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ED APO 102mm f/7 FCD-1 Alu 2'' R&P Focuser

ED APO 102mm f/7 FCD-1 Alu 2'' R&P Focuser

SKU:0112106

Regular price £671.00
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The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED Apochromatic Refractors revolutionize amateur astronomy with their triple-lens design, merging affordability with superior optical performance. Utilizing Hoya FCD-1 ED glass with dual air spaces, these telescopes offer exceptional chromatic aberration correction far surpassing traditional two-lens systems within the same price range, providing a noticeable improvement in image quality.


Designed with the enthusiast in mind, these telescopes blend top-notch optical capabilities with precise mechanical construction, setting a new benchmark in their category. They are particularly appealing to astrophotographers, thanks to the availability of an optional field flattener, ensuring flawless imaging across various camera sensor sizes.

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC offers these refined Triple ED APO Refractors across three distinct series:

  • Essential Line: Features include HOYA FCD-1 Glass lens, aluminum tube, 2.0" Rack & Pinion Focuser with a 1:10 fine adjustment, and a 2.0" Star Diagonal with 99% reflectivity.

  • Professional Line: Upgrades to HOYA FCD-100 Glass lenses, available in both aluminum and carbon fiber tubes, with a 2.5" HEXAFOC Focuser and the same high-quality diagonal.

  • High-End Line: Boasts top-tier OHARA FPL-53 glass lenses within a carbon fiber tube, complemented by a 3.0" Feather-Touch Focuser and a premium diagonal, marking the pinnacle of their offering.

Key Features:

  • Triple-lens air-spaced ED-apochromat design for unparalleled clarity.
  • Incorporation of Hoya FCD01-ED glass ensures superior light transmission and correction.
  • High Polystrehl ratio indicating exceptional optical quality.
  • Lightweight build at 2.6kg, making it highly portable.
  • Generous backfocus of 165mm, accommodating various accessories.

Included with the telescope are a dovetail plate with a finder slot, a 2" Star Diagonal with 99% reflectivity for optimal light gathering, and dust caps to protect the lens and focuser from contaminants. This comprehensive setup promises an enhanced viewing experience, from deep sky exploration to detailed planetary observations.

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