The R130Sf comes standard with the 6 x30 finder and dovetail tube plate that fits very well on all the Vixen mounts. Attach it to the Skypod and you have a great 5” telescope and a versatile GoTo mount.
The Skypod is a unique portable alt-azimuth computer controlled "Go To" mount that evolved from the very successful Vixen Sphinx mount. The Skypod incorporates a compact computer controlled Alt-Az system that automatically slews the telescope from one object to another. The 22,000 plus object data base provides an endless variety of object to view and is upgradeable.
This new and portable GoTo travel mount uses the modified Starbook S hand controller that offers the same practical user concept of the Sphinx controller. A display shows you a map of the sky so that you always know where you are.
The controller is integrated into the mount. You can take it off for remote control, but you can always put it back for safe storage and transport. This means that for transport you can avoid all the separate small parts that are otherwise easily lost.
The R130Sf with Skypod package comes complete with:
- R130Sf 5.1 inche f/5.0 Telescope,
- 6x30 finder-scope and Finder bracket.
- 1 1/4 " eyepiece adapter and 1 ¼ Flip mirror.
- Eyepieces: PL20mm, PL6.3mm
- Tube Rings and Dove-tail plate.
- Half Pillar counterweight
- Skypod mount Starbook controller and tripod