Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm f/12.5 Alt-Az Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight 1 Mount
- 152mm Catadioptric OTA
- 1900mm Focal Length, f/12.5 Focal Ratio
- Fully Multi-Coated Optics
- Internal Focusing Mechanism
The Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm f/12.5 Alt-Az Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is ideal for users who want a portable yet powerful observation platform that is able to achieve high magnifications and has the ability to make detailed observations of both near- and deep-sky subjects. The Maksutov-Cassegrain optical configuration is engineered with a convex meniscus lens that not only eliminates the need for periodic collimation, but by the nature of the lens requires a smaller secondary mirror that limits obstruction and increases contrast. The Maksutov optical path results in a slower focal ratio and narrower field of view versus a similar-sized Schmidt design, but the optical benefits make this a useful scope for planetary and double-star observation.
Does "package weight" mean total optical tube ...
Does "package weight" mean total optical tube weight with included diagonal and finder scope?
Optical tube weighs 17 pounds.
Date published: 2023-03-14