Explore Scientific ED152 f/8 Air-Spaced APO Triplet Refractor - Carbon Fiber Tube & 3" Starlight Focuser
ED152 Carbon Fiber Edition f/8 Air Spaced APO Triplet w/Removable Dew Shield; 1216mm focal length; Starlight Feathertouch Two-Speed TRUE 3" Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; Deluxe Rolling Carry Case; Right Angle Erect Polar Image illuminated Reticle Finder Scope. Weighs 21 lbs.
The ED152 carbon fiber optical tube assembly is not only beautiful, it is strong and lightweight. The 152mm is an Air-Spaced Apochromatic Triplet Refractor, with true APO optics. The optics of the ED152 are diffraction limited at .25PV or better and use Genuine ED glass from Hoya Japan is respected for its quality. Enhanced Multi-Layer Coatings (EMD) are deposited on optical elements to boost contrast and eliminate light scatter. Contrast is further enhanced with the installation of matte black knife-edge baffles in the optical tube assembly. While refractors seldom require additional collimation after initial factory adjustment, the lens cell design allows for consumer collimation. Sending your Explore ED152 off to the factory is always an option, but is not required.
The 152mm model comes with a special edition 3" rack & pinion dual-speed Feathertouch focuser, made for Explore Scientific by Starlight Instruments. A 2" compression ring adapter is included. Included 2" diagonal has a precision-polished mirror with enhanced 99% dielectric coatings. A 1.25" compression ring adapter is part of this package. The 152mm model comes with an 8x50 right-angle finderscope with illuminated reticle eyepiece. It provides a wide 6° field of view that is right-side up and left-to-right correct. Great for daytime or nighttime. The 152mm telescope is supplied with a Losmandy style dovetail for attachment to mounts from Celestron, Losmandy, Meade, and more.
ED 152 Carbon Fiber Edition f/8 Air Spaced Triplet; Feathertouch Two-Speed 3" Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate;8x50 Polar Illuminated Correct Image Right Angle Finder Scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; Deluxe Carry Case.
Each 152 is serial numbered and if registered within 60 days is protected with the Explore STAR Lifetime Transferrable Warranty.
Description ED152mm Carbon Fiber Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor w/ Starlight 3" Focuser
Item Number TED15208-CF
Focal Length 1216mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Limiting Magnitude 13
Resolution .75 arcsec
w/ Dew Shield 52"; 1320mm
w/out Dew Shield 41"; 1041mm
Weight 20.5lb; 9.3kg
Dovetail Vixen or Losmandy