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Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 FCD100 Triplet Refractor Telescope

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Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope

 

Features

  • 102mm / 4" Aperture Refractor OTA
  • 714mm Focal Length
  • f/7 Focal Ratio
  • Apochromatic Air-Spaced Triplet Lens
  • Hoya FCD100 Anomalous ED Glass
  • Proprietary EMD Enhanced Multi-Coatings
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • Heavy-Duty 2.5" Hexagonal Focuser
  • 90° Dielectric Star Diagonal
  • OTA Only - Mount and Tripod Required

 

Discover the awe-inspiring sights of space, from the stark beauty of the moon's surface to the tranquil majesty of Saturn's rings and the luminous marvels within the Messier catalog, with the Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope.

This model mirrors the specifications of the ES-ED10207-02 but enhances your viewing experience with superior optical quality. Our choice of Hoya FCD100 optics closely matches the performance of Ohara FPL-53, marking a significant leap in the production of top-tier optical glass within the FCD series. This blend of Hoya FCD100 with high-refractive-index glass delivers unparalleled correction of chromatic aberration, setting a new standard in the clarity and precision of astronomical observation.

Designed for both the amateur astronomer who appreciates a spontaneous night under the stars and the serious stargazer seeking impeccable detail, this telescope boasts a truly diffraction-limited optical system. Its portable build ensures it's always ready for an adventure across the cosmos.

The telescope features an air-spaced triplet lens arrangement that effectively banishes chromatic aberrations, offering stunningly sharp, high-contrast views. This is achieved through the use of authentic HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass, combined with our exclusive EMD enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings on every optical element, ensuring every observation is nothing short of breathtaking.

Equipped with a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser, this telescope promises exceptional stability and support, allowing you to attach up to 10 lbs of equipment for a tailored viewing setup.

While impressive on its own, this compact 102mm scope is also designed for easy mounting on larger telescopes. This versatility enhances your astrophotography pursuits by enabling separate guiding and imaging tasks.

Key features include an ED102 Classic White f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics, a 714mm focal length, and a 2.5" HEX Focuser with two extension tubes. It comes with an Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail and the Explore Scientific 2N1 Hybrid Finder Scope Base already installed. The telescope achieves near-perfect reflection with a 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Note: The case and finder scope are not included, but you can enhance your experience with the addition of the Explore Scientific 8x50 Straight Through Illuminated Viewfinder or the Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Right Angle Polar Finder Scope for comprehensive celestial navigation.

 

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If you prefer to upgrade to the Carbon Fiber version, view the Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 FCD100 Triplet Refractor Telescope in Carbon Fiber

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$1,099.99 $1,319.99
$1,799.99 $2,159.99
$2,249.99 $2,699.99
Optics
Optics

1.14 arcsec resolution

12.5 limiting magnitude

HOYA FCD1 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

1.14 arcsec resolution

12.5 limiting magnitude

HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

1.14 arcsec resolution

12.5 limiting magnitude

HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

Weight
Weight
12 lb | 5.4 kg
10.9 lb | 4.94 kg
9.5 lb | 4.3 kg

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Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 FCD100 Triplet Refractor Telescope | FCD100-10207-02 | 811803034389

Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 FCD100 Triplet Refractor Telescope

$1,799.99 $2,159.99

Magnification

-

Aperture

102 mm | 4"

Focal Length

714 mm

Focal Ratio

f/7

Field of View

-

Optics

1.14 arcsec resolution

12.5 limiting magnitude

HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

Barrel Size

2"

Dimensions

30.5" (774mm) Tube Length w/ Dew Shield

23.75" (603mm) Tube Length w/out Dew Shield

119mm Tube Diameter

Weight

10.9 lb | 4.94 kg
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