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Explore Alliance Rentals: Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor Telescope with EXOS EQ Nano Mount

SKU FL-AR1021000EQ3-EAR14
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Original price $ 60.00 - Original price $ 99.00
Original price
$ 60.00
$ 60.00 - $ 99.00
Current price $ 60.00

All pricing in USD

Rent a FirstLight Telescope

Another benefit of Explore Alliance membership is the ability to Rent an Explore Scientific FirstLight Telescope for your next star gazing trip. This particular model, the Explore FirstLight 102mm Doublet Refractor with EXOS EQ Nano Mount gives you everything you need to observe the moon, planets, and many deep sky objects. 

Explore Alliance Rentals are an exclusive try before you buy benefit for Explore Alliance Members living in or visiting the USA. Your rental includes a complete telescope with a set of accessories to allow you to explore the night sky. Perfect for backyard stargazing, birthday parties, company events, vacation travel, and special occasions like lunar eclipses.

With the smartphone camera attachment you can learn to photograph and share your images of our nearest celesial neighbor, the moon!


  • Rental gives Explore Alliance Members the flexibility to try before you buy. 
  • 102mm aperture is ideal for getting excellent views of the moon, planets, and many deep sky favorites.
  • Doublet design uses a pairing of glass lenses separated by a cushion of air to minimize chromatic aberrations.
  • EXOS Nano is a light-duty German equatorial mount that has slow-motion controls for smooth manual tracking of objects as they move across the night sky.
  • Mount can hold up to 15lbs of equipment.
  • Full size tripod includes accessory tray to keep eyepieces handy and provide additional stability.
  • Model comes with a 25mm Plössl eyepiece, a 90° diagonal for more comfortable viewing and a red dot viewfinder to aid in object location.
  • Built-in dew shield slows moisture build-up on the objective lens and reduces interference from ambient light.
  • Included adapter helps observers use their smart device to capture and share images.
  • Download Manual Here

  •  Download Software Here


Item Number FL-AR1021000EQ3
Comes With Smartphone Adapter, One 25 mm Plössl Eyepiece, Red Dot Viewfinder, Downloadable Software
Magnification 175x
Focal Length 1000mm
Focal Ratio f/9.8
Adapter 40mm draw tube focuser; 1.25" 90° Diagonal
Optical Diameter 102mm
Eyepiece 25mm Plossl
Mount Type EXOS Nano EQ3 German Equatorial mount

Rental Details

  • You must be an Explore Alliance member in good standing to take advantage of the rental benefit. An Explore Scientific Customer Service Representative will contact you to go over your rental and to verify your membership before shipment. The rental benefit is available to all membership levels, including the complimentary Legacy Membership. 
  • Rental is pre-fueled to include one-way ground shipping to anywhere in the continental USA. Return shipping is the responsibility.
  • The rental period begins from the time it leaves our warehouse to the time it is checked in.
  • Includes free technical support at (866) 252-3811. 

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