The ED152 carbon fiber optical tube assembly is not only beautiful, it is 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 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 Feathertouch focuser, made for Explore Scientific by Starlight Instruments. A 2" compression ring adapter is included. Included 2" diagonal has a precision-polished mirror with enhanced 99% dielectric coatings. A 1.25" compression ring adapter is part of this package. It provides a wide 6° field of view that is right-side up and left-to-right correct. Great for daytime or nighttime. The 152mm telescope is supplied with a Losmandy style dovetail for attachment to mounts from Celestron, Losmandy, Meade, and more.
ED 152 Carbon Fiber Edition f/8 Air Spaced Triplet; Feathertouch Two-Speed 3" Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; Deluxe Carry Case. Finder scope optional.
Each 152 is serial numbered and if registered within 60 days is protected with the Explore STAR Lifetime Transferrable Warranty.