|✔ Staff Pick|
A good entry level telescope. Designed to be setup on an outdoor table for comfortable viewing.
- Beginners & Kids
- Apartment Dwellers
- Moon, Stars, Planets, and Nebula
Good to Know:
- Best to use on a table
- 5" aperture
- Includes two eyepieces (26mm and 9mm)
- Not for serious photography, but you can snap photos of the Moon through the eyepiece.
- No computer
- Parabolic Newtonian Reflector with an impressive 130mm (5.1") aperture for an amazing view of planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies
- Lightweight (13.6 lbs) with a removable 650mm (f/5) optical tube for portability
- Comes with 26mm (25x) and 9mm (72x) eyepieces for low and high magnifications
- 360° swivel mount and a simple point-and-look design for easy use
Meade's all new LightBridge Mini series. Astronomy for all.
The LightBridge Mini 130 allows you to set up and share a stargazing experience in seconds. Whether you are camping in the outdoors or relaxing in your backyard, the LightBridge Mini 130 Dobsonian is the ideal “grab-and-go” telescope, offering easy and portable observation with its removable optical tube.
The LightBridge Mini 130 boasts an impressive 130mm parabolic aperture with a 650mm (f/5) focal length. The 360° swivel mount and a simple point-and-look design make navigating the sky effortless. With 130mm of light gathering ability, you’ll get the best look at the Moon, planets, and deep-sky objects like nebulae and galaxies. Experience versatility with the vixen-style mount, and see bright, sharp images with the LightBridge Mini’s parabolic mirror.
With its sleek, compact size, it’s both functional and eye-catching. The stylish tabletop design allows the LightBridge Mini to be displayed as a decorative piece yet readily available when the moment strikes.
The Lightbridge Mini 130 features a one-arm Dobsonian-style mount with a removable OTA, comes with two eyepieces for low (26mm) and high (9mm) magnification, a red dot viewfinder to help you aim the telescope, and the Autostar® Suite Astronomy planetarium DVD with over 10,000 celestial objects.
Now, outdoor dinners and activities easily incorporate astronomy and stargazing because the LightBridge Mini is not just an astronomical tool, but also a conversation starter. With its sleek, compact design, it’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The stylish tabletop design allows the LightBridge Mini to be displayed as a decorative piece while still being able to give a fantastic view of the stars when the moment strikes.
The LightBridge Mini is the perfect scope for anyone. The amateur and professional astronomer now has the ultimate tool to share the hobby with enthusiasts and beginners alike. Those new to astronomy or just getting started can appreciate the night sky with no intimidation… Because, at Meade Instruments, we believe astronomy should be for all to discover and enjoy!
|Optical Design||Newtonian Reflector (Parabolic)|
|Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)||0.89 arc-seconds|
|Eyepiece(s)||1.25" MA 9mm (72x) & MA 26mm (25x)|
|Focuser Mechanism||1.25" Rack and Pinion|
|Assembled Product Dimensions||14.6" x 13.9" x 30.1"|
|Assembled Product Weight||13.6 lbs|