Explore Scientific AR127 127 mm Achromatic Refractor Telescope with Twilight 1 Mount
- AR127 mm f/6.5 Air-Spaced Doublet
- 826 mm focal length
- Two-Speed 2-inch Focuser
- Cradle Rings w/Handle and Vixen-Style Dovetail
- 8x50 Straight Finder scope
- 99% Reflective 2-inch Diagonal with 1.25-inch Adapter
- Weighs: 15 lb
- Includes Twilight 1 (MAZ01-00) Tripod Assembly
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. The Explore Scientific AR127 f/6.5 Air-Spaced Doublet Achromat will impress you with the stunning images revealed to you at the eyepiece, and all at a small fraction of the price you'd pay for a comparably sized apochromat refractor. This telescope is the 127 mm f/6.5 model with 826 mm focal length. This packaged product also includes the Explore Twilight 1 (MAZ01-00) Tripod Assembly!
The Twilight I is a light-to-medium-duty alt-azimuth mount and tripod designed to quickly and easily accept small to medium sized refractors, such as the AR102 or ED102mm, and of course, the ED80mm. Lightweight, fast Newtonians will also match up nicely with the Explore Scientific Twilight I mount. As long as your telescope does not exceed 18 pounds and has a Vixen-Style Universal Dovetail bar for mounting the telescope to the mount head, you are good to go.
The Twilight I alt-azimuth mount head is made of powder-coated aluminum and there are worm gears on both axes. The adjustable angle head can be tilted forward or back at a 45° angle to allow more clearance for your telescope so you can point it straight up for viewing at the zenith.
Slow-motion control cables are attached on the vertical and horizontal axes, and are easy to turn during the night, even with gloves on, due to the over-sized knurled knobs that are attached to the end of each cable.
Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes come with heavy-duty, high quality components, including a 2" dual-speed focuser, a one-piece 2" diagonal with 99% dielectric coatings, an 8 X 50 non-illuminated straight -thru finderscope and quick release bracket, and a cradle ring assembly with Vixen-style dovetail mount. Just add a few eyepieces and the alt-azimuth or equatorial mount of your choice and you'll be ready to discover the Universe!
Interferometic data on your newly purchased and registered Explore achromatic refractor is available upon request after 120 days of ownership.
|Description:||127 mm Achromatic Air Space Doublet Refractor|
|Focal Length:||826 mm|
|Tube Length w/Dew Shield:||34"; 863 mm|
|Tube Length w/out Dew Shield:||N/A|
|Weight:||15.6 lb; 7.1 kg|
|Tripod Assembly:||Twilight 1 (MAZ01-00) Tripod Assembly|