- 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)
Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber ED102 f/7 APO Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC FCD100 102MM CARBON FIBER F/7 TRIPLET
The new FCD100 ED102 mm Carbon Fiber Air-Spaced Apochromatic triplet from Explore Scientific is a truly outstanding quality refracting telescope for any Astronomer. It utilizes extremely high-quality Hoya FCD100 ED Optical glass that can be considered near the pinnacle of available optical quality, putting the very highest level of optic capacity within your reach.
The FCD100 102 mm Triplet is truly diffraction limited and has been sized for extreme portability and convenience of use, making it a great choice for astronomers on the move who don’t want to have to sacrifice optical quality. For further convenience, the FCD100 102 mm also makes use of an integrated dew shield and a high quality 2.5-inch Hexagonal Rack and Pinion focuser. It may be mounted to any V Style dovetail plate cleanly and easily, and weighs approximately 12-pounds.
(Case and Finder Scope are not included.)
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Explore Scientific ED102 Carbon Fiber f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 714mm focal length; 2.5″ HEXagonal Rack and Pinion 10:1 two-speed Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2″ Diagonal. Dew shield diameter: 145.5mm. Weighs 7 lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)
APO TRIPLET SERIES
Apochromatic (ED APO) lenses are designed to bring all the colors into focus in the same plane where as Achromatic lenses are corrected to bring two wavelengths into focus in the same plane.
Chromatic aberration is the phenomenon of different colors focusing at different distances from a lens. Telescope objective lenses for wide-band digital imaging in astronomy must have apochromatic correction, as the optical sensitivity of typical CCD imaging arrays can extend from the ultraviolet through the visible spectrum and into the near infrared wavelength range. Apochromatic designs require optical glasses with special dispersive properties to achieve three color crossings. Explore Scientific achieves this using high-quality ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass from Hoya and Ohara.
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