Explore Scientific CF 102mm F/7 Triplet

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Explore Scientific CF 102mm F/7 Triplet

Regular Price: $1,349.99

Special Price $1,099.99

Item # ES-EDT-10207-CF
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  • With over 4" of aperture, the Explore Scientific CF 102mm F/7 Triplet Refractor is a perfect balance between portability and light gathering power.
  • Triplet air-spaced optical design utilizes HOYA optical glass with proprietary EMD coatings.
  • f/7 with a resolution of 1.75 arc seconds.
  • Carbon fiber body is highly temperature stable, eliminating the need for focus changes with temperature fluctuations.
  • Super lightweight and portable, just 7 lbs. and 23.75" long


Explore Scientific Cf 102mm F/7 Triplet

The Explore Scientific 102mm APO refractor delivers exceptional image clarity and color making it a perfect choice for the observer and imager alike. Striking a perfect compromise between portability and aperture, this scope offers a healthy 4 inches of light gathering aperture and true diffraction-limited optics. At this objective, the 102mm performs well in lunar, planetary and deep sky viewing scenarios.

Offering an air-spaced triplet HOYA ED glass optical design which is virtually free of any chromatic aberrations, the image is bright and high in contrast. Proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces further enhance the optics' native performance. Striking a happy medium with an f/7 focal ratio, color and contrast are optimized without sacrificing exposure time.

With a carbon fiber optical tube, the Explore Scientific 102mm maintains a light weight and is very temperature stable. Unlike aluminum and steel tubes which shrink and expand with temperature changes, a carbon fiber tube will eliminate focus changes. A push pull collimation cell ensures that your scope is always as sharp as possible, and a two speed precision focuser will help you bring those planets and star clusters into tack sharp focus.

Manufacturer Product Number: EDT-10207-CF

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Explore Scientific
Telescope Series Explore Triplet ED
Optical Design Refractor - Apochromatic
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Warranty Lifetime Warranty
Telescope Aperture 102mm
Telescope Focal Length 714mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/7
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.5
Optical Coatings Explore EMD
Tube Color or Finish Carbon Fiber
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 120mm
Length of Optical Tube 26" with dew shield, 23.75 without
Optical Tube Weight 7 lb; 3.2kg
Mount Weight N/A
Dew Shield Included? Yes
OTA Mount Type Vixen-Style Dovetail
Finder Included None
Diagonal Included? Yes - 2" Star Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) Included none
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
Included Items

Included Items

  • Explore Scientific Cf 102mm F/7 Triplet
  • Retractible Dewshield
  • 99% Reflectivity 2" Diagonal
  • Vixen Dovetail
  • Explore Finderscope Base (installed)
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Does this come with diag and focuser ?
Weight and Dimensions ?? Removable / Reversible Dew Shield ?? Thread-on Lens Cover ??
What are the dimensions of the case? I am considering traveling with the scope.
What is the recommended field flattener for the 102 F/7 scopes for imaging with an APS-C size sensor.
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