Discover the Universe with the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope! With the largest aperture and most light gathering ability in the AstroMaster series, this telescope offers the brightest, most detailed views under $200. An exceptional value for astronomers of all ages, Celestron's AstroMaster telescopes produce sharp, clear images of the Moon, planets, and even objects beyond our Solar System. You won't believe how easy it is to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with your AstroMaster 130EQ. When used for astronomical viewing, AstroMasters yield breathtaking views of the Moon, Saturn's ring structure, Jupiter's cloud bands and moons, favorite deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, star clusters, and more.
The Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Reflector features all-glass optical elements, smooth operating steel tripod mountings with manual motion controls, and coated optics for enhanced image brightness and clarity. The quick-release, no-tool dovetail attachment makes setup a breeze. It's all anchored by a rugged, pre-assembled tripod with 1.25” steel tube legs, providing a rigid and stable platform. Finally, a deluxe accessory tray helps you keep track of eyepieces and accessories in the dark.
The included "The Sky" Level 1 planetarium software features a 10,000-object database with star maps and enhanced images. Or download Celestron's free SkyPortal planetarium app for your mobile device with over 100,000 objects. It's your perfect companion for a night of stargazing.
Note: This item is not intended for use by children under 12 years of age.
Astromaster 130EQ Key Features
- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Permanently mounted finderscope for easy pointing and aiming
- German equatorial mount with setting circles to accurately locate celestial objects and track them as they move across the sky
- Rugged, pre-assembled tripod with sturdy 1.25" steel tube legs
- 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
Available with or without a Motor Drive
Take your Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ to the next level with a motor drive. This add-on allows the telescope to continuously track an object without the need to touch the telescope. The motor drive automatically turns the telescope at a pace to counter the movement of the Earth. This means if you are looking at Jupiter, there is no need to continue to turn the telescope tracking knobs to keep it in your eyepiece for viewing. With the motor drive, the object you are viewing stays in your eyepiece the entire time.
130mm Newtonian reflector telescope, tripod with accessory tray, 20mm eyepiece, 10mm eyepiece, permanently mounted finderscope, planetarium software
Dimensions & Specifications
Highest Useful Magnification
Objective Lens Size Code
Viewing the Planets
Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters
Viewing the Moon
Celestron AstroMaster Telescopes
For the Beginner
For the Beginner
DocumentationDownload Celestron AstroMaster 130 EQ Instruction Manual
Download Celestron AstroMaster Telescope Quick Set-Up Guide
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.
Celestron warrants all of its products to be free from defects in materials or worksmanship. Celestron offers a limited lifetime warranty for binoculars and spotting scopes. All other products have a 2-year manufacturer's warranty, which covers repairs or replacement in cases of defective components. 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.
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.