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Explore Scientific's compact FirstLight 127mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
is ideal for users who want a portable yet powerful observation
platform that is able to achieve high magnifications for detailed views
of the Moon and planets and has the ability to reach out past our solar
system to observe brighter deep-sky objects such as nebulae and
galaxies. The Maksutov-Cassegrain optical configuration is engineered
with a convex meniscus lens that not only eliminates the need for
periodic collimation, but by the nature of the lens requires a smaller
secondary mirror that limits obstruction and increases contrast. The
Maksutov optical path results in a slower focal ratio and narrower field
of view versus a similar Schmidt design, but the optical benefits make
this a useful scope for planetary and double-star observation.