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Explore Scientific

127mm Achromatic Refractor - AR Doublet Series w/Twilight I Mount


  • 74999

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Description

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. When you choose the AR 127 mm (5") 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, combined with the Twilight I alt-azimuth, you'll be ready to discover the Universe!

Interferometic 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.

Twilight 1 Mount is included. See Twilight I details for more info. 

Specifications

127mm Achromatic Air Space Doublet Refractor Description
Item Number DAR127065-MAZ-01
Focal Length 825mm
Focal Ratio f/6.5
Limiting
Magnitude
13
Resolution .9 arcsec
Tube Length
w/ Dew Shield
34"; 863mm
Diameter 127mm
Weight 15lb; 6.8kg
Dovetail Vixen

 

Twilight I Adjustable Mount and Tripod Description 
Item Number MAZ01-00
Tripod fully collapsed no mount head 29.5"
Tripod fully collapsed with head 42"
Tripod open, retracted legs no mount head 25"
Tripod open, retracted legs with the mount head 38.5" at highest point, 36" to the center of the mounting bracket
Tripod open, legs fully extended
no mount head
42"
Tripod open, legs fully extended with the mount head 55.5" at highest point, 53" to the center of the mounting bracket
Mount head dimensions 14" x 7" x 4"
Foot print 42"
Weight tripod base 11lb; 5.0kg
Weight mount head 6.6lb; 3.0kg
Total weight 16.7lb; 7.6kg

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