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Bresser Messier AR-102/1000 EXOS-2 Telescope

Bresser Messier AR-102/1000 EXOS-2 Telescope
Price:  £635.00(Inc. 20% VAT)

Model:  4702108
Brand:  Bresser



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2 Year Warranty On All New Items
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Achromatic 102mm f/9,8 refractor with mount and tripod

Achromatic 102mm telescope with stable mount
Aperture: 102mm / Focal length: 1000mm / Achromatic refractor with high quality coating
Equat. EXOS-2 mount with a max. load of 13 kg
GoTo motors + Startracker optional
Scope of delivery: telescope,mount,tripod,accessories
Precision mount with ball bearings in all axis
Telescope for night and solar observation
Aperture Solar-filter and smartphone adapter for celestial navigation included
Excellent HEXAFOC focuser with 65mm diameter
Cradle rings with handle and camera holder included

NEW - now including a high-quality aperture Solar-filter for safe observation of sunspots, eclipses and planet transits. Great telescope for night and solar observation.

Ambitious beginners and advanced observers alike will see the brightest objects outside our solar system with the BRESSER MESSIER AR-102. Watch details in the Great Orion Nebula from the astonishing distance of 1500 lightyears ( km)! The rock-solid mount provides relaxed views even at high magnifications; rigidity and usability are setting new standards in this price range. Due to the sophisticated mount you can even start taking pictures of the moon with this telescope; scanning the lunar terminator is simply a pleasure. You will never give the BRESSER MESSIER AR-102 away voluntarily.

Optical design: refractor telescope
Lens diameter: 102mm / focal length: 1000mm / F/9,8
Maximum recommended magnification: 204x
High-quality and light gathering achromatic objective lens
Modern multi-coating of the lenses for a bright and high-contrast image
Robust aluminium tube construction
Very high quality Hexafoc focuser with 2.5" free inner diameter
6x30 viewfinder with crosshair eyepiece; optimised finder mount for comfortable viewing
31.7mm (1.25") zenith mirror
Hand grip for comfortable transport with integrated camera holder (photo thread screw)
Prism rail with stainless steel clamping surface (44mm universal dovetail for GP/EQ5/LXD75)
50.8 to 31.7mm adapter with integrated T2 adapter (optional T2 ring required)
Smartphone adapter for celestial navigation included
Telescope for night and solar observing

Stable parallactic mount with fine drive in both axes
Ball bearings in both axes for more precise movements
Stable height adjustable stainless steel tripod ( Min. 69cm / Max. 109,5cm )
Load capacity up to 13 kg payload
Retrofittable with the Bresser Star Tracker Goto Kit ( item no. 4951750 )
Circular bubble for easy horizontal alignment
Pole height scale for setting the latitude
Scaled graduated circular rings to facilitate finding objects using a star atlas or planetarium software
Pole finder scope with optional illumination ( item no. 4964212 )
Tripod weight: 4.7 kg
Mount weight: 5.6 kg (without counterweight)
Total weight incl. counterweight: 14.8 kg
Batteries: not included

Scope of delivery
optical tube
26mm Super Plössl eyepiece (31.7mm / 1.25")
31.7mm (1.25") zenith mirror
integrated 31.7 mm and T2 adapter
Prism rail with stainless steel clamping surface (44mm universal dovetail for GP/EQ5/LXD75)
6x30 viewfinder
Rotatable star chart
Lens solar filter
Tube clamps with carrying handle and camera mount
Smartphone adapter for celestial navigation
Astronomy PC software Stellarium (via download)
Bresser EXOS-2 mount
1 x 4.5 kg counterweight
Stainless steel tube field tripod with accessory tray

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Please note that if you are wanting to take advantage of our Saturday and Sunday timed services or next day pre 12 or pre 10:30 services, you MUST check that the stock is here at the shop before placing orders. Also, orders using the Saturday and Sunday services must be placed before 1pm the previous working day. Also, please remember to check that the stock is here at the shop before placing orders. If the stock is not at the shop, we won't be able to ship on any of the timed services. 

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Zygo Interferometer Testing For ED Refractor Telescopes!

We are extremely pleased to announce our Zygo Interferometer is now installed and ready for use! Our experienced staff can test refractor lenses up to 120mm aperture and provide a comprehensive 2 page report showing the optical quality and Strehl ratio, plus much more information. We are using the very latest Zygo MX software to provide a more detailed report compared to other standard reports.


The interferometer is essentially a measuring instrument. Within the interferometer is a calibrated laser that is pointed through the optical test surface, then onto a high quality reference sphere, then back through the test subject then to an internal camera which gives us the measurement on the screen. From this, we can adjust the position of the test optic and the reference sphere to obtain a perfectly calibrated system. The more central the laser to the test optic and then on return, the better and more accurate reading and measurement we can take. This takes a lot of adjustment to get the best results from the optical surface. Once the measurement has been taken, we are provided with a series of results that show the optical quality of the surface plus other information. Continue reading for an explanation of the individual values and you can also see a test report that was done on one of our RVO Horizon 60 OTAs. 

We are offering certain telescopes with a Zygo test at an extra cost. Mainly ED doublets and triplets. All available telescopes with a Zygo test report are listed here. Just select Zygo Test Report from the drop down box at the top of the listing and we will test the optics in house and provide a full 2 page report with your scope. This will show you the optical quality of your telescope optics. We can also offer this service on your refractor telescope. Please get in touch for more details about this. 

At Rother Valley Optics, one thing we pride ourselves on is customer service and quality of our equipment. When we test your telescope, we will ensure that it is of the highest quality otherwise, we will reject the scope under our strict quality control and test another model for your peace of mind. One of the main values to look at when testing a refractor is the Strehl ratio. The higher this number, the higher quality lens you have. At Rother Valley Optics, we will guarantee the highest possible Strehl ratio for your telescope.  We will aim to provide 0.95 Strehl or higher on Takahashi, RVO Horizon, William Optics and many more! Generally, the higher the Strehl ratio, the lower the Astigmatism and Coma meaning a better image quality from your instrument. 

Other measurements such as the PV and RMS are important too. With these measurements, the lower the number the better as it shows less curvature on the lens. The flatter an optical lens, the better it will perform. The PV rating (Peak To Valley) is a measurement from the highest point (Peak) to the lowest point (Valley). From this we get the RMS (Root, Mean, Square). This is a similar figure to the PV and measured exactly the same way. The RMS is basically an average height difference from the PV so again, the lower the better. As you can see form the example below, we measured an RMS of just 0.027 wave which is a very good value.

We also measure the Power with our systems which is essentially the error from the reference sphere to the test optic. The reference sphere we use on our system is a very high quality sphere so the closer to zero the Power, the less error between the 2 elements thus ensuring a higher quality optical surface. 

You will also see some more values such as Astigmatism and Coma. Again, these are measured by the interferometer when we take measurements of the optical surface after adjustment. These are values which ideally would be at 0 but as our test optics are all curved lenses, there will always be astigmatism and coma present. The lower the number, the less of these aberations you will effectively see but with most refractors, you can buy field flatteners which will compensate for the coma anyway. The astigmatisms value is explaining the error between the symmetrical curvature of the lens. Basically, no lens will be perfectly symmetrical, the lower the astigmatism, the more symmetrical the lens surface is. 

Once the Zygo test report has been completed, the optical alignment is thoroughly tested and tuned to ensure they are spot on before they leave us. 

All available telescopes are on the website at the link below and ones we've tested already that are available straight away are also listed.

Here is an example of the test what we provide. This was a test on one of our Horizon 60 ED OTA's.

For any questions about this amazing new service, please either call 01909774369 or email


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