Explore Scientific


Explore Scientific AR Series 152mm f/6.5 Achromat Refractor Telescope

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, provides the brightest images and highest resolution of the AR Series.

At high power, you'll be able to see the moon, planets, and double stars in sharp, high contrast.

Designed to bring you the best viewing experience, the Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes come with heavy-duty, high-quality components, including a 2-inch Two-Speed Crayford Focuser with Compression, a 99% Reflective Dielectric-Coated 2-inch Diagonal Mirror with 1.25-inch Eyepiece Adapter, an 8X50 non-illuminated straight-thru finderscope, and quick release bracket, and a cradle ring assembly with 45mm wide dovetail plate (Vixen-style).


  • Low dispersion achromatic doublet lens system
  • Achromatic lenses eliminate chromatic and spherical aberrations for true color rendition and without distortion across the entire field of view
  • Comes with an 8x50 non-illuminated finderscope with quick-release bracket
  • 2"-to-1.25" reducer adapter allows the use of the more common 1.25" eyepieces and accessories
  • Cradle-ring assembly for plate allows the scope orientation to be changed based on mount configuration
Type Refractor
Lens Type Achromat
Focal Lenght 988mm
Focal Ratio f/6.5
Eyepieces 2"
Weight 23lbs
Limiting Magnitude 13.4
Resolution .77 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 41"
Diameter 152 mm
Mount type 45 mm Wide V-Block, Similar to Vixen Dovetail Style
Mount included No