Explore Scientific 102mm F/7 Triplet - Hoya FCD100 Optics Carbon Fiber Telescope
This Explore Scientific 102mm ED102-FCD100 Air-Spaced Triplet is the newest version of their ED Apochromatic (APO) refractor telescopes, but with Hoya FCD100 ED Optics, and now you can have this great scope in lightweight Carbon Fiber!
Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s ED102-FCD100 Air-Spaced Triplet in lightweight Carbon Fiber!
This telescope has all the great features of the original EDT-10207-CF but includes genuine HOYA's premium FCD100 ED glass which is very similar in characteristics as OHARA's FPL-53. Relying on technological innovation, Explore Scientific successfully launched the mass production of high-performance optical glass at the apex of the FCD family. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows them to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. HOYA FCD100 is considered one of the premier ED glass types available.
Having a true diffraction-limited (APO) optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all of the optical surfaces.
In addition, this amazing scope also includes a new 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10lb of gear can be loaded onto this focuser, with ease. This product from Explore Scientific includes:
- ED102 Carbon Fiber f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with HOYA FCD100 optics
- Integrated Dew Shield
- All Carbon Fiber tube assembly
- Focal length = 714mm
- 2.5" HEX (hexagonal) Rack and Pinion 10:1 two-speed Focuser
- Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate
- Explore Finder Scope Base already installed on scope
- Star Diagonal: 99% Reflective 2" barrel
- (NOTE: Carrying Case and Finder scope are NOT included)
- Limited Warranty: One year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.
NOTE: One of the photos shows another (EDT-10207-CF) Carbon fiber scope for illustration purposes, only. Your scope will look similar in appearance.