Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor

$949.99 $899.99

Telescopes - Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor - DAR152065-01
Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor

$949.99 $899.99

Description

The Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet, is a classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint doublet achromatic refractor, and at 152mm (6-inches) of aperture, it provides the brightest images and highest resolution of the AR Series.

Our design goal was to provide an extreme value by providing true 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 all at a small fraction of the price you would pay for a similar aperture apochromat refractor.

At high power, the moon, planets, and double stars are revealed in sharp, high contrast. Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes come with heavy-duty, high quality components, including a 2in dual-speed focuser, a one-piece 2in diagonal with 99% dielectric coatings, an 8 X 50 non-illuminated straight -thru finderscope 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 and you?ll be ready to discover the Universe!

Astrophotography with the AR152

With its diffraction-limited optics, proper baffling, precision dual-speed focuser, and rugged construction, the Explore Scientific AR152 is also a solid performer for the astrophotographer. Here is an image by Josh Balsam as posted on the collection of Explore Scientific AR152 images on the Astrobin Astrophotographers Community Website

2.5 Hour Integration

Specs

Item NumberDAR152065?01
Focal Length988 mm
Focal Ratiof/6.5
Limiting Magnitude13.4
Resolution.77 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield41″; 1041mm
Diameter152 mm
Weight23 lb; 10.7 kg
Dovetail45 mm Wide V-Block, Similar to Vixen Dovetail Style

Alliance Care

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Weight31 lbs

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