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Explore Scientific - AR102 f/6.5 Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series Achromat Refractor Telescope

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The latest addition to the Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series is the very portable, grab-and-go 102mm.  Like its two larger brothers, the AR127, and the AR152, the AR102 is a classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint, doublet achromatic refractors with superior-class optical figure in a short (f/6.5) focal length design. These optics are an extreme value, produce stunning images of deep sky objects, double stars, planets, and the moon that are a small fraction of the price of comparable aperture apochromat refractors. Finally one can own a diffraction-limited high quality refractor for a relatively modest investment.

Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series has standard hardware which includes a precision two-speed focuser, a 99% Reflective 2-inch Diagonal Mirror, and an 8x50 Finder Scope. You can be confident that the quality and construction of these telescopes will allow heavy use for many years and are backed with the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended LIFE of the Product Warranty.  

NOTE: See below for new enhancements to the Explore Star Warranty

 It's All About the Optics!

The optics in their collimatable lens cell are fully multi-coated to eliminate light scatter and maintain image contrast. We precision collimate every Explore Scientific telescope at our factory to give optimum performance. Although you may never need to adjust optical alignment, the AR Series allows for collimating the lens set should the telescope ever require it.

 

 

 

 Universal Mounting Plate

The Universal Adjustable Mounting Plate of the AR 102 fits on many popular equatorial and Altaz mounts, including mounts supplied by Explore Scientific, Celestron, Vixen, and others.

Instead of using a cast metal part, Explore Scientific's Universal Mounting Plate is made from extruded aluminum for added strength, it is afterall what secures your telescope to the mount. We also include adjustment screws and locking bolts to allow adjustments to position the angle of the telescope when it is placed on its mount, an important feature when using an equatorial mount.

 Viewing Comfort and the Preservation of Precious Light

The Two-Inch Dielectric Diagonal includes a 1.25" eyepiece holder adapter and dust covers to protect the mirror.

The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle.

Provided as standard equipment, Explore Scientific's Two Inch Dielectric Diagonal incorporates a light-weight, one-piece diagonal body that securely cradles the precision polished diagonal flat mirror, insuring precision alignment. Ultra-high reflective coatings (99% reflective) composed of multiple thin layers of dielectric material delivers maximum light output.

Both 2" and 1.25" eyepiece holders use compression rings instead of a simple set-screw to more securely hold your valued eyepiece (or imaging device) and to minimize scoring of eyepiece barrels. You can thread standard 48mm filters into the barrel.

The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle.
Provided as standard equipment, Explore Scientific's Two Inch Diagonal incorporates a light-weight, one-piece diagonal body that securely cradles the precision polished diagonal flat mirror, insuring precision alignment.

8x50 Finderscope

The Explore Scientific 8x50 Finder Scope provides a true field of view of 6°. Its coated optics provide a bright high-resolution image so that many faint stars and nebulosity can be detected for precise aiming.

The front objective can be custom focused to provide a sharp image every time.

  Standard Hardware:

  • Removable Dew Shield
  • Front and Rear Dust Covers
  • Cradle rings with Handle and Universersal Saddle Plate
  • Two-Speed Focuser 2.0" I.D.
  • 8x50 Finder Scope with Six Point Adjustable Bracket
  • Dielectric-Coated 99% Reflective 2.0" Mirror Diagonal with 1.25" Adapter

 

NOW WITH A FULLY TRANSFERRABLE, UNLIMITED,  FOREVER  WARRANTY!

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC branded products are under warranty forever, and this warranty is transferrable from owner-to-owner as long as the product is registered with EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC.

This Transferrable Unlimited Lifetime Warranty covers any problem no matter what the cause. In addition, this new warranty supersedes and is retroactive for EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC branded products that are already serving in the field, provided they are registered with us.

That means that no matter what the cause of the problem, no matter if you are the second or the 20th owner, we will take care of your EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC branded product without any repair or replacement fees.  For more info watch the following video by  Mr.Scott Roberts, Founder of Explore Scientific.

                                        

                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Name Explore Scientific - AR102 f/6.5 Air-Spaced Doublet AR Series Achromat Refractor Telescope
Manufacturer Explore Scientific
Model DAR102065-01
Aperture 102mm Clear
Diameter of Dew Shield 7.5"
Finderscope 8x50 Straight; Adjustable Objective Focus' Dual-ring, Six-point, Bracket w/ Quick Release Shoe
Focal Length 663mm
Focal Ratio f/6.5
Focuser Two-Speed 2" Focuser
Length 25.5"
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.5
Optical Design Air-spaced doublet Achromatic Refractor
Optical Tube Weight 11.3 lbs
Warranty Explore STAR Transferrable Unlimited Lifetime Product Warranty