EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED APO 102MM F/7 ALU FCD-100 ALU HEX

Explorer Scientific APO 102 mm

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED APO 102MM F/7 ALU FCD-100 ALU HEX

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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED APO 102MM F/7 ALU FCD-100 ALU HEX

Apochromats are the ultimate choice in small to medium sized telescopes: the combination of compactness, transportability, very high image contrast and sharpness together with the possibility to make excellent astrophotos cannot be bested. The advances in glass manufacturing during the last few years have made true apochromats available to more astronomy enthusiasts than ever before. The new Explore Scientific FCD-100 Carbon Hex represents another major improvement in this field - the overall correction (color and spherical) is setting new standards in this price class. The optical design shows a polystrehl value of 0,97, indicating a level of correction that is absolutely top of the line.
This excellent apochromat is a very versatile telescope: the fast f-ratio makes short exposure times possible. The high contrast and sharpness of the image provide breathtaking views of large objects like the North america nebula or the Andromeda galaxy as well as tack sharp planetary images. The telescope is lightweight and compact - the dew shield slides down the tube enabling a very compact package. Revolutionary glass and precision manufacturing created a telescope that offers observing joy on the highest level. This does not only qualify this telescope as the ideal travel scope, it is also the perfect choice for fast observations and for astrophotography. The excellent 2,5" focuser with 10:1 reduction is perfect for this - the large inner diameter of 65mm prevents vignetting by the focuser when the telescope is used for astrophotography with large sensors.  

Specifications
Aperture: 102mm
Focal Length: 714mm
Focal ratio: f/7
Design: Apochromat with three lenses, two air spaces and FCD-100 glass

Technical Data

FIELD OF APPLICATION
Field of application
  • Deep Sky Observation
  • Deep Sky Photography
  • Lunar observation
  • Lunar photography
  • Planetary observation
  • Planetary photography
FOCUS GROUP
Focus Group
  • Advanced Amateurs
  • Specialists and Research
  • Visual enthusiasts
PRODUCT FAMILY
Product Family Refractor telescope
OPTICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Optical design Apochomatic Refractor
Magnification from 20
Maximum recommended magnification 200
ED glass
Objective diameter 102 mm
Focal length 714 mm
Aperture ratio 7
Angular resolution 1.35 arc seconds
Type of coating Enhanced Multilayer Desposition (EMD)
Mount Type Optics without Mount
GENERAL TECHNICAL DATA
Material OTA Aluminium
Focusing system 2.5" Hexafoc DeLuxe with 10:1
Colour white
Ext. warranty after online registration 10 Years
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Net weight OTA (incl. accessories) 4 kg
Total length 56 cm
Tube diameter 106 mm
Tube length 560 mm
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 50.8 mm

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