Explore Scientific FirstLight 127 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope On an EXOS Nano
EQ3 Equatorial Mount
- 127 mm (5") Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
- Generous 127 mm aperture has good light-gathering capability for viewing many night sky objects including planets and the Moon
- 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
- Includes an EXOS Nano EQ3 Equatorial Mount and Tripod
This is an Explore Scientific FirstLight 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain (Mak) Telescope On an EXOS Nano EQ3 Equatorial 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 Maksutov-Cass scope with a primary mirror of 127 mm (5") 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. Includes a TwiLight Nano EXOS Equatorial Mount and tripod.
The Explore Scientific TwiLight Nano Mount is a handy, easy to use manually controlled Equatorial mount for lighter telescopes. It is manually operated, thus has no electronics or motors. It has two large knobs which are used to move the telescope in the Declination direction, and in the Right Ascension (polar) direction. You point to - and track night sky objects with your hands using these controls. Includes a counterweight to counter-balance the telescope on this mount.
This Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is a good scope for those who might be just getting started in the astronomy hobby. It has an aperture which is large enough to provide views of many of the deep sky objects, nebulae etc. 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.
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")|
|Eyepiece (Included):||25 mm Plössl|
|Mount Type:||EXOS Nano Equatorial|
|Mount Control:||Manual Operation|
|Comes With:||Smartphone Adapter, One 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece, Red Dot Finder, Downloadable Software|