SkyNews, Nov/Dec 2009 - Alan Dyer says, "Images were sharp and free of any significant aberrations or design shortcomings that can blur images in lesser-grade telescopes. Jupiter revealed good detail in its cloud belts, and stars appeared as tightly focused discs at high power, just as the textbooks state they should...You get a lot of telescope for the money with the Heritage 130..."
♦ Collapsed tube length only 14.5 inches. Total weight less than 15 lbs.
♦ Carefully engineered to combine ease of use, extreme portability and consistent performance in an affordable package
♦ Table-top collapsible truss-tube design, no disassembling and collimation required between uses.
♦ Aluminized paraboloidal mirrors, providing sharp and detailed images.
♦ Enough light gathering power to provide outstanding resolution and bright image.
♦ Great all-round astronomical viewing performance
♦ Diameter: 130mm, Focal Length: 650mm, F/Ratio: F5
Consider the Observer's Package for getting the most out of your telescope.
To view the sun - for sunspots, transit of Mercury and partial solar eclipses you will need this solar filter.
Recommended: Instructional Videos for assembly and set-up of a Dobsonian.
Note on Shipping: Shipping charges apply on Dobsonian telescopes