The Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber has the advantages for astrophotographers and visual astronomers found in other telescopes. The difference is in the carbon fiber construction, which has the added advantage of making the instrument much lighter. A lighter weight telescope performs better on any mount, meaning better stargazing for you.
This telescope includes genuine HOYA FCD100 ED glass which is very similar in characteristics as OHARA’s FPL-53. Relying on technological innovation, Explore Scientific has successfully launched the production of high-performance optical glass at the apex of the FCD family. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows them 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.