The AR152 (six-inch), with its larger aperture optics gathers 44% more light over the AR127 (five-inch) model, providing much brighter images and higher resolution. Our goal was to provide an extreme value by providing true diffraction-limited optics at a price that will allow more people to explore the sky with a wide-field large aperture refractor. Images of deep sky objects are stunning at low powers. At high power the moon and the planets are revealed in sharp, high contrast.
Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series has standard hardware which includes a precision 10:1 two-speed focuser, a 2-inch diagonal, an 8×50 finder scope, and a case. You can be confident that the quality and construction of these telescopes will allow heavy use for many years and are backed with a transferrable Five Year USA Limited Warranty.
-Removable Dew Shield
-Front and Rear Dust Covers
-Cradle Rings with Handle and Univsersal Saddle Plate
-10:1 Two-Speed Focuser 2.0″ I.D.
-8×50 Finder Scope with Six Point Adjustable Bracket
-2.0″ Mirror Diagonal with 1.25 ” Adapter
-Optical Design: Air-Spaced Doublet Achromatic Refractor
-Clear Aperture: 152mm
-Focal Length: 988mm
-Focal Ratio: f/6.5
-Resolving Power: 0.77 arc seconds
-Coatings: Fuly Multi-Coated
-Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.4
-Maximum Practical Visual Power: 600x
-Lowest Useful Visual Power: 21.7x
-Tube Diameter: 6.21″ – 157.7mm
-Tube Length: 41″ – 1041.4mm
-Tube Construction: Aluminum; Stainless Steel
-Optical Tube Assembly Weight (with all standard accessories): 23.5 lbs – 10.7kilos