I looked up both scopes at Celestron's site. The 130 states that the tube length is 610 mm which makes sense for a 650 mm fl. The 114 page states the fl is 1000, but does not state the tube length, I find that kinda interesting they don't state that. The focal ratio seems to be correct in both cases assuming the fl is correct. I did see some youtube videos of both, from what I could see, they are both actual newtonians. I was thinking maybe the 114 was more like my SCT with a folded light path, but, doesn't seem so. Just realize that the the focal length is measured from the mirror to the focal point of the eyepiece. So, a 1000 mm mirror and a 25 mm eyepiece at focus, it should measure 1025 mm from center of the mirror, up to the center of the secondary, plus out the side to the glass of the eyepiece. The 114 sure doesn't appear to be a meter long like that. Incorrect advertising? Otherwise, not a bad looking scope. Enjoy. Not sure about the usefulness of the 9mm eyepiece they advertise, that might be stretching the capability of the scope a bit. I got a 60 mm f/20 refractor when I was about 9. It was advertised as a '600x' scope, came with 25 mm down to 4mm, but the 9, the 6, and the 4 were pretty much useless for such a small scope. Still have it and still use it, but, just for low mag.