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!
- Warranty: 1 Year
- Clear Aperture: 130mm
- Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector (Parabolic)
- Focal Length: 650mm
- Focal Ratio: f/5
- Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit): 0.89 arc-seconds
- Viewfinder: Red Dot
- Eyepiece(s): 1.25" MA 9mm (72x) & MA 26mm (25x)
- Focuser Mechanism: 1.25" Rack and Pinion
- Dovetail: Vixen-Style
- Mount Type: Dobsonian
- Assembled Product Dimensions: 14.6" x 13.9" x 30.1"
- Assembled Product Weight: 13.6 lbs
Manufacturer part number: 203003
May 13, 2016
Awesome travel scope with exceptional specsPros:
Easy to Use,Compact,Quality Lenses,Lightweight,Strong Construction,Accurate,Incredible ScopeCons: Comments:
I am a first time customer at Agena Astroproducts and I am incredibly impressed with the speed that the items devilered, the cheapest pricings, and most of all, the remarkable quality of service. As a first time customer I was nervous that maybe the store was too good to be true, but it wasn't. So thanks for the great set up, Agena!
With regards to the product, I cannot praise the Lightbridge Mini 130 enough. The Lightbridge is compact, enabling travel to myriad places, the apperture is a good versatile 5 inches, which allows for seeing relatively detailed views of many deep space objects (My favorite view so far is of Ring Nebula), and the optics are above average, allowing for the clearest views the telescope can offer. I cannot recommend this scope enough as a rising astronomer (I outgrew my starter scope and moved onto this one) and love the ability to see many elusive deep space objects I could have never dreamed of seeing on my old scope. Go out and buy a Lightbridge Mini 130! Its specs are incredible for the size!
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comFeb 12, 2016
Lightweight,Lightbridge Mini 130,Quality Lenses,Accurate,Compact,Easy to UseCons: Comments:
I recently purchased one of these scopes. I am not dissapointed. A parabolic 130mm F5 is really fast. I love tabletop dobsonians and this is exactly what I was waiting for. It has a dovetail for easily mounting to tripods should you want to do that. The red dot finderscope is of a good quality. It has a good view area and dials to align it. It does not compare to a Telrad but it is definitely usable. The altitude tensioner works smoothly. It can be tightened without pushing the aim off target. The entire scope is very light. Twenty lbs is very manageable. The primary has a center circle so collimation is a breeze. The collimation knobs stand off and are real easy to adjust. I really enjoy wide field fast F5 and under scopes. This is my new favorite. There are only two flaws that I can see needing improvement. One, the focuser stands off a bit much. If you use barlows, and for certain you will to achieve higher focal lengths, you will need a shorty style. Using a barlow and eyepiece ends up 12" or more from the scope. Seems rather steep. The second issue I have is, like most of these scope types, there is no preset holes or hardware to adapt the base to tripods etc. overall, I absolutely love this telescope. I will imagine that it will continue to get very positive reviews and I do not think there is a better dobsonian on the market at this price.
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|Telescope Aperture||5.12" (130mm)|
|Telescope Aperture||5in - 8in|
|Telescope Series||Meade LightBridge Mini|