Apo Bargain

Katie Curtis
Another good deal from Orion Telescopes & Binoculars comes in the form of its new Orion Premium 102mm F/7 ED Refractor ($999.95). This high-quality 4-inch telescope features an air-spaced doublet objective with one element made of extra-low-dispersion glass for color-free views of the Moon, planets, and stars. Its moderately fast f/7 focal ratio combined with a premium 2-inch Crayford-style focuser makes the scope an affordable astrophotography package. Each tube assembly comes with two heavy-duty mounting rings, a 1¼-inch eyepiece adapter, and an 8-inch-long dovetail mounting plate compatible with most Orion and Vixen-style telescope mounts.

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars

89 Hangar Way
Watsonville, CA 95076

800-676-1343; www.telescope.com

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