Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 Apo Refractor
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Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 Apo Refractor

The Explore Scientific 102mm FCD100 is a 102-mm f/7 apochromatic refractor featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design.

It also features Hoya FCD100 optics that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations. With this incredible telescope, you can 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.

About the Explore Scientific 102mm Apo

Explore Scientific’s 102mm Apochromatic Refractor is essentially the same scope as the ES-ED10207-01 but offers greater quality optics. We use Hoya FCD100 optics, which is very similar in characteristics as Ohara FPL-53. 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, the Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 Apo 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. Additionally, this incredible little scope also includes a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser.

Although it is a standout telescope on its own, the Explore Scientific FCD100 102mm is also compact enough to mount on a larger telescope, which can add versatility to your astrophotography experience by separating the guiding and imaging duties.

The Explore Scientific FCD100 Telescope Features:

  • The Explore Scientific 102mm Apochromatic refactor
  • ED102 Classic White f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield
  • 714mm focal length
  • 2.5" HEX Focuser
  • Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail, Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope
  • 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal
  • 12 lb weight, not including the case and finder

You can find the Explore Scientific 102mm refractor telescope and more from Skies Unlimited’s stock of Explore Scientific products both online and in our Pennsylvania-based store. Shop with us today and discover our catalog and free shipping options.

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If you still have questions about the Stellarvue 102mm refractor and its capabilities, we can help you with that. Each of our team members has vast experience, both personal and professional, in amateur astronomy and can pull from their own knowledge and experience to give you a satisfactory answer, regardless of the nature of your question.

Still learning about astronomy and not sure about what you need in a telescope solution? Call or visit Skies Unlimited today to speak with one of our representatives. We’ll help you by discussing your needs and identifying the best solution for you, whether you’re shopping online or at our physical location just outside of Pottstown, PA. Get started today to see what Skies Unlimited can do for you! 

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SKUFCD100-10207-01
Telescope Type Apochromatic Refractor
Aperture (in.) 4 inches
Aperture (mm) 102 mm
Focal Ratio f/7
Focal Length 714 mm
Limiting Visual Magnitude 12.7
Focuser Type Dual-speed rack and pinion
Focuser Size 2.5-inch
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