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Quick OverviewExplore Scientific ED152 air-spaced triplet refractor; Carbon fiber tube with retractable dew shield, push/pull collimation cell; two-speed focuser, deluxe case; 99% 2-inch diagonal, Vixen-style dovetail mount, and finder mounting base. Finder scope and bracket not included. Model EDT-15208-CF.
The ED152 carbon fiber optical tube assembly is beautiful, strong, and lightweight. The 152mm is an air-spaced apochromatic triplet refractor, with true apo optics. The optics of the ED152 are diffraction limited at .25PV or better and use genuine ED glass from Hoya Japan that is respected for its quality. Enhanced multi-layer coatings (EMD) are deposited on optical elements to boost contrast and eliminate light scatter. Contrast is further enhanced with the installation of matte black knife-edge baffles in the optical tube assembly. While refractors seldom require additional collimation after initial factory adjustment, the lens cell design allows for consumer collimation. Sending your Explore ED152 off to the factory is always an option, but is not required.
The 152mm model comes with a special edition 3" rack & pinion dual-speed focuser, made for Explore Scientific by Starlight Instruments. A 2" compression ring adapter is included. The included 2" diagonal has a precision-polished mirror with enhanced 99% dielectric coatings. A 1.25" compression ring adapter is part of this package. The 152mm telescope is supplied with a Losmandy style dovetail for attachment to mounts from Celestron, Losmandy, Meade, and more.
Each 152 is serial numbered and if registered within 60 days is protected with the Explore STAR Lifetime Transferrable Warranty
|Optical Design:||Air-Spaced Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor|
|Resolving Power:||0.75 arc seconds|
|Coatings:||EMD (Enhanced Multilayer Deposition) Coatings|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude:||13|