Explore Scientific - ED80 Classic White f/6 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 Optics with 2.5" HEX Focuser

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The Explore Scientific 80mm FCD100 refractor telescope is a premium choice for a travel telescope. Featuring Hoya FCD100 optical glass, each optical surface is EMD coated for optimal light transmission, brilliant contrast and true color. Weighs just 7.5 pounds and is only 18.5 inches long with the dew shield attached. Includes a 2.5" HEX focuser capable of carrying up to 10 pounds.

Explore Scientific 80mm FCD100 f/6 Apochromatic Refractor

If you are looking for a premium travel telescope for astrophotography and visual observing of the Moon, planets and Sun - with proper filter - the Explore Scientific FCD100 80mm APO refractor is your telescope. Based on the Explore Scientific triplet refractor design, and building on the incredible optical quality, the FCD100 series uses one of the best types of optical glass - Hoya FCD100. Similar to Ohara FPL-53 glass, FCD100 provides a true diffraction limited design. With an air-spaced triplet design, the FCD100 series eliminates chromatic abberations for jaw-dropping brilliant contrast and gorgeous color rendition thanks to extra low dispersion glass and Explore's own EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. The all aluminum optical tube is has interior flat black coatings to eliminate unwanted reflections and provides a stable and durable housing for the FCD100 air spaced lens elements.  To further enhance your observing and imaging sessions, the 80mm FCD100 features an Explore Scientific 2.5" Hexagonal focuser which can support up to 10 pounds without slipping or flexure.  

A premium refractor in itself, the Explore Scientific 80mm FCD100 is an ideal refractor to mount to a larger telescope thanks to its compact size and moderate 7.5 pound weight.  Split your main imaging camera and guiding, onto two telescopes for more flexible imaging.  

Explore Scientific ED80 FCD100 f/6 Triplet Refractor Features & Specifications:

  • FCD100 Hoya optical glass.
  • Air spaced triplet design with premium, precision EMD coatings on all lens surfaces.
  • The absolute best portable refractor size, this 80mm refractor weighs just 7.5 pounds and is only 18.5 inches long with the dew shield installed making it a perfect travel telescope.
  • Integrated dew shield.
  • Includes Explore Scientific's 2.5" HEX Focuser, capable of holding up to 10 pounds.
  • Vixen (V series) dovetail plate, Explore Scientific finder scope base installed on scope (no finder included), and a 99% reflectivity 2" diagonal.
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UPC 811803034372
Brand Explore Scientific
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Aperture 80mm
Case Included No
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Focus Type 2.5" HEX Focuser
Finderscope Included Not included
Diagonal Included 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal
Included Dovetail Vixen
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12
Optical Tube Length 18.5" with dew shield; 15" without dew shield
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