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.
|Name||Vixen - 130mm R130Sf (f/5) Newtonian Reflector Telescope - (GP2 Mount)|
|Altitude Adjustment||0 to 62 ° (2° increments)|
|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|
|Finderscope||6x30mm Finder; Field of View 7°|
|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|