Explore Scientific FirstLight 127mm f/9.4 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope

BH #EXFLAR127RT • MFR #FL-AR1271200MAZ01
Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific FirstLight 127mm f/9.4 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope
Key Features
  • 127mm Refractor OTA
  • 1200mm Focal Length, f/9.4 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • 90° Diagonal and 25mm Eyepiece
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Designed and built for beginners or as a competent grab-and-go option for fast observation sessions, the Explore Scientific FirstLight 127mm f/9.4 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope offers a simple yet powerful observation rig for viewing the Moon, planets, meteor showers, and bright deep-sky objects. The optics are fully multicoated with anti-reflection coatings to reduce light loss and produce brighter and clearer images with more accurate colors versus non-coated systems.
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Explore Scientific FirstLight Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Mount
  • 4Tripod
  • 5Accessories

Designed and built for beginners or as a competent grab-and-go option for fast observation sessions, the Explore Scientific FirstLight 127mm f/9.4 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope offers a simple yet powerful observation rig for viewing the Moon, planets, meteor showers, and bright deep-sky objects. The optics are fully multicoated with anti-reflection coatings to reduce light loss and produce brighter and clearer images with more accurate colors versus non-coated systems.

The scope features a manual alt-azimuth mount with dual-axis control cables that allow users to track objects as they move across the night sky. Its aluminum tripod provides a stable observation platform, and its adjustable height from 38.5 to 55.5" allows for comfortable viewing by most users. Explore Scientific includes several observational accessories including a 25mm eyepiece that yields 48x, a 90° star diagonal to put the user's head in a comfortable viewing angle, a universal smartphone eyepiece adapter for easy astrophotography, and a wide-field unmagnified red-dot finderscope.

Optical Performance

  • 127mm (5") aperture
  • f/9.4 focal ratio
  • 1200mm focal length
  • Refractor optical design
  • Anti-reflection fully multicoated optics
  • 2.5" hexagonal focuser provides greater rigidity and strength versus Crayford and rack-and-pinion styles with a 10-pound (4.5 kg) carrying capacity for imaging and photographic rigs

Mount

  • Manual alt-azimuth single-arm fork mount
  • Dual-axis slow motion tracking cables
  • Cables terminate in easy-to-manipulate knurled knobs
  • Quick-detach Vixen-style dovetail saddle

Tripod

  • Stainless steel legs
  • Three leg sections with thumbscrew locks
  • Adjustment range with head: 38.5 - 55.5"
  • Fully-collapsed with head: 42"
  • Fully-collapsed without head: 29.5"
  • Accessory tray doubles as leg stabilizer for additional rigidity and vibration-reduction

Accessories

  • 1.25" 25mm eyepiece yields 48x magnification
  • 2" 90° diagonal places head in comfortable viewing position when aimed at or near the zenith
  • 1.25" reducer adapter allows the user of common eyepieces and accessories to be used with the larger drawtube
  • Universal smartphone adapter attaches over eyepiece for astrophotography
  • Unmagnified red-dot finderscope allows for fast subject acquisition and star-hopping techniques
UPC: 812257018123

Explore Scientific FirstLight Specs

Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture127mm
Focal Length1200mm
Focal Ratiof/9.4
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter2", or 1.25" with included adapter
Diagonal90° star
2" barrel diameter
FinderscopeRed-dot
TripodAdjustable-height, stainless steel
Mount TypeManual alt-az
Power SourceNone
Optical Tube DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight47 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)51 x 18 x 11"
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