Explore Scientific 165mm f/7 FPL-53 ED APO Carbon Fiber Refractor - 3" HEX Focuser - FPL53-165CF-01

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  • This Explore Scientific ED APO Triplet Refractor delivers unparalelled views through its large 165mm optics
  • Designed with Ohara FPL-53 glass, known for its characteristics similar to the Hoya FCD-100 glass
  • Includes 3" Hexagonal dual speed rack & pinion focuser
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  • Description

    Explore Scientific 165mm f/7 FPL53 ED APO Triplet Refractor with Carbon Fiber OTA & 3” HEX Focuser


    Explore Scientific's 6.5" ED APO air-spaced refractor will impress you with its stellar views and easy-to-use features. Enjoy an abundance of deep sky phenomena through the expansive 165mm optics as well as your favorite views of Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Included is the 3" HEX focuser, reinforced to hold up to 10 lbs of equipment. 


    The spectacular views through the Explore 165 mm ED APO Triplet are due to many features not found in the optics of other refractors. FPL-53 glass from Ohara is considered the best ever produced by this well-known optical company, and it has characteristics very similar to those of Hoya FCD-100 glass. Explore combines this extra-low dispersion ED glass with optical glass with a high refractive index and then coats all of the optical surfaces with their proprietary EDM enhanced multi-layer coatings. You will be astounded with the advanced chromatic aberration correction and the high contrast, sharp images that optics of this quality provide.


    The optical tube of the Explore ED165mm is carbon fiber for durability, beauty and superb cooling qualities. The dew shield is incorporated into the design and the cradle rings are built with a carry handle on top to help you move the telescope onto or off of your favorite mount.


    All Explore FPL53 ED APO Refractors also come with a dovetail (the 165mm comes with a Losmandy style D-series dovetail) a 2” 99% reflective diagonal with a 1.25” adapter, and a hard case that is TSA approved. While a finder base is attached to the OTA, you will need to purchase your choice of finder scope and bracket separately.


    About the Focuser…

    The Explore 165mm ED APO Triplet Refractor comes standard with a 3” Hexagonal dual speed (10:1) rack & pinion focuser. It is very rigid and will handle up to ten pounds of equipment.


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    What's Included

    • Explore Scientific 165 mm Carbon Fiber Triplet ED Refractor OTA

    • 3" Hexagonal Rack & Pinion Focuser

    • 2", 99% Reflectivity Diagonal

    • Extension Rings

    • Cradle Ring w/Handle

    • Finder Bracket (for optional finder)

    • Losmandy Style Dovetail

    • Deluxe Rolling Carry Case

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Telescope Series: Explore ED Air-Spaced Triplets

    • Telescope Optical Design: Refractor

    • Refractor Design: Apochromat (APO)

    • Number of Refractor Elements: 3

    • Telescope Aperture: 6.5"

    • Telescope Focal Ratio: f/7

    • Telescope Focal Length: 1155mm

    • Optical Coatings: Explore EMD

    • Secondary Mirror Central Obstruction: N/A

    • Diagonal Included: Yes - 2" Star Diagonal

    • Includes Telescope Case: Yes

    • Focuser Style: Rack & Pinion

    • Focuser Size: 3"

    • Focuser Speed: Dual Speed

    • Telescope OTA Weight with Accessories: 28lb

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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.

    Return & Exchange Policy

    At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.

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