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Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Carbon Fiber Air-Spaced Triplet

Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Carbon Fiber Air-Spaced Triplet

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    Explore Scientific
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    Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Carbon Fiber Air-Spaced Triplet

    The Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber has the features for astrophotographers and visual astronomers found in our metal-tube ED102 models, but with the advantage of Carbon-fiber construction. This makes the Telescope much lighter, and a more lightweight Telescope can perform better on any mount that it is on. 

    This ED102-FCD100 Telescope includes genuine HOYA FCD100 ED glass, which is very similar in characteristics to OHARA's FPL-53. Using technological innovations, we have successfully launched high-performance optical glass production at the FCD optical family's apex. HOYA Optical's FCD100 is considered the premier ED glass available. Combining it with optical glass of a high refractive index allows the ED102-FCD100 to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction.


    • the ED102-FCD100 in Carbon Fiber, with its wide imaging field at 714mm focal length, is perfect for full-frame cameras to capture large-scale nebulae, star clusters, comets, and deep-space galaxy clusters.
    • The carbon fiber tube saves considerable weight compared to the metal tube version, and a lighter-weight Telescope can perform better on any mount that it is on.


    • 102mm Dia. f/7 True APO with HOYA FCD100 ED Glass in Advanced 4-Point Push-Pull Collimatable Cell with Centering Adjustments and Locks
    • Black Carbon Fiber Tube
    • EMD Coatings
    • Retractable Lens Hood
    • Rotatable HEX Dual-Speed 2.5-inch R&P Focuser with 2 Extension Tubes and Compression Ring
    • Cradle Rings attached to 45mm Wide Saddle Dove Plate (Vixen-Style) with Cone Angle Adjustments and Handle with Slot for Piggy Back Attachment
    • 2-inch 99% Reflective Diagonal Mirror with Compression Ring and 1.25-inch Adapter
    • Mounting Shoe for Finder Scope Bracket
    • Shipping wt 26 lbs (approximately)
    • L41" x H11" x W11”