Product Comparison: Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ vs Celestron Inspire 100AZ (22403)

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General Specifications
AstroMaster 130EQ
Inspire 100AZ (22403)
About the Product
Discover our Solar System with the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ! You’ll be ready to observe in minutes thanks to the quick and easy no-tool setup. The 130EQ provides bright, clear images of the Moon, planets, star clusters, and more for great nighttime viewing.
The ultimate telescope for the novice to intermediate astronomer, the Inspire 100AZ features the largest aperture in the Inspire family line and its short tube offers a wider field of view perfectly suited for larger, fainter deep sky objects.
Key Specs
Optical Design
Newtonian Reflector
130 mm
100 mm
Focal Length
650 mm
660 mm
Focal Ratio
Highest Useful Magnification
307 x
241 x
Lowest Useful Magnification
19 x
15 x
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Reflector Telescope
  • The optics are pretty good. Great telescope.
  • Versatile - can be used for land or astronomy.
  • Easy to collimate and set up.
  • Excellent brightness of even faint, distant objects.
  • The image quality is quite great.
Celestron Inspire 100AZ (22403) Refractor Smartphone Adapter Built-in Refracting Telescope, Blue
  • Lightweight, quality sight, crisp optics, and neat focus indicator numbers on side of scope for easy return to reference.
  • Bought exclusively for solar eclipse but already see that we will be using it for more sightings.
  • Exactly what I needed for life on the Bay to see dolphin and manatees up close once sited.
  • Great gift. I'm enjoying viewing the night sky, planets and the moon.
  • The accessory to use your phone's camera takes a little patience but I can easily take pictures of the Moon with it. Cool telescope for my use.
  • While the telescope works great, I was a little disappointed in the magnification.
Size & Weight
19.01 in.
52 in.
35 in.
38 in.
12.01 in.
33 in.
26.5 lbs.
20 lbs.
Optical Coatings
Fully coated glass optics
Fully coated glass optics
Built-on StarPointer
StarPointer Pro
Optical Tube Length
610mm (24")
Star Diagonal
Erect image 90° (1.25")
Accessory Tray Included
Quick and easy no-tool setup, 10mm and 20mm eyepieces, SkyPortal app
Fully coated glass optics, SkyPortal app, Red LED flashlight, 20mm & 10mm Kellner eyepieces, Starry Night Basic Edition software, Focus micrometer
Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software / SkyPortal App
Starry Night Basic Edition
What customers say about "Features"
Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Reflector Telescope
  • There are 10mm and 20mm eyepieces that are perfect for beginners.
  • The eyepieces are quite good for the price.
  • Easy to set up. Quite user friendly.
  • Easy and actually fun to assemble.
  • This thing really does produce very bright, vivid images.
Celestron Inspire 100AZ (22403) Refractor Smartphone Adapter Built-in Refracting Telescope, Blue
  • Easy to use with features that the BIG scopes do not have such as highly useful removable red flashlight embedded above accessory tray.
  • Easy to align red sight with scope which we did in less than 2 minutes. Excellent value!
  • Also the scope cap doubles as smart phone holder for astrophotography.
  • It comes with 2 eyepiece magnifications, both pretty powerful, but could really use a 30mm to go with the 20&10mm for even faster siteing response..
  • The only complaint is that although all components are made of nice material, the engineering is missing a little, for instance the telescope slide bracket doesn’t have a stop on the glide.
Mount Information
Mount Type
CG-3 Equatorial
Tripod mount
Tripod Material
CG-5 Dovetail bar
Maximum Height Adjustment
51 in.
47 in.
1.25" steel tube legs
1.25" steel tube legs
What customers say about "Mount Information"
Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Reflector Telescope
  • Tripod is sturdy enough.
  • The quality of the scope is good.
  • Solid telescope. Excellent for beginners.
  • Lightweight and easy to assemble.
  • The product is easy to setup.
Celestron Inspire 100AZ (22403) Refractor Smartphone Adapter Built-in Refracting Telescope, Blue
  • Stable tripod configuration with locking accessory tray for added sturdiness.
  • For the price it’s great, and is made of quality material.
  • Seems really well thought out and constructed. We have had it over a year now.
  • Excellent, the only thing is that, the tripod not have a graduation.
  • Tripod and head are all metal & much better then similar scopes. I
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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