Explore Scientific Telescopes

Explore Scientific

Explore Scientific is a brand dedicated to making astronomy an accessible pursuit for all, with a growing line of telescopes that includes basic achromatic refractors and three grades of apochromatic triplets that range from 80 to 165 millimeters in aperture. No matter what you’re looking for, Explore Scientific has options to fit your needs, and we offer these options in the Skies Unlimited catalog. Browse our selection of Explore Scientific telescopes to find your perfect fit.

About Explore Scientific Telescopes

Since its establishment, Explore Scientific has been on a mission to make astronomy accessible to as many people as possible, with cost-effective telescopes and accessories that maintain high-quality viewing experiences. Starting off with two lines of refractors and a rather unique Maksutov-Newtonian telescope coined the David Levy Comet Hunter, Explore Scientific has continued to expand their telescope lineup.

  • AR Doublet Series

    AR Doublet Series

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    Explore Scientific Achromatic Doublet Series Refractors represent an excellent value in medium to large aperture refractors.

  • ED APO FCD1 Series

    ED APO FCD1 Series

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    Explore Scientific FCD1 Series Refractors offer apochromatic triplet performance at a more modest price point than most competing telescopes.

  • ED APO FCD100 Triplet Series

    ED APO FCD100 Triplet Series

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    Explore Scientific ED APO FCD100 Triplet Series Refractors rely on low index FCD-100 glass to produce images with superiot color correction and contrast.

  • ED APO FPL-53 Series

    ED APO FPL-53 Series

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    The ED APO FPL-53 Series represents the most advanced refractor design currently available from Explore Scientific.

  • Explore Scientific 152mm f/4.8 Comet Hunter Telescope Optical Tube
  • Explore Scientific 152mm f/4.8 Comet Hunter Telescope Optical Tube

  • The Explore Scientific 152mm David H. Levy Comet Hunter Maksutov-Newtonian is a unique telescope capable of producing both wide filed and high magnification images at a fraction of the cost of an apochromatic refractor. read more...
  • Our price: $799.99

Explore Scientific Telescope Series

Skies Unlimited’s catalog of Explore Scientific telescopes includes the following series:

  • AR Doublet Series: Explore Scientific Achromatic Doublet Series Refractors represent an excellent value in medium to large aperture refractors. A Doublet, commonly called an achromatic lens or achromat, is a lens designed to limit the effects of chromatic and spherical aberration. These achromatic lenses are corrected to bring two wavelengths into focus in the same plane. On top of these lenses, these Explore Scientific refractor telescopes feature adjustable lens cells should the optical collimation ever need adjustment. These telescopes are excellent options for deep space observing at low to medium power.
  • ED APO FCD1 Series: Explore Scientific FCD1 Series Refractors offer apochromatic triplet performance at a more modest price point than most competing telescopes. Apochromatic lenses are designed to bring three widely separated visible wavelengths, red, green and blue, into focus in the same plane.
  • ED APO FCD100 Triplet Series: Explore Scientific ED APO FCD100 Triplet Series Refractors rely on low index FCD-100 glass and apochromatic lenses, which are designed to bring three widely separated visible wavelengths, into focus in the same plane. The result is an Explore Scientific triplet refractor that produces images with superior color correction and contrast.

Interested in learning more about Explore Scientific telescopes? Browse the online selection from Skies Unlimited to discover more about The Explore Scientific 1227 ED and 80mm ED APO air-spaced telescopes available. You can also call us with any questions!


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