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Explore Scientific FirstLight 130mm Newtonian Telescope w/ EQ3 Mount

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 130mm f/4.6 Newtonian Telescope w/ EQ3 Mount - FL-N130600EQ3

Introducing the Explore Scientific FirstLight 130mm f/4.6 Newtonian Telescope with the EQ3 Mount.

Whether your passion lies in exploring the intricacies of our solar system or venturing into the captivating depths of the cosmos, the versatile FirstLight telescope series offers observation packages tailored to meet your unique needs.

Each package within this innovative lineup includes all the essential components: a telescope, a robust mount, an eyepiece, and a red dot viewfinder.

The telescope selection encompasses achromatic refractor telescopes ranging from 70mm to 152mm in aperture, Maksutov-Cassegrains spanning from 100mm to 152mm, and Newtonian reflector telescopes extending from 114mm to an impressive 203mm.

Mount options range from straightforward fork-mounted alt-azimuth configurations to comprehensive GOTO tracking systems, accommodating various preferences and skill levels.

As an additional advantage, every package incorporates an adapter, enabling seamless smartphone integration for capturing and sharing the celestial wonders observed through your eyepiece.

With FirstLight, your only prerequisite is a fervent desire to embark on an exciting journey of discovery.

The FirstLight N130mm White Tube Newtonian telescope boasts a 600mm focal length with an f/4.6 ratio and is paired with the EXOS Nano EQ3 German Equatorial mount.

It features a 40mm draw tube focuser, a Plossl 25mm eyepiece, a Red-dot Finder, and a Smartphone Camera adapter, providing a comprehensive and immersive astronomical experience.



  • 130mm Objective Lens: This telescope boasts a substantial 130mm (5.1 inches) objective lens, which excels at gathering ample light for delivering clear and detailed views of celestial objects.
  • 250x Highest Useful Magnification: With a maximum useful magnification of up to 250x, this telescope enables you to closely examine distant celestial targets, making it particularly suitable for detailed observations of planets, the Moon, and deep-sky objects.
  • 600mm Focal Length: Featuring a 600mm focal length, this Newtonian telescope offers a versatile field of view, making it adaptable for a wide range of astronomical observations, including astrophotography.
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lens: The optics of this telescope are fully multi-coated, a sophisticated optical enhancement that optimizes light transmission, minimizes glare, and enhances image contrast. This results in sharp and vibrant views of celestial objects.
  • EQ3 Mount: The telescope is equipped with the EQ3 Mount, a German Equatorial mount known for its stability and precision. It allows for accurate tracking of celestial objects and is suitable for both beginners and more experienced astronomers.
  • 40mm Draw Tube Focuser: Included is a 40mm draw tube focuser, which facilitates precise and smooth focusing adjustments, ensuring that you can achieve the utmost clarity when observing celestial objects.
  • Quality Eyepiece: The package includes a Plossl 25mm eyepiece, renowned for its excellent image quality and comfortable viewing experience.
  • Red-Dot Finder: This telescope features a red-dot finder, which simplifies the process of locating and centering celestial objects, ensuring you spend less time searching and more time observing.
  • Smartphone Camera Adapter: Enhancing your observing experience, the package includes a smartphone camera adapter. This adapter allows you to attach your smartphone to the telescope, making it effortless to capture stunning images and videos of the night sky.

                                                              Unboxing and Assembly of the Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian Telescope with EQ3 Mount Video:


                                                                    Recommended Upgrade:

                                                                    Upgrade your stargazing experience with the Explore Scientific FirstLight 130mm Newtonian Telescope with EQ3 Mount Ultimate Bundle - a Red Carpet exclusive offer!

                                                                    Upgrade and Save with Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with EQ Mount & Bonus Accessories

                                                                    In this Ultimate Bundle upgrade, you'll receive four invaluable bonus accessories:

                                                                    ES Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map for Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with EQ Mount & Bonus Accessories
                                                                    • ES Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map: for easy celestial navigation
                                                                    ES R-Lite Flashlight for Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with EQ Mount & Bonus Accessories
                                                                    • ES R-Lite Flashlight: to preserve your night vision
                                                                    Discovery 2x Barlow Lens for Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with EQ Mount & Bonus Accessories
                                                                    • Discovery 2x Barlow Lens: for enhanced magnification
                                                                    Explore One Moon Filter for Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with EQ Mount & Bonus Accessories
                                                                    • Explore One Moon Filter: for clearer lunar observations

                                                                    Elevate your astronomy journey with these essential additions today! 


                                                                    What's Included:

                                                                    ✓ Explore Scientific 130mm Newtonian Telescope

                                                                    ✓ EXOS Nano EQ3 mount

                                                                    ✓ Plossl 25mm eyepiece

                                                                    ✓ Red-dot finder

                                                                    ✓ Smartphone camera adapter

                                                                    ✓ Limited 1 year warranty



                                                                    Item Number  FL-N130600EQ3
                                                                    Comes With  Smartphone Adapter, One 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece, Red Dot Viewfinder, Downloadable Software
                                                                    Lens Coatings  Fully Multi-Coated
                                                                    Magnification  250x
                                                                    Focal Length  600mm
                                                                    Focal Ratio  f/4.6
                                                                    Adapter  40mm draw tube focuser
                                                                    Optical Diameter  130mm
                                                                    Eyepiece  25mm Plossl
                                                                    Mount Type  EXOS Nano EQ3 German Equatorial mount

                                                                    Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian Telescope with EQ3 Mount Product Manual:

                                                                    Customer Reviews

                                                                    Based on 16 reviews
                                                                    Taylor K.
                                                                    Good service

                                                                    Was impressed with the quality of the customer service and pricing

                                                                    J b.
                                                                    Collimated and ready

                                                                    This was a gift for my wife. I collimated to the best of my abilities and now Im waiting for her..I had the best buying experience and had a great and informative conversation with an employee there

                                                                    Andrew V.
                                                                    Exploring space

                                                                    Still working on conquering all this scope offers but would recommend more videos regarding same!!!

                                                                    Great product and service!

                                                                    Red Carpet provided great service and follow up on shipping status. I look forward to purchasing again with them.

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                                                                    Wicked happy with our decision

                                                                    We searched for telescope for our son and it got confusing fast. Matt( hope I remembered his name right) from the st Pete location was super helpful over the phone. Our son is wry happy