The perfect medium aperture, pick up and go scope and mount package. The R130Sf 5" Newtonian telescope comes standard with the 6x30 finder and dovetail tube plate that attaches quickly to the Porta II Mount.The PORTA II gives great performance when viewing objects at high magnification, the damping and vibration being significantly reduced as compared to other lesser quality telescope mounts
.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 ....The Porta II Mount II is quality through and through, it's not going to just fall apart on you and it would be oh-so-easy to adapt any number of other telescopes right to it just as easily as the R130Sf went into place with that blessed universal dovetail".
The R130Sf with Porta II Package comes complete with:
- R130Sf Newtonian Reflector telescope 5.1 inch f/5.0 Optical Tube
- 6x30 finderscope
- Finder Bracket
- 1 1/4" eyepiece adapter
- Eyepieces: PL 20mm, PL 6.3mm
- Tube Rings Dove-tail-plate Porta Mount with locking extension legs, accessory tray, slow-motion controls, adjustment tool set and removable mount head Optical
- Design: Parabolic Mirror Reflector
- Aperture: 130mm
- Focal Length: 650mm
- Focal Ratio: f/12.3
- Coating: Multi Coating
- Resolving Power: 1.45 arc sec
- Limiting Magnitude: 11.3
- Light Gathering Power: 345x
- Finder Scope: 6x30mm
- Finder; Field of View 7degrees
- Adapter Thread: 42mm/ For T-Ring
- Visual Back: 31.7mm Push Fit
- Optical Tube Length: 22.6" (575mm)
- Optical Tube Diameter: 6.3" (160mm)
- Optical Tube Weight: 8.8 lb
- Mount: Port II Altazimuth Mount
- Tripod: Aluminum 2 section adjustable; 90cm to 13cm
- Mount Weight: 15 lb including tripod
- Load Capacity: 20 lbs
- Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion: 120Tooth Wheel Gears whole circle movement; Friction control system
- Telescope Attachment: Dove Tail Plate
- Accessories: Flexible Slow Motion Handles (2), PL20mm; PL6.3mm, 6x30mm Finder Scope, Dovetail Plate, Tube Rings
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Once the set-up was complete the telescope worked very nicely seeing Jupiter and 4 moons quite clearly. I may have to move on to a refractor as observing the night sky is quite addicting.