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Difference between normal and First light versions of Explore scientific scopes...

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#1 Kamran365

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 09:00 AM

Hi..!

Can anyone help me with the Difference between normal and  First light versions of Explore scientific scopes...?

 

I can see 2 versions of EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC AR102 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor one normal and other says FIRTLIGHT VERSION.

 

There is a mamoth difference between the two...

 

 

I just want to know the difference between OTA of the two... There is a therad here in which people have talked and compared the stock mounts that come along with these two...

 

My question is if i have the mount and only WANT TO COMPARE THE OPTICS OF THE TWO OTA.

 

IS IT WORTH TO GO FOR NORAMAL AR ? rather than firstlight version ?

 

 

considering the price is more than DOUBLE !!!!!


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#2 ThusSpokeZarathustra

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 09:14 AM

The first light version has a focal length of 1000mm while the regular AR 102 has a focal length of 663mm.



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Posted 24 June 2021 - 09:45 AM

You might also want to consider the AR127, if your pocket book allows. The extra aperture is helpful for the dimmer objects. 



#4 Agatha

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Posted 26 June 2021 - 10:16 AM

Take a look at this thread...Link   A review by a very experienced member.  

 

The First Light series is a budget package that does cut corners to keep the price low.  One of the most disappointing pieces is the focuser.  It is plastic.  

 

It is a very pretty package but lacks more refined features.  His review is very fun to read.  

 

Good luck and have fun.  Oh, and welcome to Cloudy Nights.  


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