Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope with EXOS Nano EQ3 Mount

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope with EXOS Nano EQ3 Mount

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope with EXOS Nano EQ3 Mount

B&H # EXFLAR102EQ3 MFR # FL-AR1021000EQ3
Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope with EXOS Nano EQ3 Mount

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope with EXOS Nano EQ3 Mount

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Product Highlights

  • 102mm Refractor OTA
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/9.8 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • 40mm Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • 25mm Eyepiece, 90° Star Diagonal
  • Manual Equatorial Mount
  • Dual Slow-Motion Control Cables
  • Red-Dot Finderscope
  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
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  • 1Description

Designed for intermediate users, the Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope is intended to take astronomic observation to the next level by providing a complete setup for viewing the Moon, planets, and bright, deep-sky objects like star clusters and galaxies. Its manual equatorial mount has precise Right Ascension (RA) and Declination indicators to find your subjects and dual slow-motion cables for tracking. As a more advanced mount, it allows users to find just about any visible object by just knowing its coordinates. After the scope has been properly Polar Aligned, and the subject found, it can be easily tracked by making slight adjustments to the RA axis.

An adjustable-height stainless steel tripod provides a stable platform for sky-watching. The included red-dot finder makes polar-alignment faster and is an essential tool for quick observations and star-hopping sessions. An included 90° star diagonal makes looking through the scope more comfortable, especially when aiming the telescope toward the zenith. The 25mm eyepiece yields a respectable 40x magnification, and with the included smartphone adapter that sleeves over the eyepiece, users can easily take and share images or video through the scope.

Optical Performance
  • 102mm aperture
  • f/9.8 focal ratio
  • 1000mm focal length
  • Refractor-style light path
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics improve light transmission to increase overall image contrast, sharpness and color rendition
  • Aluminum optical tube with white anodized finish
  • Rack-and-pinion focuser
  • 40mm draw tube and 1.25" eyepiece adapter
Mount & Tripod
    EXOS Nano EQ3:
  • 15-pound payload capacity
  • Manual German equatorial
  • Right Ascension and Declination indicator scales
  • Latitude adjustment thumbscrew
  • Slow motion control cables for tracking with reduced vibrations
  • 5.75-pound counterweight with shaft
    Tripod:
  • 1.25" stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable-height from 24-41"
  • Accessory tray with cutouts to hold three 1.25" eyepieces
Included Accessories
  • 25mm eyepiece yields 40x 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
UPC: 812257018062
In the Box
Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope with EXOS Nano EQ3 Mount
  • Smart Phone Camera Adapter for 1.25" Eyepieces
  • 90° Star Diagonal
  • 1.25" 25mm Eyepiece
  • Red-Dot Finder
  • 5.75-pound Counterweight
  • Eyepiece Tray
  • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty, Extendable to Transferrable Lifetime Warranty with Registration
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    • 1Description
    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 102 mm (4.0")
    Focal Length 1000 mm
    Focal Ratio f/9.8
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° star
    Finderscope Red-dot
    Tripod 1.25" stainless steel legs
    Adjustable-height from 24.0 - 41.0" / 61.0 - 104.1 cm
    Mount Type Manual equatorial
    Payload capacity: 15.0 lb / 6.8 kg
    Counterweight 5.75 lb / 2.6 kg
    Power Source None
    Optical Tube Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 33.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 48.3 x 14.4 x 8.0"
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