Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 f/7 ED APO Triplet Refractor

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Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 f/7 ED APO Triplet Refractor
$1,499.99
Item # ES-FCD100-10207
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  • The Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 f/7 Triplet Refractor uses Hoya FCD100 extra-low dispersion glass which has characteristics analogous with Ohara FPL-53 glass.
  • Ideal "grab-and-go" instrument for inspiring impromptu stargazing adventures.
  • With Hoya FCD100 glass and EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces, the Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 f/7 ED APO Triplet Refractor Telescope produces high contrast images that all but completely avoid chromatic aberrations.
  • Includes a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser that supports up to 10 lbs. of accessories.
  • Mount the Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 f/7 Triplet Refractor on a larger scope for more flexibility when astro-imaging.
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Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 f/7 ED APO Triplet Refractor Telescope


Expose the wonder of Earth's celestial neighborhood with the Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 Refractor. You'll experience the beauty of the barren lunar landscape, the smooth elegance of Saturn's ring structure, the most luminous deep sky objects in the Messier catalog, and more!

For all intents and purposes, the 102mm FCD100 is the same instrument as the Explore Scientific 102mm Essential Series Refractor, but with higher quality optics. Explore Scientific uses Hoya FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass which has characteristics analogous with Ohara FPL-53 glass. With a true diffraction-limited optical design and compact size, the 102mm FCD100 is a premium quality refractor that has been made to inspire impromptu stargazing adventures.

By combining Hoya FCD100 optics with Explore Scientific's proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces, the 102mm FCD100 air-spaced triplet refractor produces radiant images with high contrast while avoiding chromatic aberrations almost entirely.

This incredible little scope also comes with a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser that features an extremely rigorous design and support for up to 10 lbs. of accessories.

Even though the 102mm FCD100 is an outstanding telescope by itself, it is also small enough to mount on a larger instrument. This gives you flexibility when astro-imaging by splitting guiding and imaging responsibilities between the two scopes.

Explore Scientific Product Number: FCD100-10207

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SKU ES-FCD100-10207
UPC Code 812257017614
Manufacturer Explore Scientific
Telescope Series Explore Triplet ED
Optical Design Refractor - Apochromatic
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Warranty Lifetime Warranty
Telescope Aperture 4" (102mm)
Telescope Focal Length 714mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/7
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.5
Optical Coatings Explore EMD
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 4.7" (119mm)
Length of Optical Tube 23.75" (30.5" with dew shield extended)
Optical Tube Weight 12 lbs.
Dew Shield Included? Yes
OTA Mount Type Vixen-Style Dovetail
Diagonal Included? Yes - 2" Star Diagonal
Focuser Size 2.5"
Focuser Style Rack & Pinion
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
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  • Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 f/7 ED APO Triplet Refractor
  • 2" Star Diagonal
  • 2.5" Hexagonal Focuser
  • Vixen-style Dovetail
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
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