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Meade LightBridge Mini 130mm Telescope Essentials Bundle
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Meade 130mm LightBridge Mini Dobsonian Essentials Bundle


What a great, easy-to-use telescope! The Meade 5" LightBridge Mini Dobsonian Telescope can be set up on a table in just a few minutes, allowing you to view the Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and its rings, the amazing Orion Nebula, and many other bright celestial objects. This Essential Bundle from High Point includes the Meade LightBridge Mini 130mm Telescope, as well as some helpful accessories that will make astronomy fun and easy! We've included these extra accessories:


  • Four filters that will enhance viewing of the Moon and planets. You'll get a Light Blue, Light Red, Yellow and Neutral Density (Moon) filter. Each 1.25" filter threads onto the barrel of either of the two eyepieces that are included with the LightBridge Mini.

  • A 2X Barlow lens. This is a great accessory! When a 1.25" eyepiece is inserted into the Barlow, it doubles the magnification! That means instead of two different magnifications you'll have four!

  • An 11" diameter Guide to the Stars Planisphere. This rotating star chart will help you find your bearings in the night sky. All you have to do is line up the wheel with the approximate date you are observing, and the stars on the planisphere will match the stars in the sky!

Meade LightBridge Mini 130 Highlights



If you want a portable telescope that sets up in a flash and doesn’t get bogged down with alignment procedures, power supplies, or controllers, take a look at the Meade 130 LightBridge Mini!



With over 5” of aperture, this Newtonian reflector will provide bright views of the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, as well as a wide range of deep-sky objects like galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and double stars. The Meade LightBridge Mini 130 has a fast focal ratio of f/5, which means you’ll enjoy wide angle views of the sky. This makes it easier to hunt down celestial treasures, and see larger objects in their entirety.



The super portable Dobsonian style mount of the LightBridge Mini is very straight-forward. Newcomers will learn how to use this telescope in just a few minutes, and there are no tripod legs to trip over! Just slide the optical tube assembly onto the mount and then set the LightBridge Mini 130 down on a sturdy flat surface, and you’ll be ready to observe! The lazy Susan style base rotates 360 degrees, allowing you to point the telescope in any direction you choose. A sturdy single arm holds the reflector telescope in position, and it can be adjusted up and down in a flash. There are no motors and no noise. Quietly explore the Universe without the hum of electronics disturbing the peace and quiet around you.



The Meade LightBridge 130 portable telescope comes with several accessories so that you can start observing right out of the box. The red dot finder is a joy to use. Once it is aligned with the view through your eyepiece, all you have to do is turn it on and point the red dot at the object you want to look at and then gaze into your eyepiece in wonder! Speaking of eyepieces, you will receive two full-sized MA eyepieces with this package; a 26mm for lower power, wide angle views, and a 9mm for more magnification. Because your Meade LightBridge Mini comes with a rack and pinion focuser that accepts standard sized eyepieces, you can add more magnification choices to your telescope any time you like. You will also receive Meade's AutoStar Suite Astronomy Planetarium Software DVD, which displays 10,000 celestial wonders: galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, stars and planets on your PC. This enables even the beginner to locate and identify objects to observe with the telescope and print out star charts for use in observing sessions.



Meade 130 Light Bridge Mini Specifications



  • Telescope Type: Newtonian Reflector

  • Aperture: 130mm (5.1”)

  • Focal Length: 650mm

  • Focal Ratio: f/5

  • Primary Mirror: Parabolic

  • Primary Collimation Adjustment: Three locking knobs

  • Secondary Collimation Adjustment: Tilt/Tip

  • Mount Style: One Arm Dobsonian

  • OTA Removable: Yes

  • Dovetail: Vixen Style

  • Focuser: 1.25" Rack and Pinion

  • Included Eyepieces: Two 1.25” MA

  • Eyepiece Focal Lengths: 9mm & 26mm

  • Viewfinder: Red Dot

  • Software Included: Yes, DVD

  • Weight: 13.6 lbs (6.2 kg)


More About the High Point Lunar & Planetary Kit #2



This 4-piece 1.25” filter set includes the 82A Light (Pale) Blue, 15 Yellow, 23 Light Red, and a Neutral Density ND96-0.9 Filter in a plastic storage container. All of these filters transmit enough light to use with a wide range of telescopes and observations, although your mileage may vary depending on the telescope, eyepiece used, object observed, and the seeing conditions at the time.



Colored filters can be an invaluable aid in lunar and planetary observing. They reduce glare and light scattering, increase contrast through selective filtration, increase definition and resolution, reduce irradiation and lessen eye fatigue.



82A Light Blue Filter - 73% Transmission - A blue filter is useful for observations of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, or to enhance the boundaries between the giant planet's reddish belts and their adjacent bright zones. A blue filter is also helpful when studying surface features and polar ice caps on Mars, or to improve Mercury's surface markings at twilight, when the elusive planet is low on the horizon. When observing Saturn, a blue filter will enhance low-contrast features, such as those found between the belts and zones. Checking out a comet? Use a blue filter to bring out definition in its gaseous tail.



23 Light Red Filter - 25% Transmission - A light red filter will help with daytime observations of Venus and Mercury by darkening the blue sky. When observing Jupiter and Saturn, you can expect a red filter to help you study clouds that have a bluish hue. Mars will also benefit from a red filter in several ways. It will reduce the light from blue and green areas, which darkens the maria, oases, and canal markings while lightening desert regions that are orangish in color. The 23A filter will also improve the definition of a comet's dust tail.



15 Yellow Filter - 67% Transmission - A yellow filter will enhance features on the Moon and Venus, and increase the definition in comet tails. When observing Jupiter and Saturn, you can expect a yellow filter to help you see the orange and reddish features of the belts and zones better and to penetrate and darken the subtle blue tones of the atmospheric currents. Mars will also benefit from a yellow filter in several ways. It will darken the maria, canal markings and oases, and at the same time, lighten the desert regions. A yellow filter will also sharpen the boundaries of Martian dust clouds. If you have a telescope with at least 11" of aperture, you can use a yellow filter to improve detail on both Neptune and Uranus.



Neutral Density ND91 Filter - 13% Transmission - A neutral density filter is great for looking at the Moon or other bright objects, such as Venus, without changing the color. It will dim the light coming to your eye so that you can see more detail. This ND Filter, which is sometimes called a Moon Filter for obvious reasons, has a density value of 0.89.



All of High Point's 1.25” filters are made of high quality, solid plane parallel glass that has been anti-reflection coated to prevent glare and ghosting. They have a full 26mm clear aperture, and are mounted in a black anodized aluminum cell that is threaded on both sides to fit most eyepieces and stack with each other.



More About the High Point 1.25" Barlow Lens 2X





  • The 2x Barlow Lens by High Point offers great optics and construction at an amazing price


  • Our 2x Barlow works with 1.25" eyepieces and filters


  • With Fully Multi-Coated Optics this Barlow generates exquisite images of the night sky


  • The 2x Barlow Lens by High Point is a great way to increase the horse power of your eyepiece collection


  • At only 3.1" in length, the 2x Barlow lens by High Point is a great low profile Barlow lens


  • Internal lens edges are blackened to deliver maximum contrast while observing celestial objects






Knowledgable experts agree that the best way to enhance the magnification range of your eyepiece collection is with a 2x Barlow Lens. Crafted with Multi-Coated Optics, Blackened Lens Edges, Filter Threads, and Secure Thumb Screw, this Barlow lens is a great value for the price.



More About the Guide to the Stars Planisphere



Planispheres are time-proven round star charts that have introduced millions to the heavens over the past century. The David H. Levy's Guide to the Stars student planisphere was designed from the ground up to be the easiest, clearest, and most practical ever. This 11" star chart is perfect for beginners and dabblers to explore and learn the constellations because it can be “dialed-in” to any hour and day of the year. The planisphere "wheel" is on the front, along with easy to understand directions for use, and the back gives extra information on the Moon, planets and meteor showers.



Learning the stars is fun, but like anything worth doing, it requires patience. Follow the easy directions to use your planisphere, and then try to match the bright stars you see in the sky with what you see on this planisphere. In the weeks and months to come, different stars will appear as you get to know the sky better. Also, the sky might try to tease you. Is there a bright “star” that does not appear anywhere on the chart? It’s probably not a star at all, but a planet like Venus, Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn. Planets don’t appear on the star wheel because they move across the sky from week to week, but you can find where they are by visiting www.whatsouttonight.com.


Description
Description

Meade 130mm LightBridge Mini Dobsonian Essentials Bundle

What a great, easy-to-use telescope! The Meade 5" LightBridge Mini Dobsonian Telescope can be set up on a table in just a few minutes, allowing you to view the Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and its rings, the amazing Orion Nebula, and many other bright celestial objects. This Essential Bundle from High Point includes the Meade LightBridge Mini 130mm Telescope, as well as some helpful accessories that will make astronomy fun and easy! We've included these extra accessories:

  • Four filters that will enhance viewing of the Moon and planets. You'll get a Light Blue, Light Red, Yellow and Neutral Density (Moon) filter. Each 1.25" filter threads onto the barrel of either of the two eyepieces that are included with the LightBridge Mini.
  • A 2X Barlow lens. This is a great accessory! When a 1.25" eyepiece is inserted into the Barlow, it doubles the magnification! That means instead of two different magnifications you'll have four!
  • An 11" diameter Guide to the Stars Planisphere. This rotating star chart will help you find your bearings in the night sky. All you have to do is line up the wheel with the approximate date you are observing, and the stars on the planisphere will match the stars in the sky!

Meade LightBridge Mini 130 Highlights

If you want a portable telescope that sets up in a flash and doesn’t get bogged down with alignment procedures, power supplies, or controllers, take a look at the Meade 130 LightBridge Mini!

With over 5” of aperture, this Newtonian reflector will provide bright views of the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, as well as a wide range of deep-sky objects like galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and double stars. The Meade LightBridge Mini 130 has a fast focal ratio of f/5, which means you’ll enjoy wide angle views of the sky. This makes it easier to hunt down celestial treasures, and see larger objects in their entirety.

The super portable Dobsonian style mount of the LightBridge Mini is very straight-forward. Newcomers will learn how to use this telescope in just a few minutes, and there are no tripod legs to trip over! Just slide the optical tube assembly onto the mount and then set the LightBridge Mini 130 down on a sturdy flat surface, and you’ll be ready to observe! The lazy Susan style base rotates 360 degrees, allowing you to point the telescope in any direction you choose. A sturdy single arm holds the reflector telescope in position, and it can be adjusted up and down in a flash. There are no motors and no noise. Quietly explore the Universe without the hum of electronics disturbing the peace and quiet around you.

The Meade LightBridge 130 portable telescope comes with several accessories so that you can start observing right out of the box. The red dot finder is a joy to use. Once it is aligned with the view through your eyepiece, all you have to do is turn it on and point the red dot at the object you want to look at and then gaze into your eyepiece in wonder! Speaking of eyepieces, you will receive two full-sized MA eyepieces with this package; a 26mm for lower power, wide angle views, and a 9mm for more magnification. Because your Meade LightBridge Mini comes with a rack and pinion focuser that accepts standard sized eyepieces, you can add more magnification choices to your telescope any time you like. You will also receive Meade's AutoStar Suite Astronomy Planetarium Software DVD, which displays 10,000 celestial wonders: galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, stars and planets on your PC. This enables even the beginner to locate and identify objects to observe with the telescope and print out star charts for use in observing sessions.

Meade 130 Light Bridge Mini Specifications

  • Telescope Type: Newtonian Reflector
  • Aperture: 130mm (5.1”)
  • Focal Length: 650mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Primary Mirror: Parabolic
  • Primary Collimation Adjustment: Three locking knobs
  • Secondary Collimation Adjustment: Tilt/Tip
  • Mount Style: One Arm Dobsonian
  • OTA Removable: Yes
  • Dovetail: Vixen Style
  • Focuser: 1.25" Rack and Pinion
  • Included Eyepieces: Two 1.25” MA
  • Eyepiece Focal Lengths: 9mm & 26mm
  • Viewfinder: Red Dot
  • Software Included: Yes, DVD
  • Weight: 13.6 lbs (6.2 kg)

More About the High Point Lunar & Planetary Kit #2

This 4-piece 1.25” filter set includes the 82A Light (Pale) Blue, 15 Yellow, 23 Light Red, and a Neutral Density ND96-0.9 Filter in a plastic storage container. All of these filters transmit enough light to use with a wide range of telescopes and observations, although your mileage may vary depending on the telescope, eyepiece used, object observed, and the seeing conditions at the time.

Colored filters can be an invaluable aid in lunar and planetary observing. They reduce glare and light scattering, increase contrast through selective filtration, increase definition and resolution, reduce irradiation and lessen eye fatigue.

82A Light Blue Filter - 73% Transmission - A blue filter is useful for observations of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, or to enhance the boundaries between the giant planet's reddish belts and their adjacent bright zones. A blue filter is also helpful when studying surface features and polar ice caps on Mars, or to improve Mercury's surface markings at twilight, when the elusive planet is low on the horizon. When observing Saturn, a blue filter will enhance low-contrast features, such as those found between the belts and zones. Checking out a comet? Use a blue filter to bring out definition in its gaseous tail.

23 Light Red Filter - 25% Transmission - A light red filter will help with daytime observations of Venus and Mercury by darkening the blue sky. When observing Jupiter and Saturn, you can expect a red filter to help you study clouds that have a bluish hue. Mars will also benefit from a red filter in several ways. It will reduce the light from blue and green areas, which darkens the maria, oases, and canal markings while lightening desert regions that are orangish in color. The 23A filter will also improve the definition of a comet's dust tail.

15 Yellow Filter - 67% Transmission - A yellow filter will enhance features on the Moon and Venus, and increase the definition in comet tails. When observing Jupiter and Saturn, you can expect a yellow filter to help you see the orange and reddish features of the belts and zones better and to penetrate and darken the subtle blue tones of the atmospheric currents. Mars will also benefit from a yellow filter in several ways. It will darken the maria, canal markings and oases, and at the same time, lighten the desert regions. A yellow filter will also sharpen the boundaries of Martian dust clouds. If you have a telescope with at least 11" of aperture, you can use a yellow filter to improve detail on both Neptune and Uranus.

Neutral Density ND91 Filter - 13% Transmission - A neutral density filter is great for looking at the Moon or other bright objects, such as Venus, without changing the color. It will dim the light coming to your eye so that you can see more detail. This ND Filter, which is sometimes called a Moon Filter for obvious reasons, has a density value of 0.89.

All of High Point's 1.25” filters are made of high quality, solid plane parallel glass that has been anti-reflection coated to prevent glare and ghosting. They have a full 26mm clear aperture, and are mounted in a black anodized aluminum cell that is threaded on both sides to fit most eyepieces and stack with each other.

More About the High Point 1.25" Barlow Lens 2X

  • The 2x Barlow Lens by High Point offers great optics and construction at an amazing price

  • Our 2x Barlow works with 1.25" eyepieces and filters

  • With Fully Multi-Coated Optics this Barlow generates exquisite images of the night sky

  • The 2x Barlow Lens by High Point is a great way to increase the horse power of your eyepiece collection

  • At only 3.1" in length, the 2x Barlow lens by High Point is a great low profile Barlow lens

  • Internal lens edges are blackened to deliver maximum contrast while observing celestial objects

Knowledgable experts agree that the best way to enhance the magnification range of your eyepiece collection is with a 2x Barlow Lens. Crafted with Multi-Coated Optics, Blackened Lens Edges, Filter Threads, and Secure Thumb Screw, this Barlow lens is a great value for the price.

More About the Guide to the Stars Planisphere

Planispheres are time-proven round star charts that have introduced millions to the heavens over the past century. The David H. Levy's Guide to the Stars student planisphere was designed from the ground up to be the easiest, clearest, and most practical ever. This 11" star chart is perfect for beginners and dabblers to explore and learn the constellations because it can be “dialed-in” to any hour and day of the year. The planisphere "wheel" is on the front, along with easy to understand directions for use, and the back gives extra information on the Moon, planets and meteor showers.

Learning the stars is fun, but like anything worth doing, it requires patience. Follow the easy directions to use your planisphere, and then try to match the bright stars you see in the sky with what you see on this planisphere. In the weeks and months to come, different stars will appear as you get to know the sky better. Also, the sky might try to tease you. Is there a bright “star” that does not appear anywhere on the chart? It’s probably not a star at all, but a planet like Venus, Mars, Jupiter, or Saturn. Planets don’t appear on the star wheel because they move across the sky from week to week, but you can find where they are by visiting www.whatsouttonight.com.

Specifications
Specifications
Telescope Series Meade LightBridge
Telescope Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Telescope Aperture 130mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/5
Telescope Focal Length (mm) 650
Secondary Mirror Central Obstruction N/A
Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included? Yes - 2 Eyepieces Included
Finder Included? Yes - Red Dot Finder Included
Focuser Style Rack & Pinion
Focuser Size 1.25"
Focuser Speed Single Speed
Telescope Mount Type Alt-Azimuth
Telescope Power Source No Power Required
Telescope Total Weight (lb.) 13.6 lb.
Bonus Items in Package Three colored filters for planetary viewing, a moon filter, a 2X Barlow, and an 11" Planisphere Star Finder
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • Meade 130mm LightBridge Mini Dobsonian Telescope
  • 26mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • 9mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • Red Dot Viewfinder
  • Software DVD
  • High Point Lunar and Planetary Filter Kit #2
  • High Point 2X Barlow Lens - 1.25"
  • Guide to the Stars 11" Planisphere
  • Meade 130mm LightBridge Mini Telescope Essentials Bundle
  • Meade 130mm LightBridge Mini Dobsonian Telescope - Hot Product 2016
  • Meade 130mm LightBridge Mini Dobsonian Telescope - Facing Right
  • Meade 130mm LightBridge Mini Dobsonian Telescope - Facing Left
  • Meade 130mm LightBridge Mini Dobsonian Telescope Red Dot Finder
  • High Point 2X 1.25" Barlow
  • High Point Planetary and Lunar Filter Set #2
  • High Point Planetary and Lunar Filter Set #2 in Case
  • David Levy's Guide to the Stars 11" Student Planisphere - Front
  • David Levy's Guide to the Stars 11" Student Planisphere - Back
  • Meade LightBridge Mini 130mm Telescope Essentials Bundle
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