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USED 152mm Achromatic Refractor - AR Doublet Series

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This used AR 152 is in Good condition with some marring of the external paint and internal dust. This telescope set comes with:

  • Stainless Steal Style Case
  • MV Filter
  • 2" Diagonal 
  • Right Angle Finder and Bracket 

The classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint, doublet achromatic refractor is reborn with the aim to produce superior-class optical figure in a short (f/6.5) focal length design with Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series. The AR 152 mm (six-inch), with its larger aperture optics gathers 44% more light over the AR127 (five-inch) model, providing much brighter images and higher resolution. 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 large aperture refractor. Images of deep sky objects are stunning at low powers.

At high power the moon and the planets 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 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!

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.


Description 152mm Achromatic Air Space Doublet Refractor
Item Number DAR152065-01
Focal Length 988mm
Focal Ratio f/6.5
Resolution .77 arcsec
Diameter 158mm
Weight 23lb; 10.7kg
Dovetail Vixen
Dew Shield Diameter 206mm

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