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Orion Telescopes
Explore Scientific 80 FCD100 Triplet ED Refractor Telescope
$1,199.99
 
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Expected Ship Date: 07/27/2021

  • Explore Scientific Classic White Aluminum ED80 f/6 APO Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics
  • 480mm focal length
  • 2.5" HEX Focuser
  • Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail
  • 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal


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Item #  54019b
Mfg Model #  FCD100-0806-01

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 with Explore Scientific's 80mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor.

This is essentially the same scope as the ES-ED0806-01 but offering greater quality optics. We use Hoya FCD100 optics which is very similar in characteristics as Ohara FPL-53. Relying on technological innovation, we have successfully launched the mass production of high-performance optical glass at the apex of the FCD family. Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Hoya FCD100 is considered the best glass ever produced by Hoya.

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, this telescope 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.

In addition, this amazing 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 80mm also is compact enough to mount on a larger telescope, which can add versatility to your astrophotography experience by separating the guiding and imaging duties.

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • Optical diameter
    80mm
  • Focal length
    480mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/6.0
  • Coatings
    Fully multi-coated
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced triplet
  • Glass material
    Extra low dispersion
  • Resolving power
    1.73arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    11x
  • Highest useful magnification
    160x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    160x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    12.2
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Length of optical tube
    15.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    7.5 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
  • Other features
  • Warranty
    One year

When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $10.00

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states. Delivery is not available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses, US territories/protectorates or Canada. 3 Day, 2nd Day and Next Day delivery is not available.

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