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Orion Telescopes
Explore Scientific AR152 Refractor Telescope
$949.99
 
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Expected Ship Date: 07/27/2021

  • Air-spaced, crown-and-flint, Doublet Achromatic
  • f/6.5 988mm focal length
  • 2" Two-Speed Focuser
  • Cradle Rings w/ Handle and Vixen-Style Dovetail
  • 99% Reflective 2-inch Diagonal


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Item #  54030b
Mfg Model #  DAR152065-01

The AR152 (six-inch) model, is a classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint doublet achromatic refractor, and it provides the brightest images and highest resolution of the AR Series. 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 (f/6.5) large aperture refractor. Images of deep sky objects are stunning at low powers and all at a small fraction of the price you would pay for a similar aperture apochromat refractor.

At high power, the moon, planets, and double stars are revealed in sharp, high contrast. Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes come with heavy-duty, high quality components, including a 2" dual-speed focuser, a one-piece 2" diagonal with 99% dielectric coatings, an 8 X 50 non-illuminated straight -thru finderscope and quick release bracket, and a cradle ring assembly with Vixen-style dovetail mount. Just add a few eyepieces and the alt-azimuth or equatorial mount of your choice and you'll be ready to discover the Universe!

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • Optical diameter
    152mm
  • Focal length
    988mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/6.5
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced doublet
  • Glass material
    Crown/Flint
  • Resolving power
    115.80arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    22x
  • Highest useful magnification
    180x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    304x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.6
  • Finder scope
    8x50
  • Focuser
    2" dual-speed Crayford
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Length of optical tube
    41.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    23.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Vixen style dovetail mount
  • Other features
  • Warranty
    One year
  • Focuser height at zenith
    2 in.

When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $15.00

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states. Delivery is not available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses, US territories/protectorates or Canada. 3 Day, 2nd Day and Next Day delivery is not available.

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