Explore Scientific 102 mm f/7 FCD100 CF Triplet Refractor
Introducing Explore Scientific's 102mm FCD100 Carbon Fiber Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor, a quality refractor that will show you the wonders of the sky like you have never seen before. Enjoy high-resolution views of celestial marvels such as the lunar topography's serene beauty or the brightest deep-sky treasures in the Messier catalog.
This refractor includes all of the original EDT-10207-CF's most popular features but with the added bonus of bona fide premium HOYA FCD100 ED glass, which has characteristics akin to Ohara FPL-53 glass. Depending on technological ingenuity, Explore Scientific has successfully initiated the mass production of high-performance optical glass at the core of the FCD line. Explore is able to achieve unparalleled advanced chromatic aberration correction due to the combination of this high volume production and high refractive index optical glass. HOYA FCD100 is widely understood to be one of the best ED glass types available.
Featuring an authentic diffraction-limited design and compact size supporting impromptu observing sessions, this supreme quality telescope is the perfect grab-and-go instrument for night sky exploration. With an air-spaced triplet optical configuration that all but eliminates chromatic distortions, the 102 mm FCD100 produces radiant high contrast images by incorporating genuine HOYA FCD100 ED (extra-low dispersion) glass with Explore's EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.
Furthermore, this incredible telescope also comes with a new extremely rigid 2.5" Dual-Speed Hexagonal focuser that offers up to 10 lbs. of gear load support and 10:1 micro-focusing capabilities. The Explore ED102 Carbon Fiber Triplet Refractor package also includes an integrated dew shield, cradle ring with handle, Vixen style dovetail plate, Explore finder scope base, and 2" diagonal with 99% reflectivity. Total weight with all included accessories is 12 lbs. Does NOT come with case or finder scope.
- Explore Scientific FCD100 102 mm f/7 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - Carbon Fiber
- 2.5" Dual Speed 10:1 HEXagonal Focuser
- 2" Diagonal with 99% Reflectivity
- Cradle Rings with Handle
- Vixen Dovetail Plate
- Finderscope Base
Dimensions & Specifications
Telescope Series: Explore FCD100 APO
Telescope Optical Design: Refractor
Refractor Design: Apochromat (APO)
Number of Refractor Elements: 3
Telescope Aperture: 4" (102 mm)
Telescope Focal Ratio: f/7
Telescope Focal Length: 714mm
Secondary Mirror Central Obstruction: N/A
Diagonal Included: Yes - 2" Star Diagonal
Focuser Style: Rack & Pinion
Focuser Size: 2.5"
Focuser Speed: Dual Speed
Telescope Dew Shield Diameter: 145.5mm
Telescope OTA Weight with Accessories: 12lb
Telescope Total Weight: 7lb
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