Explore Scientific FirstLight 127 mm (5") Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope On TwiLight I
Adjustable Alt-Az Mount
- 127 mm (5") Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
- Generous 127 mm (5") aperture has good light-gathering capability for observing many galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters
- Focal ratio of (f/15) and Maksutov design provides larger images at the focal plane
- Model comes with a 25 mm Plössl eyepiece and a red dot finder to aid in object location
- Included adapter helps observers use their smart device to capture and share images
- On TwiLight I Alt-Az Mount
- Mount uses Manually-Controlled Operation
- Sturdy, Stable Steel Tripod
This is an Explore Scientific FirstLight 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (Mak) Telescope on a TwiLight I Alt-Az Mount. This Maksutov design telescope has an aperture of 127 mm (5") and an f/number of f/15, for a focal length of 1900 mm. It is a white colored tube Mak-Cass scope with a primary mirror of 127 mm aperture. Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes are noted for their higher f/numbers, and high contrast, sharp images. They are often favored by amateur astronomers who plan to do a lot of planetary and lunar observing, (i.e. well-resolved objects) because of their larger images at their focal plane and their high contrast performance. It comes with a 25 mm Plossl eyepiece, a Red Dot Finder, and a Smartphone Adapter. This 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope on a TwiLight I Manually Adjustable Alt-Az Mount is a scope package you will definitely appreciate.
This Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is a good scope for those who might be just getting started in the astronomy hobby as well as for more seasoned astronomers who want a good portable telescope. It has an aperture which is large enough to collect light well and provide the views of some of the better deep sky objects, nebulae, galaxies, as well as the planets, and the Moon. It includes a smartphone adapter to help you use your smart device to capture and share images. This OTA weighs only 7.6 pounds.
The Explore Scientific TwiLight I Manual Alt-Az Mount is a sturdy mount made for lighter telescopes. It has two large knobs which are used to move the telescope. These easy-to-use knobs are on flexible extension shafts. One of them is used to move the telescope in the Declination direction and the second is used to move it in the Equatorial (polar) direction. You use these controls to manually point to and track objects in the sky. These are also slow-motion controls.
Includes a Limited One year Warranty from Explore Scientific, after your registration.
|Telescope Design:||Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope|
|Focal Length:||1900 mm focal length|
|Lens Coatings:||Fully Multi-Coated|
|Spherical Primary Mirror Aperture:||127 mm (5")|
|OTA Weight:||7.6 lb|
|OTA Length:||42 cm (16.5")|
|Eyepiece (Included):||25 mm Plössl|
|Mount Type:||TwiLight I Alt-Az Manual Mount|
|Comes With:||Smartphone Adapter, One 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece, Red Dot Finder, Downloadable Software|