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
SKU ES-EDT-10207-CF 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
- Explore Scientific Cf 102mm F/7 Triplet
- Retractible Dewshield
- 99% Reflectivity 2" Diagonal
- Vixen Dovetail
- Explore Finderscope Base (installed)
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsWhat is the recommended field flattener for the 102 F/7 scopes for imaging with an APS-C size sensor.Question by: Edward Magowan on Oct 1, 2015 8:43:00 AMThe Explore Scientific Flattener will work, seen here:
http://www.optcorp.com/explore-scientific-field-flattener-for-ed-apo-refractors.htmlAnswer by: Todd R (Admin) on Oct 1, 2015 8:48:00 AM
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