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Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor

Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor


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Experience the stark beauty of lunar craters, the delicate rings of Saturn, and the luminous depths of the Messier catalog with the Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope. This model enhances your celestial viewing with superior optics akin to the ES-ED10207-02 but takes quality to new heights with the use of Hoya FCD100 glass, rivaling the famed Ohara FPL-53 in performance. Thanks to breakthroughs in optical engineering, it boasts high-performance glass that leads the FCD series, marrying high refractive index glass for stellar chromatic aberration correction — a feat that sets Hoya FCD100 as the pinnacle of Hoya’s glassmaking excellence.

Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-10207-02

Designed for both the casual stargazer and the dedicated observer, its true diffraction-limited design is the perfect companion for spontaneous night-sky explorations. The telescope’s air-spaced triplet optical configuration virtually wipes out chromatic aberrations, producing vibrant, high-contrast images. This clarity is the result of marrying genuine HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass with EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings across all optical surfaces.

Beyond its optical prowess, the scope features a robust 2.5" Hexagonal focuser, capable of supporting up to 10 lbs of equipment, ensuring solid performance and adaptability. While it shines as a standalone instrument, its compact design also suits it for tandem use on larger telescopes, adding a new layer of versatility to your astrophotography setup.

The ED102 Classic White f/7 Air Spaced Triplet rounds out its offerings with an integrated dew shield, a 714mm focal length, and a 2.5" HEX focuser accompanied by two extension tubes. A Vixen-Style Dovetail and Explore Scientific’s innovative 2N1 Hybrid Finder Scope Base are pre-installed for convenience. With a 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal and weighing in at 12lbs, this telescope redefines accessibility and performance in celestial exploration.

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