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Vixen - 130mm R130Sf (f/5) Newtonian Reflector Telescope - (GP2 Mount)

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Vixen R130Sf Newtonian OTA with GP2 Mount

 

Vixen R130Sf Newtonian Optical Tube Assembly

This lightweight 5” reflector is a favorite of many new astronomers. It features remarkable light gathering ability for its price and size. With a standard 20mm Plőssl, 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 32mm eyepiece, 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 R130Sf comes standard with the 6 x 30 finder, 2 eyepieces and dovetail tube plate that fits on all the Vixen mounts.

The R130Sf attaches easily to the GP2 mount. The GP2 is an excellent choice for observers who want a simple, yet sturdy mount, with the ability to grow into a go-to system. Strong and lightweight, smooth and accurate tracking, are features that make Vixen's GP2 Equatorial Mount a platform for serious astronomers.You can use this package for visual as well as beginning astrophotography.  Add the new Starbook S, with Star Chart navigation, for full GoTo capabilities.

 

 

Vixen GP2 Equatorial Mount

 

The GP2 mount's aluminum die-cast body is strong and light with accurate tracking accomplished by dual 144-tooth aluminum worm wheels and a brass R.A. worm gear machined to better than 0.002-mm tolerance.  

This mount comes fully equipped: metal setting circles, bubble-level, fine adjustment knobs for altitude/azimuth, and 3.7-kg (8-lb) counterweight are standard. Motors on each axis make this system complete for visual observation and tracked astro photography. Smooth Accurate Tracking with Vixen's GP2 Equatorial Mount makes it a platform for serious astronomers. This easy to use mount functions well for both the visual observer and the astrophotographer. The GP2 is an excellent choice for observers who want a simple, yet sturdy mount, with the ability to grow.



The 2° incremental altitude scale with the optional compass shows the direction of the celestial North or South Pole.

Vixen's Universal Dovetail Plate Attachment allows you to mount a variety of optical tubes

 

The GP2 Equatorial Mount is an excellent choice for observers who want a simple, yet sturdy mount, with the ability to grow into a tracking system. Strong and lightweight, with smooth and accurate tracking, these features that make Vixen's GP2 Equatorial Mount a platform for serious astronomers. This easy to use equatorial mount functions well for both the visual observer and the astrophotographer.

 

Additional Information

Name Vixen - 130mm R130Sf (f/5) Newtonian Reflector Telescope - (GP2 Mount)
Manufacturer Vixen
Model 39592
Altitude Adjustment 0 to 62 ° (2° increments)
Aperture 130mm
Azimuth Adjustment Double screw fine adjustment
Computer Hand Control STAR BOOK S
Counterweights 8.15 lb (3.7kg)
DEC Coordinates Display Optional (Included in Polar axis scope)
DEC Slow Motion Axis 144 tooth wheel gear – whole circle movement
Diameter 6.3” (160mm)
Finderscope 6x30mm Finder; Field of View 7°
Focal Length 650mm
Focal Ratio f/12.3
Included Accessories PL20mm; PL6.3mm
Light Gathering Power 345x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.3
Motor Drive STAR BOOK S
Mount GP2 Equatorial Mount
Mount Weight 13 lb
Optical Coatings Multi Coating
Optical Design Parabolic Mirror Reflector
Optical Tube Length 22.6” (575mm)
Optical Tube Weight 8.8 lb
Payload Capacity 20 lbs
Polar Axis Scope Optional
Power Requirements DC 6V
R.A. Slow Motion Axis 144tooth wheel gear – whole circle movement
Tripod HAL130 Tripod