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Vixen R130Sf Reflector Telescope with Porta II Mount

Item# VIX039
 
4.0

(8 Ratings)

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  • 5.1 inch Reflector Optical Tube
  • Brand new Porta II Mount
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 20mm and 6.3mm eyepieces
  • A great portable setup thats great for grab-and-go
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Description

The R130Sf 5” Newtonian telescope comes standard with the 6 x30 finder and dovetail tube plate that attaches quickly to the Porta II Mount. It’s the perfect medium aperture, pick up and go package. The PORTA II gives great performance when viewing objects at high magnification, the damping and vibration being significantly reduced as compared to other lesser quality telescope mounts.

 

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 PortaMount II is quality through and through, it's not going to just fall apart on you and it would be oh-so-easy to adapt any number of other telescopes right to it just as easily as the R130Sf went into place with that blessed universal dovetail."
 

Package Details

The R130Sf with Porta II Package comes complete with:

  • R130Sf 5.1 inch f/5.0 Optical Tube
  • Finder Bracket
  • 1 1/4 ” eyepiece adapter
  • Eyepieces: PL 20mm, PL 6.3mm
  • Tube Rings
  • Dove-tail-plate
  • Porta Mount with locking extension legs, accessory tray, slow-motion controls, adjustment tool set and removable mount head.

Supplier Sku:
39954
Shipping Restrictions:
Ships to most international destinations, APOs, and FPOs.

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters , Viewing Nebulae , Viewing the Moon , Viewing the Planets

Features

Alt-Az Mount

Configuration

18 lbs Weight Optical Tube

Brand

Vixen

Finderscope

6x30

Telescopes Series

Vixen R130Sf Reflector Telescopes

Optical Design

Reflector

Aperture

130mm

Focal Length

650mm

Focal Ratio

f/5

Mount Design

Porta Mount

Highest Useful Magnification

260x

Objective Lens Size Code

130

User Level

For the Enthusiast

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Vixen R130Sf Reflector Telescope with Porta II Mount
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (6)
  • Quality lenses (4)
  • Accurate (3)

Cons

  • Poor lens quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect!

By Arun

from Bangalore

About Me Professional Guide

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Difficult To Focus

Best Uses

  • Astronomy
  • Low Visibility

Comments about Vixen R130Sf Reflector Telescope with Porta II Mount:

I've been owning this telescope for more than 5 yrs now and i must say,it has very well lived upto its expectations of being a quality instrument.
i'd bought this when i was a teenager having a serious interest in astronomy and for my first scope,i wanted something really good.
so years of research(yes,when you are kid and you want all the bells and whistles) i finally settled on to this with the hope of moving up into a better scope as the years rolled by.

Now,about the scope,
its of really good quality,the optics are fantastic and even after these long years,the views are still gorgeous.
its more suited to viewing star clusters and faint objects,the fast ratios and wide field treat you with superb views of deep sky objects and even though i use filters in planetary viewing,I've never really been pleased with the views of Jupiter,it appeared bright but a little out of detail,could be the skies though.
the stock eyepieces are good delivering good contrast and sharpness, i do recommend purchasing additional eyepieces it to get wider field of view.
The mount is rock solid and it anchors the telescope well,its lightweight and easy to carry,

the only let down i felt was the long focuser,i wouldn't have mind the longer tube length but the extension tube attachment makes it seem a bit long and the focuser isn't good at higher powers.
all in all,its a wonderful package,it maybe a bit pricey compared to the others,you can get much better deals and if i were to buy it today at the given budget,i'd still pick this over others,
its good quality,reliable and you get what you pay for!
its one of the best grab and go telescopes around

 
2.0

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By Richard

from St. Michaels, MD

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Fairly simple to operate
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Difficult To Focus
  • Poor Lens Quality
  • Terrible documentation

Best Uses

  • Astronomy

Comments about Vixen R130Sf Reflector Telescope with Porta II Mount:

The documentation for this product seems to have been written first in Japanese, then translated to English by someone for whom English is not a native language. It is skimpy and incomplete, and woefully inadequate for a beginning astronomy fan. Both slow-motion controls failed and 15 days have elapsed since Vixon said their replacements were in the mail from California. All of this makes me a skeptical second-time buyer of more Vixen products

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice scope. Great mount

By Carl

from Aberdeen, MD

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Vixen R130Sf Reflector Telescope with Porta II Mount:

    I’ve owned the Vixen R130Sf now for about 2 years. It has been right from the start a good scope. I bought it in the Porta mount package. The initial images of the moon and Jupiter were eye watering and I especially liked the way the slow motion controls kept the object in sight without making it all jittery like my older (and cheaper) scope did. Last summer we had the chance to get out in the country and that’s when the 5” mirror did its best. I was able to show my wife and kids some pretty cool clusters and nebula. It was just fun scanning through the Milky Way galaxy with the slow motion controls.
    The two eyepieces that come with the scope are good but I did wind up buying an additional 40mm eyepiece for extra wide views.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very nice scope, great first scope

    By Karl

    from Charlotte NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Comfortable Eyepiece
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Vixen R130Sf Reflector Telescope with Porta II Mount:

      As my first real telescope I really like the Vixen. It has really lived up to the research I did before buying it. I searched the forums and found what folks were saying. Overall a good buy!

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Optics,Great surpise

      By star catcher

      from sa,california

      About Me Professional Guide

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durability
      • Grab and Go
      • Less maintanence
      • Quality Lenses
      • Reliable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Highpower uncomfertable
      • Magnification

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Vixen R130Sf Reflector Telescope with Porta II Mount:

      i bought this scope from an authorised vixen dealer.at first sight the telescope is a real eye catcher.it is very easy to use and the optics are of exceptional quality.The 20mm and 6.3mm plossol was quiet remarkable,although the quality could have been a little better.the scope is good at astrophotography but if you are a serious photo enthusiast consider replacing the focusser as it is quiet shaky when you load a lot of heavy things to it.contrast,and sharpness was great and the visibility of the rings of saturn was remarkable.there are many things which affect a scopes performance including light pollution,turbulance, chill etc overall a great package .the scope can be upgraded to suit the users intrest.i suggest buying a quality filter set,barlow lense and u are good to go.

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