Vixen R130Sf 130mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope OTA
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 20mm Plossl 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 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 x30 finder and dovetail tube plate that fits very well on all the Vixen mounts.
Statement from Tammy Plotner on Universe Today:
"I walked all over the night sky with that Vixen telescope, and it’s gonna’ break my heart to see it go. I’ve handled a lot of expensive, exquisite optics over the years – just like I’ve handled a lot of gotta’ be careful with ‘em because they’re cheap scopes… But I’ve never ran across one that felt like I’d been using it for years the moment I laid hands on it. The Vixen R130Sf is absolutely the perfect size for someone who needs enough aperture to light up popular deep sky objects, but doesn’t need to lug around a 12″ telescope where ever they go. This one is a true workhorse – capable of showing a huge amount of the NGC catalog and delivering lunar and planetary views without requiring dewshields, battery packs, bells, strings or whistles. It’s just a great scope that’s built to last and one meant for someone who plans on using it for years. If you think there’s a coma issue? Then don’t look at the very edge… look at those perfect sharp pinpoints in the middle. The PortaMount II is quality through and through, it’s not going to just fall apart on you and it would be oh-so-easy to adapt any number of other telescopes right to it just as easily as the R130Sf went into place with that blessed universal dovetail. Go on, accuse me of saying things I don’t mean because this is a donation… I dare you. Because I’m telling you right now that there’s a couple of my scopes that I’ve lent to friends that I’m going to offer to them for cheap. Why?"
To view the entire article, please visit the following link: (NOTE: Some of this article refers to the Porta Mount II which is NOT included here, this is simply the Optical Tube alone, but you can purchase it with the Porta Mount II.)
|Name||Vixen - 130mm R130Sf (f/5) Newtonian Reflector Optical Tube Assembly|
|Finderscope||6x30mm Finder; Field of View 7°|
|Included Accessories||PL20mm; PL6.3mm|
|Light Gathering Power||345x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||12.3|
|Optical Coatings||Multi Coating|
|Optical Design||Parabolic Mirror Reflector|
|Optical Tube Length||22.6” (575mm)|
|Optical Tube Weight||8.8 lb|