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Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series 102mm Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromat Refractor Telescope - Optical Tube Assembly With Accessories
Explore Scientific 102mm Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromat Refractor Telescope - Optical Tube Assembly With Accessories
Explore Scientific 102mm Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromat Refractor Telescope - Optical Tube Assembly With Accessories
Explore Scientific 102mm Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromat Refractor Telescope - Optical Tube Assembly With Accessories
Explore Scientific 102mm Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromat Refractor Telescope - Optical Tube Assembly With Accessories
Explore Scientific 102mm Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromat Refractor Telescope - Optical Tube Assembly With Accessories

Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series 102mm Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromat Refractor Telescope - Optical Tube Assembly with Accessories

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Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s 102mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope.

This is essentially the same scope as the ES-ED10207–01 but offering greater quality optics. This model uses Hoya FCD100 optics which is very similar in characteristics to Ohara FPL-53. Explore Scientific has successfully launched the mass production of high-performance optical glass at the apex of the FCD family. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows for unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Hoya FCD100 is considered the best glass ever produced by Hoya.

Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies.

Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.

In addition, this amazing little scope also includes a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser.

Although it is a standout telescope on its own, the 102mm also is compact enough to mount on a larger telescope, which can add versatility to your astrophotography experience by separating the guiding and imaging duties.

ED102 Classic White f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 714mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser; Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail, Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 12lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)

 

Specs

Item Number FCD100–10207–01
Focal Length 714mm
Focal Ratio f/7
Limiting
Magnitude 12.5
Resolution 1.14 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 30.5"; 774mm
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 23.75"; 603mm
Diameter 119mm
Weight 12 lb; 5.4 kg
Dovetail Vixen

 

Shipping

We know that once you've placed your order, you are anxious to receive it! We make every effort to get your order shipped out to you as quickly as possible.

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We will process the charges to your credit card and your order will ship within five business days from the date of your order. We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopetek.com.

Standard shipping time in the US is between 3-5 business days, though it can vary slightly depending on the destination. We typically For updates on your shipment you can enter your tracking number here.

We distribute nationwide via UPS and Fedex. Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to provide expedited or international shipping.  

 

Returns & Refunds

We have a 30-day return policy, which means that in the case that your order arrives broken or defective, or if you simply change your mind about your purchase, you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return. Returns requested after 30 days of receiving your order will not be accepted. Refunds will be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it. 

To start a return, please contact us at returns@telescopetek.com to receive a prepaid return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. 

We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return and at this point, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

You can always contact us for any return questions at returns@telescopetek.com


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Christine R
Great experience so far!

The optics are crystal clear! The scope is well designed and everything arrived exactly as expected. I couldn't be happier with my purchase! As an amateur deep-sky observer I feel like I now have a solid foundation to build on