Explore Scientific


The science of astronomy, or "law of the stars" ("astro" is Greek for "star", and the word "nomos" means "law"), has been around for thousands of years, but it's only been twelve generations since telescopic optics were first aimed towards the sky. The first explorers of the heavens were amateur astronomers, and their discoveries changed everything, from the way we view the universe around us to the way we think about our existence here on Earth.

Designing and manufacturing optics is at the heart of what we do. Explore Scientific designers and optical craftspeople constantly strive to produce optical tools that will deliver the precision and dependability that explorers of the Universe deserve, regardless of their level of expertise.

Producing optics of this caliber requires a solid design, careful fabrication, and multiple tests throughout the manufacturing process, but it also takes a dogged determination to keep perfecting our processes and skills so that our products keep getting better and better. To further insure your faith in Explore Scientific products, we back all of our telescopes with the Explore STAR Transferrable, Extended Life of the Product Warranty, so you can keep exploring!


Explore Scientific Cradle Assembly for Carbon Fiber 152mm Telescope

SKU: TED152CFCRDL

Price: $109.99

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Explore Scientific Cradle Assembly for Carbon Fiber Comet Hunter Telescope

SKU: TEDMN152CRDL

Price: $79.99

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Explore Scientific Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate (Large)

SKU: VXNLG

Price: $59.99

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Explore Scientific Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate (Medium)

SKU: VXNMD

Price: $49.99

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Explore Scientific Counterweight Set for Truss Tube Dobsonian

SKU: DOB-CW

Price: $39.99

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MDA-TelesCoop TDM Adapter for Astro Physics 1200 Mount

SKU: 721200

Price: $329.99

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MDA-TelesCoop TDM Adapter for Vixen GPDX/GPD 2 / Celestron CAM/GT5 Mounts

SKU: 721070

Price: $489.99

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MDA-TelesCoop TDM Adapter for Synta/Sky-Watcher EQ6 / Orion Atlas EQ-G

SKU: 721061

Price: $429.99

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MDA-TelesCoop TDM Adapter for Synta/Sky-Watcher EQ6 Mount

SKU: 721060

Price: $459.99

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MDA-TelesCoop TDM Adapter for Celestron CGEM / CGEM DX Mounts

SKU: 721025

Price: $369.99

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Explore Scientific Cradle Assembly for 152mm Doublet AR Telescope

SKU: DAR152CRDL

Price: $79.99

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Explore Scientific Cradle Assembly for Carbon Fiber 102mm Telescope

SKU: TED102CFCRDL

Price: $69.99

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Explore Scientific Cradle Assembly for White 102mm Telescope

SKU: TED102CRDL

Price: $69.99

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