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Delivering superior telescope optics is important to us. Which is why Farpoint offers a selection of high-end APM apochromatic (APO) refractor telescopes. All models provide color-corrected, crisp views, with astonishing details.

  • APM 107mm Triplet APO Astrograph telescope with rotatable 3″APM focuser is made in Germany and perfect for visual observing and astrophotography.
  • APM 123mm LZOS APO telescope with rotatable 2" Starlight Feather Touch focuser is the latest German-made model in this superior quality telescope series.  Ideal for astrophotography!
  • APM 140mm Doublet APO Telescope 2.5 Inch Focuser Bundle features an optical tube Doublet lens cell using SD glass equivalent to FPL-53 to maximize performance.
  • APM 140mm Doublet APO Telescope 3.7 Inch Focuser Bundle features an optical tube Doublet lens cell using SD glass equivalent to FPL-53 to maximize performance.
  • APM 152mm Doublet APO Telescope 2.5 Inch Focuser Bundle features an optical tube Doublet lens cell using ED glass equivalent to FPL-51 complimented by a Lanthanum coated element to maximize performance.
  • APM 152mm Doublet APO Telescope 3.7 Inch Focuser Bundle features an optical tube Doublet lens cell using ED glass equivalent to FPL-51 complimented by a Lanthanum coated element to maximize performance.
  • EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC CF 102MM F/7 TRIPLET

    The ED 102 mm Carbon Fiber Air-Spaced Triplet APO refractor from Explore Scientific with a f/7 focal ratio delivers exceptional image clarity and color making it a perfect choice for the observer and imager alike. Striking a perfect compromise between portability and aperture, this scope offers a healthy 4-inches of light-gathering aperture and true diffraction-limited optics. At this objective, the 102 mm performs well in lunar, planetary and deep sky viewing scenarios. Offering an air-spaced triplet HOYA ED glass optical design which is virtually free of any chromatic aberrations, the image is bright and high in contrast. Proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces further enhance the optics' native performance. Striking a happy medium with a f/7 focal ratio, color and contrast are optimized without sacrificing exposure time. With a carbon fiber optical tube, the Explore Scientific 102 mm maintains a lightweight and is very temperature stable. Unlike aluminum and steel tubes which shrink and expand with temperature changes, a carbon fiber tube will eliminate focus changes. A push-pull collimation cell ensures that your scope is always as sharp as possible, and a two-speed precision focuser will help you bring those planets and star clusters into tack sharp focus.
  • From our Moon’s chiseled craters to Jupiter’s orderly cloud belts to the blue-white stars of the Orion Nebula popping against the complex misty cloud they call home, Explore Scientific’s Carbon Fiber 127mm Apochromatic Refractor can open up a treasure trove of night sky treats. A nice compromise between portability and aperture, this versatile high-end telescope offers true diffraction-limited optics and has an objective lens size that performs well in lunar, planetary and deep sky viewing situations. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. Its carbon fiber optical tube assembly encourages use by reducing weight and eliminates focus change attributed to shrinking or expansion caused by temperature fluctuations. Includes the 2" 99% reflective diagonal and the cradle rings.
  • From our Moon’s chiseled craters to Jupiter’s orderly cloud belts to the blue-white stars of the Orion Nebula popping against the complex misty cloud they call home, Explore Scientific’s Carbon Fiber 127mm Apochromatic Refractor can open up a treasure trove of night sky treats. A nice compromise between portability and aperture, this versatile high-end telescope offers true diffraction-limited optics and has an objective lens size that performs well in lunar, planetary and deep sky viewing situations. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. Its carbon fiber optical tube assembly encourages use by reducing weight and eliminates focus change attributed to shrinking or expansion caused by temperature fluctuations. Includes the 2" 99% reflective diagonal and the cradle rings.
    • Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s ED102-FCD100 Air-Spaced Triplet in lightweight Carbon Fiber!
    • This telescope has all the great features of the original EDT-10207-CF but includes genuine HOYA's premium FCD100 ED glass which is very similar in characteristics as OHARA's FPL-53. Relying on technological innovation, we have successfully launched the mass production of high-performance optical glass at the apex of the FCD family. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. HOYA FCD100 is considered one of the premier ED glass types available.Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.
    • In addition, this amazing scope also includes a new 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. ED102 Carbon Fiber f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with HOYA FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 714mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 9.3lbs. with cradle (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)
  • ED115 FPL53 AIR-SPACED TRIPLET

    Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s 115mm FPL-53 Apochromatic Refractor. This is an all new design from Explore Scientific and offers greater quality optics provided by Ohara. We use Ohara FPL-53 glass in these optics which is very similar in characteristics as Hoya FCD-100. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Ohara FPL-53 is considered the best glass ever produced by Ohara. Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine Ohara FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. In addition, this amazing scope also includes a 3" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. ED115mm f/5.5 Air Spaced Triplet with Ohara FPL-53 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 632mm focal length; 3" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; and a hard TSA approved carrying case. Weighs 15lbs. (Finder Scope NOT Included)
  • Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s ED127-FCD100 Air-Spaced Triplet in lightweight Carbon Fiber!
  • ED140 FPL53 AIR-SPACED TRIPLET

      Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s ED140 FPL53 140mm f/6.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor in Carbon Fiber with 3" HEX Focuser. This is an all new design from Explore Scientific and offers greater quality optics provided by Ohara. We use Ohara FPL-53 glass in these optics which is very similar in characteristics as Hoya FCD-100. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Ohara FPL-53 is considered the best glass ever produced by Ohara. Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine Ohara FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. In addition, this amazing scope also includes a 3" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. ED140mm f/6.5 Air Spaced Triplet with Ohara FPL-53 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 910mm focal length; 3" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; and a hard TSA approved carrying case. Weighs 25lbs. (Finder Scope NOT Included)
  • The 152mm model comes with a Hexagonal 3" rack & pinion dual-speed focuser. A 2" compression ring adapter is included. Included 2" diagonal has a precision-polished mirror with enhanced 99% dielectric coatings. A 1.25" compression ring adapter is part of this package. It provides a wide 6° field of view that is right-side up and left-to-right correct. Great for daytime or nighttime. The 152mm telescope is supplied with a Losmandy style dovetail for attachment to mounts from Celestron, Losmandy, Meade, and more. ED 152 Carbon Fiber Edition f/8 Air Spaced Triplet; standard Two-Speed 3" Hexagonal Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; Deluxe Carry Case. Finder Scope is not included. Each 152 is serial numbered and if registered within 60 days is protected with the Explore STAR Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
  • Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s 115mm FPL-53 Apochromatic Refractor. This is an all new design from Explore Scientific and offers greater quality optics provided by Ohara. We use Ohara FPL-53 glass in these optics which is very similar in characteristics as Hoya FCD-100. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Ohara FPL-53 is considered the best glass ever produced by Ohara. Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine Ohara FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. In addition, this amazing scope also includes a 3" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. ED115mm f/5.5 Air Spaced Triplet with Ohara FPL-53 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 632mm focal length; 3" Starlight Feathertouch Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; and a hard TSA approved carrying case. Weighs 15lbs. (Finder Scope NOT Included)
  • Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s 165mm FPL-53 Apochromatic Refractor. This is an all new design from Explore Scientific and offers greater quality optics provided by Ohara. We use Ohara FPL-53 glass in these optics which is very similar in characteristics as Hoya FCD-100. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Ohara FPL-53 is considered the best glass ever produced by Ohara. Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine Ohara FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. In addition, this amazing scope also includes a 3" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. ED165mm f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Ohara FPL-53 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 1155mm focal length; 3" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; and a hard TSA approved carrying case. Weighs 15lbs. (Finder Scope NOT Included)
  • Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s 165mm FPL-53 Apochromatic Refractor. This is an all new design from Explore Scientific and offers greater quality optics provided by Ohara. We use genuine Ohara FPL-53 ED opical glass in these optics. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Ohara FPL-53 is considered the best glass ever produced by Ohara. Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine Ohara FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. In addition, this amazing scope also includes a 3" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. ED165mm f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Ohara FPL-53 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 1155mm focal length; 3" Starlight FeatherTouch Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; and a hard TSA approved carrying case. Weighs 15lbs. (Finder Scope NOT Included)
  • EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 102MM FCD100 F/7 ED APO TRIPLET REFRACTOR

    Expose the wonder of Earth's celestial neighborhood with the Explore Scientific 102 mm FCD100 Refractor. You'll experience the beauty of the barren lunar landscape, the smooth elegance of Saturn's ring structure, the most luminous deep sky objects in the Messier catalog, and more! For all intents and purposes, the 102 mm FCD100 is the same instrument as the Explore Scientific 102 mm Essential Series Refractor, but with higher quality optics. Explore Scientific uses Hoya FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass which has characteristics analogous with Ohara FPL-53 glass. With a true diffraction-limited optical design and compact size, the 102 mm FCD100 is a premium quality refractor that has been made to inspire impromptu stargazing adventures. By combining Hoya FCD100 optics with Explore Scientific's proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces, the 102 mm FCD100 air-spaced triplet refractor produces radiant images with high contrast while avoiding chromatic aberrations almost entirely. This incredible little scope also comes with a 2.5-inch Hexagonal focuser that features an extremely rigorous design and support for up to 10-pounds of accessories. Also included is a 99-percent reflective 2-inch Diagonal. Even though the 102 mm FCD100 is an outstanding telescope by itself, it is also small enough to mount on a larger instrument. This gives you flexibility when astroimaging by splitting guiding and imaging responsibilities between the two scopes.
  • Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s 127mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor. This is essentially the same scope as the ES-ED127075-03 but offering greater quality optics. We use Hoya FCD100 optics which is very similar in characteristics as Ohara FPL-53. Relying on technological innovation, we have successfully launched the mass production of high-performance optical glass at the apex of the FCD family. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Hoya FCD100 is considered the best glass ever produced by Hoya. Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. In addition, this amazing scope also includes a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. ED127 Classic White f/7.5 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 952mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 18lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)
    • Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s ED127-FCD100 Air-Spaced Triplet in lightweight Carbon Fiber!
    • This telescope has all the great features of the original EDT-127075-CF but includes genuine HOYA's premium FCD100 ED glass which is very similar in characteristics as OHARA's FPL-53. Relying on technological innovation, we have successfully launched the mass production of high-performance optical glass at the apex of the FCD family. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. HOYA FCD100 is considered one of the premier ED glass types available.Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.
    • In addition, this amazing scope also includes a new 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. ED127 Carbon Fiber f/7.5 Air Spaced Triplet with HOYA FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 952mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 14lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)
  • Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s 80mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor. This is essentially the same scope as the ES-ED0806-01 but offering greater quality optics. We use Hoya FCD100 optics which is very similar in characteristics as Ohara FPL-53. Relying on technological innovation, we have successfully launched the mass production of high-performance optical glass at the apex of the FCD family. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Hoya FCD100 is considered the best glass ever produced by Hoya. Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. In addition, this amazing little scope also includes a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. Although it is a standout telescope on its own, the 80mm also is compact enough to mount on a larger telescope, which can add versatility to your astrophotography experience by separating the guiding and imaging duties. ED80 Classic White f/6 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 480mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser; Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail, Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 7.5lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)
  • EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 102MM F/7 ESSENTIAL SERIES APO TRIPLET REFRACTOR - NO CASE

    From our Moon's chiseled craters to Jupiter's orderly cloud belts to the blue-white stars of the Orion Nebula popping against the complex misty cloud they call home, Explore Scientific's 102mm Apochromatic Refractor can open up a treasure trove of night sky treats. A nice compromise between portability and aperture, this versatile high-end telescope offers true diffraction-limited optics and has an objective lens size that performs well in lunar, planetary and deep sky viewing situations. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.
  • Great for astrophotography, Explore Scientific’s 127mm Apochromatic Refractor can capture in stunning detail many of the night sky’s most notable treasures. With its true diffraction-limited optics and ample aperture, this versatile model can showcase deep sky delights like the edge-on Sombrero Galaxy with its distinct bulging center or the spiraling beauty of the face-on Pinwheel Galaxy as easily as it can reveal the intricacies of the Moon’s winding Hadley Rille. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. As an added bonus, its quick set-up allows you to spend more time at the eyepiece to make the most of your nights under the stars.
  • Great for astrophotography, Explore Scientific’s 127mm Apochromatic Refractor can capture in stunning detail many of the night sky’s most notable treasures. With its true diffraction-limited optics and ample aperture, this versatile model can showcase deep sky delights like the edge-on Sombrero Galaxy with its distinct bulging center or the spiraling beauty of the face-on Pinwheel Galaxy as easily as it can reveal the intricacies of the Moon’s winding Hadley Rille. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. As an added bonus, its quick set-up allows you to spend more time at the eyepiece to make the most of your nights under the stars.
  • EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 80MM AIR-SPACED ESSENTIAL SERIES ED APO F/6 TRIPLET REFRACTING OTA TELESCOPE

    Rugged and portable, the Explore ED80 Triplet is a true three-element apochromatic telescope capable of producing research-level image quality. Dr. Mike Reynolds used this telescope to make the first-ever images of shadow bands on clouds during the total eclipse of the sun over Easter Island on July 11, 2010. Fine optical quality, deluxe 2-speed focuser, and 99% dielectric 2" diagonal make this telescope an extreme value!