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Explore Scientific Essential Series ED refractors

Explore Scientific Essential Series ED triplet refractors combine high quality fit and finish with a triplet apochromatic lens to give you a professional telescope in a great price range. Check the models below!

 

Specifications

Telescope Series 80mm ED Air-Spaced Triplet
Telescope Optical Design Refractor
Refractor Design Apochromatic (APO)
Number of Refractor Elements 3
Telescope Aperture 80 mm
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 Rack & Pinion
Focuser Size 2"
Focuser Speed Dual Speed
Telescope Mount Type No Mount - OTA Only
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) 7.5

 

 

Explore Scientific Essential Series ED80

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 catalogue with Explore Scientificís 80mm Apochromatic Refractor.

Offering true diffraction-limited optics and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies.

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.

Explore Scientific ES ED80$1250

Specifications

Telescope Series 102mm ED Air-Spaced Triplet
Telescope Optical Design Refractor
Refractor Design Apochromatic 
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 Rack & Pinion
Focuser Size 2"
Focuser Speed Dual Speed
Telescope Mount Type No Mount - OTA Only
Telescope OTA Diameter (in.) 4.7 (119 mm)
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) 9.6

 

 

Explore Scientific Essential Series ED102

From our Moonís chiselled craters to Jupiterís orderly cloud belts to the blue-white stars of the Orion Nebula popping against the complex misty cloud they call home, Explore Scientificís 102mm Apochromatic Refractor can open up a treasure trove of night sky treats.

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.

 

Explore Scientific ES ED102 $1799

 

Specifications

Refractor Design 127mm Apochromat 
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 271x
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.) 5.13 (130.4 mm)
Telescope OTA Length (in.) 34
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) 22

 

Explore Scientific Essential Series ED127 

Great for astrophotography, Explore Scientificís 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. 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.

Explore Scientific ES ED127 $2799

 

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AstroZap, Explore Scientific, Kokusai Kohki, iOptron, Lumicon, Saxon, Telrad, Thousand Oaks, The Imaging Source, University Optics, William Optics