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Vixen R130Sf Reflector OTA

Item# VIX038
 
4.5

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  • Lightweight and easy to mount
  • Sharp images with high-quality light-gathering technology
  • Standard 20mm Plossl allows wide views of deep sky objects
  • 130mm aperture
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What's Included?

6x30 finderscope, dovetail tube plate

Description

This lightweight 5" reflector is a favorite of many new astronomers because it features remarkable light gathering with sharp images for its price and size. With a standard 20 mm PlQssl more than the entire moon fills the eyepiece. You"ll view innumerable star clusters and dark clouds, not to mention nebulas and galaxies. Add a 32 mm and the heavens open up with a remarkable 2.5-degree field of view! All of the stars in the Pleiades can be viewed at the same time. The visual observer will enjoy wide views of deep sky objects. Actual groups of nebula or clusters can be viewed at the same time with this instrument.


The R130Sf comes standard with the 6 x 30 finder and dovetail tube plate that fits very well on all the Vixen mounts. This is a scope you can start with on a basic user-friendly Porta Mount and later move up to one of our electronic mounts such as the Skypod or Sphinx.

 

Supplier Sku:
2604
Shipping Restrictions:
Ships to most international destinations, APOs, and FPOs.

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

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

Configuration

5 lbs Weight Optical Tube

Brand

Vixen

Finderscope

6x30

Telescopes Series

Vixen OTA Optical Tubes , Vixen R130Sf Reflector Telescopes

Optical Design

Reflector

Aperture

130mm

Focal Length

650mm

Focal Ratio

f/5

Highest Useful Magnification

260x

Objective Lens Size Code

130

User Level

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Vixen R130Sf Reflector OTA
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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4.0

Very nice, reasonably-priced telescope

By Fred G

from Highland, IN

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Low cost
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Relatively long focuser

Best Uses

  • Astronomy
  • Travel

Comments about Vixen R130Sf Reflector OTA:

This is just the telescope I was looking for to take on vacation to dark sky sites. At slightly over 5 inches of aperture it provides more than enough light grasp to bring in faint fuzzies and it's 650mm focal length makes it compact enough to carry on an airplane and hold it on my lap if necessary. The scope also gives very pleasing views of the Moon, Sun and planets. The two eyepieces (6mm & 20mm) included are pretty decent, especially the 20mm Plossl. The only thing about the scope that I am not crazy about is the long focuser due to a required, screw-on extension tube that is apparently necessary to bring eyepieces to focus. That is why I deducted 1 star from the rating. This is a very practical, nice-looking telescope and well-worth the regular asking price, although I purchased mine on sale; definitely a typical Vixen-quality telelscope.

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5.0

Excellent scope

By John Olson

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Comments about Vixen R130Sf Reflector OTA:

I just looked through the Vixen R130Sf and was amazed at the details on the moon and Jupiter. My dad then showed me the dumbell Nebula. Very cool!

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