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Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD Reflector Telescope w/ Motor Drive

SKU: CLS-31051

A finely tuned telescope is one that features well coated glass optics for clear crisp imaging as well as smooth tracking system for easy tracking - the Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD Reflector Telescope w/ Motor Drive is all that, and more. This model (code: 31051) comes with a motorised drive for automatic tracking.

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Regular Price: $619.00

Special Price $519.00

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Celestron Astromaster

The Astromaster series was designed by Celestron for beginners with a passion to take their interest to take a step further. It is no exception with the Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD Reflector Telescope w/ Motor Drive. In fact, featuring a large aperture, 5.12 inches, this telescope can take you on exciting discoveries of the night sky.

This model is packaged with a motor drive to make tracking of sky objects easy. With a simple touch of a button, this drive can gradually change directions and point to a desired object. There are no complicated nuts, bolts and screws needed to attach the motor drive to this telescope. In fact, almost no tools are required so you can get started on your hobby almost instantaneously! 

Features of the Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD Reflector Telescope w/ Motor Drive.

  • Motor Drive for the automatic tracking
  • Quick and easy no-tool setup
  • Permanently mounted StarPointer
  • Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
  • Quick release dovetail attachment - no tool setup
  • German Equatorial mount with Setting circles - to accurately locate and track sky objects
  • Rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25" steel tube legs - Provides a rigid and stable platform
  • All coated glass optics for clear, crisp images
  • Deluxe accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
  • “The SkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images


Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture (mm) 130 mm (5.12 in)
Focal Length (mm) 650 mm (26 in)
Focal Ratio 5
Eyepiece 1 (mm) 20 mm (0.79 in)
Magnification 1 33 x
Eyepiece 2 (mm) 10 mm (0.39 in)
Magnification 2 65 x
Finderscope Built-on StarPointer
Mount CG-3 Equatorial
Tripod 1.25" steel tube legs
Weight (lbs) 24 lbs (11 kg)
Highest Useful Magnification 307 x
Lowest Useful Magnification 19 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.1
Light Gathering Power 345 x
Angular Field of View (deg) 1.5 °
Linear Field of View (@1000 yards) 79 ft (24 m)
Optical Coatings Aluminum
Optical Coat Length 24 in (610 mm)
Tube Attachment  Dovetail Bar
Motor Drive Included

About Celestron
Celestron was founded by Tom Johnson whose first telescope design was a simple 6-inch reflector, built for his young son. He gradually progressed to making larger scopes in more sophisticated designs. Today, the Celestron company is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing optical equipment including telescopes (computerised and non-computerised), binoculars, spotting scopes and its accompanying accessories. Celestron's legacy spans 50 years, and has grown to enjoy recognition from amateurs to serious astronomers globally. The company seeks to remain innovative by growing its product offerings, while supporting science education around the world.

Product Code: 31051

Additional Information

Additional Information

Eyepiece 1 20mm
Eyepiece 2 10mm
Finderscope Make Built-on StarPointer
Electronic Hand Control No
Motor Drive Yes
Focal Ratio 5
Focal Length 650mm
Mount Type German Equatorial
Aperture 130mm
Tube Length 610mm
Highest Magnification 325x (with 4mm and 2 times barlow)
Warranty Information 2 Years
Additional Specifications of Product Comes with: “The SkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images


Customer Reviews

Great service Review by Mrs. Hallett
Overall Score
Telescope arrived 3 days following my online purchase and in good order. Thank you, I had great experience on email with your service team and appreciate all the advice and honest opinions provided. (Posted on 26/09/2015)
Good firs ttelesocpe Review by FordJ
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This is my first telescope. Optics are pretty good. Tripod is solid.

I have recently learned that I should be looking for a telescope that is at least 8 inches in diameter width, to maximise my viewing. I should have saved for a 150mm or a 200mm, on hindsight.

All that said, still a brilliant telescope with great optics, and highly recommended to a first time telescope owner. (Posted on 26/09/2015)
Love it! Review by Emily
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I Love It! Got it as a gift from my Boyfriend because I was obsessed with Astronomy and all the planets.
Saw jupiter and it's moons, The moon was in amazing detail. I need more eyepieces now (Posted on 15/08/2012)

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