Explore Scientific 115 mm f/5.5 FPL-53 ED APO Refractor - 3" HEX Focuser - FPL53-115CF-01

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  • Explore Scientific's 115 mm FPL-53 Apochromatic Triplet Refractor is a joy to use and will show you impressive views
  • Optics are designed with Ohara FPL-53 glass, a high refractive index glass
  • Each optical surface is optimized with EMD enhanced multi-layer colatings
  • Compact enough to be an ideal grab-and-go viewing instrument
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  • Description

    Explore Scientific 115 mm FPL-53 ED APO Triplet Refractor

     The Explore Scientific 165 mm FPL-53 Apochromatic Triplet Refractor will reveal the night sky in stunning new ways. Also included is a 3" Hexagonal focuser that supports a gear load of up to 10 lbs.

    Explore Scientific has modernized this refractor with high-quality Ohara optics. Using Ohara FPL-53 glass, the refractor gains similar characteristics to the Hoya FCD-100. High refractive index glass, along with the aforementioned optical quality, give Explore Scientific the ability to attain extraordinary advanced chromatic aberration correction. FPL-53 glass is thought to be the best glass ever produced by Ohara. This is a true diffraction-limited APO refractor that is also compact enough to be an ideal grab-and-go viewing instrument.

    With an air-spaced triplet optical design that all but eradicates chromatic aberrations, this telescope produces stunning high contrast images using the combination of true Ohara FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and Explore Scientific's EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on each optical surface.


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    What's Included

    • Explore Scientific 115 mm f/5.5 FPL-53 ED APO Triplet Refractor Telescope
    • 3" Hex Dual-Speed 10:1 Rack & Pinion Focuser
    • Deluxe Carrying Case
    • 2" Diagonal with 99% Reflectivity
    • Cradle Rings with Losmandy-Style Dovetail
    • Finderscope Base

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Telescope Series: Explore ED Air-Spaced Triplets

    • Telescope Optical Design: Refractor

    • Refractor Design: Apochromat (APO)

    • Telescope Aperture: 4.5" (115mm)

    • Telescope Focal Ratio: f/5.5

    • Telescope Focal Length: 632mm

    • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13

    • Diagonal Included: Yes - 2" Star Diagonal

    • Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included: No Sold Separately

    • Finder Included: No Sold Separately

    • Includes Telescope Case: Yes

    • Focuser Style: Rack & Pinion

    • Focuser Size: 3"

    • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only

    • Telescope OTA Length - Extended: 26"

    • Telescope OTA Length - Retracted: 23.75"

    • Telescope Total Weight: 15"

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    Manufacturer Warranty

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