Explore Scientific ED127 Carbon Fiber Edition Telescope
|The Explore Scientific ED127 Carbon Fiber Edition is a large aperture apochromatic refractor that weighs just over 14 pounds. |
The Explore Scientific ED127 Carbon Fiber Edition is a large 5-inch apochromatic refractor using a modern lightweight carbon fiber tube. This telescope includes a two-inch two-speed focuser, two-inch dielectric diagonal, tube rings with Vixen style dovetail. If you are looking for a big apochromatic refractor without an equally big price tag, then the Explore Scientific ED127would be a good place to start. This telescope combines excellent mechanical construction and optics. With a full five inches of unobstructed aperture, this telescope is equally at home when observing the moon, planets, double stars or deep space objects.
We get a lot of questions concerning the differences between aluminum tube and carbon fiber editions of the same telescope. For most practical purposes, the only factor to be concerned with is the weight. That can be significant with larger telescopes such as this one. Keep in mind that heavier telescopes also require heavier mounts with greater instrument capacity. The weight of this telescope is easily accommodated by relatively inexpensive mounts, such as the Celestron Advanced VX or Orion SIrius EQ-G.
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.)