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Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - FCD100-10207-01

$1,804.99
SKU FCD100-10207-01

Description

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 102mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope.

This is essentially the same scope as the ES-ED10207–01 but offering greater quality optics. We use Hoya FCD100 optics which is very similar in characteristics as Ohara 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 the best glass ever produced by Hoya.

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 little scope also includes a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser.

Although it is a standout telescope on its own, the 102mm also is compact enough to mount on a larger telescope, which can add versatility to your astrophotography experience by separating the guiding and imaging duties.

ED102 Classic White f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 714mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser; Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail, Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 12lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)

Specs

Item Number FCD100–10207–01
Focal Length 714mm
Focal Ratio f/7
Limiting
Magnitude 12.5
Resolution 1.14 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 30.5"; 774mm
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 23.75"; 603mm
Diameter 119mm
Weight 12 lb; 5.4 kg
Dovetail Vixen

Warranty

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.

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EAGLE3
r.h.
Great device and excellent service.

This is my first experience with Hyperion. I had quick shipping and good service. The eagle is an excellent device for controlling my telescope and camera. It is a powerful pc.

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ECCO
M.R.
Really does the job...

For those who have the Eagle, the ECCO is a great device to monitor and adjust the dew heater. It is very easy to install. You do a short calibration in the advanced settings, be sure the sensor is properly placed, plug in the cables and bingo--all done. Highly recommend it.

Great Software

Amazing program, so much you are able to do with it. Very costomizable. Great software support as well, quick replies and helpful. As an amateur astrophotographer it’s pretty easy to learn and the program can grow with you as you dive into the more advanced features.

Successful imaging

I am still learning all the capabilities of Prism, and so far very pleased. I have had several nights so far, after easy setup, of sound sleep waking up to multiple quality subs. I have tried many automation software packages and very happy with Prism.
I asked about some simple issues on initial setup, and customer support was very fast and super friendly.
Give Prism a try.

Nice compact Setup

This is a nice and easy-to-use short focus Newtonian with a very good mounting. A basic knowledge of astronomy is needed to properly use this telescope, as the telescope needs to be colimated to get best results. The mounting needs to be properly oriented to the sky as well.