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Celestron AWB 5" Reflecting Telescope - $250 (Samarkand, Santa Barbara)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Celestron
model name / number: AWB OneSky 130mm / 5"
This is one of several telescopes I own, so time to downsize a bit. It was the first scope I bought when I got back into star gazing after a decade away. This telescope is perfect, with the "must do" upgrades to get the most out of it.

The Celestron / Astronomers Without Borders 130mm f/5 reflector is very well regarded, easy to use, transport and store, with a high quality mirror. The 5mm and 25mm eyepieces included with the scope are just adequate, but that's why I have included a 25mm GSO Plossl eyepiece, GSO 2x Barlow, and SVBony UHC light pollution filter. I have also added a foam stray light shield the collapses into the tube, and Teflon wrapping on the focuser to reduce play. Unless you are two feet tall you need to set this tabletop scope on something. You can use a bucket, but a tripod is better. So I built one that partially collapses and has a carrying handle. Finally, by loading the free Astrohopper web page / program on your mobile device your telescope become a "push to" to help you find object to see. The old iphone 6 you see here works great for this task and is NOT included with the scope.

Buying this setup new will cost you about $400 plus tax. Save some $$ and buy mine. Here are the specs and links. I've included a photo from Astrobin taken with an AWB OneSky. That is not what this scope is designed for but it shows the quality of the optics.

If this ad is still up, the telescope is still available. - Thanks!

AWB OneSky Page - https://shop.astronomerswithoutborders.org/products/awb-onesky-reflector-telescope

GSO 25mm Plossl - https://agenaastro.com/gso-25mm-plossl-eyepiece.html

GSO 2x Barlow - https://agenaastro.com/gso-1-25-2x-achromatic-barlow-lens-with-t-thread.html

SVBony UHC Filter - https://www.svbony.com/uhc-filter/#F9131D

Astrohopper - https://artyom-beilis.github.io/astrohopper.html

Astrobin - https://www.astrobin.com/search/?q=AWB+OneSky

Cloudy Night's OneSky Forum - https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/463109-onesky-newtonian-astronomers-without-borders/




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