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Explore Scientific

102mm Achromatic Refractor - AR Doublet Series

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The Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes are classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint, doublet achromatic f/6.5 refractors with a superior-class optical figure. Whether you choose the AR 102 mm (4"), AR 127 mm (5") or AR 152 mm (6") model, you will be impressed by the stunning images revealed to you at the eyepiece, and all at a small fraction of the price you'd pay for a comparably sized apochromat refractor.

Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes come with heavy-duty, high quality components, including a 2" dual-speed Crayford-style focuser, a one-piece 2" diagonal with 99% dielectric coatings, an 8 X 50 non-illuminated straight -thru finderscope and quick release bracket, and a cradle ring assembly with Vixen-style dovetail mount. Just add a few eyepieces and the alt-azimuth or equatorial mount of your choice and you'll be ready to discover the Universe!

Interferometric data on your newly purchased and registered Explore achromatic refractor is available upon request after 120 days of ownership. Please contact Customer Service for more information.

This does not come with any eyepieces.


Description 102mm Achromatic Air Space Doublet Refractor
Item Number DAR102065-01
Focal Length 663mm
Focal Ratio f/6.5
Resolution 1.14 arcsec
Tube Length
w/ Dew Shield
25.5"; 698mm
Diameter 101mm
Weight 10.4lb; 4.7kg
Dovetail Vixen
Dew Shield Diameter 162mm

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