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Explore Scientific Carbon Fibre Series refractors

Explore Scientific Carbon Fibre Series refractors are premium top of the line refractors and provide very sharp and contrasty views of the night sky. The Explore Scientific CF Series telescopes feature Triplet apochromatic lens and a strong yet light weight carbon fibre body with minimal thermal expansion, great for astrophotography.

 

Specifications

Telescope Series Carbon Fibre ED80mm Triplet
Refractor Design Apochromat (APO)
Number of Refractor Elements 3
Telescope Aperture 3.15"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/6
Telescope Focal Length (mm) 480
Optical Coatings Explore EMD
Diagonal Included? Yes - 2" Star Diagonal
Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included? No, Sold Separately
Finder Included? No, Sold Separately
Focuser Style Crayford/Crayford Style
Focuser Size 2"
Focuser Speed Dual Speed
Telescope Mount Type No Mount - OTA Only
Includes Telescope Case? Yes

 

 

Explore Scientific CF triplet ED80mm

Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturnís rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with this 80mm Apochromatic Refractor from Explore Scientificís Carbon Fiber Series.

Offering true diffraction-limited optics and a lightweight yet sturdy carbon fiber optical tube assembly, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for spontaneous stargazing sessions.

Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. In addition to enhancing portability by reducing weight, the use of carbon fiber for the OTA eliminates focus change attributed to shrinking or expansion caused by temperature fluctuations.

Although it is a standout telescope on its own, the 80mm also is compact enough to mount on a larger telescope, which can add versatility to your astrophotography experience by separating the guiding and imaging duties.

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Specifications

Telescope Series Explore ED Air-Spaced Triplet 102mm
Refractor Design Apochromat (APO)
Number of Refractor Elements 3
Telescope Aperture 4"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/7
Telescope Focal Length (mm) 714
Optical Coatings Explore EMD
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.5
Diagonal Included? Yes - 2" Star Diagonal
Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included? No, Sold Separately
Finder Included? No, Sold Separately
Focuser Style Crayford/Crayford Style
Focuser Size 2"
Focuser Speed Dual Speed
Telescope Mount Type No Mount - OTA Only
Includes Telescope Case? Yes
Telescope OTA Diameter (in.) 4.7 (120 mm)
Telescope OTA Length (in.) 23.75" without dew shield, 26" with dew shield
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) 7 lb. or 3.2kg
Bonus Items in Package Cradle rings with handle and finderscope base (finder sold separately)

 

 

Explore Scientific CF Triplet ED102mm

A nice compromise between portability and aperture, this versatile high-end telescope offers true diffraction-limited optics and has an objective lens size that performs well in lunar, planetary and deep sky viewing situations.

Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.

Its carbon fibre optical tube assembly encourages use by reducing weight and eliminates focus change attributed to shrinking or expansion caused by temperature fluctuations.

 

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Specifications

Telescope Series Explore ED Air-Spaced Triplets
Telescope Optical Design Refractor
Refractor Design Apochromat (APO)
Number of Refractor Elements 3
Telescope Aperture 5"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/7.5
Telescope Focal Length (mm) 952
Optical Coatings Explore EMD
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Highest Useful Magnification 500x
Diagonal Included? Yes - 2" Star Diagonal
Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included? No, Sold Separately
Finder Included? No, Sold Separately
Focuser Style Crayford/Crayford Style
Focuser Size 2"
Focuser Speed Dual Speed
Telescope Mount Type No Mount - OTA Only
Telescope OTA Diameter (in.) 5.12 (130 mm)
Telescope OTA Length (in.) 41.75
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) 11

 

Explore Scientific CF Triplet ED127 

Great for astrophotography, Explore Scientificís Carbon Fibre 127mm Apochromatic Refractor can capture in stunning detail many of the night skyís most notable treasures.

With its true diffraction-limited optics and ample aperture, this versatile model can showcase deep sky delights like the edge-on Sombrero Galaxy with its distinct bulging centre or the spiralling beauty of the face-on Pinwheel Galaxy as easily as it can reveal the intricacies of the Moonís winding Hadley Rile.

Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.

Its carbon fibre optical tube assembly reduces weight and eliminates focus change attributed to shrinking or expansion caused by temperature fluctuations. As an added bonus, its quick set-up allows you to spend more time at the eyepiece to make the most of your nights under the stars.

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