Explore Scientific 127mm FCD f/7.5 ED APO Triplet Refractor Telescope w/ 3" Feather Touch Focuser
Expose the wonder of Earth's celestial neighborhood with the Explore Scientific 127mm 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 127mm FCD100 is the same instrument as the Explore Scientific 127mm 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 127mm 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 127mm FCD100 air-spaced triplet refractor produces radiant images with high contrast while avoiding chromatic aberrations almost entirely.
Even though the 127mm 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: FCD100-127T3
- Additional Information
SKU ES-FCD100-127T3 UPC Code 812257017812 Manufacturer Explore Scientific Telescope Series Explore Triplet ED Optical Design Refractor - Apochromatic Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only Warranty Lifetime Warranty Telescope Aperture 127mm (5") Telescope Focal Length 952mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/7.5 Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13 Optical Coatings Explore EMD Optical Tube Outer Diameter 130mm Length of Optical Tube 33.25" (41.75" with dew shield extended) Optical Tube Weight 18 lbs. Dew Shield Included? Yes OTA Mount Type Losmandy-Style Dovetail Diagonal Included? Yes - 2" Star Diagonal Focuser Size 3" Focuser Style Feather Touch Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
- Included Items
- Explore Scientific 127mm FCD100 f/7.5 ED APO Triplet Refractor
- 2" Star Diagonal
- 3" Feather Touch Focuser
- Cradle Ring with Handle
- Losmandy-style Dovetail
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsI see this same Telescope around the net for USD $2,000 but here it's more expensive, why the price hike?
Also, when is the ETA?
TYQuestion by: JPSika08 on Jul 12, 2016 2:50:00 PMThe $2,000 version, which we offer under a different part-number, includes Explore-Scientific's Hexagonal Focuser. This version is a bit more costly due to the inclusion of a Starlight-Instruments FeatherTouch 3" Focuser. They are due to be released by Explore Scientific this month (July 2016).Answer by: Eric Blackhurst (Admin) on Jul 12, 2016 5:57:00 PM
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