Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ With Motor Drive Telescope

Product Code: 31051-CGL

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Discover our Solar System with the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ. You will be ready to observe in minutes thanks to the quick and easy no tool setup. The 130EQ provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more for great night time viewing. Manual German Equatorial mount comes with two slow motion control knobs that allow you to make fine pointing adjustments to the telescope in both Right Ascension and Declination axes, also referred to as RA and DEC. Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, and a finderscope. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications for low and high powered views. The 20mm has a built-in erect image corrector. Download the Celestron Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our solar system and beyond. Turn your manual German equatorial mount into a tracking mount by adding the included RA motor drive to your telescope. This easy-to-install RA motor drive compensates for the Earth’s rotation, so the telescope tracks a star’s movement through the night sky from east to west. When the telescope mount is properly polar aligned and the RA drive is attached and running, the user need only make occasional adjustments in declination (Dec) to keep an object in the eyepiece for long periods of time. The Celestron single-axis motor drive runs on a 9V battery, so there are no cords to get in the way. The drive can be used in either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. To change hemispheres (reverse the motor’s direction), simply by flip the N/S switch on the face of the motor drive. It is also simple to change the speed of the motor. A “Speed Rate Regulator” knob is located just under the power indicator and can be turned in either direction to slow down or speed up the motor. Since solar system objects like the Moon and planets move through the sky at different rates than deep-sky objects do, this gives you the ability to match the motor’s speed to the particular type of object you are observing.


  • Optical Design - Newtonian Reflector
  • Aperture - 130mm (5.11")
  • Focal Length - 650mm (25.6")
  • Focal Ratio - f/5
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 - 20mm (.78") with built-in erect image corrector
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 1 - 33x
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 - 10mm (.4") standard
  • Magnification of Eyepiece 2 - 65x
  • Barlow Lens - Not Included
  • Finderscope - Built-on StarPointer red dot finderscope
  • Star Diagonal - None
  • Optical Tube - Aluminium
  • Highest Useful Magnification - 307x
  • Lowest Useful Magnification - 19x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude - 13.1
  • Resolution (Rayleigh) - 1.07 arc seconds
  • Resolution (Dawes) - .89 arc seconds
  • Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) - 345x
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction - 44mm (1.73")
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter - 34%
  • Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area - 11%
  • Optical Tube Length - 610mm (24")
  • Dovetail - CG-3 Dovetail bar


  • Mount Type - CG-3 Equatorial
  • Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) - 812.8mm - 1295.4mm (32" - 51")
  • Tripod Leg Diameter - 31.75mm (1.25") steel
  • Accessory Tray - Yes
  • Tripod Weight - 7.6 lbs (3447.3 g)
  • Slew Speeds - Manual
  • Dovetail Compatibility - CG-3 saddle plate
  • Software - Starry Night Basic Edition | SkyPortal App
  • Included Items - Optical tube | Tripod and mount (preassembled) | 20mm eyepiece with built-in erect image corrector | Standard 10mm eyepiece | Red-dot finderscope | Manual

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