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Explore Scientific AR102, 102mm f/6.5 Air-Spaced Doublet Achromat Refractor Telescope

SKU: ESAR102 MFR: DAR102065-01
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About the Explore Scientific AR102

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. These optics are an extreme value, produce stunning images of deep sky objects, double stars, planets and the moon that are a small fraction of comparable aperture apochromat refractors.

Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series has standard hardware which includes a precision 10:1 two-speed focuser, a 2-inch diagonal and 8x50 finder scope. You can be confident that the quality and construction of these telescopes will allow heavy use.

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Explore Scientific AR102 Features

  • The optics in the collimatable lens cell are fully multi-coated to eliminate light scatter and maintain image contrast. Explore Scientific precision collimate every Explore Scientific telescope at factory to give optimum performance
  • Contrast is further enhanced with multiple baffles that mask and deflect unwanted stray light
  • Deluxe 10:1 Two-Speed Focuser: The Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series telescopes include a precision 2-inch ten-to-one, two-speed as standard equipment. The eyepiece holder uses a compression ring to prevent the eyepiece or camera barrel from scoring
  • Universal Mounting Plate: The Universal Adjustable Mounting Plate of the AR 102 fits on many popular equatorial and Altaz mounts, including mounts supplied by Explore Scientific, Vixen and Meade LXD55/75
  • 2" Diagonal Mirror: The Two Inch Mirror Diagonal includes a 1.25" eyepiece holder adapter. The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle
  • 8x50 Finder Scope: The Explore Scientific 8x50 Finder Scope provides a true field of view of 6deg.. Its coated optics provide a bright high-resolution image so that many faint stars and nebulosity can be detected for precise aiming

Explore Scientific AR102 Specifications

Focal Length 660mm
Finderscope 8x50
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