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Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount

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Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm f/12.5 Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount - FL-MC1521900MAZ01

Presenting the Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm f/12.5 Mak-Cassegrain Telescope paired with the versatile Twilight I Mount.

Whether your fascination lies in uncovering the intricacies of our solar system or embarking on an exploration of the captivating wonders of deep space, the FirstLight series has curated observing packages tailored to your unique preferences.

Each package is thoughtfully equipped with all the essentials, comprising a telescope, a robust mount, an eyepiece, and a red dot viewfinder.

The telescope lineup includes achromatic refractors spanning apertures from 70mm to 152mm, Maksutov-Cassegrains ranging from 100mm to 152mm, and Newtonian reflectors from 114mm to an impressive 203mm.

The mount options span a spectrum, from a simple fork-mounted alt-azimuth choice to a comprehensive GOTO tracking system.

As an added convenience, each package includes an adapter that seamlessly integrates your smartphone, facilitating effortless capture and sharing of the breathtaking celestial vistas witnessed through your eyepiece.

With FirstLight, your sole prerequisite is a thirst for discovery.

Included in this package is the FirstLight MAK152mm White Tube Maksutov-Cassegrain with a 1900mm focal length, boasting an f/12.5 telescope, coupled with the Twilight I Alt/Az mount. It features a 2.5-inch Hexagonal Focuser, a 2-inch 90-degree Diagonal, a Plossl 25mm eyepiece, a Red-dot Finder, and a Smartphone Camera adapter to enhance your celestial exploration experience.

For your convenience, the telescope tube has an outer diameter of 75mm, with a total length of 480mm, including the focuser.



  • 152mm Objective Lens: This telescope is equipped with a substantial 152mm (6 inches) objective lens. The large objective lens allows for remarkable light-gathering capability, resulting in exceptional image brightness and clarity. It's an ideal feature for exploring a wide variety of astronomical objects.
  • 1900mm Focal Length: With a generous focal length of 1900mm, this Mak-Cassegrain telescope offers substantial magnification potential. The extended focal length enables high-resolution views of celestial objects, including planets, the moon, and deep-sky wonders, providing intricate details and clarity.
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lens: The optical elements of this telescope feature fully multi-coated lenses. This advanced coating technology minimizes light loss due to reflections and maximizes light transmission through the lens. As a result, users can enjoy sharp, contrast-rich images with minimal optical aberrations, enhancing their observing experience.
  • 300x Highest Useful Magnification: This telescope supports a maximum useful magnification of up to 300x. This level of magnification is perfect for detailed observations of lunar craters, planetary features, and even some deep-sky objects. It is an excellent instrument for both beginner and intermediate astronomers looking to explore the cosmos.
  • Mak-Cassegrain Design: The telescope is designed using the Mak-Cassegrain optical configuration. This design includes both a Maksutov corrector lens and a Cassegrain secondary mirror, which allow for compact and versatile telescope designs, with excellent optical performance.
  • Twilight I Mount: The package includes the sturdy Twilight I Alt/Azimuth mount, which provides a stable and user-friendly platform for your telescope. This mount offers smooth and precise adjustments in both altitude (up and down) and azimuth (left and right) directions, allowing you to effortlessly track celestial objects.
  • 2.5" Hexagonal Focuser: The telescope is equipped with a 2.5-inch Hexagonal Focuser. This focuser design ensures secure and stable attachment of accessories such as eyepieces and cameras, providing a steady platform for astrophotography and observation.
  • 2" 90° Diagonal: Included in the package is a 2-inch 90-degree Diagonal. This diagonal makes observing more comfortable by providing a convenient angle for looking into the eyepiece, reducing neck strain during extended viewing sessions.
  • Plossl 25mm Eyepiece: The telescope package includes a 25mm Plossl eyepiece. Plossl eyepieces are known for their excellent image quality and are suitable for a wide range of celestial targets.
  • Red-Dot Finder: The telescope comes with a red-dot finder, a user-friendly aiming device that simplifies the process of aligning your telescope with the intended target in the night sky.
  • Smartphone Camera Adapter: An adapter for smartphones is also included in the package, allowing you to attach your smartphone to the telescope for astrophotography. This feature enables you to capture and share the celestial wonders you observe with ease.


Recommended Upgrade:

Upgrade your stargazing experience with the Explore Scientific FirstLight 152mm f/12.5 Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount Ultimate Bundle - a Red Carpet exclusive offer!

Upgrade and Save with Explore FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Twilight I Mount & Bonus Accessories

In this Ultimate Bundle upgrade, you'll receive four invaluable bonus accessories:

ES Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map for Explore FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Twilight I Mount & Bonus Accessories
  • ES Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map: for easy celestial navigation
ES R-Lite Flashlight for Explore FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Twilight I Mount & Bonus Accessories
  • ES R-Lite Flashlight: to preserve your night vision
Discovery 2x Barlow Lens for Explore FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Twilight I Mount & Bonus Accessories
  • Discovery 2x Barlow Lens: for enhanced magnification
Explore One Moon Filter for Explore FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Twilight I Mount & Bonus Accessories
  • Explore One Moon Filter: for clearer lunar observations

Elevate your astronomy journey with these essential additions today!

What's Included:

✓ Explore Scientific 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope

✓ Twilight I mount

✓ Plossl 25mm eyepiece

✓ Red-dot viewfinder

✓ Smartphone camera adapter

✓ Limited 1 year warranty



      Item Number  FL-MC1521900MAZ01
      Comes With  Smartphone Adapter, One 25 mm Plossl Eyepiece, Red Dot Viewfinder, Downloadable Software
      Lens Coatings  Fully Multi-Coated
      Magnification  300x
      Focal Length  1900mm
      Focal Ratio  f/12.5
      Adapter  Smartphone Camera adapter
      Optical Diameter  152mm
      Eyepiece  25mm Plossl
      Mount Type  Twilight 1 Alt/Az

      Explore FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain Telescope with Twilight I Mount Product Manual:

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 3 reviews
      Happy customer here!

      I bought this particular telescope for it's portability, stable tripod support and high magnifications. Happy customer here!

      Sean C.
      Amazing Portability!

      Seeing as I travel quite a bit, I wanted a scope that I could easily transport. Max at Red Carpet Telescopes recommended this ES Cassegrain scope for its quality and portability, and I'm glad he did! The magnifications are powerful for observing detailed views of the moon and other planets. I would highly recommend this Telescope.

      Fine quality construction

      So happy with my new 152MM Mak Cass Telescope. I have often read about the fine quality construction in the Explore Scientific product line-up. I'm a happy ES owner now.