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Explore Scientific FirstLight AR102mm Refractor Telescope with Twilight 1 Altazimuth Mount

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FirstLight AR102 Doublet Refractor f/9.8 with Twilight 1 Mount Overview

This FirstLight Explore Scientific refractor telescope is a rugged, simple-to-use space exploration device perfect for the budding or developing astronomer. It has enough light gathering ability to bring clear, detailed images of solar system treasures and beyond.

The included Twilight 1 altazimuth mount is designed for convenience and versatility; the adjustable angle head can be tilted forward or back at a 45° angle so you can point it straight up for viewing at the zenith. Slow motion cables with over-sized turning knobs make target location easy in the dark or even in cold, glove weather. 

The complete telescope package is rounded out with 2.5" hexagonal focuser, a 2" 90° diagonal mirror, a Plossl 25mm eyepiece, and an HD132 red-dot finder. Finally, a smartphone camera adapter is included so that you can capture the images along the way.

FL-AR1021000MAZ01 Features

  • Nice, wide 102mm aperture - Many astronomers recommend a minimum 80mm size aperture for a first refractor telescope. This 102mm has 60% more light gathering power, ensuring clearer, brigher images.
  • Achromatic optics - This doublet telescope utilizes two quality glass lenses to correct most of the color aberration inherent in refractor telescopes. Also, the lenses are fully multi-coated. The result is high contrast images that avoid color fringes around the edges found in lesser telescopes. 
  • Sturdy, easy to use mount - the Twilight 1 Mount is known for its ease of use and stability, so important for the enjoyment of a beginning astronomer and for quick viewing sessions. An accessory tray also acts as a spreader bar for increased rigidity. Slow motion cables with over-sized knobs make adjustment easy. Plus, they can be installed on either side of the axes to accommodate left-handed users or different types of telescopes if needed.  
  • Large, sturdy focuser - The 2.5" hexagonal rack-and-pinion focuser really sets this telescope apart in this price range. It means images will be very stable, even when loaded with heavier accessories (like a cellphone or other camera). The 2" drawtube will allow users to upgrade to 2" eyepieces later, if desired.
  • Complete package - This comes with everything needed to start astronomy the night you open the box: a 25mm Plössl Eyepiece, a red dot viewfinder, and even a smart-phone adapter for taking photos. Finally, a 2" to 1.25" reducer allows you to use smaller diameter eyepieces.

In the box

  • First Light AR102mm Doublet Refractor telescope with 1000mm focal length
  • Twilight 1 Altazimuth Mount
  • 1.25" 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece allowing for 40x magnification
  • Smartphone adapter
  • Red Dot Viewfinder
  • 90° 2" Diagonal

Manual for all FirstLight telescopes with the Twilight 1 Altaz Mount

Specifications:

Item Number FL-AR1021000MAZ01
Comes With • Smartphone Adapter
• One 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece
• Red Dot Viewfinder
Maximum usable magnification 175x
Focal Length 1000mm focal length
Focal Ratio f/9.8
Adapter 2.5" Hexagonal Focuser; 2" 90° Diagonal
Optical Diameter 102
Mount Type Twilight 1 Alt/Az mount

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

FirstLight AR102 Doublet Refractor f/9.8 with Twilight 1 Mount Overview

This FirstLight Explore Scientific refractor telescope is a rugged, simple-to-use space exploration device perfect for the budding or developing astronomer. It has enough light gathering ability to bring clear, detailed images of solar system treasures and beyond.

The included Twilight 1 altazimuth mount is designed for convenience and versatility; the adjustable angle head can be tilted forward or back at a 45° angle so you can point it straight up for viewing at the zenith. Slow motion cables with over-sized turning knobs make target location easy in the dark or even in cold, glove weather. 

The complete telescope package is rounded out with 2.5" hexagonal focuser, a 2" 90° diagonal mirror, a Plossl 25mm eyepiece, and an HD132 red-dot finder. Finally, a smartphone camera adapter is included so that you can capture the images along the way.

FL-AR1021000MAZ01 Features

  • Nice, wide 102mm aperture - Many astronomers recommend a minimum 80mm size aperture for a first refractor telescope. This 102mm has 60% more light gathering power, ensuring clearer, brigher images.
  • Achromatic optics - This doublet telescope utilizes two quality glass lenses to correct most of the color aberration inherent in refractor telescopes. Also, the lenses are fully multi-coated. The result is high contrast images that avoid color fringes around the edges found in lesser telescopes. 
  • Sturdy, easy to use mount - the Twilight 1 Mount is known for its ease of use and stability, so important for the enjoyment of a beginning astronomer and for quick viewing sessions. An accessory tray also acts as a spreader bar for increased rigidity. Slow motion cables with over-sized knobs make adjustment easy. Plus, they can be installed on either side of the axes to accommodate left-handed users or different types of telescopes if needed.  
  • Large, sturdy focuser - The 2.5" hexagonal rack-and-pinion focuser really sets this telescope apart in this price range. It means images will be very stable, even when loaded with heavier accessories (like a cellphone or other camera). The 2" drawtube will allow users to upgrade to 2" eyepieces later, if desired.
  • Complete package - This comes with everything needed to start astronomy the night you open the box: a 25mm Plössl Eyepiece, a red dot viewfinder, and even a smart-phone adapter for taking photos. Finally, a 2" to 1.25" reducer allows you to use smaller diameter eyepieces.

In the box

  • First Light AR102mm Doublet Refractor telescope with 1000mm focal length
  • Twilight 1 Altazimuth Mount
  • 1.25" 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece allowing for 40x magnification
  • Smartphone adapter
  • Red Dot Viewfinder
  • 90° 2" Diagonal

Manual for all FirstLight telescopes with the Twilight 1 Altaz Mount

Specifications:

Item Number FL-AR1021000MAZ01
Comes With • Smartphone Adapter
• One 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece
• Red Dot Viewfinder
Maximum usable magnification 175x
Focal Length 1000mm focal length
Focal Ratio f/9.8
Adapter 2.5" Hexagonal Focuser; 2" 90° Diagonal
Optical Diameter 102
Mount Type Twilight 1 Alt/Az mount

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

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