Explore Scientific 127 mm f/7.5 FCD100 ED APO Carbon Fiber Refractor - 2.5" HEX Focuser - FCD100-127075-CF

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  • Explore Scientific's ED127 FCD100 series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor is expertly crafted with carbon fiber for lightweight durability
  • Optics are expertly crafted with premium HOYA FCD100 ED glass for quality you can see
  • Includes 2.5" Dual Speed 10:1 Hexagonal Focuser
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  • Description

    Explore Scientific 127 mm f/7.5 FCD100 CF Triplet Refractor


    The Explore Scientific 127mm FCD100 Carbon Fiber Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor is a superb refractor that can show you the beauty of the night sky like you have never seen before. Enjoy stunning views of celestial marvels such as the lunar topography's desolate beauty or the brightest deep-sky treasures of the Messier catalog. 


    This refractor includes all of the original EDT-127-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 127 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 ED127 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. Does NOT come with a case or finder scope.


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    What's Included

    • Explore 127mm f/7.5 ED triplet carbon fiber refractor OTA<

    • 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: 127mm

    • Telescope Focal Ratio: f/7.5

    • Telescope Focal Length: 952mm

    • Secondary Mirror Central Obstruction: N/A

    • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13

    • Diagonal Included: Yes - 2" Star Diagonal

    • Focuser Style: Rack & Pinion

    • Focuser Size: 2.5"

    • Focuser Speed: Dual Speed

    • Telescope OTA Length - Extended: 41.75"

    • Telescope OTA Length - Retracted: 33.25"

    • Telescope OTA Diameter: 177.8mm

    • Telescope OTA Width: 130mm

    • Telescope OTA Weight: 12lb

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    Manufacturer Warranty

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

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