Explore Scientific Essential Series Aluminum 102mm f/7 APO Triplet

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$1,029.99

From our Moon’s chiseled craters to Jupiter’s orderly cloud belts to the blue-white stars of the Orion Nebula popping against the complex misty cloud they call home, Explore Scientific’s 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.

Description

Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 Essential Series APO Triplet Refractor Features…

  • The Explore ED102 telescope comes with a white aluminum tube with black accents.

  • Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Apochromatic Triplets have true APO optic and are diffraction limited at .25PV or better.

  • Genuine ED glass from Hoya Japan is used on all ED APO Triplets at Explore, for superb quality and light throughput.

  • Enhanced Multi-Layer Coatings (EMD) are deposited on optical elements to boost contrast and eliminate light scatter; and contrast is further enhanced with the installation of matte black knife-edge baffles in the optical tube assembly.

  • 102mm models come with heavy-duty 2″ dual-speed focusers.

  • The included 2″ diagonal has a precision-polished mirror with enhanced 99% dielectric coatings.

  • To attach your Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Triplet telescope to a variety of mounts, we have included the “Vixen-style” dovetail. The “Vixen-style” plate fits mounts made by Explore, Meade, Celestron, Vixen & others.

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