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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian (Reflector)

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian (Reflector)

Highlights: • 130mm Newtonian Reflector OTA
• 650mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
• Aluminum-Coated Primary Parabolic Mirror
• CG-3 Manual German Equatorial Mount
• RA and Dec Slow Motion Cables
• 1.25" 10mm Eyepiece
• 1.25" Erect-Image 20mm Eyepiece
• Pre-Mounted StarPointer Finder
• Adjustable-Height Stainless Steel Tripod
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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Newtonian (Reflector)
Product Code: HM18A130EQ
Barcode/EAN: 050234310451

The scope is outfitted with a 1.25 rack-and-pinion focuser and two eyepieces to get new users started: a 10mm that yields 65x power and a 20mm for a 32.5x magnification. The 20mm eyepiece integrates an erecting system to correct images horizontally and vertically to allow easy terrestrial use. An unmagnified red-dot finder is also included to help set-up, align and navigate easier.

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ (307x)

The included manual equatorial mount features slow-motion control cables make it easy to track objects even when wearing gloves, while also minimizing vibrations caused by handling the mount with your hands; and clearly visible indicators on the Right Ascension and Declination axes. An adjustable-height aluminum tripod rounds out the rig with a tray for accessories such as eyepieces, filters, and lights.

Optical Tube: 

  • Large 130mm aperture
  • Fast f/5 focal ratio
  • 650mm focal length
  • Highly-reflective aluminum-coated mirrors improve light transmission, color rendition, and contrast
  • Resolution: 1.07 arcsec, Rayleigh; 0.89 arcsec, Dawes
  • Secondary mirror obstruction: 31% by diameter, 10% by area
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Mount and Tripod

CG-3 Mount:

  • Manual German equatorial
  • Dual slow-motion control cables enable fine adjustments with reduced vibrations
  • Altitude adjustment screws locks setting
  • Etched Right Ascension and Declination scales
  • Removable counterweight bar
  • Two 4.8-pound counterweights to properly balance OTA and accessories for smooth movement
  • Dovetail plate enables fast assembly and break-down


  • Adjustable-height
  • 1.25" diameter stainless steel legs
  • Tray to hold eyepieces, lights, and accessories
  • Spiked feet add stability on uneven/soft ground

Included Accessories


  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • Accepts most 1.25" astronomical filters
  • 10mm focal length produces 65x
  • 20mm focal length produces 32.5x
  • 20mm eyepiece has integrated prism to correct image horizontally and vertically for terrestrial use
  • SkyPointer Finder:
  • Unmagnified to make finding objects easier and star-hopping navigation faster
  • Illuminated red center aiming dot is easy to see without affecting night-adjusted vision

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ (307x) Telescope

Optical Design Newtonian reflector
Aperture 130 mm
Focal Length 650mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Diagonal None
Finderscope Star pointer
Tripod Stainless steel
Adjustable height
1.25" diameter legs
Mount Type Manual equatorial
Power Source None
Counterweights 2 x 4.8 lb / 2.2 kg
Optical Tube Dimensions 24.0" / 61.0 cm
Weight 28.0 lb / 12.7 kg, assembled
Packaging Info  
Package Weight 38.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 18.5 x 10.0"