Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor

Explore Scientific SKU: FCD100-0806-01
Telescopes - Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FCD100-0806-01
Telescopes - Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FCD100-0806-01
Telescopes - Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FCD100-0806-01
Telescopes - Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FCD100-0806-01
Telescopes - Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FCD100-0806-01
Telescopes - Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FCD100-0806-01

Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor

Explore Scientific SKU: FCD100-0806-01
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Description

Temporarily Out of Stock, But More are On The Way! The Explore Scientific ED80 FCD100 Series is Available for Back-Order Purchase or Layaway

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 80mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor.

This is essentially the same scope as the ES-ED0806?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 2.5in 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 80mm 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. The telescope tube's outside diameter is 91 mm.

ED80 Classic White f/6 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 480mm focal length; 2.5in HEX Focuser; Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail, Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2in Diagonal. Weighs 7.5lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)

Specs

Item Number FCD100?0806?01
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Limiting Magnitude 12
Resolution 1.45 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 18.5"; 475mm
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 15"; 381mm
Diameter 85mm
Weight 7.5lb; 3.4kg
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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