Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope Review

AstroMaster 130EQ – Dual purpose telescope – both terrestrial and celestial observation

Celestron – the brand that retains to be the pioneer in the optical industry by way of meeting every contingency to stringent quality is the main reason for it to be in the forefront. Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope comes under the AstroMaster series that are been projected with many enduring features.

Overview: This Telescope is best suited for those who involve in both terrestrial and celestial observations. Without any compromises, it telescope delivers the best and correct image of the land and the sky. With the modish look and stylish exterior, it brings pride to its owners and is best suited for beginners and intermediary level users.

Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope

Type: Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Celestial and Terrestrial Telescope with the Reflector type of construction picturise the viewing object with the required clarity. It provides clearer view with better contract levels of the viewing objects.

Application: The user of this model belongs to wider field as its supports dual purpose. Right from watching the Moon and the Planets to the field end grounds and mountain tops it works competitively to satisfy the user.


  • The focal length and the focal ratio are 650mm and 5 respectively. This supports the magnifying ability of the telescope.
  • With the objective lens diameter of 130mm the brightness gets determined to the object under view. This is large enough to penetrate the deeper sky and viewing the Galaxy.
  • Found in this Telescope are the 2 types of eyepieces that measures 20mm and 10mm which gives the magnification ability of 33x and 65x respectively.
  • The highest useful magnification is 307x and this powers up even the blur images say the rings of Saturn and the far away planet.

Physical: Precisely it has an optical coating of aluminium that has the power of producing high reflection, they are been known for its durability and the optical tube measures the length of 24 inches. The mount of this model is CG-3 Equatorial type, which gives the flexibility to follow the objects without any interruption. Appreciated is its well-designed tripod that belongs to the type of 1.25” with steel tube legs.


  • This model comes with the built-on Star Pointer finder scope that locates the desired object easily and eliminates the trouble in following it. This is a permanent solution of finder scope.
  • This telescope gives the feasibility of quick and easy set up that requires no tool for setting to function.
  • The tube attachment is with the Dovetail bar that can remove with a quick release and features with no tool set up.
  • Found is a deluxe accessory tray that permits convenient storage of accessories like the paper, pen for taking notes.
  • Provided with Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Equatorial Mount Telescope is planetarium software with 10000 objects database and images. The software is been known as “The Sky Level 1”.

Warranty: This model comes with the manufacturer warranty for 2 years limited.

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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope  – Technical Specification Table

Manufacturer Celestron
Model Name AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope
Telescope Type Reflector
Magnification 33x , 65x
Focal length 650mm
Focal ratio 5
Aperture 130mm
Eye piece 20 mm, 10mm
Optical coating Aluminium
Tripod 1.25″ steel tube legs
Light gathering power 345x
Mount CG-3 Equatorial
Finderscope Built-on star pointer
Weight 12.7 kg
Warranty 2 years limited

One Response to “Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope Review”

  1. Ken Tait says:

    I bought one of these earlier this year as a starter telescope. Although on the whole I am pleased with it, I do have a few gripes. The worst part of the thing is the tripod. Within a week one of the cross braces had broken, Celestron wouldn’t supply me with a replacement – not even when I offered to pay for it. Also the RA control is rubbish – can never get it to work correctly.

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