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

$2,999.99 $3,599.99

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Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope with 2.5" HEX Focuser

 

Features

  • 127mm / 5" Aperture Refractor OTA
  • 952mm Focal Length
  • f/7.5 Focal Ratio
  • Lightweight Carbon Fiber Construction
  • 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

 

Discover the Universe with Precision and Ease

The Explore Scientific FCD100 Series Telescope brings advanced technology and superior craftsmanship to your stargazing adventures. Designed for enthusiasts and astrophotographers alike, this telescope offers exceptional clarity and versatility.

  • Exceptional Clarity with HOYA FCD100 ED Glass: Dive into the cosmos with crystal-clear views thanks to the premium FCD100 anomalous ED glass, rivaling OHARA’s FPL-53 for superior chromatic aberration correction.
  • Lightweight Durability: Constructed from carbon fiber, this telescope combines lightweight portability with durable design, making it an ideal companion for both spontaneous and planned stargazing sessions.
  • Advanced Optical Performance: With its apochromatic air-spaced triplet lens and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-coatings, enjoy high-contrast images with virtually no chromatic aberrations.
  • Precision Focusing: The heavy-duty 2.5" hexagonal focuser provides a stable and precise focusing mechanism, supporting up to 10 lbs of gear for all your astrophotography needs.
  • Versatile Mounting: Comes equipped with a Vixen-style dovetail plate, allowing for easy mounting on a wide range of tripods and equatorial mounts (mount and tripod not included).

Celestial Wonders Await

From the lunar surface's rugged beauty to the serene structure of Saturn's rings and the deep sky's brightest treasures, the ED127-FCD100 telescope reveals the night sky's majesty. Its true diffraction-limited optical design ensures brilliant, high-contrast views, making every observation session unforgettable.

Complete Your Experience

This telescope package includes an integrated dew shield, cradle ring with handle for easy transportation, the Explore Scientific 2N1 Finder Scope Base for seamless navigation, and a 99% reflective 2" diagonal for enhanced viewing comfort. (Finder scope sold separately. Add the Explore Scientific 8x50 Straight Through Illuminated Viewfinder or the Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Right Angle Polar Finder Scope)

Elevate Your Stargazing Journey

The Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm Carbon Fiber Telescope is not just an instrument but a gateway to exploring the infinite wonders of the night sky. Its unmatched clarity and build quality set a new standard for visual astronomy and astrophotography.

 

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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Price
Price
$1,799.99 $2,159.99
$2,499.99 $2,999.99
$2,999.99 $3,599.99
Optics
Optics

.9 arcsec resolution

13 limiting magnitude

HOYA FCD1 ED glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

.9 arcsec resolution

13 limiting magnitude

HOYA FCD100 ED glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

.9 arcsec resolution

13 limiting magnitude

HOYA FCD100 ED glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

Weight
Weight
18 lb | 8.2 kg
18 lb | 8.2 kg
14 lb | 6.4 kg

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Explore Scientific FCD100 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet APO Refractor Telescope | FCD100-127075-CF-01 | 811803034419

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

$2,999.99 $3,599.99

Magnification

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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

145mm Tube Diameter

Weight

14 lb | 6.4 kg
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