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This is an excellent AR152 in very nice condition. The optics are clean, the body is in used but very good condition. There are some minor scratches and scuffs on the body, but nothing to write home about. It comes with the stock mounting rings and dovetail, which also has scratches from normal use, as well as the 8x50 finder.
The handle is not the standard ES handle for this scope; it is a William Optics handle that has been mounted by the previous owner on a wooden block that is screwed into the mounting rings. Note that this telescope does not come with the 2" ES 99% dielectric diagonal.
We do have the box for this, so it can be shipped.
The AR152 (six-inch) model, is a classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint doublet achromatic refractor, and it provides the brightest images and highest resolution of the AR Series. Our goal was to provide an extreme value by providing true diffraction-limited optics at a price that will allow more people to explore the sky with a wide-field (f/6.5) large aperture refractor. Images of deep sky objects are stunning at low powers and all at a small fraction of the price you would pay for a similar aperture apochromat refractor.
At high power, the moon, planets, and double stars are revealed in sharp, high contrast. Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes come with heavy-duty, high quality components, including a 2" dual-speed focuser, an 8 X 50 non-illuminated straight-thru finderscope and quick release bracket, and a cradle ring assembly with Vixen-style dovetail mount. Just add a few eyepieces and the alt-azimuth or equatorial mount of your choice and you'll be ready to discover the Universe!
|Description||152mm Achromatic Air Space Doublet Refractor|
w/ Dew Shield
|Dovetail||45mm Wide V-Block, Similar to Vixen Dovetail Style|