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Explore Scientific115mm f/5.5 FPL-53 Carbon Fiber APO Triplet Refractor With 3" Hexagonal Focuser

Regular Price: $3,299.99

Special Price $2,639.99

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The Explore Scientific 115mm f/5.5 FPL53 APO triplet could be the perfect combination telescope. Just big enough to do great observation and fast enough to do fantastic photography.
Our Product #: ES115CF53
Explore Scientific Product #: FPL53-115CF-01
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Product Description

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 115mm FPL-53 Apochromatic Refractor.

This is an all new design from Explore Scientific and offers greater quality optics provided by Ohara. We use Ohara FPL-53 glass in these optics which is very similar in characteristics as Hoya FCD-100.

Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Ohara FPL-53 is considered the best glass ever produced by Ohara. 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 Ohara FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.

In addition, this amazing scope also includes a 3" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser.

ED115mm f/5.5 Air Spaced Triplet with Ohara FPL-53 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 632mm focal length; 3" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; and a hard TSA approved carrying case. Weighs 15lbs. (Finder Scope NOT Included)

Tech Details

Aperture 115mm
Focal Length 632mm
Focal Ratio f/5.5
Weight 15 pounds
Telescope Type Refractor
Warranty 1 year, extendable to lifetime

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OMG! just bought this dream scope couple of weeks ago. Views of the Moon and M42 were Stunning!!! This was purchased for astrophotography so haven't had a chance to image with it yet. I can tell you that there is NO CA at all!! Even at higher mags. This is an APO that would cost thousands more from another manufacturer. Super Fast f5.5... Light Carbon Fiber... FPL-53 glass triplet... What more can I say? If you have the resources, you'll never need another scope at this aperture I can assure you. Buy It!!! (Posted on 11/25/2018)
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Supplied Accessories

3" Hexagonal Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; and a hard TSA approved carrying case.