Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber David H. Levy Comet Hunter Mak-Cass Scope with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount
The Explore Scientific David H. Levy Comet Hunter is the result of a dream collaboration between long-time amateur astronomer & Explore Scientific founder, Scott Roberts, and one of his life-long heroes, David H. Levy. David is an author, lecturer, & discoverer of a plethora of comets and asteroids; most notably the co-discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, the amazing "fuzzy snowball" that broke apart and whose fragments, streaming towards Jupiter like a celestial string of pearls, collided with the giant planet in 1994.
Scott and David wanted to create a durable, rich-field telescope that would produce high contrast, pinpoint star images whether the user was sweeping the heavens for comets, keeping an eye on Jupiter's Great Red Spot, or photographing the Sombrero galaxy or Orion nebula. The optics had to be fast, the tube assembly relatively lightweight but strong, and all components needed to be built to withstand the test of time, and hundreds of trips to a dark sky site!
Finder sold separately.
This Explore Scientific FirstLight FL-EXOS2GT (GoTo) German Equatorial White Mount is equipped with motors on both axes, allowing the mount to track astronomical objects accurately. The precision gears and ball bearings in both axes allow operation with a minimum of backlash at any of the nine slewing and tracking speeds. (This product replaces the former Bresser BR-EXOS2GT mount.)
A simple 1, 2, or 3 star alignment is all that is necessary to orient the scope for tracking and finding objects. The convenient hand controller has GoTo function controls and includes a 272,994 object database making this affordable mount accurate, versatile, and reliable.
The FL-EXOS2GT German Equatorial White Mount from Explore Scientific has a solid 2" stainless steel tube tripod with excellent stability and can be loaded with up to 28 pounds of equipment. The tripod can be adjusted in height from 26.8” to 42.5”.
The included 12V battery pack can be conveniently attached to the eyepiece tray and requires 8 "D" size batteries. The mount, tripod, and accessories are easy to transport and set up so you will be observing in a short time.
Package includes the FirstLight FL-EXOS2GT (GoTo) German Equatorial Mount, the tripod, a hand controller, battery pack, and one 9.9lb counterweight. The Explore Scientific Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty, when product is registered by owner within 60 days of purchase.
NOTE: The photo shows the Bresser mount for illustration purposes, only. The Explore Scientific FirstLight FL-EXOS2GT Mount will have a very similar appearance and the same functionality.
Description: Explore Scientific FL-EXOS2GT GoTo White EQ Mount
Item Number: FL-EXOS2GT
Power Supply: Included 12V battery pack. Requires 8 D-size batteries.
Construction: Steel and aluminum components
Tripod: Stainless Steel Tripod with 2" diam. stainless steel legs
Tripod adjusts from 26.8” to 42.5”
Controls: Motorized controls with computerized GoTo features
Control Paddle: Explore Scientific StarTracker Hand Control included
Object DataBase: Incorporates 272,994 objects