Explore Scientific FirstLight 127 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain on the Twilight Nano Altitude-Azimuth Mount
The Explore Scientific FirstLight 127 mm Maksutov-CassegrainTelescope is the perfect tool for observing the night sky. Whether you’re looking to delve into the details of our solar system or explore deep sky treasures, the versatile FirstLight series is an observing package that will fit your individual needs.
Its Maksutov-Cassegrain optical configuration is engineered with a convex meniscus lens that not only eliminates the need for periodic collimation but by the nature of the lens requires a smaller secondary mirror that limits obstruction and increases contrast.
The Maksutov optical path results in a slower focal ratio and a narrower field of view versus a similar Schmidt design. The optical benefits make this a useful scope for planetary and double-star observation.
Compact Maksutov-Cassegrain optical configuration
Front convex meniscus lens corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations and comas (off-axis aberrations) across the entire field of view
Smaller secondary mirror reduces obstructions and increases contrast and sharpness