Explore Scientific 102 mm ED Essential Refractor - ES-ED10207-01

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  • The Explore Scientific Essential ED102 APO is a superb refractor for stunning celestial views or astrophotography
  • Produced with HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces
  • Includes 2" Rack & Pinion Focuser for precise focusing capabilities
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  • Description

    Explore Scientific Essential ED102 APO Triplet Refractor


    Explore Scientific's Essential ED 102mm Apochromatic Refractor captures even the most fleeting celestial objects, making it a superb asset for astrophotography. Included is a Dual-Speed Rack & Pinion Focuser, delivering optimal focusing capabilities. All optics have been expertly crafted using genuine Hoya extra-low dispersion (ED) Dense Fluor Crown (FCD1) glass to provide views that will impress even the most seasoned observers.


    All Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractors are diffraction-limited at .25PV or better. Special EMD™ enhanced multi-layer coatings are deposited on all optical surfaces, and the result is bright, high contrast images with virtually no light scatter. Interferometric data on your newly purchased and registered Explore apochromatic refractor is available upon request after 6 months of ownership. Time restrictions apply; please contact Customer Service for more information. 


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    What's Included

    • Explore Scientific 102 mm ED Essential Series Refractor OTA

    • Two-Speed Rack & Pinion Focuser

    • 2" Star Diagonal with 99% Reflectivity

    • Cradle Rings with Handle

    • Vixen-style Dovetail

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Telescope Series: Explore ED Air-Spaced Triplets

    • Telescope Optical Design: Refractor

    • Refractor Design: Apochromat (APO)

    • Number of Refractor Elements: 3

    • Telescope Aperture: 4"

    • Telescope Focal Ratio: f/7

    • Telescope Focal Length: 714mm

    • Optical Coatings: EMD enhanced multi-layer

    • Secondary Mirror Central Obstruction: N/A

    • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.5

    • Diagonal Included: Yes - 2" Star Diagonal

    • Focuser Style: Rack & Pinion

    • Focuser Size: 2"

    • Focuser Speed: Dual Speed

    • Telescope OTA Diameter: 4.1" (119mm)

    • Telescope Dew Shield Diameter: 153mm

    • Telescope Total Weight: 9.6lb

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    Manufacturer Warranty

    Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.

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