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Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope with EXOS Nano EQ3 Mount
Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope with EXOS Nano EQ3 Mount

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope with EXOS Nano EQ3 Mount

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Your Price: CAD519.00
Retail Price:CAD549.00

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Part Number:FL-AR1021000EQ3

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Product Highlights

  • 102mm Refractor OTA
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/9.8 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • 40mm Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • 25mm Eyepiece, 90° Star Diagonal
  • Manual Equatorial Mount
  • Dual Slow-Motion Control Cables
  • Red-Dot Finderscope
  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray

Designed for intermediate users, the Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope is intended to take astronomic observation to the next level by providing a complete setup for viewing the Moon, planets, and bright, deep-sky objects like star clusters and galaxies. Its manual equatorial mount has precise Right Ascension (RA) and Declination indicators to find your subjects and dual slow-motion cables for tracking. As a more advanced mount, it allows users to find just about any visible object by just knowing its coordinates. After the scope has been properly Polar Aligned, and the subject found, it can be easily tracked by making slight adjustments to the RA axis.

An adjustable-height stainless steel tripod provides a stable platform for sky-watching. The included red-dot finder makes polar-alignment faster and is an essential tool for quick observations and star-hopping sessions. An included 90° star diagonal makes looking through the scope more comfortable, especially when aiming the telescope toward the zenith. The 25mm eyepiece yields a respectable 40x magnification, and with the included smartphone adapter that sleeves over the eyepiece, users can easily take and share images or video through the scope.

Optical Performance

  • 102mm aperture
  • f/9.8 focal ratio
  • 1000mm focal length
  • Refractor-style light path
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics improve light transmission to increase overall image contrast, sharpness and color rendition
  • Aluminum optical tube with white anodized finish
  • Rack-and-pinion focuser
  • 40mm draw tube and 1.25" eyepiece adapter

Mount & Tripod

    EXOS Nano EQ3:
  • 15-pound payload capacity
  • Manual German equatorial
  • Right Ascension and Declination indicator scales
  • Latitude adjustment thumbscrew
  • Slow motion control cables for tracking with reduced vibrations
  • 5.75-pound counterweight with shaft
  • 1.25" stainless steel legs
  • Adjustable-height from 24-41"
  • Accessory tray with cutouts to hold three 1.25" eyepieces

Included Accessories

  • 25mm eyepiece yields 40x magnification
  • Smartphone adapter attaches over eyepiece and allows any smartphone to be used for astrophotography
  • Red-dot finder: Unmagnified for fast subject acquisition with variable red illumination to protect night-adjusted vision


Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture102 mm (4.0")
Focal Length1000 mm
Focal Ratiof/9.8
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90° star
Tripod1.25" stainless steel legs
Adjustable-height from 24.0 - 41.0" / 61.0 - 104.1 cm
Mount TypeManual equatorial
Payload capacity: 15.0 lb / 6.8 kg
Counterweight5.75 lb / 2.6 kg
Power SourceNone
Optical Tube DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight31.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)48.3 x 14.4 x 8"

    In the Box

    Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm f/9.8 Refractor Telescope with EXOS Nano EQ3 Mount

  • 90° Star Diagonal
  • 1.25" 25mm Eyepiece
  • Red-Dot Finder
  • 5.75-pound Counterweight
  • Eyepiece Tray
  • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty, Extendable to Transferrable Lifetime Warranty with Registration

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