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Airstream Supply Company - Explore Scientific AR127 Planetary Telescope Set

The Explore Scientific AR127 Air-Spaced Doublet, a durable and high-quality refractor that has been in the company's assortment for over a decade and continues to be in demand for the service of educators and enthusiasts around the world. When it comes to viewing the moon and planets few will argue that a precision refractor is the best instrument for the job, however, it does often surprise even seasoned astronomers on how stunning deep-sky objects such as nebulae and galaxies appear through the eyepiece of this 5-inch f/6.5 telescope. 

"...Saturn was crisp with good detail. Next I checked out the Ring Nebula and Andromeda. This was my first time seeing the ring. Andromeda was impressive with the 25mm that came with the scope..."

-Robert Wise 

But precision optics require a sturdy mount and tripod to eliminate vibrations, as well as high-quality eyepieces, to properly deliver its high-resolution images to the eye, so the team at Explore Scientific have selected eyepieces from the 52º Series Waterproof line, and a 2X Focal Extender to give a broad range of magnifications, and the TwiLight II Altazimuth Mount on the Explore Scientific Heavy-Duty Tripod. 

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Refractor Specifications:

Focal Length 826mm
Focal Ratio f/6.5
Limiting Magnitude 13
Resolution .9 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 34"; 863mm
Diameter 130mm
Weight 15.6lb; 7.1kg