Explore Scientific ED102 Carbon Fiber Edition Telescope
|The Explore Scientific ED102 Carbon Fiber Edition represents an excellent value in a four-inch apochromatic refractor. Weighing in at under ten pounds, this telescope can be combined with a camera and filter wheel without overtaxing an entry level mount. |
The Explore Scientific ED102 Carbon Fiber Edition represents an excellent value in a four-inch apochromatic refractor. Instruments like this offer up wonderful lunar and planetary images that are rich in detail and high in contrast. These instruments also reveal many of the showcase galaxies and nebulae, but you may find it just a bit challenging to resolve the individual stars in globular clusters.
About Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractors
When the designers at Explore Scientific set their sights on creating a top-quality apochromatic refractor that anyone would be proud to own, they decided on a traditional air-spaced triplet optical design in a rugged, adjustable lens cell. All materials had to be top-notch, so genuine Hoya extra-low dispersion (ED) Dense Fluor Crown (FCD1) glass was chosen, and then experienced craftsmen shaped and polished the elements that would form the foundation of a high-quality, true APO refractor.
All Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractors are diffraction-limited at 1/4 wave or better. Special EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings are deposited on all optical surfaces, and the result is bright, high contrast images with virtually no light scatter. Interferometic data on your newly purchased and registered Explore apochromatic refractor is available upon request. Time restrictions apply; please contact Customer Service at Explore Scientific for more information.
While optics are definitely the most important component of any telescope, other features, like the focuser play a crucial role in the design. Below you will find highlights on all of the ingredients used to create Explore Scientific Triplet APO refractors, including a very liberal warranty that speaks volumes about the confidence that Explore Scientific has in these telescopes telescopes!
Explore Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Highlights
Explore STAR Warranty
All Explore Scientific Products sold within North America are covered by a standard one year limited warranty; however, when the new product is registered within 60 days of purchase, it is covered under the Explore STAR Transferable North America Unlimited Lifetime Product Warranty program. The full details of this extended warranty are available here (PDF, opens in separate window.)