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Designed and built for beginners or as a competent grab-and-go option for fast observation sessions, the Explore Scientific FirstLight 127mm f/9.4 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope
offers a simple yet powerful observation rig for viewing the Moon,
planets, meteor showers, and bright deep-sky objects. The optics are
fully multicoated with anti-reflection coatings to reduce light loss and
produce brighter and clearer images with more accurate colors versus
The scope features a manual alt-azimuth mount
with dual-axis control cables that allow users to track objects as they
move across the night sky. Its aluminum tripod provides a stable
observation platform, and its adjustable height from 38.5 to 55.5"
allows for comfortable viewing by most users. Explore Scientific
includes several observational accessories including a 25mm eyepiece
that yields 48x, a 90° star diagonal to put the user's head in a
comfortable viewing angle, a universal smartphone eyepiece adapter for
easy astrophotography, and a wide-field unmagnified red-dot finderscope.