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Explore Scientific FCD100 127mm f/7.5 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope

$2,499.99 $2,999.99

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Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope

 

Features

  • 127mm / 5" Aperture Refractor OTA
  • 952mm Focal Length
  • f/7.5 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
  • 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal
  • OTA Only - Mount and Tripod Required

 

Dive into the depths of the cosmos with the Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope. This precision-engineered telescope is your ticket to observing the night sky's most mesmerizing phenomena with unmatched clarity and detail.

  • Optimal Aperture & Focal Length: With a 127mm (5") aperture and a 952mm focal length at an f/7.5 focal ratio, this telescope is designed to deliver expansive and vivid celestial views.
  • Superior Optical Design: The apochromatic air-spaced triplet lens equipped with HOYA FCD100 anomalous ED glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-coatings ensures brilliant, high-contrast images free from chromatic aberrations.
  • Durable and Stylish: Crafted from aluminum, this telescope combines lightweight portability with the strength needed to withstand the rigors of frequent use, all in a classic white finish.
  • Advanced Focusing: A robust 2.5" hexagonal focuser offers exceptional stability and support, capable of carrying up to 10 lbs of additional gear with precision.
  • Comprehensive Mounting Solutions: It comes equipped with a Vixen-style dovetail plate for easy mounting, and a 99% reflective 2" diagonal for enhanced light gathering.

Celestial Viewing at Its Finest:

From the rugged lunar landscapes to the elegant rings of Saturn and the luminous deep-sky objects of the Messier catalog, this telescope's true apochromatic refractor design brings the universe to your backyard. Its air-spaced triplet optical setup, combined with cutting-edge glass and coating technologies, guarantees you'll capture the cosmos with exceptional clarity and contrast.

Designed for the Astronomy Enthusiast:

Whether you're setting off on a detailed celestial photography project or simply indulging in spontaneous stargazing, this telescope is the ideal companion. It features an integrated dew shield, a 2.5" hexagonal focuser with two extension tubes, a cradle ring with a handle for easy transport, and the Explore Scientific 2N1 Finder Scope Base for seamless navigation across the night sky. (Finder scope sold separately. Add the Explore Scientific 8x50 Straight Through Illuminated Viewfinder or the Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Right Angle Polar Finder Scope)

 

Enhance Your Viewing Experience with Essential Accessories:

  • Stable Support for Stellar Observations: Elevate your celestial journey with the Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial Mount. Engineered for precision and stability, this mount is the perfect companion for your telescope, ensuring smooth tracking of celestial bodies across the night sky.
  • Safeguard Your Telescope in Style: Protect and transport your telescope with ease using the Explore Scientific Soft-Sided Telescope Case. Custom-designed for a snug fit, this case offers robust protection against the elements, making it an indispensable accessory for any astronomer on the move.
  • Astrophotography Perfected: Transform your astrophotography with the Explore Scientific 3" Field Flattener .7x Focal Reducer. This essential tool corrects edge-of-field aberrations and reduces the f-ratio, expanding your field of view. Capture brighter images with reduced exposure time and bring the universe closer than ever.


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Explore Scientific FCD100 127mm f/7.5 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope | FCD100-127075-02 | 811803034396

Explore Scientific FCD100 127mm f/7.5 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope

$2,499.99 $2,999.99

Magnification

-

Aperture

127 mm | 5"

Focal Length

952 mm

Focal Ratio

f/7.5

Field of View

-

Optics

.9 arcsec resolution

13 limiting magnitude

HOYA FCD100 ED glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

Barrel Size

-

Dimensions

41.75" (1060mm) Tube Length w/ Dew Shield

33.25" (849mm) Tube Length w/out Dew Shield

130mm Tube Diameter

Weight

18 lb | 8.2 kg
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