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Sky-Watcher Virtuoso GTi 130P - 130 mm f/5 GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian - S21210

Sky-Watcher USA   ——   SKU: SWU-S21210
$590.00 CAD
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Skywatcher Virtuoso GTi 130P TableTop Dobsonian

 The Sky-Watcher Virtuoso GTi 130 mm f/5 collapsible tabletop Dobsonian is the ultimate combination of convenience, flexibility, and light-gathering power, and it now comes with Wi-Fi!  Ideally suited for both the beginner astronomy enthusiast looking for a first telescope and as a casual backyard/travel alternative for the experienced observer, this portable telescope boasts big views and is the perfect camping companion for your dark sky getaways. 

The Sky-Watcher 130P Virtuoso GTi has undergone a major transformation from the original Sky-Watcher Virtuoso in all the ways that matter: Larger aperture, faster focal ratio, a collapsible optical tube assembly, and built-in Wi-Fi for full GoTo telescope control via a smartphone with the free Sky-Watcher SynScan app for iOS and Android.  While the original Virtuoso from Sky-Watcher was more focused on planetary, solar, and lunar viewing with its long focal length and included solar filter, this Virtuoso GTi telescope borrows its collapsible optical tube design from the popular line of Flextube and Heritage Sky-Watcher Dobsonians for a versatile package that does it all. 

The Virtuoso GTi 130P features Sky-Watcher’s Radiant™ Aluminum Quartz (RAQ™) coatings on all optical surfaces for bright, bold views, and comes complete with everything you need to start exploring the night sky mere minutes out of the box including a red dot finder and two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm).  With the free SynScan Pro app – available for iOS and Android -- the user has access to a database that contains over 10,000 objects, including Messier, NGC, IC, and Caldwell catalogs. Align on the stars using one of four alignment methods to put Virtuoso GTi's internal computer to work and track objects like the Sun, Moon, and stars at precise rates.  Also included is Sky-Watcher's patented Freedom Find™  technology uses dual encoders to allow manual control while retaining alignment and position information, providing exceptional convenience and flexibility while viewing.

Skywatcher Virtuoso GTi 130P Highlights...

  • 130mm aperture for bright, bold views 
  • Fast f/5 optics for increased light gathering power 
  • 650mm focal length perfect for viewing the Moon, planets, galaxies, and nebulae 
  • Built in Wi-Fi and full GoTo performance via the SynScan Pro app 
  • Patented Freedom Find™  technology uses dual encoders to allow manual control while retaining alignment
  • Collapsible optical tube for easy storage and transportation 
  • Proprietary Radiant™ Aluminum Quartz (RAQ™) coatings for 94% reflectivity 
  • Virtuoso GTi mount accepts V-style dovetail 
  • Tracking rates: solar, lunar, sidereal, and alignment-free solar tracking 
  • Alignment modes: One-Star, Brightest Star, North-Level Alignment, Three-Star 
  • Powered by 8 AA batteries or external 12V power supply (not included) 
  • Free SynScan Pro app features a database containing over 10,000 objects, including Messier, NGC, IC, and Caldwell catalogs
  • Includes Virtuoso GTi base and mount assembly, optical tube assembly, red dot finder, 25mm and 10mm Super eyepieces

Specifications for Sky-Watcher 130P Virtuoso GTi Telescope

Optical Specifications
Optical Design Newtonian
Mirror Coating Protected Aluminum
Reflectivity 94%
Mirror Type (Monolithic/Conical/Fused conical) Monolithic
Glass Type Borosilicate
Primary Aperture (mm) 130
F/Ratio 5
Focal Length (mm) 650mm
Secondary Diameter (minor axis) 40mm
Secondary Obstruction by Diameter 31%
Secondary Obstruction by Area 10%
Primary cell supports (how many support points) Edge Support
Optical Quality Diffraction limited (1/4 wave)
Collimatable Cell Secondary & Primary
Mechanical Specifications
Focuser Type Helical
Focuser Size 1.25"
Focuser: Dual or Single Speed Single
Compression Ring No
Optical Tube length (exten/retract) 25"/14.75"
Optical Tube weight 6.5 pounds
Assembled base weight 10.9 pounds
Total Weight 17.3 pounds
Type of bearing used (telfon/roller) Roller
Hardware included with base Yes
Collapsible Tube Yes
Tripod Mount 3/8 thread block
Electronic Specifications (GoTo only models)
Required Power 12v/AAs (8x)
Power port diameter 2.1mm
Freedom Find Yes
Clutch Type Hand Clutch
Can clutches be adjusted Yes
Built-in WiFi Yes
Hand Controller Optional
Database Complete Messier, Caldwell, NGC, IC and SAO catalogs, user defined objects. Total 10,000+ objects
Accessories
Eyepieces 25mm and 10mm SUPER eyepiece (1.25")
Collimation eyepiece Yes
Included finder Red Dot
Mounting Hardware Dobsonian
Additional Accessories None
Manual Yes
Case No
Shipping Weight 20 pounds
Shipping Dimensions (Box 1 / Box) 23"x17"x17"
Observational Info
Dawes Limit 0.89
Rayleigh Limit 1.04
Limiting Magnitude 13.05
Minimum Magnification 18x
Maximum Magnification 256x
Magnification with included eyepieces 26x (25mm)/65x (10mm)
Light Gather (compared to next size down) 56% (Compared to 100mm telescope)
Intended use Visual
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