Vixen AP-R130Sf-SM telescope set

Product code: X000181
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£1,470.00 UK Price
£1,225.00 (ex. VAT) International Price
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Product information

  • Powerful R130Sf Newton reflector
  • Ideal for observing nebula, star clusters and galaxies
  • High-precision, easy-to-use mount with controller
  • Lightweight and portable, powered by 4x AA batteries
  • Includes motor control for the RA axis
  • Can be upgraded to include motor control for the DC axis
  • STARBOOK ONE controller with different speeds
  • Modular parts can be disassembled for air travel
  • Total weight: 15.2 kg

Complete set with tripod and eyepieces

This lightweight 5'' Newton is the perfect entry-level telescope.
Thanks to its high brightness, it produces bright and sharp images and offers outstanding value for money.
As well being ideally suited for observing the moon and the planets, it can also be used to observe other objects such as star clusters, nebulae or other galaxies.
The T2 thread on the R130Sf focuser can be used to connect a DSLR camera in combination with an optional T2 ring.

AP equatorial mount

The advanced Polaris mount is ideal for beginners who are looking to gain their first experiences of equatorial mounts, as well as experienced observers who need transportable equipment. The AP mount holds your optical telescope tube securely in place. Thanks to the friction control system, the mount can be quickly moved to your target object. A wide range of optional accessories are available.

The AP mount features an ultra-smooth finish without any projecting parts.

Simply place your telescope on the mount and move it to the desired celestial object without having to loosen any clamps!


The slip clutches allow you to adjust the telescope to your target object easily - no more searching for adjustment clamps in the dark! An optional polar meter is available, which enables you to locate the celestial pole when it is hidden by trees or buildings.


The innovative polar finder scope provides a new way to polar align your telescope. Simply align the stars in the crosshair reticle with the same stars in the night sky. Polar alignment is achieved using 3 reference stars. The polar finder is illuminated to facilitate orientation and switches off automatically after 3 minutes to save battery power.


The STAR BOOK ONE is a multifunctional and intuitive controller that tracks in the RA and DC axis with a range of different speeds. The tracking options are designed for time lapse cameras at a wide range of speeds, including sidereal, lunar and solar rates. The controller also offers many useful functions such as backlash compensation, autoguider port, PEC and a built-in red LED light. The STAR BOOK ONE controller is designed for the AP-SM mount and is an integral part of the RA motor module.

APP-TL130 tripod

The compact APP-TL130 tripod is adjustable between 60 cm and 130 cm and combines the portability of a camera tripod with the strength of an astronomical telescope tripod. The tripod can be switched between rubber and metal spikes to prevent floor damage in indoor spaces.


  • R130Sf Newton reflector telescope
  • Aperture: 130 mm
  • Focal length: 650 mm
  • Aperture ratio: f5.0
  • Light-gathering power: 345x
  • Limiting magnitude: 12.3
  • Resolution: 0.89
  • Mount with slip clutch
  • Accessories for modular extension
  • Total weight: 15.2 kg


  • R130Sf Newton telescope
  • AP mount with motor and control
  • APP-TL130 tripod
  • 2 counterweights (1.0 kg and 1.9 kg)
  • 6x30 finder scope
  • 2 tube clamps
  • 2 PL 20 and PL 6.3 eyepieces

Technical Data

Field of application
  • Deep Sky Observation
  • Deep Sky Photography
  • Lunar observation
  • Lunar photography
  • Planetary observation
  • Planetary photography
Focus Group
  • Beginners
  • Advanced Amateurs
Product Family Reflector telescope
Optical design Newtonian Reflector
Maximum recommended magnification 260
Primary mirror diam. 130 mm
Mirror/Lens diam. 130 mm
Focal length 650 mm
Aperture ratio 5
Material OTA Metal
Mount type Equatorial
Material tripod3 Aluminium
Transportability very good
Focusing system 1,25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
Dust protection caps for objective and eyepiece, individually removable
Mount Type German/Equatorial Mount
Tripod height adjustment

Product Info

Brand Vixen
Product Code X000181
Delivery Weight Package