Sky-Watcher Black Diamond 130mm f/5 Photo Reflector Maximize

Sky-Watcher Black Diamond 130mm f/5 Photo Reflector

The Sky-Watcher Black Diamond 130/650 Photo Reflector OTA is a 130mm aperture f/5 Newtonian reflector with diffraction limited optics, all the light gathering power you need for visual use or astrophotography! The large aperture resolves faint, extended objects like nebulae and galaxies, and reveals fine details of lunar craters, even in light -polluted Singapore night sky!

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S$ 350.00

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The 130/650 Photo Reflector is equipped with an excellent Crayford dual speed focuser allowing fast, coarse regulation followed by a precise 10:1 reduction adjustment knob to reach the optimal focus. A 3 element 28mm LET eyepiece is provided, allowing 23x magnification and a 56° apparent field of view with 20mm of eye relief. The aluminised primary mirror is aspheric (parabolic profile) offering an optical system free from spherical aberration. The secondary mirror is thin to allow fast cooling and it is held by extra thin spider supports for minimal diffraction spike effects on bright stars and increased contrast.

Suitable for beginners. We suggest pairing this telescope with the highly-acclaimed Vixen PORTA II Mount with HAL-130 Heavy Duty Tripod for stable obeservation. Another option would be the amazing Vixen APZ Mount, if you have a bigger budget. The APZ Mount can also be upgraded to become a German Equatorial Mount, which is the standard mount for serious stargazers.

In The Box:

  • SkyWatcher Black Diamond 130/650 Photo Reflector OTA
  • 28mm LET Eyepiece
  • 8×50 Finder Scope
  • 130mm Tube Rings
  • Dovetail Bar

This professional  version comes with a dual speed focuser. This has a 1:10 reduction ratio for sensitive focusing which is most important for astrophotography, but is also very useful for visual observing. The tube length has been slightly shortened compared to the Explorer P version and the secondary mirror has consequently been enlarged in order to further optimize the system for astrophotography.

 The difference to a normal 130mm Newtonian telescope:

  • better focuser: most 130mm Newtonian telescopes only have a basic 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser.
  • sufficient focus travel for astrophotography: ordinary Newtonian telescopes have only very short back focus


Features of this telescope:

  • OTA with130mm aperture and 650mm focal length
  • 6x30 finder scope
  • 2", 28mm eyepiece
  • parabolic 130mm mirror
  • 2" Crayford focuser with 1:10 reduction ratio
  • easy adaption to cameras
  • T-2 thread provided
  • tube ring clamps and dovetail rail
  • thin secondary mirror vanes for higher contrast