Explore Scientific FirstLight 130mm f/4.6 Alt-Az Newtonian Telescope

BH #EXFLN130NT • MFR #FL-N130600MAZ01
Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific FirstLight 130mm f/4.6 Alt-Az Newtonian Telescope
Key Features
  • 130mm Newtonian Reflector OTA
  • 600mm Focal Length, f/4.6 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
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Built as a basic yet powerful entry-level optic, the Explore Scientific FirstLight 130mm f/4.6 Alt-Az Newtonian Telescope is a portable observation platform that can make detailed observations of the Moon and planets, with the capability of reaching out to see brighter deep-sky subjects. Its Newtonian reflector design has a rack-and-pinion focuser placed at the front of the optical tube, and adjustable mounting rings that allow users to place their eyepiece in the optimum position for viewing.
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Explore Scientific FirstLight Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube
  • 3Mount
  • 4Tripod
  • 5Included Accessories

Built as a basic yet powerful entry-level optic, the Explore Scientific FirstLight 130mm f/4.6 Alt-Az Newtonian Telescope is a portable observation platform that can make detailed observations of the Moon and planets, with the capability of reaching out to see brighter deep-sky subjects. Its Newtonian reflector design has a rack-and-pinion focuser placed at the front of the optical tube, and adjustable mounting rings that allow users to place their eyepiece in the optimum position for viewing.

The scope features the manual Twilight I alt-azimuth mount with dual-axis control cables that allow users to track objects as they move across the night sky. Its stainless steel 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 24x, a universal smartphone eyepiece adapter for easy astrophotography, and a wide-field unmagnified red-dot finderscope to make finding subjects fast and star-hopping easy.

Optical Tube

  • 130mm aperture
  • f/4.6 focal ratio
  • 600mm focal length
  • Newtonian reflector optical path
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser

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

  • 2" 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

Included Accessories

  • 1.25" 25mm Plössl eyepiece yields 24x magnification
  • Smartphone adapter attaches over eyepiece and allows any smartphone to be used for astrophotography
  • Red-dot finder: Unmagnified for fast subject acquisition with variable red illumination to protect night-adjusted vision

Explore Scientific FirstLight Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignNewtonian Reflector
Aperture130 mm / 5.1"
Focal Length600 mm
Focal Ratiof/4.6
FocuserRack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
DiagonalNone
FinderscopeYes
Mounting SystemVixen Style
Mount
TypeManual; Alt-Azimuth
Tripod
TypeAdjustable
Material of TripodStainless Steel
General
BatteriesNone
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
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