User Manual for Explore Scientific FCD100 Series ED127mm f 7.5 Apo Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope Click to enlarge the picture
Contents of the user manual for the Explore Scientific FCD100 Series ED127mm f
- Product category: Refractors Explore Scientific
- Brand: Explore Scientific
- Description and content of package
- Technical information and basic settings
- Frequently asked questions – FAQ
- Troubleshooting (does not switch on, does not respond, error message, what do I do if...)
- Authorized service for Explore Scientific Refractors
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Product description Outfitted with upgraded optical glass, the Explore Scientific FCD100 Series ED127mm f/7.5 Apo Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope utilizes superior Japanese-made Hoya FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) and anomalous dispersion glass to correct chromatic aberration for true color fidelity and improved contrast. Complementing the glass is an apochromatic triplet lens configuration that corrects spherical aberration to improve resolution and sharpness, and further corrects chromatic aberration. These design features produce a powerful optical tube assembly (OTA) that can be used to see detailed views of celestial objects from the Moon to deep sky objects like nebulae and galaxies. The optical performance, when coupled with its large focuser, makes this an ideal OTA for astrophotography and imaging, or as a convenient grab-and-go option for fast observation sessions.This version of the ED127 OTA is outfitted with a 2.5" hexagonal focuser that can comfortably support up to 10 pounds of accessories, such as larger imaging rigs, while the larger drawtube ensures complete coverage of larger imaging sensors - further marking this scope as being ideal for astrophotography. Its carbon fiber optical tube is temperature resistant, with reduced expansion/contraction due to temperature changes that can affect the fine-focusing abilities. In addition to the resistance, the carbon fiber is as durable as aluminum but with a reduced overall weight.
- Optical Performance
- 127mm objective lens
- 952mm focal length
- Focal ratio: f/7.5
- Refractor-style optical design
- Hoya FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) and anomalous dispersion glass has a high refractive index to correct chromatic aberration for true color fidelity and improved contrast
- Apochromatic triplet optical design corrects spherical aberration to improve resolution and sharpness, and further corrects chromatic aberration
- Proprietary EMD enhanced multi-coatings on all optical surfaces
- Resolution: 0.9 arc sec
- Use and Handling
- 2.5" hexagonal focuser
- Heavy-duty design can hold gear and accessories up to 10 pounds
- Oversized drawtube ensures complete coverage for large imaging sensors
- Highly reflective 2" dielectric 90° star diagonal
- 2" and 1.25" eyepiece adapter to use smaller barreled eyepieces/accessories
- Factory-installed bracket for user-supplied finderscope
UPC: 812257018437 In the Box Explore Scientific FCD100 Series ED127mm f/7.5 Apo Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope (OTA only) 2" Eyepiece Adapter 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter 2" 90° Star Diagonal Limited 1-Year USA Warranty, Extendable to Transferrable Lifetime Warranty with Registration Table of Contents
- Construction Details
- Carbon fiber optical tube eliminates focus change due to shrinking/expansion caused by temperature changes while reducing overall weight versus aluminum OTAs
- Vixen-style dovetail plate for easy compatibility with a variety of mounts
- Integrated dew shield helps to prevent external condensation while viewing
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Explore Scientific FCD100-127075-CF Specs
| Optical Design || Refractor |
| Aperture || 127mm |
| Focal Length || 952mm |
| Focal Ratio || f/7.5 |
| Eyepiece Barrel Diameter || 2" or 1.25" with included adapters |
| Diagonal || 2" 90° star |
| Finderscope || None |
| Tripod || None |
| Mount Type || Vixen-style dovetail |
| Optical Tube Dimensions || Diameter: 5.1" / 13.0 cm |
Length: 41.7" / 106.0 cm, with dew shield
Length: 33.4" / 84.9 cm, without dew shield
| Weight || 14.0 lb / 6.4 kg |
| Box Dimensions (LxWxH) || 18.0 x 11.0 x 11.0" |
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