Brand: Sky-Watcher

Sky-Watcher Heritage 130 Collapsible Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope (S11705)

S11705

Brand: Sky-Watcher

Sky-Watcher Heritage 130 Collapsible Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope (S11705)

S11705

By using a lightweight 130mm parabolic primary mirror and a compact, manual azimuth mount, the Heritage 130 is the perfect blend of portability and aperture, just as Newton intended.
  • Large 130mm aperture delivers crisp, contrast-rich views of the Moon, planets, and so much more
  • Fast f/5 focal ratio, 650mm focal length
  • Borosilicate parabolic primary mirror with Sky-Watcher's proprietary Radiant Aluminum Quartz (RAQ)
  • Collapsible tube design retains collimation while providing increased portability and easy storage
  • 1.25-inch helical focuser
  • Tabletop design with rubber feet to minimize vibration and increased stability
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Product Description

In 1668, Sir Isaac Newton invented the first reflector telescope. By using mirrors instead of optical lenses, Newton was able to increase the aperture of his telescope while reducing the overall size of the tube, leading to brighter views of the night sky. The Heritage 130 pays homage to this design by honoring some of the great astronomers throughout history: Galileo, Messier, Kepler, Newton, among others. By using a lightweight 130mm parabolic primary mirror and a compact, manual azimuth mount, the Heritage 130 is the perfect blend of portability and aperture, just as Newton intended.

Collecting 319% more light than the human eye, the Heritage 130 is a powerful tabletop dobsonian capable of delivering stunning views of planets, galaxies and nebulae while remaining affordable. Each mirror is constructed of durable borosilicate glass with our signature Radiant Aluminum Quartz (RAQ) coating. The Heritage 130 uses a unique system that allows it to be collapsed for easy portability and storage while retaining collimation.

Its lightweight azimuth base uses Teflon bearings for smooth, accurate slewing and has an altitude locking knob for steady viewing. The base also features skid resistant, vibration suppressing rubber feet, offering a stabilized view while allowing the telescope to be setup virtually anywhere with minimal vibration, making this telescope the perfect camping companion.

What can I see with a Sky-Watcher Heritage 130 Collapsible Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope (S11705)?

Here are some simulated views of common objects. Results with your telescope will vary with viewing conditions, obrits, equipment and more.

Jupiter with

25mm Eyepiece - 26x Magnification

(Included with This Telescope)

Jupiter with

10mm Eyepiece - 65x Magnification

(Included with This Telescope)

Jupiter with

5mm Eyepiece - 130x Magnification

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Moon with 25mm Eyepiece

26x Magnification

(Included with This Telescope)

Moon with 10mm Eyepiece

65x Magnification

(Included with This Telescope)

Moon with 5mm Eyepiece

130x Magnification

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Andromeda with 36mm Eyepiece

18x Magnification

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Andromeda with 25mm Eyepiece

26x Magnification

(Included with This Telescope)

Andromeda with 10mm Eyepiece

65x Magnification

(Included with This Telescope)

What's in the Box

  • Optical Tube Assembly
  • Base
  • Red Dot Finderscope
  • 1.25" 25mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" 10mm Eyepiece

Specifications

Optical Info
Optical Design Newtonian
Mirror Coatings Radiant Aluminum Quartz (RAQ) coatings with 94% reflectivity
Glass Type Borosilicate
Primary Aperture (mm) 130
F/Ratio 5
Focal Length (mm) 650
Secondary Diameter 40mm
Secondary Obstruction (by diameter) 31%
Secondary Obstruction by Area 10%
Observational Info
Dawes Limit 0.89
Rayleigh Limit 1.04
Limiting Mag. 13.05
Minimum Magnification 18x
Maximum Magnification 256x
Light Gathering (compared to 100mm telescope) 56%
General Info
Focuser 1.25" Helical
OTA Length (Retract/Ext.) 14.75"/25"
OTA Outer Diameter 168mm
OTA Weight (with accessories) 6.5 pounds
Dob Base Weight 13.5 pounds
Dob Base Measurements 14"x17"
Zenith Eyepiece Height 28"
Accessories
Included Finder Red Dot
Included Diagonal No
Included Eyepieces 25mm and 10mm SUPER eyepiece (1.25")
Magnification w/ Included Eyepieces 26x (25mm)/65x (10mm)
Included Case No

Customer Reviews

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Sky-Watcher Heritage 130 Collapsible Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope (S11705)

I bought this telescope with no additional items. It has worked fantastic with great views of the moon and Venus so far. Still waiting to see Jupiter (hasn't ben great weather and also been below the horizon) but I'm sure it will be great.

I was considering pairing this telescope with a 5mm eye piece but just using the 10 & 25mm it came with has been perfect so far! When using the 10 mm eye piece you have to continuously move the telescope to keep up with the object as the zoom is so high. This take some practice but is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Definitely spend some time calibrating the red dot finder as it makes finding object so much easier. (I calibrated it during the day on a large building far away).

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A.D.
130p

Good stuff for the price.

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C.L.
a great starter telescope

As this is my first and only telescope, I won't be able to compare to other options.
With that in mind, I found this purchase to be a great and very easy to use first telescope. Collating the mirror was simple and included the eyepiece necessary to set it up. the included red dot finder sight, was similarily very simple to set up, and seems completely adequate for anything you will want to see with the scope itself.
The compact size makes it fantastic for travelling if you want to bring it out of town, or to a friends to view.
They most obvious downside that I had with it, is the focuser. It's a simple nut holding the eyepiece and is hard , but not impossible, to fine tune. a little lubricant will go a long way on it though.
As for the tracking system, it's only slightly daunting for a first time use, but once you figure out how to properly adjust it, I found it was incredibly accurate, able to bring me directly to many objects you'd want to see.

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