Explore Scientific 80 mm FCD100 Triplet Refractor with HEX Focuser
Explore Scientific's 80mm FCD100 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor will capture the many jewels of the night sky, such as the desolate beauty of the Moon's surface. The OTA package includes a Dual-Speed 2.5" HEX Focuser to give you precise focusing capabilities.
Retains all of the celebrated features of the original EDT80, but now includes genuine premium HOYA FCD100 ED glass, which has characteristics similar to OHARA's FPL-53 glass. By committing to technological innovation, Explore Scientific has launched the fruitful mass production of high-performance optical glass at the FCD family's apex. Combining this with high refractive index optical glass allows Explore Scientific to achieve exceptional advanced chromatic aberration correction. HOYA FCD100 is widely recognized as one of the premier obtainable ED glass types.
The optical tube assembly is painted white and features an integrated dew shield on one end a 2.5" HEX Focuser on the other. The telescope attaches easily to Vixen-style mounts with the built-in Vixen dovetail foot. Included accessories include a finder scope base, which comes already attached to the tube, and an Explore Scientific 2" Diagonal, with 99% reflectivity to compliment the optics of this portable, classic refractor.
- Explore 80mm f/6 ED triplet refractor OTA
- 2.5" Dual Speed HEX Focuser
- 2" Diagonal w/99% Reflectivity
- Cradle Ring w/Handle
- Vixen-Style 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: 80mm
Telescope Focal Ratio: f/6
Telescope Focal Length: 480mm
Secondary Mirror Central Obstruction: N/A
Diagonal Included: Yes - 2" Star Diagonal
Focuser Style: Rack & Pinion
Focuser Size: 2.5"
Telescope Total Weight: 7lb
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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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