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Explore Scientific FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1001400EQ3

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SKU: EXS-FL-MC1001400EQ3

Explore Scientific FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain with EQ3 Mount

This Explore Scientific FirstLight Maksutov Cassegrain telescope is an excellent way to adventure through the night sky with stops to lunar details and to planetary features like those on Saturn and Jupiter. This telescope design is great for visual use to planetary photography. For those wanting to capture the telescopic views with their phone, there is an included Smartphone Camera adapter!

The 100mm aperture and folded optics make this telescope a great tool when it comes to capturing views of deep sky objects without the long and hard to transport design of a Newtonian reflector or refractor with the same focal length.

EXOS EQ3 Nano Mount and Tripod

The EXOS Nano mount is a light-duty German equatorial mount with flexible slow motion controls. The slow motion controls and the mount design mean that the users can smoothly and manually track objects as they move through the night sky.

The mount can hold up to 15lb of equipment.

The included tripod is full size and has an accessory tray that can be used to hold eyepieces and other accessories while observing. The accessory tray also enhances the stability of the tripod.


This refracting telescope setup is complete with a smartphone adapter, one 25mm Plossl eyepiece, a red dot viewfinder, and a 1.25" 90° diagonal.


  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Aperture: 100mm
  • Focal Length: 1400mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/14
  • Focuser: 1.25" Rack & Pinion
  • Diagonal: 1.25"; 90°
  • Mount Type: Manual Equatorial
  • Mount Capacity: 15lb
  • Tripod: Full-size
  • Eyepiece: 25mm Plossl
  • Finder: Red Dot Viewfinder