Vixen R130Sf with GP2 Mount AND Starbook S Package
The Scope: 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 Mount: 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. INCLUDED in this package is the latest option for the GP2 and GPD2 mounts - the new STARBOOK S which incorporates Vixen’s legendary GOTO controller with BUILT IN STAR CHART. It shows you exactly where the telescope is pointing and displays “what’s up” right now.The included (and upgradeable) software contains a 22,000 object database giving the user an endless variety of objects to view. Included are drop down menus of different categories of celestial objects, including Stars, Planets, Messier, NGC and other famous objects. Each sub menu only lists the objects that are available to be viewed at that time. This eliminates the frustration of other GOTO systems that don’t tell you the object is below the horizon until after you have selected it. With the Vixen Starbook you will spend more time viewing and less time searching.
The Package comes complete with:
R130Sf 5.1 inch f/5.0 Optical Tube
1 1/4 ” eyepiece adapter
Eyepieces: PL20mm, PL6.3mm
GP2 Mount with slow motion controls and tripod with locking extension legs AND Starbook S