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

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  • A flagship Air-Spaced triplet from Explore Scientific, the ED152 Carbon Fiber provide 6-inches of unobstructed light gathering and resolving power with research-performance ED/APO optics

  • Used for demanding astrophotography applications of deep-sky and planetary objects

  • Research-quality lenses and components

  • Lightweight for a telescope of this aperture with its Carbon Fiber tube and dew shield, weighs just 20.5 pounds

  • 3-inch HEX Focuser accepts a wide range of data collecting devices for imaging and visual use

SKU: EXP-TED15208CF-HEXDD3
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Explore Scientific
 

Product Description

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

"The images I shoot with this are fantastic and the stars - tiny pin points. I will never part with this scope." -Ron Kramer

The Explore Scientific 152mm apochromatic carbon fiber refractor features an air-spaced triplet design built on Hoya FCD1 ED optical glass with a carbon fiber optical tube body.  Benefitting from these high-grade materials, this large refractor is surprisingly lightweight at only 20.5 pounds.  This reduced weight allows the 152mm to be used with most mid-sized equatorial mounts since the payload requirement is not high. The Explore Scientific Losmandy G11 equatorial mount with PMC8 is perfectly paired with this telescope. Carbon fiber also offers stability in temperature fluctuations, warming and cooling much more slowly than aluminum reducing the need to heat or cool the telescope and refocus during the night. 

Hoya FCD1 optical glass provides excellent color and contrast for velvety black skies, pinpoint sharp stars and brilliant color rendition.  The ample near 6 inch aperture of this refractor provide the light gathering power needed for incredible observing of objects like the planets and their moons, star clusters and nebulae, while the high-grade ED optical glass provides the precision required by astrophotographers.   Pair with an optional reducer to trim your exposure times. 

Included with this refractor is Explore Scientific's 3" Hex focuser.  The 3" drawtube allows for unobstructed attachment of cameras with large sensors and other accessories. 

Explore Scientific 152mm ED Carbon Fiber Features and Specs:

Focal Length 1216mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Limiting Magnitude 13
Resolution .75 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 52"; 1320mm
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 41"; 1041mm
Diameter 165mm
Weight 20.5lb; 9.3kg
Dovetail Vixen or Losmandy
Total image circle 50.8mm
Total image circle with 3" adapter 76mm
Full illumination image circle with flat field adapter 36mm
Full illumination image circle with 0.7 focal reducer (2") 20.9mm
Full illumination image circle with 0.7 focal reducer (3") 30.3mm
Image circle without distortion with flat field adapter 40.4mm
Image circle without distortion with 0.7 focal reducer (2") 46.4mm
Image circle without distortion with 0.7 focal reducer (3") 46.4mm

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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