Good for deep sky astrophotography (but not as convenient and more difficult to use than Catadioptrics)
  • Free of color aberration due to the use of a primary mirror


Newtonian Disadvantages

 

  • Generally not suited for terrestrial applications
  • Slight light loss due to secondary (diagonal) obstruction when compared with Refractors

Supplier Sku:
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Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Astrophotography , Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters , Viewing Nebulae , Viewing the Planets

Warranty

2-Year Limited

Features

Alt-Az Mount , GoTo

Brand

Celestron

Weight Complete

18 lbs.

Finderscope

StarPointer

Lens Coating

Standard

GoTo

Yes

Good for Astrophotography

Yes

Telescopes Series

Celestron SkyProdigy Telescopes

Optical Design

Reflector

Aperture

130mm

Focal Length

650mm

Focal Ratio

f/5

Mount Design

Computerized GOTO

Eyepiece 1

25mm (26x)

Highest Useful Magnification

307x

Star Diagonal

1.25/2 Inch

User Level

For the Beginner , For the Enthusiast

Battery Type

8 D Cell

Object Database

4000 objects

Component

1.07 Arc Sec Resolution , 13.1 Limiting Magnitude , 9mm (72x) Eyepiece 2

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Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Reflector Telescope
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Strong construction (5)
  • Quality lenses (4)
  • Accurate (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    Excellent for Beginner.

    By JIB

    from Anna, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Reflector Telescope:

    Not much knowledge about Astronomy. Celestron 130 guides me travel through out the galaxy. I would recommend this product to anyone. Only a bad thing,here, there are not many cases to put it in. Need to find out a specific size case.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Telescope EVER!

    By Jack the Dude

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction
    • User Friendly

    Cons

    • Haven't found one yet

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Reflector Telescope:

    I have been shopping around for a telescope for quite some time now and this one is the best! I wanted a really good scope so I could see surface details on the moon and other deep space objects. With no previous knowledge of astronomy or how a telescope works I was able to navigate the sky with the greatest of ease using this 130 model. I thought the automatic alignment feature was a gimmick, but after using it first hand it truly does what it says. I live in a very populated area and set this scope up on my balcony. There is a light in the back and I was afraid that the camera wouldn't be able to find the stars it needed to align because of it. It wasn't a problem at all. Not only does the SkyProdigy 130 figure out where it's looking in the sky in under 3 minutes but you can search for planets in the solar system, well known stars and even galaxies! You can see a few stars with the naked eye but with this telescope you unlock hundreds upon hundreds of stars that you can't normally see with lots of light pollution from the city lights. The star tour feature is cool because it shows you highlights of what is around the area your looking at and it can even identify objects you randomly find. I was blown away at how easy this scope was to set up and use. If you don't know anything about scopes or you just want a great way to learn about the stars your search ends here. Super satisfied!! Great job Celestron!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    love it!

    By Cassie

    from Shreveport, LA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Reflector Telescope:

      I love mine! Was pretty easy to get together. My only complaint so far is the battery setup with the bag. Otherwise, great product!

      (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent purchase

      By Slagman

      from North Easton,Ma.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to Use
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Reflector Telescope:

        Enjoying my purchase very much

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet computerized telescope

        By Ryan

        from Omaha, NE

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy to Use
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron SkyProdigy 130 Reflector Telescope:

          Great scope for a beginner. Easy to use and set up. Looks really cool too. Trustworthy brand and SOLID construction. Will buy more of this brand in the future and only from this site.

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