127mm Achromatic Refractor - AR Doublet Series w/Twilight I Mount
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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. 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.
This does not include any eyepieces.
|127mm Achromatic Air Space Doublet Refractor Description|
w/ Dew Shield
|Twilight I Adjustable Mount and Tripod Description|
|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
|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"|
|Weight tripod base||11lb; 5.0kg|
|Weight mount head||6.6lb; 3.0kg|
|Total weight||16.7lb; 7.6kg|