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Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102 White Tube Refractor w/Twilight Nano Mount - FL-AR102600TN

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Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102 Refractor

Whether you're interested in examining the details of our solar system, or would rather investigate some impressive deep sky phenomena, Explore Scientific's multi-faceted FirstLight™ series contains a telescope package to fit your observing needs. This specific package comes with an AR102 f/6.5 White Tube Refractor with Twilight Nano alt-az mount, 25 mm Plossl eyepiece, and red dot finder. Additionally, a smartphone adapter is included for sharing the spectacular view in your eyepiece remotely. With FirstLight™, a desire to learn is the only prerequisite.

Explore Scientfic Twilight Nano Alt-Az Mount

Explore Scientific Twilight Nano Alt-Az Mount Head and Tripod for FirstLight™ series telescopes. Features sturdy 1.25" stainless steel legs that extend from 25.5" to a maximum height of 45". Included handle enables smooth movements. For accepting more diminutive scopes such as small Maksutov-Cassegrains, refractors, and solar scopes, as well as the ED80, quickly and without difficulty, the lightweight Twilight Nano alt-azimuth mount is the way to go. Short, fast Newtonian telescopes also adapt well to the Twilight Nano. So long as your telescope is not over 14 lbs. and uses a Vixen-style Universal Dovetail bar to mount the optical tube to the mount head, you'll be fine.

Explore Scientific First Light AR102 Refractor Specifications

  • Focal Length: 660 mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/6.47
  • Magnification: 150X
  • Adapter: 40 mm draw tube focuser
  • Optical Diameter: 102 mm
  • Eyepiece: 25 mm Plossl
  • Mount: Twilight Nano Alt-Az

Although the FirstLight AR102 Refractor is nearly identical to the 102 mm Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor both in terms of optics and materials, there is a difference when it comes to included accessories. The DAR102 comes with a 2" Dual-Speed Crayford Focuser, 8x50 Finderscope, and 2" Diagonal, while the FL-AR102 comes with a 1.25" Diagonal, Red Dot Finder, and 40 mm Draw Tube Focuser.