Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Reflector Telescope

Item #CELE250-1

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  • $279.95
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  • $199.98
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  • A great entry level telescope at an amazing low price
  • Quick, easy no-tool setup
  • Erect Image eyepiece can observe both land or astronomy objects
  • Equatorial Mount setting circles easily helps you locate and track objects
  • Rugged, pre-assembled tripod with steel tube legs
  • All coated glass optics for for clear, crisp images
  • "The Sky" Astronomy Software included with 10,000 object database
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  • Description

    If you're looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the Celestron Astromaster 130 EQ AstroMaster is for you. Each AstroMaster model is capable of giving correct views of land and sky. 
    The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.

    Astromaster 130 EQ Features

    • Quick and easy no-tool setup
    • Permanently mounted StarPointer Finderscope
    • Erect Image Optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
    • Quick release dovetail attachment for a no-tool setup
    • German Equatorial Mount with Setting Circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
    • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25-inch steel tube legs - Provides a stable platform
    • All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
    • Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
    • "The Sky" Level 1 planetarium software with 10,000 object database and enhanced images

    Celestron 2 Year Warranty

    Celestron warrants your product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years. Celestron will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Celestron, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Celestron to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to Celestron together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Celestron.  

    About Celestron

    In the late 1950s, Tom Johnson, founder of Valor Electronics, built a telescope from scratch to introduce his sons to the wonders of stargazing. What began as a hobby soon grew to be Johnson’s driving passion, and in 1960, he formed an Astro-Optical Division within his company. That department eventually became Celestron.

    Prior to Celestron, skilled opticians painstakingly produced high-quality Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes one by one, hand-figuring the glass for hours. Johnson wanted to bring observatory-grade optics to the masses, but achieving his dream required streamlining the manufacturing process. Johnson’s solution was developing ultra-precise match plates, allowing for mass production of the Schmidt corrector. With this groundbreaking new technique, Johnson created Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes of unparalleled quality, and brought them to market at a surprisingly low price. Celestron telescopes were an instant smash success that catapulted the hobby of astronomy to new heights.

    In 1970, Johnson unveiled his landmark product: the Celestron 8, with its standout orange tube, high-end optics, and $1,000 price tag. Armed with the “C8,” thousands of amateur astronomers observed celestial objects previously seen only in professional observatories. The C8 cemented Celestron as an industry game-changer and the world’s premier telescope brand.

    For more than 50 years, Celestron has continued to lead the market, creating dozens of revolutionary new products including telescopes, sport optics, and microscopes. With more than 80 employees around the world, Celestron remains guided by our founding principles as we commit to ever-increasing global growth. Today, we still produce our flagship product—the 14-inch EdgeHD optical tube—at our headquarters in Torrance, California, using Tom Johnson’s signature method.

    What's Included

    Astromaster 130 EQ Telescope, StarPointer Finderscope, Tripod, Accessory Tray, 20mm Eyepiece (32x)

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Optical Design:

    Newtonian Refractor



    Focal Length:


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    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1:


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    Built-on StarPointer

    Mount Type:

    CG-3 Equatorial


    1.25" Steel Tubes

    Highest Useful Magnification:


    Lowest Useful Magnification:


    Limiting Stellar Magnitude:


    Resolution (Rayleigh):

    1.07 arc seconds

    Resolution (Dawes):

    0.89 arc seconds

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    Linear Field of View:

    79 ft @ 1000 Yards

    Optical Coatings:


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    Complete Weight:

    24 lbs


    Celestron 2 Years


    Download Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Instruction Manual
    Download Celestron AstroMaster Telescope Quick Set-Up Guide
  • Product Guarantee

    We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Celestron has a limited lifetime binocular and spotting scope warranty and all other products have a 2 year manufacturer's warranty covers against defects is provided. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty please contact Celestron's Customer Service department at 310-328-9560.

    Return & Exchange Policy

    At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.

Customer Q&A

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  • Q1: I'm looking at the Celestron Astromaster 130mm EQ Reflector and the Celestron Powerseeker 127 EQ, do any of these telescopes have a adaptable motor drive that i can buy separately?


    The AstroMaster and Powerseeker series telescopes use the Celestron Motor Drive for AstroMaster/Powerseeker EQ Telescopes

    Adding a motor drive is a great addition to the telescope.  It will allow for tracking of objects instead of turning the knobs to follow objects.  It also stops the vibration that happens when manually turning the telescope.  A great accessory!

  • Q2: The Celestron Astromaster 130EQ has only 650mm Focal Length while the Celestron Astromaster 114EQ has a 1000mm Focal Length. is this true?

    A: Yes, it's true: The Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ has a 650mm focal length, and the 114EQ has a 1,000mm focal length.

  • Q3: What is the weight and size/dimension of packing box during shipment?

    A: The shipping dimensions are 35Lx19Wx11H inches and the shipping weight is 42lbs.

  • Q4: Why does the Astromaster 130 have a low focal length? Since it is a reflector shouldn't it have a larger focal length?

    A: The focal length of a "pure" Newtonian reflector scope cannot be longer than its optical tube. The Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Reflector telescope's tube is only about 27 inches long. This makes it light and easy to handle, but it limits the focal length to 650mm.

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