Explore Scientific - 152mm Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Carbon Fiber OTA with 3" Hexagonal Focuser

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Observing with the ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet FCD1 Series Apochromatic Refractor in Carbon Fiber with genuine HOYA FCD1 ED Glass:

Serious amateur astronomers who choose apochromatic refractors know that generally once you start using an instrument larger than 127mm, that the limitation of size and weight can become a problem, often requiring a larger-class equatorial mount that is expensive and heavy. For some, large and heavy telescopes and mounts are out of the question due to physical constraints. With the Explore Scientific ED152 at only 20.5 lbs, many mid-priced, lighter, and more portable equatorial mounts (such as the precision Losmandy G11 PMC-Eight) are perfectly matched with this optical tube assembly for high quality astrophotography and serious visual use.

SKU: EXP-TED15208CF-HEXDD3
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Explore Scientific 152mm Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Carbon Fiber OTA with 3" Hexagonal Focuser

Observing with the ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet FCD1 Series Apochromatic Refractor in Carbon Fiber with genuine HOYA FCD1 ED Glass:

Serious amateur astronomers who choose apochromatic refractors know that generally once you start using an instrument larger than 127mm, that the limitation of size and weight can become a problem, often requiring a larger-class equatorial mount that is expensive and heavy. For some, large and heavy telescopes and mounts are out of the question due to physical constraints. With the Explore Scientific ED152 at only 20.5 lbs, many mid-priced, lighter, and more portable equatorial mounts (such as the precision Losmandy G11 PMC-Eight) are perfectly matched with this optical tube assembly for high quality astrophotography and serious visual use.

With its 44% increase in light grasp and image brightness compared to the ED127 Air-Spaced Triplet, and 125% increase compared to the ED102 Air-Spaced Triplet, the ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet FCD1 Series in Carbon Fiber is a research-class instrument, ready for high-productivity assignments.

Observe moon transits with their shadows across the face of Jupiter, as well as structural detail and color variations within the wake of the Great Red Spot and at the boundaries of numerous equatorial cloud belts; resolve Cassini’s and Enke’s Divisions of Saturn’s rings and substructures within the rings themselves. Nebulae and galaxies objects appear like they are etched in crystal” some describe it as “three-dimensional” against a very dark sky because of the telescope’s unobstructed, high contrast optical system.

Nebulae stand out in splendid detail, giving one the impression they are looking through a much larger aperture telescope, with filamentary structures observable even under less than optimal seeing conditions. A wide range of accessories is available to suit virtually any observing requirement.

For the school or university observatory, or to add to the collection of instruments for the dedicated amateur astronomer, the ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet FCD1 Series in Carbon Fiber is a true work-horse optical instrument ready for any observing or imaging requirement.

Specifications

Name Explore Scientific - 152mm Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Carbon Fiber OTA with 3" Hexagonal Focuser
Manufacturer Explore Scientific
Model EXP-TED15208CF-HEXDD3
UPC 811803030558
Manufacturer Part # EXP-TED15208CF-HEXDD3
In The Box Explore Scientific 152mm OTA Carbon Fiber Tube Assembly Removable Dew Shield Two-Speed 3" Hexagonal Focuser Cradle Ring with Handle Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate 99% Reflective 3-inch Diagonal (with 2-inch and 1.25" Adapter) Deluxe Carry Case
Aperture 152mm
Diameter 165mm
Dovetail Compatibility Losmandy
Focal Length 1216mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Image circle 50.8mm
Length 41 inches without dew shield, 52 inches with dewshield
Lens Coatings Fully Multi Coated
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Material Carbon Fiber
Resolution .75 arcsec
Warranty Explore Scientific STAR Lifetime Warranty (click to read more)

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In the Box

Explore Scientific 152mm OTA Carbon Fiber Tube Assembly
Removable Dew Shield
Two-Speed 3" Hexagonal Focuser
Cradle Ring with Handle
Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate
99% Reflective 3-inch Diagonal (with 2-inch and 1.25" Adapter)
Deluxe Carry Case

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