Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Explore Scientific
Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Explore Scientific

Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor

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    Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope - Discover the wonders of the universe!

    Description

    Large high-resolution aperture for a refractor with diffraction-limited wide field optics and competes favorably with much larger aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes; Excellent visual views of deep sky objects; Advanced-Level Quality Construction and Components

    The Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet, is a classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint doublet achromatic refractor, and at 152mm (6-inches) of aperture, it provides the brightest images and highest resolution of the AR Series.

    Our design 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, a one-piece 2" diagonal with 99% dielectric coatings, 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!

    Astrophotography with the AR152

    With its diffraction-limited optics, proper baffling, precision dual-speed focuser, and rugged construction, the Explore Scientific AR152 is also a solid performer for the astrophotographer

    Specs

    Item Number DAR152065–02
    Focal Length 988 mm
    Focal Ratio f/6.5
    Limiting Magnitude 13.4
    Resolution .77 arcsec
    Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 41"; 1041mm
    Diameter 152 mm
    Weight 23 lb; 10.7 kg
    Dovetail 45 mm Wide V-Block, Similar to Vixen Dovetail Style


    Warranty

    Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.

     Ordering

    Ordering from Outer Limit Telescope

    We strive to make the ordering process as easy as possible for our customers. Our website is designed to provide a simple, streamlined shopping experience. Orders can be placed online. Our Customer Service Experts are trained in the Telescope industry and are willing to go the extra mile to help you with product selection, shipping, or any other questions you may have. Our Customer Service professionals are not paid on commission so you can rest assured you will not be pressured or hassled. We refuse to outsource our customer's calls to a call center, We want to be the point of contact so we can give you the expert service you deserve. We are here to help! We do reserve the right to refuse or refund any order due to unforeseen circumstances, including pricing errors and online ordering errors. Customers whose orders are affected by such unforeseen circumstances will be contacted within one business day.

    Receipts

     Our products are shipped directly from the manufacturer to your doorstep. This saves us warehousing costs, savings which we can pass onto you! However, this means that your product will typically arrive without an invoice or packaging receipt. Thus, the order confirmation you receive from us via email serves as your official receipt. You will see the order number along the top. If you have lost your receipt or it never arrived, simply contact our customer service team and we will be happy to send you another one. 

    Cancelling An Order

    Once the order is placed with us, we will submit an order directly to the manufacturer on your behalf. This occurs immediately after an order is placed by a customer (7 days a week). Once this step has been completed, Outer Limit Telescopes and thus the customer become financially obligated to purchase the ordered merchandise from the manufacturer. All order cancellations are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. No exceptions. If your order has shipped it cannot be cancelled, but it can be returned under our Standard Return Policy. To cancel an order, please call our helpful customer service experts using the number at the top of the page! Since time is of the essence, it would be best if you called us rather than send us an email. Refunds will be credited to the original payment method and can take up to 72 hours to reflect on your credit card statement. 

    Payment Methods

    We accept several methods of payment as listed below. No matter what method you choose, we guarantee that every transaction you make on our site will be 100% secure. All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

    Credit Cards - We currently accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. You can safely enter your entire credit card number via our secure server, which encrypts all submitted information. 

    Sales Tax

    Items sold and shipped to destinations in the United States are tax-free. With the exception of New York.

    Order Tracking

    Your tracking information is emailed to you when your order ships. Orders are tracked using a tracking number and the website on the delivery carrier. If you have any questions, or if your delivery seems behind schedule, our friendly Customer Service Experts are always there to help.

    Back-Ordered Items

    Occasionally due to popularity of an item, a product is placed on back-order until additional inventory is received. This happens very rarely, and when it does, you will be notified immediately by one of our Customer Service Experts.  

     Shipping Policy

    Shipping Options:

    FREE STANDARD SHIPPING - Upon placement of the order, the parcel should ship out within 5 business days. Some products require a signature and some do not, it will depend on the price of the product. If the delivery driver does not feel comfortable leaving the package outside the home, they will keep it at a pickup location and leave you a note or attempt re-delivery at a later date.

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    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 payment method for the purchase.  As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to 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 phone or e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within five business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for delivery.

    Order Shipment:

    All products are shipped directly from the manufacturer. As a result, shipment times may vary. 

    If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your payment method, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you a shipping notification within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive shipping information from us within six business days of your order, please follow up with us at orders@outerlimittelescope.com or give us a call @ (855) 875-4515

    Damages:

    Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive, if you notice any damage you should make a note of it on the document when signing for delivery.  If your item(s) do arrive damaged, please send photos to returns@outerlimittelescope.com, and we will process a return/refund on your behalf. 

     Refund Policy

    Returns
    Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

    To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

    ALL RETURNS ARE SUBJECT TO A 10% TO 25% HANDLING FEE!

    Exchanges (if applicable)
    We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at returns@outerlimittelescope.com

    All returns require an RMA number ( Return Merchandise Authorization). Please contact us at returns@outerlimittelescope.com or call us at (855) 875-4515 and we will be more than happy to help with this process. No returns will be accepted without an RMA number, no exceptions.

    Refunds (if applicable)
    Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
    If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

    Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
    If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
    Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
    Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
    If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at returns@outerlimittelescope.com

    Shipping

    You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

    Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

    If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

    Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. Perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines cannot be returned. We also do not accept products that are intimate or sanitary goods, hazardous materials, or flammable liquids or gases.

    Additional non-returnable items:
    Gift cards
    Downloadable software products

    To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

    There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)

    Book with obvious signs of use
    CD, DVD, VHS tape, software, video game, cassette tape, or vinyl record that has been opened
    Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
    Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

    Looking for a telescope that can provide stunning views of space? Look no further than the Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope! This premium-quality telescope features a massive 152mm aperture and air-spaced doublet design, providing breathtakingly clear visuals of the cosmos.


    With its precision optics and sturdy construction, the AR152 is the perfect tool for exploring our own solar system and beyond. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced astronomer, this telescope delivers world-class performance and exceptional value.


    At the heart of the AR152 is its air-spaced doublet design, which delivers sharp, clear images with extraordinary color accuracy. Unlike traditional refractor telescopes, which use a single lens, the AR152 features two lenses that are separated by a layer of air. This design eliminates spherical aberration and color fringing, resulting in images that are crisp, clean, and true-to-life.


    The AR152 also features an advanced, multi-coated optics system that reduces glare and enhances contrast. This means that even faint objects, such as distant galaxies and nebulae, can be seen with remarkable clarity and detail. And with its fast f/6.5 focal ratio, the AR152 is also capable of capturing stunning images of celestial objects using a DSLR camera.


    In addition to its impressive optics, the AR152 also boasts a robust construction that is designed to withstand years of use. Its sturdy metal tube and focuser, combined with its adjustable tripod, make it easy to set up and use, even in challenging environments. And with its lightweight, compact design, it's also highly portable, making it the perfect choice for stargazing and astrophotography on-the-go.


    So if you're looking for a powerful and reliable telescope that can help you explore the wonders of the universe, look no further than the Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope. With its superior optics, sturdy construction, and exceptional value, it's the perfect choice for beginners and experienced astronomers alike!


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