Explore Scientific FirstLight 5" Newtonian
on TwiLight Alt-Az Mount and Tripod
- 130 mm (5") Newtonian Telescope
- Generous 130 mm aperture has light-gathering capability for galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters
- Fast focal ratio (f/4.6) shortens exposure times for deep sky photography
- 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
- FirstLight TwiLight Manual Alt-Az Mount
- Sturdy Steel Tripod w/ Eyepiece Tray
- Generous Tripod Extension
- Vixen style Universal Dovetail
- Mount Weight (minus the counterweight) is 10 lb
This is an Explore Scientific FirstLight 5" Newtonian Reflector Telescope on a TwiLight Alt-Az Mount and Tripod. This Newtonian design telescope has an aperture of 130 mm (5") and an f/number of f/4.6, for a focal length of 600 mm. It is a white colored tube Newtonian scope with a primary mirror of 130 mm aperture. It comes with a 25 mm Plossl eyepiece, a Red Dot Finder, and a Smartphone Adapter. The 1.25" Sturdy Steel ST1 Tripod with eyepiece holder tray is included. The TwiLight Alt-Az Mount is a light-duty mount and tripod designed to quickly and easily accept small scopes, such as this 5" Newtonian from Explore Scientific.
This Newtonian telescope and mount is a good combination for those who might be just getting started in the astronomy hobby. You will find this mount and tripod to be very handy and easy to use. This is a manually-operated Altitude-Azimuth Mount, with two knobs on flexible shafts, which can be used to manually point the telescope and track a celestial object.
Includes a Limited One year Warranty from Explore Scientific, after registration.
|Telescope Design:||Newtonian Reflector|
|Focal Length:||600 mm focal length|
|Lens Coatings:||Full Coating|
|Adapter:||40 mm draw tube focuser|
|Parabolic primary Mirror Diameter:||130 mm|
|Eyepiece (Included):||25 mm Plössl|
|Mount Type:||FirstLight TwiLight Alt-Az Mount|
|Mount Control:||Manual - NO Electronics|
|Comes With:||Smartphone Adapter, One 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece, Red Dot Finder, Downloadable Software|