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Explore Scientifica FirstLight MAK152mm White Tube Maksutov-Cassegrain
Explore Scientifica FirstLight MAK152mm White Tube Maksutov-Cassegrain

Explore Scientifica FirstLight MAK152mm White Tube Maksutov-Cassegrain

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Your Price: CAD1,009.00
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Part Number:FL-MC1521900

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Product Highlights

  • 152mm Catadioptric OTA
  • 1900mm Focal Length, f/12.5 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Internal Focusing Mechanism
  • 1.25" 25mm Eyepiece and 90° Diagonal

The Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm f/12.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is ideal for users who want a portable yet powerful observation platform that is able to achieve high magnifications with the ability to make detailed observations of both near and deep-sky subjects. The Maksutov-Cassegrain optical configuration is engineered with a convex meniscus lens which not only eliminates the need for periodic collimation, but 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-sized Schmidt design, but the optical benefits make this an ideal scope for planetary and double-star observation.

Optical Tube
  • 152mm aperture
  • f/12.5 focal ratio
  • 1900mm focal length
  • Compact Maksutov-Cassegrain optical configuration
  • Front convex meniscus lens corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations, and comas (off-axis aberration) across the entire field of view
  • Smaller secondary mirror versus Schmidt-Cassegrains reduces obstructions and increases contrast and sharpness
  • Internal focusing mechanism with 1.25" visual back
Included Accessories
  • 1.25" 25mm Plossl eyepiece yields 76x magnification
  • 1.25" 90° star diagonal places head in comfortable position, especially when OTA is aimed at or near the zenith
  • 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
  • Astronomy computer software for Windows

Specifications

Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture 152mm
Focal Length 1900mm
Focal Ratio f/12.5
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Diagonal 90° star diagonal
Finderscope Red-dot finder
Optical Tube Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

In the Box
Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm f/12.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

  • Smartphone Digiscoping Adapter
  • 1.25" 90° Diagonal
  • 1.25" 25mm Eyepiece
  • Red-Dot Finder
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to Transferable Lifetime Warranty with Registration within 60 Days

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