Explore Scientific 127mm FCD100 f/7.5 ED APO Triplet Refractor w/ 3" FT Focuser

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Explore Scientific 127mm FCD100 f/7.5 ED APO Triplet Refractor w/ 3" FT Focuser
$2,879.99
Item # ES-FCD100-127T3
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  • The Explore Scientific 127mm FCD100 f/7.5 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 127mm FCD100 f/7.5 ED APO Triplet Refractor Telescope produces high contrast images that all but completely avoid chromatic aberrations.
  • Mount the Explore Scientific 127mm FCD100 f/7.5 Triplet Refractor on a larger scope for more flexibility when astro-imaging.
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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

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
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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
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I 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?

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