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Explore Scientific - 152mm David H. Levy Comet Hunter f/4.8 Carbon Fiber Maksutov-Newtonian OTA

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The Explore Scientific 152mm Comet Hunter marries two classic telescope designs for optimum performance results. This Maksutov-Newtonian features a fast focal ratio of f/4.8, crisp, high contrast views with no chromatic aberration. Designed as a collaboration with famed astronomy David H. Levy, this telescope is perfect for wide field observing and deep sky object imaging. A carbon fiber optical tube is both lightweight and durable. Includes Explore Scientific's lifetime warranty.
SKU: EXP-MN06048CF05
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Explore Scientific David H. Levy 152mm Comet Hunter f/4.8 Carbon Fiber Maksutov-Newtonian Optical Tube Assembly 

Explore Scientific founder Scott Roberts and one of his life-long heroes, David H. Levy who is well known for discovering Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, the comet that hit Jupiter and broke apart in 1994, have collaborated to design the optical tube design known as the Explore Scientific David H. Levy Comet Hunter f/4.8 Carbon Fiber Maksutov-Newtonian Optical Tube Assembly (OTA). This design creates strong telescope while providing a rich-field system for high contrast, pinpoint views of stars as well as comets, planets like Jupiter's Red Spot, or deep sky objects like galaxies or nebulae. Explore Scientific wanted a fast, lightweight but yet strong optical tube with all the materials needed for those serious amateur astronomers to stargaze on a frequent basis!

The Comet Hunter Maksutov Newtonian optical design marries two classic telescopes designs drawing from the best features in each: the large aperture and crisp, bright clarity and perfect color of a Newtonian and the further enhanced color and striking contrast of a Maksutov.    Unlike traditional Newtonians, the Comet Hunter is a closed optical tube thanks to the Maksutov style corrector, keeping dust and dew from the interior of the telescope.  The typical spider vanes that would hold the secondary mirror in a Newtonian are eliminated as well with the secondary coated directly onto the curved Maksutov corrector lens.  Maksutov telescope design also resolves any issues with spherical aberration for perfectly sharp stars across the entire viewing plane.  The result is a nearly 6" telescope with no chromatic or spherical aberration and a fast focal ratio of f/4.8, making the Comet Hunter a versatile observing and imaging instrument for wide field viewing and deep sky object photography.   A carbon fiber optical tube helps the telescope remain stable through temperature changes in the night to reduce your need to refocus during imaging sessions and help keep the optical tube lightweight and easy to transport and set up.  

152mm Comet Hunter Features & Specifications: 

  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Newtonian
  • Aperture: 152mm (5.98")
  • Primary Mirror Diameter: 152mm
  • Focal Length: 731mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/4.8
  • Resolving Power: .77 arc seconds
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.4
  • Tube Diameter: 180mm
  • Tube Length: 696mm
  • Optical Tube Weight: 15.4lb.
  • Dovetail Style: V (Vixen)

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Name Explore Scientific - 152mm David H. Levy Comet Hunter f/4.8 Carbon Fiber Maksutov-Newtonian OTA
Manufacturer Explore Scientific
Model EXP-MN06048CF05
UPC 812257018369
Manufacturer Part # EXP-MN06048CF-05
In The Box Explore Scientific 152mm Carbon Fiber Maksutov Newtonian Optical Tube Cradle Rings V Series Dovetail The Imaging Package Includes all Items Above Plus: Explore Scientific EXOS2GT Mount and Tripod ZWO Guide Scope and Bracket ZWO178 Monochrome Camera ZWO120 Monochrome Camera
Dovetail Compatibility Vixen
Focal Length 731mm
Focal Ratio f/4.8
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
Optical tube diameter 180mm
Optical Tube Length 696mm
Optical Tube Weight 15.4lb
Primary Mirror 152mm
Resolving Power .77 arc seconds
Secondary Mirror 64mm
Secondary Mirror Obstruction 49mm
Secondary Obstruction (%) 32% Obstruction
Warranty Explore Scientific STAR Lifetime Warranty (click to read more)

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In comparison with SW MN 190 you will not need to go for EQ 6 mounts . At the same time the quality of this product lets you get all 100% from 6" Apperture (Posted on 9/27/2018)
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In the Box

Explore Scientific 152mm Carbon Fiber Maksutov Newtonian Optical Tube
Cradle Rings
V Series Dovetail

The Imaging Package Includes all Items Above Plus:
Explore Scientific EXOS2GT Mount and Tripod
ZWO Guide Scope and Bracket
ZWO178 Monochrome Camera
ZWO120 Monochrome Camera

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