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Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 FCD100 Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber

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Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber

 

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
  • Lightweight Carbon Fiber Optical Tube
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • Heavy-Duty 2.5" Hexagonal Focuser
  • 90° Dielectric Star Diagonal
  • OTA Only - Mount and Tripod Required

 

The Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope, now in Carbon Fiber, combines the best features of our metal-tube ED102 models with a significant reduction in weight, enhancing its performance on any mount it's paired with.

This lighter design does not compromise on quality; it includes the acclaimed HOYA FCD100 ED glass, renowned for its similarity to OHARA’s FPL-53 and exceptional chromatic aberration correction capabilities. Our advancements in optical technology ensure that this telescope stands at the forefront of the FCD family, offering unmatched clarity and color fidelity.

Designed for both the spontaneous stargazer and the dedicated astronomer, this telescope boasts a diffraction-limited optical system and an air-spaced triplet lens configuration that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations. The result is breathtakingly sharp, high-contrast images, achieved through the combination of HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion glass and our exclusive EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.

This telescope is not just about optical excellence; it also features a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser known for its robust design and capacity to support up to 10 lbs of additional gear, making it versatile for various astronomical pursuits.

The specifications include an ED102 Carbon Fiber 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 equipped with a Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate, along with the Explore Scientific 2N1 Finder Scope Base pre-installed. The 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal ensures optimal light reflection. At a weight of just 9.3lbs with the cradle, it's designed for easy transport and setup. Note: The case and finder scope are not included, but you can complement your telescope with the Explore Scientific 8x50 Straight Through Illuminated Viewfinder or the Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Right Angle Polar Finder Scope for enhanced celestial navigation.


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Optics
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1.14 arcsec resolution

12.5 limiting magnitude

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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
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Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 FCD100 Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber | FCD100-10207-CF-01 | 811803034402

Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 FCD100 Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber

$2,249.99 $2,699.99

Magnification

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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

-

Weight

9.5 lb | 4.3 kg
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