Antares 1529 Achromatic Refractor

CA$790.00
Focal Length 988mm
Focal Ratio f/6.5
Limiting Magnitude 13.4
Resolution .77 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 41"; 1041mm
Diameter 158mm
Weight 23lb; 10.7kg

The Antares152 (six-inch) is a classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint doublet achromatic refractor, and it provides bright images of high resolution.

Extremely economical for this level of quality with its diffraction-limited optics with a wide-field (f/6.5) large aperture refractor.

Images of deep sky objects are stunning at low powers and all at a small fraction of the price you would pay for a similar aperture apochromat refractor.

At high power, the moon, planets, and double stars are revealed in sharp, high contrast. Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach.

The Antares 1529 includes a 2" dual-speed focuser, a one-piece 2" diagonal with 99% dielectric coatings, a right angle 8 X 50 non-illuminated finderscope and quick release bracket, and a cradle ring assembly with Vixen-style dovetail mount. Just add a few eyepieces and the alt-azimuth or equatorial mount of your choice and you’ll be ready to probe the Universe!