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Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor SKU FPL53-165CF-01
Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor SKU FPL53-165CF-01
Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor SKU FPL53-165CF-01
Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor SKU FPL53-165CF-01

Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor

  • Vendor
    Explore Scientific
    Sale price
    $11,999.99
    Regular price
    $11,999.99
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    Availability:

    Estimated Arrival: Between Nov 02 and Nov 08. *ETA to USA Only

    Shipping & Returns: Free domestic shipping & 100% satisfaction guarantee. You can request a refund up to 30 days after delivery.

    Explore Scientific's largest refractor telescope incorporates a true three-element apochromat design the ED165-FPL53 with an aperture of 165mm (6.5-inch) utilizes one of the highest performance extra-low dispersion materials obtainable: OHARA FPL-53 ED Glass. Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or some of the most challenging deep sky objects with Explore Scientific’s ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor.

    Combining FPL-53 with optical glass of high refractive index allows for unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. OHARA FPL-53 is considered one of the best glass types ever produced. Having a true diffraction-limited optical design, this large high performance refractor  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 OHARA FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.

    In addition, this amazing scope also includes a 3" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser.

    ED165mm f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Ohara FPL-53 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 1155mm focal length; 3" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; and a hard TSA approved carrying case.  (Finder Scope NOT Included)

    Specs

    Item Number FPL53–165CF-01
    Focal Length 1155mm
    Focal Ratio f/7
    Limiting Magnitude 13
    Resolution .9 arcsec
    Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 52"; 1320mm
    Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 41"; 1041mm
    Diameter 165mm
    Weight 27.6lb; 12.51kg
    Dovetail Losmandy D

     

    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. For updates on your shipment, you can enter your tracking number here.

    We are happy to offer FREE domestic shipping on all orders! 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