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Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s ED127-FCD100 Air-Spaced Triplet in lightweight Carbon Fiber!
This telescope has all the great features of the original EDT-127075-CF but includes genuine HOYA’s premium FCD100 ED glass which is very similar in characteristics as OHARA’s FPL-53. Relying on technological innovation, we have successfully launched the mass production of high-performance optical glass at the apex of the FCD family. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. HOYA FCD100 is considered one of the premier ED glass types available.
Having a true diffraction-limited optical design 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 FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.
In addition, this amazing scope also includes a new 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser. ED127 Carbon Fiber f/7.5 Air Spaced Triplet with HOYA FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 952mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 14lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included)
- Aperture: 127 mm
- Focal Length: 952 mm
- Focal Ratio: f/7.5
- Optics: Hoya FCD100
- Optical Style: Air-Spaced Triplet
- Optical Tube: Carbon Fiber
- Dew Shield: Integrated
- Focuser: 2.5" Dual Speed HEX Crayford-Style
- Focuser Threads: M68x0.75
- Mounting: Cradle Ring with Vixen Dovetail
- Diagonal: 2" 99% Reflectivity
- Case: Sold Separately
- Finder: Sold Separately
- Weight: 12 pounds
Model Number FCD100-127075-CF-01 Telescope Series Explore FCD100 APO Focal Ratio f/7.5 Optical Design Refractor Telescope Aperture 127mm (5") Telescope Mount Type No Mount - OTA Only Type of Electronics OTA Only - No Electronics Number of Refractor Elements 3 (Triplet) Focal Length (mm) 952 Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13 Focuser Style Crayford/Crayford Style Focuser Size 2.5" Focuser Speed Dual Speed Refractor OTA Length - Extended (in.) 41.75" Refractor OTA Length - Retracted (in.) 33.25" Telescope OTA Outside Diameter (in.) 145 mm Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) 12
- Explore Scientific 127 mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber ED Triplet Refractor OTA
- 2.5" Dual-Speed HEX Focuser
- Cradle Ring with Handle
- Vixen-Style Dovetail
- Hybrid Finder Scope Base (Finder and Bracket Sold Separately)
- 2" Star Diagonal with 99% Reflectivity
- Explore Scientific Lifetime Limited Warranty (1 Year + Lifetime Upon Registration)
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I cannot thank you and the Skygaze crew enough for the wonderful service, quality, attitude, delivery, and mission statement of Skygaze Optics. Exemplary in its scope (no pun intended).
I managed to get out one night (before leaving on my one month service hiatus tomorrow) and image NCG7317 - Stephan's Quintet. I have attached a (heavily cropped) copy of the image. I used Star Tools to process the image that was captured and stacked in Nebulosity.
I need more experience in imaging to reduce the large stars. And more experience in Star Tools to better process the stacked image, but the initial result are encouraging after two years of frustration...(long story).
Thanks again and I hope you enjoy the image,
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