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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED APO 80mm f/6 FCD-1 Alu 2" R&P Focuser


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Discover the cosmos with the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED APO 80mm f/6 FCD-1 Alu 2" R&P Focuser, a marvel of precision engineering and optical excellence. This telescope stands out in its class with a three-lens air-spaced ED-apochromat design, offering an unparalleled viewing experience. Crafted with the finest Hoya FCD-1 ED glass and featuring two air spaces, it achieves a level of correction that eclipses traditional two-lens constructions, delivering crisp, vibrant images that will leave you in awe​.

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With an 80mm aperture and a 480mm focal length at an f/6 ratio, this telescope offers a balance of wide-field views and detailed observations, making it perfect for both deep-sky and planetary exploration. The robust aluminum optical tube assembly includes a 44mm GP dovetail and a high-precision 2" Rack & Pinion focuser with a 10:1 reduction for fine-tuning your views. The addition of a 2" Star Diagonal with 99% reflectivity ensures that you're getting the maximum light for the clearest images possible​.

Astrophotographers, in particular, will be thrilled with its performance. The optional field flattener transforms this telescope into a powerhouse for capturing wide, sharp images of the night sky, even with large chip format cameras. This adaptability makes it an ideal choice for anyone looking to dive deep into the wonders of the universe, whether you're capturing the majestic sweep of the Andromeda Galaxy or the intricate details of nebulae​.

The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED APO 80mm is highly praised for its portability, exceptional visual and imaging performance, and ease of use. It’s celebrated for providing high-contrast, sharp images akin to those of a high-end telephoto lens. This instrument is especially renowned for its ability to focus stars with precision, offering astrophotographers and observers alike a stellar experience. Its 480mm focal length is a sweet spot for capturing expansive views of celestial wonders, ensuring every observation is a memorable one. With its light weight and compatibility with most mounts, it promises quick setup times and effortless transport for those spontaneous stargazing adventures​.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the stars with the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED APO 80mm f/6 FCD-1 Alu 2" R&P Focuser. Its stellar performance and quality construction set a new standard in its price range, offering both seasoned astronomers and newcomers a gateway to the awe-inspiring beauty of the night sky​.

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED APO 80mm f/6 FCD-1 Alu 2" R&P Focuser