Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial


Rating:  95

Price at Time of Rating: $299

  • This is the largest reflector telescope in Orion’s SpaceProbe line, and it is by far the best.
  • The short tube (ST) is definitely a step up from the standard SpaceProbe 130 because it gives a wider field of view and brighter images.
  • Many telescopes that cost many times more than this baby use the same diffraction-limited parabolic mirror, which is why this is a great value and a really sweet scope for targeting deep sky objects.
  • The scope includes everything you need: Two eye pieces, a finder scope, a sturdy and precise EQ-2 equatorial mount with dual setting circles and slow-motion hand controls, and a Special Edition of Starry Night astronomy software.

Rating by on July 14, 2016

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