Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber 140 mm f/6.7 ED APO Air-Spaced Triplet With Ohara FPL-53 Optics and 3" Starlight True Feathertouch Focuser
This is Explore Scientific's advanced APO Refractor achievement, the Carbon Fiber 140 mm f/6.7 ED APO Air-Spaced Triplet With Ohara FPL-53 Optics. This telescope is the mid-sized, mid-weight scope from their FPL-53 series of refractors. Now you can reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings, or bright deep sky objects from the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s 140 mm FPL-53 Carbon Fiber ED Apochromatic Refractor.
This is an all new design from Explore Scientific and offers advanced-quality optics provided by Ohara. They use Ohara FPL-53 glass in these optics which has very similar characteristics as Hoya FCD-100. This combination of optics creates a triplet objective with the low level of spurious color and aberrations you have been waiting for!
Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Ohara FPL-53 is considered the best glass ever produced by Ohara. This Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber 140 mm (5.51") f/6.7 ED APO Air-Spaced Triplet has a true diffraction-limited optical design and yet, is sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions. This high-quality telescope from Explore Scientific 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 Ohara FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.
In addition, this amazing scope also includes a 3" Starlight True Feathertouch focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lb of gear can be loaded onto this sturdy focuser. NOTE: Your focuser may look slightly different from that shown in the photos.
What's included in the box:
- Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber 140 mm f/6.7 ED APO Air-Spaced Triplet With Ohara FPL-53 Optics; 910 mm focal length
- Integrated Dew Shield
- 3" Starlight True Feathertouch Focuser
- Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate
- Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope
- 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal
- A hard TSA-approved carrying case
- Weighs only 21 lb
- (Finder Scope is NOT Included)
|Type of Scope:||5.51" ED APO Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor|
|Objective Features:||Triplet using Ohara FPL-53 glass element|
|Focal Length:||910 mm|
|OTA Type||Carbon Fiber Tube, Black|
|Dew Shield:||Yes, Integrated|
|Focuser type:||3" Starlight True Feathertouch focuser, 2-speed, 10:1 ratio|
|Rings:||Cradle Ring with Handle attached|
|Mount Plate:||Vixen Style Dovetail Plate|
|Finder Scope Base:||Explore Finder Scope Base (Scope is NOT Included)|
|Star Diagonal:||Yes, 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal|
|Carry Case:||Yes, Hard TSA-approved Carrying Case included|
|Scope Weight:||only 21 lb|
|Explore Scientific Product:||FPL53-115CF-T3|