152mm Achromatic Refractor - AR Doublet Series (DAR152065-01)
152mm Achromatic Refractor - AR Doublet Series (DAR152065-01)
152mm Achromatic Refractor - AR Doublet Series (DAR152065-01)

Explore Scientific

152mm Achromatic Refractor - AR Doublet Series (DAR152065-01)

Regular price
$ 949.99
Sale price
$ 949.99
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Description

The AR152 (six-inch) model, is a classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint doublet achromatic refractor, and it provides the brightest images and highest resolution of the AR Series. Our goal was to provide an extreme value by providing true diffraction-limited optics at a price that will allow more people to explore the sky with a wide-field (f/6.5) large aperture refractor. Images of deep sky objects are stunning at low powers and all at a small fraction of the price you would pay for a similar aperture apochromat refractor.

At high power, the moon, planets, and double stars are revealed in sharp, high contrast. 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 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!

This does not include any eyepieces.

Specification

Item Number DAR152065–01
Focal Length 988mm
Focal Ratio f/6.5
Limiting Magnitude 13.4
Resolution .77 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 41"; 1041mm
Diameter 158mm
Weight 23lb; 10.7kg
Dovetail 45mm Wide V-Block, Similar to Vixen Dovetail Style

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.

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