Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber ED165 f/7 APO Triplet with Ohara FPL53 optics and Starlight True 3" Focuser

Explore Scientific SKU: FPL53-165CF-T3
Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber ED165 f/7 APO Triplet with Ohara FPL53 optics and Starlight True 3" Focuser
Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber ED165 f/7 APO Triplet with Ohara FPL53 optics and Starlight True 3" Focuser
Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber ED165 f/7 APO Triplet with Ohara FPL53 optics and Starlight True 3" Focuser
Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber ED165 f/7 APO Triplet with Ohara FPL53 optics and Starlight True 3" Focuser

Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber ED165 f/7 APO Triplet with Ohara FPL53 optics and Starlight True 3" Focuser

Explore Scientific SKU: FPL53-165CF-T3
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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 FPL-53 SERIES 165MM F/7 TRIPLET REFRACTOR W/ 3" FEATHERTOUCH


The ED165 FPL-53 from Explore Scientific is a superb astrograph level apochromatic refractor, designed for astrophotography from the ground up. It operates at a fast f/7 focal ratio while at a 165mm aperture, and utilizes Ohara FPL-53 optical glass to ensure the utmost in optical quality and clarity. The apochromatic design ensures the total absence of all chromatic aberration, further clarifying the image for your enjoyment. Look up into space and capture clear, high resolution images of the farthest reaches with the ED165 FPL-53!

This superb telescope has been packaged with: 3 Inch Starlight 'True' Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate; Deluxe Carrying Case; 99% Reflective 2-inch Diagonal; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope.

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