The Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor includes genuine HOYA’s premium FCD100 ED glass which is very similar in characteristics as OHARA’s FPL-53. Relying on technological innovation, we have successfully launched the mass production of high-performance optical glass at the apex of the FCD family. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. HOYA FCD100 is considered one of the premier ED glass types available.
This high performance telescope will reveal the desolate beauty of the Lunar terrain. You will be impressed as you observe the structure of Saturn’s rings, and the deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog.
Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.
In addition, this amazing scope also includes a new 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. ED127 Carbon Fiber f/7.5 Air Spaced Triplet with HOYA FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 952mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 14lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included).
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield
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Athlon Optics products do not qualify for our 30 day return policy. However, if a product has a manufacturing defect or is damaged, we can have the product returned, repaired, and shipped back to you (alternatively, we can have an entirely new replacement product shipped to you) - as per Athlon's Lifetime Warranty.
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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Branded Telescopes: *Limited* USA One Year Warranty once registered within 60 days
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Branded Waterproof Eyepieces: *Limited* Lifetime USA Warranty if registered within 60 days
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Branded Eyepieces: *Limited* USA Five Year Warranty once registered within 60 days
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Telescopes: *Limited* USA One Year Warranty once registered within 60 days
Microscopes: *Limited* USA One Year Warranty once registered within 60 days
Riflescopes: *Limited* USA Five Year Warranty once registered within 60 days
Waterproof Riflescopes: *Limited* Lifetime USA Warranty if registered within 60 days
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All Levenhuk Telescopes, Microscopes, Binoculars and other optical products, except for accessories, carry a Lifetime Warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Lifetime warranty is a guarantee on the lifetime of the product on the market. All Levenhuk accessories are warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for six months from date of retail purchase. Levenhuk will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Levenhuk, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Levenhuk to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to Levenhuk together with proof of purchase satisfactory to Levenhuk.
This warranty does not cover consumable parts, such as bulbs (incandescent, LED, halogen, energy-saving and other types of bulbs), batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable), electrical consumables, etc.
Barska being the manufacturer outlet honors Manufacturer warranties for Repair and/or new Replacement after the 30 day Standard Return Policy is expired. Please read the Warranty Card enclosed with product for details.
LUNT SOLAR SYSTEMS:
This Warranty is extended by LUNT Solar Systems LLC to the original purchaser of the LUNT Solar Systems LLC product. LUNT Solar Systems LLC does not provide warranty service to used or second hand equipment. Lunt Solar Systems LLC warrants its products to be free of manufacturing and workmanship defects under normal use for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase. LUNT Solar Systems LLC will repair or replace such product or part thereof which upon inspection by LUNT Solar Systems LLC, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship.
This warranty does not extend to any product whose serial number has been defaced or altered, or to any product which LUNT Solar Systems LLC determines to contain a defect or malfunction caused by damage while in the possession of the consumer, this includes de-contacting of etalon. De-contacting of the etalon only occurs if the product is subjected to shock, i.e. dropped and/or banged. The above descriptions may include incorrect installation, maladjustment, misuse, negligence or servicing by the consumer, or by a failure on the part of the consumer to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance. Further, LUNT Solar Systems LLC reserves the right to disallow any products from warranty coverage that are deemed to have been received by the end customer in other than factory-sealed condition. All products are to be inspected by the customer when purchased. LUNT Solar Systems LLC is not responsible for damages or loss during the shipping process.
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I give this scope 5 stars. The optics are amazing, and it is a suitable instrument for me to set up on a whim if I get an itch to explore the cosmos (which often happens). If you’re just starting out, I’d recommend having at least 2 different Eyepieces on hand to get different magnifications and fields of view (ideally you also get a Barlow lens). If you plan on doing any astrophotography, get an EQ mount for this scope.