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Explore Scientific FirstLight AR127mm White Tube Refractor w/ Twilight 1 Alt/Az mount - FL-AR1271200MAZ01


Whether you enjoy exploring the planets or prefer to capture deep sky objects, the Explore Scientific AR127mm will show you the way. This scope features a straightforward manual alt-azimuth mount, perfect for beginners or for quick observation sessions. This telescope includes everything you need to enjoy your observations and share it with friends. Explore Scientific has included a 25mm eyepiece, diagonal, red dot finder, tripod, and even a smartphone adapter so you can capture photos and videos using your phone's camera.

The AR127 boasts impressive multi-coated optics that produce brighter images with enhanced contrast. Anti-reflection coatings prevent light loss and chromatic aberrations. Enjoy clear, stunning views of planets, the Moon, and even brighter deep-sky objects.

The Twilight 1 Alt-Azimuth mount provides simple, hassle-free OTA mounting. This single-arm fork mount features dual-axis slow-motion tracking cables for precise movements. The Vixen-style dovetail saddle enables fast detachment. 

Astro-imaging is also simplified with the included smartphone adapter. This adapter allows you to capture images and videos in your telescope's eyepiece with just your smartphone's camera. This scope gives you not only spectacular views of nearby celestial objects but gives you an affordable option to get started in astrophotography.

A 25mm eyepiece is included with the First Light OTA as well, to give you wide-field, 48x magnified views. The 90° star diagonal allows you to observe from a comfortable position, preventing neck and shoulder strain and keeping you behind the eyepiece for longer. The included Explore Scientific tripod features an adjustable height of 38.5" - 55.5" (977.9mm - 1409.7) and even includes an accessory tray to keep your eyepieces, filters, and other accessories close at hand.


Telescope Series: Explore FirstLight

Telescope Optical Design: Refractor

Refractor Design: Achromat

Telescope Aperture: 5" (127 mm)

Telescope Focal Ratio: f/9.4

Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm

Telescope Tripod Included: Yes

Diagonal Included: 2" Star Diagonal

Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included: 2 Eyepiece Included

Eyepiece1 : 25mm super plossl 48x 

Eyepiece 2 : 10mm plossl 120x

3x barlow : eyepiece 1 power =144x ; eyepiece 2 = 360x

Finder Included: Red Dot Finder

Focuser Size: 2.5"

Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth

Bonus Items in Package: 1.25" reducer, Universal smartphone adapter


Model Number


Telescope Series

Explore FirstLight

Focal Ratio


Optical Design


Telescope Aperture

127mm (5")

Telescope Mount Type


Type of Electronics

Manual - No Electronics

Focal Length (mm)


Focuser Size



Explore Scientific AR127 FirstLight White Tube Refractor

Twilight 1 Alt-Azimuth Mount

Adjustable Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Tripod

2.5" Hexagonal Focuser

2" 90° Star Diagonal

25 mm Plossl Eyepiece and 10mm plossl with 3x barlow

Red Dot Finder

Smartphone Camera Adapter

Explore Scientific FirstLight AR127mm 127mm-1200mm White Tube Refractor w/ Twili


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