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Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Solar Kit


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Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Solar Kit

Capture the Cosmos with Precision: Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Solar Kit

Why Choose the ED80-FCD100 Solar Kit? Enthusiasts and beginners alike seek a straightforward solution to delve into solar and astrophotography. This premium package, featuring the renowned FCD100 80mm triplet, the advanced iEXOS-100 go-to tracker mount, a specialized field flattener, and the Sun Catcher solar filter, is meticulously curated to set you on your journey to the stars.

Beyond the Sun: While tailored for solar photography, this kit shines in the realm of nighttime astrophotography. Opt for a triplet equipped with genuine FCD100 Hoya glass for superior red and infrared light transmission, ensuring nebulae and celestial wonders pop in your imagery. Transition from solar to stellar photography effortlessly by simply removing the Sun Catcher filter.

Package Contents:

  • FCD100-0806-02 Apochromatic Refractor
  • ES-iEXOS-100-02 Go-To Tracker Mount
  • ES-FF2F5/F7 Field Flattener
  • DOB-CW: High-visibility Yellow Counterweights compatible with iEXOS-100
  • SC80/102-00 Sun Catcher Solar Filter

Product Highlights:

  • Experience celestial beauty with the 80mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor, boasting superior quality optics akin to the esteemed Ohara FPL-53, thanks to Hoya FCD100's unparalleled chromatic aberration correction.
  • Designed for spontaneity and excellence, this telescope is the ideal companion for every stargazing adventure, offering a portable yet powerful solution for exploring the night sky.
  • The air-spaced triplet optical design virtually eradicates chromatic aberrations, producing vivid, high-contrast images. This precision is achieved through the use of genuine HOYA FCD100 ED glass combined with our proprietary EMD coatings on all optical surfaces.
  • Features a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser, capable of supporting up to 10 lbs of gear, ensuring stability and precision for every shot.
  • Despite its standalone excellence, the ED80's compact size allows for dual-telescope setups, enhancing astrophotography capabilities by separating guiding and imaging tasks.

Telescope Specifications:

  • Classic White ED80 f/6 Air Spaced Triplet
  • Hoya FCD100 optics with Integrated Dew Shield
  • 480mm focal length
  • Robust 2.5" HEX Focuser with two extension tubes
  • Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail
  • Explore Scientific 2N1 Hybrid Finder Scope Base
  • 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal
  • Weighs 7.5lbs
  • Note: Case and Finder Scope NOT Included

Seize the Universe: With the Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Solar Kit, embarking on your astrophotography journey has never been easier or more rewarding. Whether capturing the serene dance of celestial bodies or the dynamic spectacle of solar events, this kit is your gateway to the cosmos. Explore the skies with confidence and precision—your adventure awaits.

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Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Solar Kit





80 mm | 3.1"

Focal Length

480 mm

Focal Ratio


Field of View



1.45 arcsec resolution

12 limiting magnitude

HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

Barrel Size



18.5" (475mm) Tube Length w/ Dew Shield

15" (381mm) Tube Length w/out Dew Shield


7.5 lb | 3.4 kg
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