The Sky Watcher 130mm Newtonian Telescope (A buyer’s guide)

| February 16, 2012 | 25 Comments

A guide to the Sky Watcher 130mm Newtonian Telescope Available at: Presented by Ralph Bell Produced by The Astronomy and Nature Centre in association with ARB Media Productions.
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More expensive telescope mounts have smoother adjustment controls. Compare mounts for telescopes with buying tips in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has served as a sales and customer service representative for Anacortes Telescope in Anacortes, Wash. for several years. He enjoys introducing people to the science & art of astronomy. Filmmaker: Curtis Enlow


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  1. neil19781978 says:

    I bought one of these and saw Jupiter within minutes of setting it up. I can’t wait to see Saturn.

  2. Diddleshot says:

    Bought this telescope from The Astronomy & Nature Centre place, a brilliant supplier, highly recommended.

  3. m4n52k10 says:

    @AstronomyAndNatureTV Thanks that really helped =)

  4. AstronomyAndNatureTV says:

    @m4n52k10 Hi – it sounds as though the secondary mirror (the mirror near the focuser at the top of the tube) may be dewing up. When this happens remove the eyepiece and shine a torch into the scope and examine the surface of the mirror for dew. Hope this helps. Regards A&NC

  5. m4n52k10 says:

    i have a Newtonian Telescope but sometimes when i look threw the eyepiece i see a blurry image every where i look but the next day its fine not sure what this means

  6. Vulpes217 says:

    The moon looks great through this scope.

  7. 12POSEIDON12 says:

    thanks for upload

  8. AstronomyAndNatureTV says:

    @xVeraful Hi there, thanks for watching! The change of livery colour does not, to the best of our knowledge, mark any design change of the telescope mechanics or optics. A&NC

  9. harmz2005 says:

    mine arrived about 30 minutes ago and I’ve just finished setting it up… hurry up night time!!

  10. rampike74 says:

    I have got a similar 114/500.

  11. Dutchlowie says:

    looking good

  12. Dutchlowie says:

    Nice video , nice telescope

  13. TheMeanEYE says:

    Am going to buy SkyWatcher 150/1200 Newtonian telescope. Anyone has experience with these? Are they good?

  14. bicnarok says:

    Looks great, ive got a bresser 114mm. Love it.

  15. TheHobieBoy says:

    @pappabilo hhmm mine is sky prodigy 130 by celestron google it :-)

  16. pappabilo says:

    I bought a SkyWatcher Explorer-130p and it will be delivered tomorrow, thnx for the vid. I’m a first user of telescopes and hope i got a good one and have fun with it.

  17. xVeraful says:

    There’s a black version of the 130mm, is there any difference?

  18. musiclearner9222 says:

    Very helpful video! THankyou so much!

  19. susan2016 says:

    Excellent video. Very well explained. Thank you for doing this and sharing your knowledge. I’ve just bought a telescope and am going now to collect it so will probably be watching this many times tonight!

  20. penipog says:

    i have been researching scopes all day and this is the telescope i decided upon with a lot of help from this video. easy and simple to follow instructions.

  21. MegaSuzukiboy says:

    my christmas gift from my girl :)

  22. sigurdur63 says:

    omg I love this guy

  23. cutehaircut123 says:

    you are the best.

  24. Antardrews says:

    what is the difference betwen the short tube or long tube telescopes. im a beginner and want to buy a telescope to see the moon and other planets like venus, mars, jupiter and saturn. Will a short tube like the one from the ”Orion ShortTube 80-A Refractor Telescope” be good for me?
    someone answer please

  25. kef9 says:

    This guy is brilliant. Thanks for all your advice!!!

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