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Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FPL53–165CF-01
Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FPL53–165CF-01
Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FPL53–165CF-01
Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FPL53–165CF-01

Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - FPL53–165CF-01

Brand: Explore Scientific
Item Number: FPL53-165CF-01

Regular price $11,999.99 $11,999.99 On Sale

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    Explore Scientific's largest refractor telescope incorporates our true three-element apochromat design the ED165-FPL53 with an aperture of 165mm (6.5-inch) utilizes one of the highest performance extra-low dispersion materials obtainable: OHARA FPL-53 ED Glass. Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or some of the most challenging deep sky objects with Explore Scientific’s ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor.

    Combining FPL-53 with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. OHARA FPL-53 is considered one of the best glass types ever produced. Having a true diffraction-limited optical design, this large high performance refractor  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 OHARA FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.

    In addition, this amazing scope also includes a 3" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser.

    ED165mm f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Ohara FPL-53 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 1155mm focal length; 3" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; and a hard TSA approved carrying case.  (Finder Scope NOT Included)

    Item Number FPL53–165CF-01
    Focal Length 1155mm
    Focal Ratio f/7
    Limiting Magnitude 13
    Resolution .9 arcsec
    Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 52"; 1320mm
    Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 41"; 1041mm
    Diameter 165mm
    Weight 27.6lb; 12.51kg
    Dovetail Losmandy D

     

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    Absolutely stunning... it's outperforming the seeing all the time!

    It's the best refractor I've ever owned. It's absolutely stunning... it's outperforming the seeing all the time. I am only limited by the sky conditions because the telescope is so good. And the only time I can beat the sky conditions is when I am using narrow-band filters, it cuts out, of course, all the extraneous light other than the frequency you are using and it shows off just how damn good that telescope is!