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Explore Scientific 5" f/9.45 achromatic refractor For Sale

Price - $300.00

Ad Number: 168568

Posted: 16 Apr 2019

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A neat achromat on the larger side, chromatic aberration noticeable on anything brighter than ~magnitude 4.5. Very sharp planetary views when filtered, the sharpness of planetary views compared favorably with a Nexstar 8SE I used to own. Very pleasing deep sky views, sharp out to the edge views with my 24mm Panoptic eyepiece. Wonderful for scanning the milky way with when used out in a dark location.
I got this scope new to take with me while working out of town last Summer; the 16" I have at home is easier to wheel out and setup, so this achromat has been sitting unused in the box since August. I've been using a CG-4 equatorial mount which is serviceable, but I recommend at a least a CG-5 class mount.

In excellent, like new condition. 127mm (5") achromatic objective, 1200mm focal length refractor with 2.5" Hexafocus rack&pinion focuser, 2" Diagonal with 1.25" adapter. Original caps and plugs. Telrad finder base (can remove if desired), original red-dot finder with base. Tube rings with vixen style dovetail base, 2 focuser extention tube sections.

Also included: Baader 1.25" Semi-Apo filter, 25mm Explorer Scientific Plossl eyepiece OPT 2x 1.25" Short Barlow lens, cell phone - eyepiece adapter.

Firm on the price, I will not accept less. I will not sell any items separately.

Feel free to ask me any questions, or request additional photos.

Local Pick up preferred. I will negotiate to drive to or meet you at a reasonable distance from Los Angeles.

UPS Ground shipping costs for a scope (box) of this size range from $100-$200 in the continental U.S.
If you'd like to check shipping costs the box is 40 lbs., 52"x19"x12", requires $400 of insurance and a signature upon delivery and will ship from zip code 90064.


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Los Angeles

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