152mm David H. Levy Comet Hunter Maksutov-Newtonian

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      The Explore Scientific David H. Levy Comet Hunter is the result of a dream collaboration between long-time amateur astronomer & Explore Scientific founder, Scott Roberts, and one of his life-long heroes, David H. Levy. David is an author, lecturer, & discoverer of a plethora of comets and asteroids; most notably the co-discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, the amazing "fuzzy snowball" that broke apart and whose fragments, streaming towards Jupiter like a celestial string of pearls, collided with the giant planet in 1994.

      Scott and David wanted to create a durable, rich-field telescope that would produce high contrast, pinpoint star images whether the user was sweeping the heavens for comets, keeping an eye on Jupiter's Great Red Spot, or photographing the Sombrero galaxy or Orion nebula. The optics had to be fast, the tube assembly relatively lightweight but strong, and all components needed to be built to withstand the test of time, and hundreds of trips to a dark sky site! 

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      Description 152mm Carbon Fiber Maksutov-Newtonian
      Item Number MN06048CF-04
      Secondary Obstruction 49mm; 32% Obstruction
      Primary Mirror Diameter 152mm
      Secondary Mirror Diameter (M.A.) 64mm
      Focal Length 731mm
      Focal Ratio f/4.8
      Resolving Power .77 arc seconds
      Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.4
      Tube Diameter 180mm
      Tube Length 696mm
      Optical Tube Assembly Weight 15.4lb; 7kg
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