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Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor DAR152065-01
The Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet is a classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint doublet Achromatic refractor telescope. At 152mm (6-inches) of aperture, it provides the brightest images and highest resolution of the AR Series. When we designed this telescope, our goal was to provide an extreme value by providing accurate diffraction-limited optics at a price that will allow more people to explore the sky with a wide-field (f/6.5) large aperture refractor. Images of deep-sky objects are stunning at low powers and at a fraction of the price you would pay for a similar aperture Apochromat refractor.
At high power, the moon, planets, and double stars display in sharp, high contrast., the Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes come with heavy-duty, high-quality components, including a 2" dual-speed focuser, a one-piece 2" diagonal with 99% dielectric coatings, an 8 X 50 non-illuminated straight -thru finder scope and quick release bracket, and a cradle ring assembly with Vixen-style dovetail mount. Just add a few eyepieces and the alt-azimuth or equatorial mount of your choice. Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach programs, you'll be ready to discover the Universe!
- Large high-resolution aperture for a refractor with diffraction-limited wide field optics
- Competes favorably with much larger aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes
- Excellent visual views of deep-sky objects
- Advanced-Level Quality Construction and Components
- 152mm Dia. f/6.5 Achromat with Crown & Flint Glass in 3-Point Push-Pull Collimatable Cell with Locks
- Classic White Finish Metal Tube
- EMD Coating
- Removable Lens Hood
- Dual-Speed 2-inch Crayford Focuser with Compression Ring
- Cradle Rings attached to 45mm Wide Saddle Dove Plate (Vixen-Style) with Cone Angle Adjustments and Handle with Slot for Piggy Back Attachment
- 99% Reflectivity 2-inch Diagonal Mirror with Dielectric Coatings and 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
- 8x50 Straight Finder Scope with Bracket
- 26 lbs with supplied accessories (approximately)
- L49" x W10" x H11"