Vixen Advanced Polaris Mount with R130Sf Reflector Telescope

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  • 5” f/5 reflector telescope offers a bright, wide field of view
  • Explore the planets, the Moon, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters!
  • The AP equatorial mount is modular, it easily accepts optional motors
  • Manual slow motion controls provide silent, smooth movements
  • Telescope connects to mount with rings and Vixen dovetail
  • R130SF reflector accessories include two eyepieces and a 6x30 finder
  • AL130 Tripod is metal and has adjustable legs
  • No power required, this telescope can go anywhere
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  • Description

    The Vixen 39978 consists of the 5” R130SF reflector and an Advanced Polaris Equatorial Mount and Tripod. This is a great entry or intermediate level telescope package that can grow as your enjoyment of the hobby of astronomy does! The AP mount is modular in design, and can accept a variety of modules to expand its functionality, including motors, hand controllers, and more. And since the mount can handle more weight than that of the included 5” reflector, you can add a different telescope tube assembly when you want to change it up a bit. In the meantime, enjoy views of the planets and bright deep sky objects, and have fun using this very smooth, well made equatorial mount!

    About the R130SF Reflector Telescope

    This lightweight 5” Newtonian reflector telescope is a favorite of many new astronomers because it features remarkable light gathering with sharp images for its price and size. With a standard 20mm Plőssl, more than the entire moon fills the eyepiece. You’ll view innumerable star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. The visual observer will enjoy wide views of deep sky objects. Actual groups of nebula or clusters can be viewed at the same time with this instrument.

    The Vixen R130Sf Newtonian Telescope comes standard with the 6 x 30 finder scope, 2 eyepieces and dovetail tube plate that fits on all the Vixen mounts. This telescope mounts easily on the Advanced Polaris-M Mount with the universal dovetail attachment system. 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".

    About the Vixen Advanced Polaris Mount

    The Vixen Advanced Polaris is an easy to use, versatile manual German equatorial mount that is designed to be easily transformed into a variety of configurations. This classic equatorial mount is ideally suited for both beginners, who want a simple to use equatorial mount, and experienced observers, who want a basic Grab and Go Equatorial Mount.

    The Advanced Polaris Mount securely supports your telescope for comfortable night sky observing. With its friction control system, the mount can be quickly moved to your target object, and slow motion controls on both RA and Dec allow for smooth manual movements once your choice of object is in the field of view.

    A wide selection of accessories and modules are available to customize the Advanced Polaris mount as you see fit. This manual EQ mount comes with the Vixen AL130 Tripod and a 2.2 pound counterweight.

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    What's Included

    • Vixen R130SF 5” Refractor
    • Vixen Advanced Polaris Equatorial Mount
    • 2.2 lb. counterweight
    • AL130 Tripod
    • 6x30 Finderscope and Bracket
    • 6.3 mm Eyepiece
    • 20 mm Eyepiece
    • Tube Rings
    • Vixen-style Dovetail

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Optical Design:

    Parabolic Mirror Reflector


    5 inches (130 mm)

    Focal Ratio:


    Focal Length:

    650 mm

    Resolving Power:

    0.89 arc seconds

    Limiting Magnitude:


    Light Gathering Power:


    Finder Scope:


    Field of View:

    7 degrees

    OTA Diameter:

    160 mm

    OTA Weight:

    8.8 pounds


    20 mm and 6.3 mm Plossl

    Mounting Type:

    Tube Rings and Vixen Dovetail

    Mount Type:

    German Equatorial

    Load Capacity:

    13.2 lb.

    RA and DEC Slow Motion:

    Worm and Wheel Gears

    Number of Teeth:


    RA Axis:

    59mm diameter, aluminum alloy

    Declination Axis:

    59mm diameter, aluminum alloy

    Altitude Adjustment:

    0° ~ 65 degrees latitude

    Azimuth Adjustment:

    1.4° per rotation

    Number of Bearings:


    Counterweight Bar:

    20mm diameter


    2.2 lb.



    RA Tracking/ Slewing:


    External Power Supply:

    Power not required


    AL130, adjustable from 21 to 45.5 inches

    Tripod Weight:

    6.6 pounds

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