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Explore Scientific ED102 f/7.5 Classic White Triplet Refractor - FCD100-10207-01

Explore Scientific   ——   SKU: EXP-FCD100-10207-01
old price $1,980.00 – 6% savings
$1,848.00 CAD
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Explore Scientific ED102 f/7.5 Classic White Triplet Refractor

  • ED 102 mm Classic White f/7 Air Spaced Triplet w/ Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield
  • 714 mm focal length
  • 2.5" Hexagonal Rack & Pinion Focuser
  • Cradle Ring with Handle and Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate
  • Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope
  • 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal
  • Weighs: 12 lb
  • (Case and Finder Scope are NOT Included)

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 102 mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor. This is essentially the same scope as the ES-ED10207-01 but offering better quality optics (i.e. apochromatic). We use Hoya FCD100 optics which is very similar in characteristics as Ohara FPL-53.

Relying on technological innovation, Explore successfully launched mass production of high-performance optical glass at the apex of the FCD family. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index yields advanced chromatic aberration correction. Hoya FCD100 is considered the best glass ever produced by Hoya.

Having a true Apochromatic diffraction-limited 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 optical surfaces.

In addition, this amazing little scope also includes a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lb of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. Although it is a standout telescope on its own, the 102 mm also is compact enough to mount on a larger telescope, which can add versatility to your astrophotography experience by separating the guiding and imaging duties.

Specifications:

Scope Description: ED102 mm FCD100 Series Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor
Item Number: FCD100-10207-01
Focal Length: 714 mm
Focal Ratio: f/7
Limiting Magnitude: 12.5
Resolution: 1.14 arcsecond
Tube Length w/Dew Shield: 30.5"; 774 mm
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield: 23.75"; 603 mm
Diameter: 119 mm
Weight: 12 lb (5.4 kg)
Dovetail: Vixen type
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