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Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm Double... $428.99
The Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm f/6.5 Achro Refractor Alt-Az Telescope combines power and simplicity to provide new users with a complete observational platform for viewing the moon and planets, and bright deep-sky objects. Description Outfitted with a large 4" aperture, it can gather enough light to easily reveal lunar details, pick out Martian icecaps and Saturnian rings, and resolve distant star clusters. Its sturdy rack-and-pinion focuser allows it to handle heavier or awkward loads such as DSLR imaging rigs or the included smartphone adapter, and a larger 40mm drawtube ensures full coverage of camera imaging sensors to avoid vignetting of...
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Explore Scientific Twilight I Adjustable A... $454.99
The Twilight I is a light-to-medium-duty alt-azimuth mount and tripod designed to quickly and easily accept small to medium sized refractors, such as the AR102 or ED102mm, and of course, the ED80mm. Lightweight, fast Newtonians will also match up nicely with the Explore Scientific Twilight I mount. As long as your telescope does not exceed 18 pounds and has a Vixen-Style Universal Dovetail bar for mounting the telescope to the mount head, you are good to go. Description The Twilight I alt-azimuth mount head is made of powder-coated aluminum and there are worm gears on both axes. The adjustable angle...
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Explore Scientific 82 Degree Series 11mm W... $298.99
The 11mm 82° Series Waterproof Argon-Purged Eyepiece is a popular focal length in the upper-medium power magnification class providing both super-wide apparent field and generous eye relief. Description It is perfect for any application where more power is desired including observing globular star clusters, planetary nebulae, the bright cloud structure near the nucleus of comets, initial observations of planets, and (with the proper safe filtration on your telescope), observations of active regions of the sun. Use with Explore Scientific Focal Extenders for 2X, 3X, or 5X magnification increases while maintaining the eyepiece native apparent field and eye relief. Using advanced...
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Explore Scientific FirstLight 127mm Double... $649.99
Whether you're looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, the versatile FirstLight series has an observing package that will fit your individual needs. Description 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 colours versus non-coated systems....
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Explore Scientific 52 Degree Series 15mm W... $155.99
Solidly in the mid-magnification range for most amateur telescopes, the 15mm is a true workhorse for visual observers. If you love deep sky observing, eyepieces in this focal length range not only give healthy increases in magnification, but the contrast enhancement of giving a darker background sky can make all the difference of how galaxies and nebulae appear under suburban skies. Description Explore Scientific Waterproof Eyepieces - Comfort, Quality, Value. The Explore Scientific 52° Series eyepieces are excellent flat-field multi-element oculars that can transform your visual astronomy experience. With an apparent field of view of 52 degrees, these eyepieces offer...
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Explore Scientific 52 Degree Series 6.5mm ... $155.99
Mid-range high power eyepieces like the 6.5mm are instrumental when transitioning through magnifications to observe an object until it is best seen. There are several aspects that have to come together when observing at high powers: good-to-perfect atmospheric seeing conditions; telescope optics that are collimated; a telescope that is acclimated to the ambient temperature; brightness and size of the object being observed are just a few aspects to consider. The observing challenges are high, but the rewards of observing at high power with razor sharp views are unforgettable. Description Explore Scientific Waterproof Eyepieces - Comfort, Quality, Value. The Explore Scientific...
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Explore Scientific 82 Degree Series 14mm W... $298.99
The 14mm 82° Series Waterproof Argon-Purged Eyepiece is a popular focal length in the upper-medium power magnification class providing both super-wide apparent field and generous eye relief. Description It is perfect for any application where more power is desired including observing globular star clusters, planetary nebulae, the bright cloud structure near the nucleus of comets, initial observations of planets, and (with the proper safe filtration on your telescope), observations of active regions of the sun. Use with Explore Scientific Focal Extenders for 2X, 3X, or 5X magnification increases while maintaining the eyepiece native apparent field and eye relief. Using advanced...
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Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm Double... $909.99
Designed and built primarily for lunar and planetary views with the ability to resolve bright deep-sky objects like clusters, the Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope is fully multi-coated with anti-reflection coatings to reduce light loss and produce brighter and clearer images with more accurate colours versus non-coated systems. Description 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 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...
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Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm Double... $455.99
OTA ONLY - Mount and Tripod Required Designed and built primarily for lunar and planetary views with the ability to resolve bright deep-sky objects like clusters, the Explore Scientific FirstLight 102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope is fully multi-coated with anti-reflection coatings to reduce light loss and produce brighter and clearer images with more accurate colours versus non-coated systems. Description Offered here without a mount or tripod, this version of the FL 102mm is ideal for users who already have a reliable support system and are looking to add to their observation arsenal, or for those building an a la carte rig....
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Explore Scientific FirstLight 127mm Double... $1,104.99
Whether you're looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, the versatile FirstLight series has an observing package that will fit your individual needs. Description 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 colours versus non-coated systems....

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