About the Vixen R130Sf w/ Porta II Mount...
This lightweight 5" newtonian Vixen Telescope 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. With the Vixen R130Sf - 130mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope you'''ll view innumerable star clusters and dark clouds, not to mention nebulas and galaxies. Add a 32mm Vixen 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 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 Vixen Telescope.
The Vixen R130Sf - 130mm Newtonian Reflector Telescope comes standard with the 6 x 30 finder scope, 2 Vixen Eyepieces and dovetail tube plate that fits on all the Vixen mounts. This is a Vixen Telescope you can start with on a basic user-friendly Porta II Mount and later move up to one of our electronic Vixen Telescope Mounts such as the Sphinx SXW. Universe Today says "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".
The Vixen Porta II Mount comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions, very useful in searching and tracking celestial objects. In addition, these are great Vixen Telescope Mounts for terrestrial viewing. The "World-Standard" dovetail attachment system on Porta II was developed by Vixen. This allows the Porta II to accept various dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars.
Vixen R130Sf w/ Porta II Mount Features...
- Features remarkable light gathering with sharp images for its price and size
- Actual groups of nebula or clusters can be viewed at the same time with this instrument
- Comes standard with the 6 x 30 finder scope, 2 eyepieces and dovetail tube plate that fits on all the Vixen mounts
- Lightweight 5" newtonian is a favorite of many new astronomers
- Includes 6x30 optical finderscope
- Two high quality Plossl eyepieces
- Remarkable 2.5 degree field of view with 32mm eyepiece
- Comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions
- "World-Standard" dovetail attachment system on Porta II was developed by Vixen
Vixen R130Sf w/ Porta II Mount Specifications...
Optical Design: Parabolic Mirror Reflector
Aperture: 5" (130mm)
Focal Length: 650mm
Focal Ratio: f/5.0
Coating: Multi Coating
Resolving Power: 0.89arc sec
Limiting Magnitude: 12.3
Light Gathering Power: 345x
Finder Scope: 6x30mm Finder; Field of View 7 degrees
Adapter Thread: 42mm/ For T-Ring
Visual Back: 31.7mm Push Fit
Optical Tube Length: 22.6" (575mm)
Optical Tube Diameter: 6.3" (160mm)
Optical Tube Weight: 8.8 lb
Mount: Port II Altazimuth Mount
Tripod: Aluminum 2 section adjustable; 90cm to 13cm
Mount Weight: 15 lb including tripod
Load Capacity: 20 lbs
Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion: 120Tooth Wheel Gears whole circle movement; Friction control system
Telescope Attachment: Dove Tail Plate
Accessories: PL20mm; PL6.3mmVixen Product Number: 39954