Celestron Starsense Explorer DX 130AZ Reflector – 130mm


  • Smartphone Compatibility
  • High Quality Altazimuth Mount with Slow Motion Control
  • Dazzling Views with High Quality Optics
  • Perfect for the City or Dark Sky Sites

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The Celestron Starsense Explorer DX 130AZ Reflector utilizes your smartphone to analyze celestial patterns and provide real-time positioning information. With no prior telescope experience required, users can effortlessly navigate the sky using the user-friendly Celestron telescope.

The StarSense Explorer app generates a list of celestial objects, enabling observers to explore planets, galaxies, stars, and more. This refractor telescope’s versatility ensures an enriching stargazing experience.

With the manual altazimuth mount featuring smooth, dual-axis slow-motion controls, users can effortlessly track celestial objects guided by on-screen arrows until the bullseye indicator signals readiness for viewing through the telescope’s eyepiece.

The Celestron Starsense Explorer DX 130AZ Reflector is compatible with most smartphones, facilitatating integration with the StarSense Explorer app.

The telescope features a Newtonian Reflector optical design. With a 130mm aperture and a focal length of 650mm, the telescope has a focal ratio of f/5. Equipped with a 25mm eyepiece providing 26x magnification and a 10mm eyepiece offering 65x magnification, users can observe with remarkable clarity and detail. Additional features such as the StarPointer red dot finder scope and accessory tray further enhance the observing experience, ensuring ease of use and organization during stargazing sessions.

The Celestron Starsense Explorer DX 130AZ Reflector offers dazzling views of the cosmos. The telescope’s lightweight design ensures a seamless and enriching stargazing experience for users of all levels.


  • No telescope experience required
  • Manual altazimuth mount with smooth, dual-axis slow-motion controls
  • Dock, launch, explore
  • Smartphone compatibility (works with most modern smartphones)
  • Patent-pending starsense sky recognition technology
  • High-quality altazimuth mount with slow motion control
  • Dazzling views with high-quality optics
  • Perfect for the city or dark sky sites


Optical Tube Info
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Aperture 130mm (5.11″)
Focal Length 650mm (25.59″)
Focal Ratio f/5
Focal Length Of Eyepiece 1 25mm (0.98″)
Magnification Of Eyepiece 1 26x
Focal Length Of Eyepiece 2 10mm (0.39″)
Magnification Of Eyepiece 2 65x
Barlow Lens None
Finder scope StarPointer red dot finder scope
Optical Tube Steel
Highest Useful Magnification 307x
Lowest Useful Magnification 19x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.1
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.07 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) .89 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared To Human Eye) 345x
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 45mm (1.73″)
Secondary Mirror Obstruction By Diameter 34%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction By Area 11%
Optical Coatings Glass mirrors coated with aluminium and SiO2
Optical Tube Length 635mm (25″)
Optical Tube Diameter 165mm (6.49″)
Optical Tube Weight 3.99 kg
Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail Bar
Mount Info
Mount Type Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height Adjustment Range (Includes Mount And Tripod) Aluminium, 1244.6mm (49″) max-height
Accessory Tray Yes
Tripod Weight 4.17 kg
Slew Speeds Manual
GPS Uses phone’s GPS
Dovetail Compatibility CG-5 Dovetail bar
Power Requirements None (Recommend PowerTank Glow to keep phone charged while using app)
Alignment Procedures Use StarSense Explorer app
Software StarSense Explorer app; SkyPortal app; Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software
Total Kit Weight 8.16 kg
Included Items Telescope tube, Mount/tripod (preassembled), 25mm & 10mm eyepieces, StarPointer finder scope, Accessory tray, StarSense Explorer phone dock


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For decades, Celestron has pioneered the optics industry, consistently innovating and introducing cutting-edge products featuring revolutionary technologies. Established in the 20th century, the company quickly gained prominence under Tom Johnson, who introduced the C8 telescope, revolutionizing astronomy and setting a new standard for optical performance. Over the years, Celestron has expanded its range to cater to a diverse audience. From telescopes and binoculars to spotting scopes and microscopes, they offer a lineup of instruments designed to inspire exploration and discovery. Each product is crafted with precision and incorporates state-of-the-art technologies. One of Celestron's strengths lies in its commitment to innovation. The company consistently invests in research and development, pushing the boundaries of optical technology. Their products lead the way in technological advancement, solidifying their reputation as an industry leader. Moreover, Celestron actively fosters a community of enthusiasts and supports astronomers and nature lovers worldwide. Through initiatives, programs, and partnerships, Celestron strives to inspire curiosity and promote STEM education. By empowering individuals to explore the wonders of the universe and the natural world, Celestron continues to make a lasting impact on the global community.
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