While I’m a novice with telescopes, I did do a good deal of research before purchasing the Explore First Light 130mm telescope. All in all I’m very pleased with this purchase as well as the service provided by Red Carpet Telescopes. The order process was straightforward. Shipping was prompt and delivery was on-time. My only suggestion for improvement is for Explore Scientific to create a better website to support their customers since the paper instructions that came in the box did not contain any words (only pictures) which would have been OK had larger photos been used instead of small graphic illustrations. I was able to locate a nice You Tube video that provided helpful insight. Regardless, Of all that, I’m very pleased with the quality of this telescope and would recommend it and Red Carpet Telescopes to anyone.
Great customer service, great product and a speedy delivery. A birthday present for my wife, she is excited about the product. I earned great husband points.
Good views, solid made eye piece. Would buy again.
I was impressed with how easy the assembly was. Great telescope for the price. Knowing what I know now about lenses and magnifications I would have bought a larger telescope for I have reached my telescopes magnification capacity. Can you see Jupiter or Saturn? Yes! But I had to buy a 2x focal extender with a 4.7mm lens. Without it you can see Jupiter and it's moon and Saturn(but it's small) With the focal extender and lens, Jupiter looks good and you can see the space between Saturn and it's rings. The moon views are spectacular though!!! Overall it's a great telescope, but I plan on upgrading to a larger telescope.
My son loves it.
This cover is perfect for my new telescope.. excellent quality and great fit. The adjustable straps and clips make it easy to secure the scope on the tripod.
Matt provides world class customer service- he gave me great advice about the cover and provided regular updates about availability and shipping. Very easy to do business with!!!
Explore Scientific AR102 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor
Well packaged, great mount
Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - w/ EQ Mount & Bonus Accessories
Explore Scientific Twilight I Adjustable Angle Alt-Azimuth Mount
My son loves it and he enjoys taking it out at night. now if only the clouds would cooperate and go away!
They really made this one right. Now you can shoot the Sun in HAlpha and use the scope at night. The ED optics in the scope are super sharp and provide really pure views of the moon and planets.
Really pleased with this purchase!
Customer service was excellent in supporting and explaining
Explore Scientific 62° 5.5mm Waterproof Eyepiece