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Model: st102az3Part Number: 10732
Easy-to-use 102mm (4") f4.9 Refractor on Azimuth mount with slo-mo control cables.
This is my first scope and I'm very happy with it. The quality of the scope is very good. It's very solid and well finished and feels like a quality product. The optics seem good. There is chromic abberation on very bright objects, but I don't mind and can be reduced by only removing the smaller lens cap. Came with instructions and was fine to setup. The tripod is pretty stable, which I was surprised at. Any shake settles in literally a couple of seconds. I find it very easy to grab and go, just. I'm a beginner, but satisfied with my decision to get this over other scopes in the under £250. Service from FLO was great.
My telescope journey has been a long one. I originally owned an Orion 8” dobsonian and a Skywatcher 150i. Both amazing bits of kit and I loved them. Fate took a twist and I now have to use a wheelchair for the majority of the day making my two scopes pretty obsolete for me. Fortunately I found the Startravel. It’s absolutely perfect to use with my wheelchair. The tripod allows me to sit wherever I want to reach the eyepiece and the slow motion controls are fantastic, I’ve never used these before and was very impressed. Putting the scope together took about twenty minutes and that’s only because I was taking my time and checking everything five times. Even on these summer nights there’s plenty to see and can’t wait for the cold nights and clear skies.From the time of order to receiving the telescope was Sunday to Tuesday morning, so brilliant service from First Light, and many thanks.
Received Telescope boxed and packaged well. Instruction Manual, self assembly, good assembly instructions, showing diagrams. Very pleased with the service from First light Optics. Great first telescope and good quality.
Excellent short tube scope at the price! Almost no CA - and photoshop can fix it if it is. Waiting for a clear sky!
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