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Explore Scientific - FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount

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The Explore Scientific 127mm Maksutov Cassegrain with EXOS2GT is a great option for a portable telescope for both observing and imaging. At just 11 pounds for the optical tube and 31 pounds for the mount, this system is highly portable making it easy to take with you to dark sky spots or move from the house to the backyard.


The EXOS2-GT is a fully computerized GoTO eqautorial mount.  The SkyTracker controller features 272,000 objects with the ability for users to input custom coordinates and favorites.  A sturdy 1.25" tripod keeps your system stable.


This telescope comes complete with all of the essentials: a telescope, a sturdy mount, an eyepiece, a red dot viewfinder and smartphone adapter so you can start taking images of the nightsky with the camera you have in your pocket.

SKU: EXP-FL-MC1271900EXOS2GT
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Explore Scientific
 

Product Description

Explore Scientific FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount

Explore Scientific's versatile FirstLight series comes complete with all of the essentials: a telescope, a sturdy mount, an eyepiece and a red dot viewfinder.  This package features a 127mm Maksutov Cassegrain telescope.  Known for their excellent contrast and brightness, Mak-Cassegrain telescopes are best for observing the planets, moon and larger deep space objects like star clusters.  

The EXOS2-GT mount is a fully computerized equatorial mount that will track the night sky for you keeping you accurately pointed at an object. Thanks to a smooth arcing motion, will allow you to take images of the night sky as well.  Dive into astrophotography by using a smart phone adapter which is included, and use the camera you have in your pocket to capture amazing full color images.  The SkyTracker kit includes the hand controller unit and right ascension and declination motors. Its hand controller has a database of more than 272,000 objects with the ability for users to input custom coordinates and favorites. With a slew speed of 2° per second and nine tracking speeds, the SkyTracker can accurately keep near- and deep-sky objects such as the Moon, planets, galaxies, and nebulae centered in your eyepiece for long-exposure imaging and astrophotography or prolonged observation sessions. 

The tripod is built with a sturdy 1.25" diameter stainless steel legs and tight tolerances to reduce vibration for clearer viewing. A center stabilizer bar pulls the accessory tray up to lock the legs in place, adding further rigidity and vibration reduction. It is adjustable from 26.8 to 42.5" to accommodate a wide range of users and features large thumbscrews for tool-free adjustment in the field. An adjustable tray is also included with the tripod to keep eyepieces, flashlights, and other accessories safe and at the ready. Rounding out the included accessories is a 25mm eyepiece, a 90° star diagonal for comfortable viewing, a universal smartphone holder for capturing images through the eyepiece, and an unmagnified red-dot finder.

The Explore Scientific FirstLight MAK127mm White Tube Maksutov-Cassegrain weighs just 11 pounds making it highly portable and perfect for astronomers wanting to get out to a dark sky spot easily or backyard observers that want something that is easy to move in and out of the house.  

Package Specifications and Features:

Comes With Smartphone Adapter
One 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece
Red Dot Viewfinder
Downloadable Software
Magnification 250
Focal Length 1900
Focal Ratio f/15
Lens Coatings Fully Multi Coated
Adapter Smartphone Camera adapter
Optical Diameter 127mm
Eyepiece (Included) 25mm Plossl
Mount Type EXOS2 Goto

Mount Specifications and Features:

  • Dual-axis DC servo motors with digital encoders
  • Database includes over 272,000 astronomical objects
  • Add user-defined objects and favorites
  • Controls dual-axis motors for precision tracking
  • Slewing speed: 2° per second, maximum
  • Nine tracking rates for near- and deep-sky objects
  • 2.5x1.4" (6.3x3.6cm) LCD screen; eight rows with 21 digits per row
  • 28-lb payload capacity
  • Cast aluminum with white powder coat
  • Ball bearings on both axes reduce vibrations and minimize backlash
  • 9.9 lb (4.5kg) counterweight with 20mm-diameter bar
  • Latitude, Right Ascension, and Declination scales
  • Right ascension axis release lever allows for fast manual adjustment
  • Illuminated polar finderscope to increase alignment precision
  • Integrated bubble level on mount base
  • Runs on eight D-cell batteries - batteries not included
  • Three-section adjustable height
  • 1.25" stainless steel legs
  • 26.8-42.5" height-adjustment range
  • Center stabilizer bar locks legs in place to reduce vibrations
  • Accessory tray with holes for 1.25" eyepieces
  • Spiked feet for use on ground and grass for increased stability, especially on rough or uneven areas

Specifications

Name Explore Scientific - FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with EXOS2GT GoTo Mount
Manufacturer Explore Scientific
Model EXP-FL-MC1271900EXOS2GT
In The Box 127mm FirstLight Maksutov Cassegrain Optical Tube EXOS2 GT Equatorial Mount 1.25" Steel Tripod Accessory Tray Smartphone Adapter 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece 1.25" Star Diagonal Red Dot Viewfinder Downloadable Software
Accessory Tray Yes
Aperture 127mm
Database 272,000
Eyepiece 1 25mm Plossl
Eyepiece 1 Magnification 250x
Focal Length 1900mm
Focal Ratio f/15
Magnification With Included Eyepiece 250x
Mount EXOS2 GT
Optical Coatings Fully Multi Coated
Optical Tube 127mm Maksutov Cassegrain
Star Diagonal 1.25" Star Diagonal
Tripod 1.25" Steel
Warranty Lifetime When You Register with Explore Scientific

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In the Box

127mm FirstLight Maksutov Cassegrain Optical Tube
EXOS2 GT Equatorial Mount
1.25" Steel Tripod
Accessory Tray
Smartphone Adapter
25 mm Plössl Eyepiece
1.25" Star Diagonal
Red Dot Viewfinder
Downloadable Software