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Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope
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  • Complete 5.1" aperture reflector telescope with full-size adjustable tripod and equatorial (EQ) mount for easy manual tracking of objects in the night sky
  • 900mm focal length and f/6.9 focal ratio makes the SpaceProbe 130 EQ an excellent telescope for viewing wide-field deep-sky objects like cloudy nebulas, distant galaxies, and sparkling open star clusters and bright globular star clusters
  • 130mm optics gulp up light from the night sky for wonderful views of the Moon and planets like Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
  • Sturdy EQ-2 equatorial telescope mount features two slow-motion control knobs so you can keep what you're looking at in the eyepiece for extended views
  • Includes two Explorer II 1.25" Kellner eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal lengths) for two different viewing magnifications, a 6x30 finder scope for easy aiming of the telescope, collimation cap, dust caps, accessory tray, and more!

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Item #  09851b

A lot of folks shopping for their first telescope tell us that they have always had a fascination with the stars. They've wanted to get a telescope for a long time, they say. We understand very well the lure of the night sky. It has intrigued mankind for millennia with its beauty and mysteriousness. And still does. So it's only natural to want to know more about it, to get a closer look.

If you share this fascination, and are ready finally to spring for that telescope you've always wanted, then we suggest you consider the affordable but very capable Orion SpaceProbe 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope. It's not one of those department store type deals notorious for toy-like quality and shoddy performance; it's a bona-fide 5" aperture reflecting telescope which can provide you and your friends and family with bright, pleasing views of many of the wonders of the cosmos. You'll be amazed at the great views of the cratered Moon, stunning planets like Jupiter and Saturn, distant sparkling star clusters, and even far-off nebulas and bright galaxies on especially dark evenings.

Sporting a classic long-tube Newtonian reflector design, the Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope provides great all-around viewing performance. One minute you can be studying lunar crater formations at high power; the next, the ethereal glow of a nebular star factory. A few minutes later, the SpaceProbe 130 EQ can wow you with the ringed visage of Saturn. All served in crisp detail by way of the SpaceProbe 130 reflector telescope's light-gathering 130mm (5.1") primary mirror with a versatile 900mm focal length (f/6.9). The reflector telescope's primary mirror lies at the base of the rolled-steel optical tube, which is outfitted with a smooth-adjusting rack-and-pinion focuser.   

Begin exploring the night sky with the included 25mm Explorer II Eyepiece.

Since it provides moderate magnification, the 25mm eyepiece is a great way to begin exploring interesting objects in the sparkling night sky. The 1.25" Orion 25mm Explorer II eyepiece yields a 36-power view when used with the SpaceProbe 130 reflector telescope, which is ideal for scanning the night sky. You'll be amazed at the crisp views of sights like the cratered surface of the Moon and much more!

Take a closer look with the included 10mm Explorer II Eyepiece.

When you want to study objects with more magnification, use the included 10mm Explorer II eyepiece. The fully coated 10mm Explorer II eyepiece provides a powerful, 90x view when inserted into the SpaceProbe 130 reflector telescope, so you can inspect objects more closely. We recommend starting out with the lower-power 25mm eyepiece, then switching to the 10mm Explorer II to increase magnification.

The included 6x30 finder scope will help you aim the telescope accurately.

The SpaceProbe 130 EQ comes with a 6x30 achromatic finder scope to help home in on celestial targets. Once a simple alignment procedure is carried out, the 6x30 finder scope makes it easy to aim the SpaceProbe reflector accurately at celestial targets like the Moon, bright planets, galaxies and star clusters. Once aligned with the telescope, just peer through the finder scope and move the telescope until the cross hairs are centered on the object you want to see.

The included EQ-2 mount and tripod provides slow-motion control and stable support.

The Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope comes with our sturdy EQ-2 equatorial mount. Slow-motion controls on the EQ-2 mount allow fine manual motion of the telescope so you can keep a target object in the eyepiece field-of-view over an extended period of time. With a minimal amount of practice, you'll be following celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky like a seasoned amateur astronomer.

The Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope weighs just 26.5 lbs. assembled, so transport to the backyard is easily manageable. For even better results, we recommend taking the SpaceProbe to a dark-sky location with minimal streetlights around so your views will enjoy optimal contrast. Thanks to its convenient portability - the optical tube measures 32.5" in length, and the tripod is collapsible - it's easy to pack up the SpaceProbe 130 in the car for excursions to places where starry skies sparkle.

You can buy that telescope you've always wanted today, without going overboard on price. Get the Orion SpaceProbe 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope and discover the joys of stargazing.


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
  • Optical design
  • Optical diameter
  • Focal length
  • Focal ratio
  • Optics type
  • Glass material
    Soda-lime plate
  • Eyepieces
    Explorer II 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    36x, 90x
  • Resolving power
  • Lowest useful magnification
  • Highest useful magnification
  • Highest theoretical magnification
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar & planetary
  • Dovetail bar system
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive sold separately
  • Computerized compatibility
    Not compatible
  • Bearing material
    Friction bearings
  • Latitude range
  • Setting circles
  • Polar-axis scope
    Not available
  • Counterweights
    One 4.8 lb.
  • Tube material
  • Tripod material
  • Counterweight bar length
    8 in.
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
  • Height range of mount
    35.00 in. - 55.50 in.
  • Length of optical tube
    32.5 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    9.7 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    12.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    26.5 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Collimation cap
  • Other features
    2nds are covered by Orion's Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion Reflector optical Tube Assembly
25 mm Orion Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
10mm Orion Explorer II telescope eyepiece (1.25")
Tripod legs
Orion equatorial mount
6x30 Orion finder scope
Finder scope bracket with O-ring
Collimation cap
Tube rings
Counterweight shaft
Tripod accessory tray
Slow-motion control cables
Dust cap
Accessory tray wing screws
Phillips-head screwdriver
Flat-head screwdriver key

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $15.00
3 Day Delivery: $70.00
2 Day Delivery: $70.00
Next Day Delivery: $100.00

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