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Explore the Universe with the ED102-FCD100 Series Telescope
Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100
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 102mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope.
This is essentially the same scope as the ES-ED10207–02 but offering greater quality optics. We use Hoya FCD100 optics which is very similar in characteristics as Ohara FPL-53. Relying on technological innovation, we have 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 us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Hoya FCD100 is considered the best glass ever produced by Hoya.
Having a true 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 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser.
Although it is a standout telescope on its own, the 102mm 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.
ED102 Classic White f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 714mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser; Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail, Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 12lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)
|Tube Length w/ Dew Shield
|Tube Length w/out Dew Shield
|12 lb; 5.4 kg
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The Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope is a high-quality telescope designed for intermediate and advanced astronomers. This telescope features a 102mm air-spaced triplet lens design that delivers excellent color correction and is perfect for observing planets, star clusters, and galaxies.
The ED102-FCD100 series telescope is built with precision craftsmanship and high-end optics. It has a focal length of 714mm and a focal ratio of f/7, making it an excellent choice for astrophotographers. The telescope's high-quality optics provide excellent contrast and clarity, even in low-light conditions.
This telescope features a durable and lightweight carbon fiber tube, making it easy to transport and set up. The telescope also includes a 2-inch dual-speed Crayford-style focuser, which allows for precise focusing and smooth image adjustments. Additionally, it features a retractable dew shield that helps to prevent dew from forming on the lens during use.
Overall, the Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Telescope is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a high-quality telescope for intermediate or advanced observing. Its precision optics, durable construction, and lightweight design make it a versatile and dependable instrument for any astronomer.
The Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope (OTA Only) is a cutting-edge technology telescope that offers stunning astronomical views. It is perfect for novice astronomers and professionals who are looking for a high-quality observing experience. The ED102-FCD100 Series Telescope is designed to provide exceptional clarity and contrast, making it easy to see fine details in the night sky.
This telescope has a large 102mm aperture that allows more light to enter the optical system, enabling users to enjoy brighter, clearer, and sharper images of the celestial objects. It features a three-element air-spaced objective lens system that eliminates chromatic aberration and provides accurate color reproduction. The lens is also fully multi-coated to enhance image brightness and contrast.
This refractor telescope boasts a high-precision 2.5-inch rack and pinion focuser that smoothly adjusts the focus of the eyepiece. It also has a sturdy and durable aluminum tube that provides adequate thermal stability and minimizes resonance during observation. The telescope's compact design makes it easy to transport and store, making it ideal for both outdoor and indoor use.
In conclusion, the Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope (OTA Only) is an excellent choice for individuals who are passionate about astronomy. It is easy to set up and use and delivers bright and sharp astronomical views. Order yours today and experience the beauty of the universe!
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