Explore Scientific


Explore Scientific FirstLight 130 mm Newtonian With Twilight Alt-Azimuth Mount

Designed for entry-level astronomers, theExplore Scientific FirstLight 130 mm Newtonian With Twilight Alt-Azimuth Mount is a portable observation platform that can make detailed observations of the Moon and planets, with the capability of reaching out to see brighter deep-sky subjects.

Its Newtonian reflector design has a rack-and-pinion focuser placed at the front of the optical tube, and adjustable mounting rings that allow users to place their eyepiece in the optimum position for viewing.

The scope features a manual alt-azimuth mount with dual-axis control cables that allow users to track objects as they move across the night sky.


  • Newtonian reflector optical path
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Manual alt-azimuth single-arm fork mount

Included Accessories

  • 1.25" 25mm Plössl eyepiece yields 24x magnification
  • Smartphone adapter attaches over eyepiece and allows any smartphone to be used for astrophotography
  • Red-dot finder: Unmagnified for fast subject acquisition with variable red illumination to protect night-adjusted vision
Type Newtonian
Focal Lenght 600mm
Focal Ratio f/4.6
Parabolic Primary Mirror Diameter 130mm
Magnification 250x
Lens Coatings Full Coating
Adapter Smartphone Camera adapter
Eyepiece 25mm Plössl
Mount type Twilight 1
Mount Alt-Azimuth