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Features of the Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series
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 80mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor.
This is essentially the same scope as the ES-ED0806–01 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 80mm 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. The telescope tube's outside diameter is 91 mm.
ED80 Classic White f/6 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 480mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser; Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail, Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 7.5lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)
|Tube Length w/ Dew Shield||18.5"; 475mm|
|Tube Length w/out Dew Shield||15"; 381mm|
Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.
The Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-0806-02 is a high-quality telescope that provides unparalleled views of the night sky. Built with air-spaced triplet optics and fully multi-coated lenses, this telescope delivers crisp, clear images with exceptional contrast and color fidelity.
The telescope features a generous 80mm aperture and a focal length of 480mm, providing a wide field of view for observing celestial objects. The fast f/6 focal ratio makes it an excellent choice for astrophotography and allows for shorter exposure times.
The telescope includes a 2-inch dual-speed focuser with a 2-inch to 1.25-inch adaptor, allowing you to use both 2-inch and 1.25-inch eyepieces. The focuser is smooth and precise, making it easy to achieve sharp focus on your subject.
With its lightweight, compact design, the Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope is easy to transport and set up. Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or a beginner, this telescope will provide hours of enjoyment and a lifetime of memories.
So why wait? Start exploring the cosmos today with the Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-0806-02.
The Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor is designed for amateur astronomers who want the best possible views of the night sky.
With its advanced optics and air-spaced triplet design, this telescope provides stunningly clear images of stars, galaxies, and other celestial objects.
The FCD100-0806-02 model features a high-quality FCD100 glass element, which reduces chromatic aberration and provides crisp, vivid images.
This telescope has a focal length of 480mm and a fast f/6 focal ratio, making it ideal for astrophotography.
The telescope comes with a two-speed, 2-inch focuser, which allows for precise focusing and easy switching between eyepieces.
The ED80-FCD100 Series also comes with a lightweight, yet sturdy, aluminum tube and a carrying case for easy transport and storage.
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