The Comet Hunter is constructed using thermally inert and extremely robust - yet very light - carbon fibre. The whole telescope weighs in at around 8kg, and being so light, puts very little strain on mounts compared to other instruments of similar aperture. The tube is heavily baffled and internally blackened, offering fantastic contrast and a 2" graduated 10:1 Crayford focuser comes as standard. The Comet Hunter also comes with a brilliant 8x50 erect image illuminated finder, two seats for the finder or additional piggybacked accessories, Explore Scientific 70° Eyepiece 30mm (2"), extension tubes.
Ideal mounts range from the SkyWatcher EQ5, Bresser EXOS 2 and Celestron AVX and upwards
Sky and Telescope's Dennis de Cicco wrote in his review of the instrument, "I found a lot to like about the David H Levy Comet Hunter
the scope offers first-class performance for observers and astrophotographers. And I'm particularly impressed with its quality of construction."
A percentage of the profit from the sale of the Explore Scientific David H Levy Comet Hunter goes directly to David's own Sharing the Sky Foundation, a not-for-profit outreach organisation dedicated to Astronomy. A great technical telescope with an ethical edge too!
Optical Design: Maksutov-Newtonian
Clear Aperture: 152mm
Secondary Obstruction: 49mm; 32% Obstruction
Primary Mirror Diameter: 152mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter (M.A.): 46mm
Focal Length: 731mm
Focal Ratio: f/4.8
Resolving Power: .77 arc seconds
Coatings: EMD (Enhanced Multilayer Deposition) Coatings
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.4
Maximum Practical Visual Power: 360x
Lowest Useful Visual Power: 22.8x
Focuser: Ten-to-One 2-Speed Crayford-Style, w/ Adjustable Tension and Lock
Explore Scientific 70° Eyepiece 30mm (2")
Viewfinder: 8x50 Straight; Correct Image;
Illuminated Reticle; Adjustable Objective and
Eyepiece Focus; Dual-Ring, Six-Point, Bracket w/Quick Release Shoe
Cradle: Dual Clamp-Ring Style with Built-In Handle
Saddle Plate: One-Piece Machined Aluminum
Extrusion; Fits Explore Scientific Mounts; Vixen Mounts; Synta mounts
Tube Diameter: 180mm
Tube Length: 696mm
Tube Construction: Carbon Fibre; Aluminum; Stainless Steel
Dewshield Inner Diameter: 6.875"
Optical Tube Assembly Weight: 15.4 lbs.; 7 kgs.
Shipping Carton Dimensions:
95 x 40 x 49 cm;
37.5" x 19.5" x 16"
54 lbs; 24.5 kg
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