• Frys.com #6906937
  • Manufacturer: CELESTRON
  • UPC #050234311533
  • Model #SkyProdigy 130
  • THE SMARTEST TELESCOPE IN THE UNIVERSE! A truly revolutionary product with ground breaking technology, SkyProdigy? is the product of a culmination of decades of telescope advancements. It combines electronic motors, an intelligent on-board computer, a digital camera and StarSense? technology to create an automatic, instant alignment telescope that requires no input from the user. Simply turn it on, push a button and enjoy the view! It?s that easy. The SkyProdigy?s automatic alignment process takes only a few minutes, then you will be ready to select from thousands of objects to view. Not sure what to look at? Select the Sky Tour option; this feature offers a customized list of the best objects in the sky to view for your exact time and location anywhere in the world!



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    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # SkyProdigy 130 )


    General Features

    • Fully Automatic Alignment Procedure

    • Fully Computerized Altazimuth Mount

    • Quick-Release Fork Arm Mount and Optical Tube for Easy, Quick No Tool Set Up

    • Sturdy Stainless Steel Tripod and Accessory Tray

    • CD-ROM The SkyX First Light Edition Astronomy Software Which Provides Education About the Sky

    • Battery Pack Providing over 30 Hours of Power

    Computerized Mount Features

    • Proven Computer Control Technology

    • Database Allows Telescope to Automatically Locate Over 4,000 Celestial Objects

    • Proprietary StarSense Technology Provides a Completely Automatic Alignment Process with No User Intervention Required

    • Flash Upgradeable Hand Control Software for Downloading Product Updates Over the Internet

    Technical Specifications



    Optical Design

    Newtonian Reflector


    130 mm (5.12 in)

    Focal Length (mm)

    650 mm (26 in)

    Focal Ratio


    Eyepiece 1 (mm)

    25 mm (0.98 in)

    Magnification 1

    26 x

    Eyepiece 2 (mm)

    9 mm (0.35 in)

    Magnification 2

    72 x




    Motorized Altazimuth

    Accessory Tray

    No Tool, Quick release

    CD ROM

    The SkyX First Light Edition astronomy software



    Weight (lbs)

    18 lbs (8.16 kg)

    Highest Useful Magnification

    307 x

    Lowest Useful Magnification

    19 x

    Limiting Stellar Magnitude


    Resolution (Rayleigh)

    1.07 arc seconds

    Resolution (Dawes)

    0.89 arc seconds

    Photographic Resolution

    400 line/mm

    Light Gathering Power

    345 x

    Angular Field of View (deg)

    1.9 °

    Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)

    103 ft (31 m)

    Secondary Mirror Obstruction

    1.7 in (43 mm)

    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter


    Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area

    11 %

    Optical Coatings

    Aluminum with SiO2 overcoat

    Slew Speeds

    Nine slew speeds: 3°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, .5°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x

    Tracking Rates

    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar

    Tracking Modes


    Alignment Procedures

    StarSense Automatic Alignment, Solar System Align

    Computer Hand Control

    Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable



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    Technical Specifications   [return to top]
     Specification Value
    Type: Reflector
    Mount Type: Altazimuth
    Features: Computerized

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