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Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope with 2.5" HEX Focuser

Explore Scientific

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Description

Aperture: 127mm f/7.5 :

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 ED127-FCD100 Air-Spaced Triplet APO refractor telescope in lightweight Carbon Fiber!

This refractor telescope has all the great features of the original EDT-127075-CF but includes genuine HOYA’s premium FCD100 ED glass which is very similar in characteristics as OHARA’s FPL-53. Relying on technological innovation, we have 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 us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. HOYA FCD100 is considered one of the premier ED glass types available.

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.

This amazing scope 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.

ED127 Carbon Fiber f/7.5 Air Spaced Triplet with HOYA FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 952mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser with 2 extension tubes; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Scientific 2N1 Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 14lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)

Specification :

Item Number FCD100–127075-CF-01
Focal Length 952mm
Focal Ratio f/7.5
Limiting Magnitude 13
Resolution .9 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 41.75"; 1060mm
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 33.25"; 849mm
Tube Diameter 145mm
Weight 14 lb; 6.4 kg
Dovetail Vixen

 


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Product Warranty Policies

We also offer warranties from each of our partners (to ensure that you enjoy the products as much as we do).

Vixen's Warranty :

Vixen warranties its products to be free from initial defects in materials and workmanship for a specified period based on part type:

  • Vixen Electronic Parts: Limited One Year Warranty
  • Vixen Mechanical Parts: Limited Two Year Warranty

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Bresser's Warranty :

Bresser offers a limited USA one year warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Interested? Shop for all of Bresser's products here.

Explore Scientific's Warranty :

Explore Scientific offers a limited USA one year Warranty, which also converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty. Product must be registered within 60 days of purchase for this warranty to apply.

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Daystar Filters's Warranty:

If used as directed, your DayStar filter is guaranteed for ten years. Should the filter become inoperative due to optical or mechanical failure, Daystar will repair the filter or replace it with an equivalent filter at no repair cost to the customer.

Under no circumstances shall a refund be issued:

  • due to application issues or the buyer's lack of skills in application of the product
    • Application of the DayStar product requires a degree of technical expertise specific to the exact product line, which is not common to other optical applications
  • if the product’s technical application procedures are NOT followed properly and poor results are yielded
    • Application procedures are posted on Daystar’s website and are stated in further detail in the client's operation manual
  • due to buyer’s remorse

Goods are warranted to be in operative, working condition as stated in specifications of product at the time of delivery. Should the goods not meet these specifications, Telescope Wolves will put a request in on your behalf to repair or replace the goods with items which meet stated specifications of product.

  • Goods shipped shall meet specifications stated by means of optical laboratory testing using independently verified spectrometer testing methods, visual inspection, and visual qualification of performance.

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Hutech's Warranty:

Hutech offers a one year warranty on all its products.

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Reviews

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John O'Neill
127mm FCD100 CF refractor - Worth more than I paid for it.

As you can see from my e-mail address that I own an advertising agency and normally you would be suspicious of what an ad man has to say about anything. The fact is that you can take what I have to say about this scope to the bank. I am not an observer, I am an imager (www.oneilladvertising.com to see images over the years) I have had this scope now for almost two years, picked it up at the WSP, directly from Scott. I was reluctant at first, going from a 12" RC down to a 5" APO but at 74 it only made sense, to me and my back. I asked Scott if I could test the 127MM Carbon fiber FCD100 scope, (one of the ones displayed) after looking through it at bright stars and star clusters (yes Omega Centauri was visible) I was blown away by the crispness of the stars and lack of color around the brightest stars. The view of Omega Centauri was the best I had ever seen. But as I mentioned, I am primarily an imager and was curious as to how good it would be as an imaging scope. I put my ST-10 with color wheel on the scope and picked an easy target, the Rosette to image. Pin point stars with no hint of color fringe plus the fidelity of the shot was very evident. I now head to Chiefland, FL every chance I get to redo all the shots. I already owned the Feather Touch Posi Drive system and replaced the Hex focuser (excellent by the way) so I can focus from the computer. The Carbon Fiber tube is a must for imagers, no image shift, even during large temperature changes. I now have a keeper.

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