Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope
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Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope - FCD100-127075-CF-01
Introducing the Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope.
Immerse yourself in the celestial wonders of our universe, from the stark beauty of the lunar landscape to the rings of Saturn and the brilliant treasures of the Messier catalog.
Crafted with a lightweight Carbon Fiber frame, this telescope is a testament to both form and function.
Setting a new standard in optical excellence, this refractor telescope builds upon the legacy of the original EDT-127075-CF, now enhanced with HOYA’s top-tier FCD100 ED glass, closely mirroring the renowned characteristics of OHARA’s FPL-53.
Through pioneering technological advancements, Explore Scientific has achieved mass production of this high-performance optical glass, culminating in the pinnacle of the FCD glass family.
Coupled with high refractive index optical glass, it allows for an unprecedented level of chromatic aberration correction.
The HOYA FCD100 glass stands as a benchmark in the realm of premium ED glass.
Designed with a diffraction-limited optical system and compact dimensions that invite impromptu stargazing sessions, this telescope is the ideal companion for exploring the night sky.
Its air-spaced triplet optical design virtually eradicates chromatic aberrations, delivering striking, high-contrast imagery through the marriage of genuine HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and our proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.
This exceptional scope boasts a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with a robust and sturdy build, capable of accommodating up to 10 lbs. of equipment.
- 127mm Objective Lens: This large objective lens diameter allows for remarkable light gathering, enabling you to observe faint celestial objects with greater clarity and detail.
- 952mm Focal Length: With its substantial focal length, this telescope provides a versatile range of magnifications, making it suitable for both wide-field, deep-sky observations and high-magnification studies of celestial objects.
- 250x Highest Useful Magnification: With a highest useful magnification of 250x, this Telescope is capable of seeing intricate details on the lunar surface, including craters and mountain ranges, and observing planetary features like cloud bands on Jupiter or the rings of Saturn.
- Premium HOYA FCD100 ED Glass: HOYA's FCD100 glass is revered for its high-quality optical properties, including low dispersion and excellent light transmission, ensuring your observations are exceptionally sharp and true to color.
- Chromatic Aberration Correction: The advanced glass elements effectively correct for chromatic aberrations, ensuring that colors are accurately represented in your images and reducing the visual distortion that can occur with lesser-quality optics.
- Diffraction-Limited Optics: Each optical element in this telescope is precision-engineered to perform at its best, resulting in images with exceptional sharpness and contrast, even at high magnifications.
- Enhanced Multi-Layer Coatings: Explore Scientific's EMD coatings are meticulously applied to all optical surfaces, reducing reflections and increasing light transmission. This results in images with rich contrast and vibrant colors.
- Air-Spaced Triplet Design: This sophisticated optical design involves three separate lenses, precisely spaced to virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations. This results in stunningly clear and crisp views of celestial objects.
- Carbon Fiber Construction: The Carbon Fiber material not only reduces the overall weight of the telescope, making it more portable, but also offers excellent durability, making it resistant to temperature changes and providing a stable platform for observations.
- 2.5" HEX Focuser: This robust focuser features a hexagonal shape, providing additional rigidity and stability. It also includes a micro-focus mechanism for fine-tuning focus, enhancing the precision of your observations.
- Integrated Dew Shield: The dew shield is an essential feature that extends from the front of the telescope to protect the objective lens from dew formation, ensuring that your views remain clear and free from moisture-related distortions.
- Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate: The cradle ring provides a secure mounting platform for the telescope, while the handle makes it easy to transport. The Vixen-Style dovetail plate allows for compatibility with a wide range of mounts.
- Explore Scientific 2N1 Finder Scope Base: This pre-installed base makes it easy to attach a finder scope, simplifying the process of locating and tracking celestial objects across the night sky.
- 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal: The high reflectivity of the diagonal ensures that as much light as possible reaches your eyepiece, maximizing the brightness of your views.
✓ Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope
✓ 2" Diagonal with Extension tubes
✓ Cradle Ring with handle
✓ 2.5" Hex Focuser
✓ Dew shield
✓ Limited 1 year warranty
- High-Resolution Light Gathering
- Premium HOYA FCD100 Glass
- Chromatic Aberration Precision
- Precision-Engineered Optics
- Chromatic Aberration-Free Views
- Lightweight Durability
- Hexagonal Focusing Precision
- Dew-Free Observations
- Enhanced Optical Coatings
- Secure Mounting and Easy Transport
- Simplified Object Location
- Optimal Light Transmission
- Versatile Focal Length
Explore Scientific ED127mm Telescope Highlight Video:
|Tube Length w/ Dew Shield||41.75"; 1060mm|
|Tube Length w/out Dew Shield||33.25"; 849mm|
|Weight||14 lb.; 6.4 kg|