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Explore Scientific AR102 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope Explore Scientific AR102 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific AR102 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope $599.99 $899.99
Explore Scientific AR102 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope The Explore Scientific AR Air-Spaced Doublet Series telescopes are classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint, doublet achromatic f/6.5 refractors with a superior-class optical figure. Whether you choose the AR102 (4"), AR127 (5") or AR152 (6") model, you will be impressed by the stunning images revealed to you at the eyepiece, and all at a small fraction of the price you’d pay for a comparably sized apochromatic refractor, and you'll love the light weight of this instrument at only 11.5 lbs. Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes come with heavy-duty, high quality components, including a 2-inch Two-Speed Crayford Focuser with Compression , a 99% Reflective Dielectric-Coated 2-inch Diagonal Mirror with 1.25-inch Eyepiece Adapter, the Explore Scientific Hybrid Finder Scope Base installed with an 8X50 non-illuminated straight-through finderscope and quick release bracket, and a cradle ring assembly with 45mm wide dovetail plate (Vixen style). Just add a few eyepieces and the alt-azimuth or equatorial mount of your choice and you’ll be ready to discover the Universe! Interferometic data on your newly purchased and registered Explore achromatic refractor is available upon request after 120 days of ownership. Please contact Customer Service for more information. Specifications Item Number DAR102065-02 Focal Length 663mm Focal Ratio f/6.5 Limiting Magnitude 12.5 Resolution 1.14 arcsec Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 25.5"; 698mm Diameter 101mm Weight 11.5 lbs; 5.2 kg Dovetail Plate 45mm Wide (Vixen-Style) Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific AR127 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope Explore Scientific AR127 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific AR127 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope $749.99 $1,049.99
Explore Scientific AR127 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope The Explore Scientific AR127 Air-Spaced Doublet is a classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint, doublet achromatic refractor, reborn with the aim to produce superior-class optical figure in a short (f/6.5) focal length design. With the AR127 model, you will be impressed by the stunning images revealed to you at the eyepiece, and all at a small fraction of the price you’d pay for a comparably sized apochromat refractor. Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes come with heavy-duty, high quality components, including a 2" dual-speed focuser, a one-piece 2" diagonal with 99% dielectric coatings, Explore Scientific Hybrid Finder Scope Base installed with an 8 X 50 non-illuminated straight-through finderscope and quick release bracket, and a cradle ring assembly with Vixen-style dovetail mount. Just add a few eyepieces and the alt-azimuth or equatorial mount of your choice and you’ll be ready to discover the Universe! Interferometic data on your newly purchased and registered Explore achromatic refractor is available upon request after 120 days of ownership. Please contact Customer Service for more information. Specifications  Item Number DAR127065–02 Focal Length 826mm Focal Ratio f/6.5 Limiting Magnitude 13 Resolution .9 arcsec Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 34"; 863mm Diameter 130mm Weight 15.6lb; 7.1kg Dovetail Vixen Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope $979.99 $1,449.99
Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet Refractor Telescope  The Explore Scientific AR152 Air-Spaced Doublet, is a classic air-spaced, crown-and-flint doublet achromatic refractor, and at 152mm (6-inches) of aperture, it provides the brightest images and highest resolution of the AR Series. Our design goal was to provide an extreme value by providing true diffraction-limited optics at a price that will allow more people to explore the sky with a wide-field (f/6.5) large aperture refractor. Images of deep-sky objects are stunning at low powers and all at a small fraction of the price you would pay for a similar aperture apochromat refractor. At high power, the moon, planets, and double stars are revealed in sharp, high contrast. Designed to handle the rigors of public star parties and educational outreach, the Explore Scientific AR Series telescopes come with heavy-duty, high quality components, including a 2" dual-speed focuser, a one-piece 2" diagonal with 99% dielectric coatings, Explore Scientific Hybrid Finder Scope Base installed with an 8 X 50 non-illuminated straight-through finderscope and quick release bracket, and a cradle ring assembly with Vixen-style dovetail mount. Just add a few eyepieces and the alt-azimuth or equatorial mount of your choice and you’ll be ready to discover the Universe! Video Specifications Item Number DAR152065-02 Focal Length 988 mm Focal Ratio f/6.5 Limiting Magnitude 13.4 Resolution .77 arcsec Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 41"; 1041mm Diameter 152 mm Weight 23 lb; 10.7 kg Dovetail 45 mm Wide V-Block, Similar to Vixen Dovetail Style Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific BT-100 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces Explore Scientific BT-100 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific BT-100 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces $1,999.99 $2,399.99
Explore Scientific BT-100 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces Giant binocular for observing the starry sky, nature and landscape. Observe the beauty of the starry sky at night and distant objects in nature during the day. Globular star clusters, glowing gas nebulae, the moon with its craters and even planets can be observed wonderfully on a clear night. But also all other distant things in nature and landscape, even ships and airplanes can be seen in detail. With the all-round binoculars of the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC BT series, you can get up very close. Thanks to the large, light-gathering lenses and the professional coatings on all lens surfaces, these binoculars produce bright and brilliant images even at night and at twilight, providing a special viewing pleasure. The comfortable 45 degree viewing angle allows fatigue-free use even when the binoculars are tilted strongly.  A large binocular can also be called a double refractor telescope One complete lens telescope with the full light gathering power is available per eye. Experience a whole new dimension of observing. Objects are reproduced almost vividly in these binoculars and observing with both eyes is basically very relaxed. Last but not least, this comfortable way of observation increases the recognition of the finest details and effectively prevents rapid eye fatigue. Extremely robust binoculars with magnesium housing, sealed and filled with nitrogen  The BT series binoculars are designed for tough outdoor use. The IPX6 sealed and nitrogen-filled design effectively prevents fogging of the internal optics even under difficult weather conditions. The very light magnesium housing saves weight and makes it easy to handle. Two EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 20mm eyepieces of the 62 degree LER series already included. EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC is an established manufacturer of extremely high-quality eyepieces in the astronomy scene. An optical system is only as good as its weakest component. Therefore we have decided to deliver these giant binoculars with a pair of quality eyepieces of the 62 degree LER series. With an apparent field of view of 62 degrees and a focal length of 20mm, the BT-100 binoculars produce a 28x magnification. Thus these wide angle eyepieces offer a very good overview (field of view 2.3 degree) at moderate magnification. The large interpupillary distance of these LER (long eye relief) eyepieces of 15mm and soft silicone eyecups, which can be turned inside out, also guarantee a comfortable and relaxed view. For astronomy, a flat and sharp image field is advantageous and offers a particularly impressive viewing experience even during the day. Due to the waterproof design and the argon filling, these eyepieces are absolutely durable and easy to clean. Interchangeable eyepieces with 1.25 inch / 31.7mm plug-in diameter Adjust the magnification and field of view to your individual needs and choose from a wide range of available eyepieces. All eyepiece types with a plug-in diameter of 1.25 inch / 31.7mm can be used with the binoculars of the BT series. Especially recommended are EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC eyepieces of the 62 and 82 degree series with focal lengths from 8 to 26mm (see item No. 02188xx and 02196xx). The magnification can be varied from 21x to 70x (focal length binoculars : focal length eyepiece = magnification). The eyepieces are held in the binoculars by a precise brass compression ring clamp and guarantee a tilt free position.  Use of color and nebula filters for astronomical observations Increase the contrast and visibility of objects and details by screwing the corresponding filters directly into the thread of the eyepiece sleeves. The use of color and nebula filters must of course always be done in pairs. Suitable are all EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC screw filters with 1.25inch / 31.7mm diameter (see item No. 03102xx)  Comfortable 45 degree view and helical single focus The 45-degree viewing angle allows a relaxed observation position even when the binoculars are tilted strongly. Also the individual interpupillary distance can be adjusted in a range from 54 to 76mm. With the fine helical individual focusing, precise focusing is achieved effortlessly. Extendable dew caps The integrated dew caps can be removed in high humidity and cold conditions. This avoids fogging of the outer objective lenses and effectively shields additional control light coming in from the side. Integrated carrying handle A metal carrying handle located at the center of gravity facilitates transport and ensures a secure hold during tripod assembly. Suitable tripods and tripod connectionWhen using these large binoculars, a sturdy photo tripod with an appropriate load capacity is highly recommended. The connection is made via two 1/4 inch or one 3/8 inch threaded holes (standard photo tripod thread) in the tripod adapter of the binoculars. The ideal solution is to use the optional availlable EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC U-Mount with field tripod (item No. 01-14300). This is specially designed for the large binoculars of the BT series and carries these devices absolutely safely. The excellent mechanism with adjustable friction in both axes allows easy moving and tracking. The binocular position is kept stable depending on the adjusted friction intensity. Vibrations are reduced to a minimum by the massive construction of the U-Mount and the large stainless steel tripod. Even at high magnification there are no vibrations and the finest details can be observed. Standard Features Powerful large binoculars with a 100 mm objective diameter and 560 mm focal length Observe the moon, the planets and bright deep sky objects in the night sky as well as terrestrial targets Extremely robust binoculars, sealed and filled with nitrogen Convenient 45-degree view and individual focusing Carrying handle makes it easier to transport the binocular and ensures a secure hold during tripod assembly Includes two premium waterproof Explore Scientific 62 degree 20mm LER eyepieces Eyepiece holder 1.25 inch / 31.7mm, interchangeable eyepieces Extendable dew caps minimize condensation on the lenses Tripod connection: 2 x 1/4 inch and 1 x 3/8 inch photo thread Specifications Item Number 01-14220 Optical design Achromatic refractor Porro Mirror/lens diameter 100 mm Focal length 550 mm Focal ratio 5.5 Apparent Facial field 62 degrees Type of remuneration Enhanced Multilayer Desposition (EMD) Exit pupil min. 3.6 mm Field of view 2.3 degrees Waterproof Yes Water resistance protection level IPX6 Exit pupil distance 15 mm Total length 520 mm Total width 270 mm Total height 155 mm Total net weight 6800 g Housing material Magnesium Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific BT-120 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces Explore Scientific BT-120 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific BT-120 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces $2,349.99 $2,899.99
Explore Scientific BT-100 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces Giant binocular for observing the starry sky, nature and landscape. Observe the beauty of the starry sky at night and distant objects in nature during the day. Globular star clusters, glowing gas nebulae, the moon with its craters and even planets can be observed wonderfully on a clear night. But also all other distant things in nature and landscape, even ships and airplanes can be seen in detail. With the all-round binoculars of the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC BT series, you can get up very close. Thanks to the large, light-gathering lenses and the professional coatings on all lens surfaces, these binoculars produce bright and brilliant images even at night and at twilight, providing a special viewing pleasure. The comfortable 45 degree viewing angle allows fatigue-free use even when the binoculars are tilted strongly.  A large binocular can also be called a double refractor telescope One complete lens telescope with the full light gathering power is available per eye. Experience a whole new dimension of observing. Objects are reproduced almost vividly in these binoculars and observing with both eyes is basically very relaxed. Last but not least, this comfortable way of observation increases the recognition of the finest details and effectively prevents rapid eye fatigue. Extremely robust binoculars with magnesium housing, sealed and filled with nitrogen  The BT series binoculars are designed for tough outdoor use. The IPX6 sealed and nitrogen-filled design effectively prevents fogging of the internal optics even under difficult weather conditions. The very light magnesium housing saves weight and makes it easy to handle. Two EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 20mm eyepieces of the 62 degree LER series already included. EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC is an established manufacturer of extremely high-quality eyepieces in the astronomy scene. An optical system is only as good as its weakest component. Therefore we have decided to deliver these giant binoculars with a pair of quality eyepieces of the 62 degree LER series. With an apparent field of view of 62 degrees and a focal length of 20mm, the BT-120 binoculars produce a 33x magnification. Thus these wide angle eyepieces offer a very good overview (field of view 1.8 degree) at moderate magnification. The large interpupillary distance of these LER (long eye relief) eyepieces of 15mm and soft silicone eyecups, which can be turned inside out, also guarantee a comfortable and relaxed view. For astronomy, a flat and sharp image field is advantageous and offers a particularly impressive viewing experience even during the day. Due to the waterproof design and the argon filling, these eyepieces are absolutely durable and easy to clean. Interchangeable eyepieces with 1.25 inch / 31.7mm plug-in diameter Adjust the magnification and field of view to your individual needs and choose from a wide range of available eyepieces. All eyepiece types with a plug-in diameter of 1.25 inch / 31.7mm can be used with the binoculars of the BT series. Especially recommended are EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC eyepieces of the 62 and 82 degree series with focal lengths from 8 to 26mm (see item No. 02188xx and 02196xx). The magnification can be varied from 25x to 75x (focal length binoculars: focal length eyepiece = magnification). The eyepieces are held in the binoculars by a precise brass compression ring clamp and guarantee a tilt free position.  Use of color and nebula filters for astronomical observations Increase the contrast and visibility of objects and details by screwing the corresponding filters directly into the thread of the eyepiece sleeves. The use of color and nebula filters must of course always be done in pairs. Suitable are all EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC screw filters with 1.25inch / 31.7mm diameter (see item No. 03102xx)  Comfortable 45 degree view and helical single focus The 45-degree viewing angle allows a relaxed observation position even when the binoculars are tilted strongly. Also the individual interpupillary distance can be adjusted in a range from 54 to 76mm. With the fine helical individual focusing, precise focusing is achieved effortlessly. Extendable dew caps The integrated dew caps can be removed in high humidity and cold conditions. This avoids fogging of the outer objective lenses and effectively shields additional control light coming in from the side. Integrated carrying handle A metal carrying handle located at the center of gravity facilitates transport and ensures a secure hold during tripod assembly. Suitable tripods and tripod connectionWhen using these large binoculars, a sturdy photo tripod with an appropriate load capacity is highly recommended. The connection is made via two 1/4 inch or one 3/8 inch threaded holes (standard photo tripod thread) in the tripod adapter of the binoculars. The ideal solution is to use the optional available EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC U-Mount with field tripod (item No. 01-14300). This is specially designed for the large binoculars of the BT series and carries these devices absolutely safely. The excellent mechanism with adjustable friction in both axes allows easy moving and tracking. The binocular position is kept stable depending on the adjusted friction intensity. Vibrations are reduced to a minimum by the massive construction of the U-Mount and the large stainless steel tripod. Even at high magnification there are no vibrations and the finest details can be observed. Standard Features Powerful large binoculars with a 120 mm objective diameter and 660 mm focal length. Observe the moon, the planets and bright deep sky objects in the night sky as well as terrestrial targets Extremely robust binoculars, sealed and filled with nitrogen Convenient 45-degree view and individual focusing Carrying handle makes it easier to transport the binocular and ensures a secure hold during tripod assembly Includes two premium waterproof Explore Scientific 62 degree 20mm LER eyepieces Eyepiece holder 1.25 inch / 31.7mm, interchangeable eyepieces Extendable dew caps minimize condensation on the lenses Tripod connection: 2 x 1/4 inch and 1 x 3/8 inch photo thread Specifications Item Number 01-14230 Optical design Achromatic refractor Porro Mirror / lens diameter 120 mm Focal length 660 mm Focal ratio 5.5 Apparent Facial field 62 degrees Type of remuneration Enhanced Multilayer Desposition(EMD) Exit pupil min. 3.6 mm Field of view 1.8 degrees Waterproof Yes Water resistance protection level IPX6 Exit pupil distance 15 mm Total length 654 mm Total width 290 mm Total height 156 mm Total net weight 8300 g Housing material Magnesium Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Explore Scientific offers free collimation service for the Giant Binoculars for the lifetime of the product. The customer is responsible for shipping both ways. Explore Scientific Giant Binoculars come with a 1-year warranty when registered within 60 days of purchase. The Explore Alliance membership program offers Extended Care for all Explore Scientific products with a paid membership. For more information on the Explore Alliance Click Here 
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Explore Scientific BT-70 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces Explore Scientific BT-70 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific BT-70 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces $1,599.99 $1,999.99
Explore Scientific BT-70 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces Giant binocular for observing the starry sky, nature and landscape. Observe the beauty of the starry sky at night and distant objects in nature during the day. Globular star clusters, glowing gas nebulae, the moon with its craters and even planets can be observed wonderfully on a clear night. But also all other distant things in nature and landscape, even ships and airplanes can be seen in detail. With the all-round binoculars of the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC BT series, you can get up very close. Thanks to the large, light-gathering lenses and the professional coatings on all lens surfaces, these binoculars produce bright and brilliant images even at night and at twilight, providing a special viewing pleasure. The comfortable 45 degree viewing angle allows fatigue-free use even when the binoculars are tilted strongly.  A large binocular can also be called a double refractor telescope One complete lens telescope with the full light gathering power is available per eye. Experience a whole new dimension of observing. Objects are reproduced almost vividly in these binoculars and observing with both eyes is basically very relaxed. Last but not least, this comfortable way of observation increases the recognition of the finest details and effectively prevents rapid eye fatigue. Extremely robust binoculars with magnesium housing, sealed and filled with nitrogen  The BT series binoculars are designed for tough outdoor use. The IPX6 sealed and nitrogen-filled design effectively prevents fogging of the internal optics even under difficult weather conditions. The very light magnesium housing saves weight and makes it easy to handle. Two EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 20mm eyepieces of the 62 degree LER series already included. EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC is an established manufacturer of extremely high-quality eyepieces in the astronomy scene. An optical system is only as good as its weakest component. Therefore we have decided to deliver these giant binoculars with a pair of quality eyepieces of the 62 degree LER series. With an apparent field of view of 62 degrees and a focal length of 20mm, the BT-70 binoculars produce a 20x magnification. Thus these wide angle eyepieces offer a very good overview (field of view 3.1 degree) at moderate magnification. The large interpupillary distance of these LER (long eye relief) eyepieces of 15mm and soft silicone eyecups, which can be turned inside out, also guarantee a comfortable and relaxed view. For astronomy, a flat and sharp image field is advantageous and offers a particularly impressive viewing experience even during the day. Due to the waterproof design and the argon filling, these eyepieces are absolutely durable and easy to clean. Interchangeable eyepieces with 1.25 inch / 31.7mm plug-in diameter Adjust the magnification and field of view to your individual needs and choose from a wide range of available eyepieces. All eyepiece types with a plug-in diameter of 1.25 inch / 31.7mm can be used with the binoculars of the BT series. Especially recommended are EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC eyepieces of the 62 and 82 degree series with focal lengths from 8 to 26mm (see item No. 02188xx and 02196xx). The magnification can be varied from 15x to 50x (focal length binoculars : focal length eyepiece = magnification). The eyepieces are held in the binoculars by a precise brass compression ring clamp and guarantee a tilt free position.  Use of color and nebula filters for astronomical observations Increase the contrast and visibility of objects and details by screwing the corresponding filters directly into the thread of the eyepiece sleeves. The use of color and nebula filters must of course always be done in pairs. Suitable are all EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC screw filters with 1.25inch / 31.7mm diameter (see item No. 03102xx)  Comfortable 45 degree view and helical single focus The 45-degree viewing angle allows a relaxed observation position even when the binoculars are tilted strongly. Also the individual interpupillary distance can be adjusted in a range from 54 to 76mm. With the fine helical individual focusing, precise focusing is achieved effortlessly. Extendable dew caps The integrated dew caps can be removed in high humidity and cold conditions. This avoids fogging of the outer objective lenses and effectively shields additional control light coming in from the side. Integrated carrying handle A metal carrying handle located at the center of gravity facilitates transport and ensures a secure hold during tripod assembly. Suitable tripods and tripod connectionWhen using these large binoculars, a sturdy photo tripod with an appropriate load capacity is highly recommended. The connection is made via two 1/4 inch or one 3/8 inch threaded holes (standard photo tripod thread) in the tripod adapter of the binoculars. The ideal solution is to use the optional availlable EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC U-Mount with field tripod (item No. 01-14300). This is specially designed for the large binoculars of the BT series and carries these devices absolutely safely. The excellent mechanism with adjustable friction in both axes allows easy moving and tracking. The binocular position is kept stable depending on the adjusted friction intensity. Vibrations are reduced to a minimum by the massive construction of the U-Mount and the large stainless steel tripod. Even at high magnification there are no vibrations and the finest details can be observed. Standard Features Powerful large binoculars with a 70 mm objective diameter and 400 mm focal length Observe the moon, the planets and bright deep sky objects in the night sky as well as terrestrial targets Extremely robust binoculars, sealed and filled with nitrogen Convenient 45-degree view and individual focusing Carrying handle makes it easier to transport the binocular and ensures a secure hold during tripod assembly Includes two premium waterproof Explore Scientific 62 degree 20mm LER eyepieces Eyepiece holder 1.25 inch / 31.7mm, interchangeable eyepieces Extendable dew caps minimize condensation on the lenses Tripod connection: 2 x 1/4 inch and 1 x 3/8 inch photo thread Specifications Item Number 01-14200 Optical design Achromatic refractor Porro Mirror / lens diameter 70 mm Focal length 400 mm Focal ratio 5.7 Apparent Facial field 62 degrees Type of remuneration Enhanced Multilayer Desposition(EMD) Exit pupil min. 3.5 mm Field of view 3.1 degrees Waterproof Yes Water resistance protection level IPX6 Exit pupil distance 15 mm Total length 370 mm Total width 213 mm Total height 122 mm Total net weight 3400 g Housing material Magnesium Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Explore Scientific offers free collimation service for the Giant Binoculars for the lifetime of the product. The customer is responsible for shipping both ways. Explore Scientific Giant Binoculars come with a 1-year warranty when registered within 60 days of purchase. The Explore Alliance membership program offers Extended Care for all Explore Scientific products with a paid membership. For more information on the Explore Alliance Click Here   
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Explore Scientific BT-82 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces Explore Scientific BT-82 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific BT-82 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces $1,799.99 $2,099.99
Explore Scientific BT-82 SF Large Binoculars with 62 Degree LER Eyepieces Giant binocular for observing the starry sky, nature and landscape. Observe the beauty of the starry sky at night and distant objects in nature during the day. Globular star clusters, glowing gas nebulae, the moon with its craters and even planets can be observed wonderfully on a clear night. But also all other distant things in nature and landscape, even ships and airplanes can be seen in detail. With the all-round binoculars of the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC BT series, you can get up very close. Thanks to the large, light-gathering lenses and the professional coatings on all lens surfaces, these binoculars produce bright and brilliant images even at night and at twilight, providing a special viewing pleasure. The comfortable 45 degree viewing angle allows fatigue-free use even when the binoculars are tilted strongly.  A large binocular can also be called a double refractor telescope One complete lens telescope with the full light gathering power is available per eye. Experience a whole new dimension of observing. Objects are reproduced almost vividly in these binoculars and observing with both eyes is basically very relaxed. Last but not least, this comfortable way of observation increases the recognition of the finest details and effectively prevents rapid eye fatigue. Extremely robust binoculars with magnesium housing, sealed and filled with nitrogen  The BT series binoculars are designed for tough outdoor use. The IPX6 sealed and nitrogen-filled design effectively prevents fogging of the internal optics even under difficult weather conditions. The very light magnesium housing saves weight and makes it easy to handle. Two EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 20mm eyepieces of the 62 degree LER series already included. EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC is an established manufacturer of extremely high-quality eyepieces in the astronomy scene. An optical system is only as good as its weakest component. Therefore we have decided to deliver these giant binoculars with a pair of quality eyepieces of the 62 degree LER series. With an apparent field of view of 62 degrees and a focal length of 20mm, the BT-82 binoculars produce a 24x magnification. Thus these wide-angle eyepieces offer a very good overview (field of view 2.6 degree) at moderate magnification. The large interpupillary distance of these LER (long eye relief) eyepieces of 15mm and soft silicone eyecups, which can be turned inside out, also guarantee a comfortable and relaxed view. For astronomy, a flat and sharp image field is advantageous and offers a particularly impressive viewing experience even during the day. Due to the waterproof design and the argon filling, these eyepieces are absolutely durable and easy to clean. Interchangeable eyepieces with 1.25 inch / 31.7mm plug-in diameter Adjust the magnification and field of view to your individual needs and choose from a wide range of available eyepieces. All eyepiece types with a plug-in diameter of 1.25 inch / 31.7mm can be used with the binoculars of the BT series. Especially recommended are EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC eyepieces of the 62 and 82 degree series with focal lengths from 8 to 26mm (see item No. 02188xx and 02196xx). The magnification can be varied from 18x to 60x (focal length binoculars: focal length eyepiece = magnification). The eyepieces are held in the binoculars by a precise brass compression ring clamp and guarantee a tilt free position.  Use of color and nebula filters for astronomical observations Increase the contrast and visibility of objects and details by screwing the corresponding filters directly into the thread of the eyepiece sleeves. The use of color and nebula filters must of course always be done in pairs. Suitable are all EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC screw filters with 1.25inch / 31.7mm diameter (see item No. 03102xx)  Comfortable 45 degree view and helical single focus The 45-degree viewing angle allows a relaxed observation position even when the binoculars are tilted strongly. Also the individual interpupillary distance can be adjusted in a range from 54 to 76mm. With the fine helical individual focusing, precise focusing is achieved effortlessly. Extendable dew caps The integrated dew caps can be removed in high humidity and cold conditions. This avoids fogging of the outer objective lenses and effectively shields additional control light coming in from the side. Integrated carrying handle A metal carrying handle located at the center of gravity facilitates transport and ensures a secure hold during tripod assembly. Suitable tripods and tripod connectionWhen using these large binoculars, a sturdy photo tripod with an appropriate load capacity is highly recommended. The connection is made via two 1/4 inch or one 3/8 inch threaded holes (standard photo tripod thread) in the tripod adapter of the binoculars. The ideal solution is to use the optional available EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC U-Mount with field tripod (item No. 01-14300). This is specially designed for the large binoculars of the BT series and carries these devices absolutely safely. The excellent mechanism with adjustable friction in both axes allows easy moving and tracking. The binocular position is kept stable depending on the adjusted friction intensity. Vibrations are reduced to a minimum by the massive construction of the U-Mount and the large stainless steel tripod. Even at high magnification there are no vibrations and the finest details can be observed. Standard Features Powerful large binoculars with a 82 mm objective diameter and 480 mm focal length Observe the moon, the planets and bright deep sky objects in the night sky as well as terrestrial targets Extremely robust binoculars, sealed and filled with nitrogen Convenient 45-degree view and individual focusing Carrying handle makes it easier to transport the binocular and ensures a secure hold during tripod assembly Includes two premium waterproof Explore Scientific 62 degree 20mm LER eyepieces Eyepiece holder 1.25 inch / 31.7mm, interchangeable eyepieces Extendable dew caps minimize condensation on the lenses Tripod connection: 2 x 1/4 inch and 1 x 3/8 inch photo thread Specifications Item Number 01-14210 Optical design Achromatic refractor Porro Mirror / lens diameter 82 mm Focal length 470 mm Focal ratio 5.7 Apparent Facial field 62 degrees Type of remuneration Enhanced Multilayer Desposition(EMD) Exit pupil min. 3.5 mm Field of view 2.6 degrees Waterproof Yes Water resistance protection level IPX6 Exit pupil distance 15 mm Total length 445 mm Total width 226 mm Total height 122 mm Total net weight 4300 g Housing material Magnesium Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Explore Scientific offers free collimation service for the Giant Binoculars for the lifetime of the product. The customer is responsible for shipping both ways. Explore Scientific Giant Binoculars come with a 1-year warranty when registered within 60 days of purchase. The Explore Alliance membership program offers Extended Care for all Explore Scientific products with a paid membership. For more information on the Explore Alliance Click Here 
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Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope $1,199.99 $1,499.99
Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope The Explore Scientific ED102 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Telescope is a true apochromat refractor that reveals our Moon’s stark chiseled craters, Jupiter’s orderly cloud belts and the blue-white stars of the Orion Nebula popping against the complex misty cloud they call home. The ED102 Essential Series Apochromatic Refractor will open up a treasure trove of night sky treats, and provide a solid optical platform to begin serious deep sky astrophotography.  A nice compromise between portability and aperture, this versatile high-end telescope offers true diffraction-limited optics and has an objective lens size that performs well in lunar, planetary and deep sky viewing situations. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA FCD1 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings. Comes with 2 extension tubes for the 2" rack-and-pinion focuser and the Explore Scientific 2N1 Finder Scope Base installed on scope. (Finder scope not included.) Specifications Item Number ES-ED10207-02 Focal Length 714mm Focal Ratio f/7 Magnitude 12.5 Resolution 1.14 arcsec Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 30.5"; 774mm Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 23.75"; 603mm Diameter 119mm Weight 12 lb; 5.4 kg Dovetail Vixen Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope $1,999.99 $2,499.99
Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope 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 102mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope. This is essentially the same scope as the ES-ED10207-02 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. This amazing little scope 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 102mm 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. ED102 Classic White f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 714mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser with 2 extension tubes; Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail, Explore Scientific 2N1 Hybrid Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 12lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included) Specifications Item Number FCD100–10207–02 Focal Length 714mm Focal Ratio f/7 Magnitude 12.5 Resolution 1.14 arcsec Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 30.5"; 774mm Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 23.75"; 603mm Diameter 119mm Weight 10.9 lb; 4.94 kg Dovetail 45 mm Wide V-Block, Similar to Vixen Dovetail Style Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber $2,499.99 $2,999.99
Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber The Explore Scientific ED102-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber has the advantages for astrophotographers and visual astronomers found in our metal-tube ED102 models, but with the advantage of making the instrument much lighter, and a lighter weight telescope performs better on any mount that it is used on.  This telescope includes genuine HOYA  FCD100 ED glass which is very similar in characteristics as OHARA’s 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 one of the premier ED glass types available. 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. This amazing scope 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. ED102 Carbon Fiber f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with HOYA FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 714mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser with 2 extension tubes; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Scientific 2N1 Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 9.3lbs. with cradle (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included) Specifications Item Number FCD100–10207-CF-01 Focal Length 714mm Focal Ratio f/7 Weight 9.5 lb; 4.3 kg Dovetail Plate 45mm Wide with Cone-Angle Adjustments (Vixen-style) Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope $1,999.99 $2,399.99
Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope The Original Classic Explore Scientific ED127 Air-Spaced Triplet, Retooled for the Astrophotographer:  New precision front cell with push-pull adjustments for tilt and centering adjustments to get the best collimation for the tightest stars. New 2-inch two-speed rack and pinion focuser with heavy-duty locks and rotation adjustment, to position and hold your imaging system. New retractable dew shield, for improved portability.  A proven performer for astrophotographers and critical visual astronomers alike, the Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor utilizes genuine HOYA FCD1 ED glass to deliver stunning details of the night sky’s most notable treasures. With its true apochromatic performance with diffraction-limited optics and ample aperture, this versatile model can showcase deep-sky delights like the edge-on Sombrero Galaxy with its distinct bulging center or the spiraling beauty of the face-on Pinwheel Galaxy as easily as it can reveal the intricacies of the Moon’s winding Hadley Rille. Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine FCD1 HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. The cradle rings feature a built-in handle, sculpted for secure handling. The top face of the handle is slotted to allow a 1/4x20 bolt for attaching a DSLR for "piggyback" imaging. The bottom of the cradle ring includes a V-block (Vixen-style) plate for attaching to your equatorial mount. The telescope comes with the Explore Scientific 2N1 Finder Scope Base installed. (Finder scope sold separately.) Specifications Item Number ES-ED127075-04 Focal Length 952mm Focal Ratio f/7.5 Magnitude 13 Resolution .9 arcsec Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 41.75"; 1060mm Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 33.25"; 849mm Diameter 130mm Weight 18lb; 8.16kg Dovetail Vixen Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber $5,499.99
Explore Scientific ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet Telescope in Carbon Fiber Observing with the ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet FCD1 Series Apochromatic Refractor in Carbon Fiber with genuine HOYA FCD1 ED Glass: Serious amateur astronomers who choose apochromatic refractors know that generally once you start using an instrument larger than 127mm, that the limitation of size and weight can become a problem, often requiring a larger-class equatorial mount that is expensive and heavy. For some, large and heavy telescopes and mounts are out of the question due to physical constraints. With the Explore Scientific ED152 at only 20.5 lbs, many mid-priced, lighter, and more portable equatorial mounts (such as the precision Losmandy G11 PMC-Eight) are perfectly matched with this optical tube assembly for high quality astrophotography and serious visual use. With its 44% increase in light grasp and image brightness compared to the ED127 Air-Spaced Triplet, and 125% increase compared to the ED102 Air-Spaced Triplet, the ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet FCD1 Series in Carbon Fiber is a research-class instrument, ready for high-productivity assignments. Observe moon transits with their shadows across the face of Jupiter, as well as structural detail and color variations within the wake of the Great Red Spot and at the boundaries of numerous equatorial cloud belts; resolve Cassini’s and Enke’s Divisions of Saturn’s rings and substructures within the rings themselves. Nebulae and galaxies objects appear like they are etched in crystal” some describe it as “three-dimensional” against a very dark sky because of the telescope’s unobstructed, high contrast optical system. Nebulae stand out in splendid detail, giving one the impression they are looking through a much larger aperture telescope, with filamentary structures observable even under less than optimal seeing conditions. A wide range of accessories is available to suit virtually any observing requirement. For the school or university observatory, or to add to the collection of instruments for the dedicated amateur astronomer, the ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet FCD1 Series in Carbon Fiber is a true work-horse optical instrument ready for any observing or imaging requirement. Specifications Item Number TED15208CF-HEX33 Focal Length 1216mm Focal Ratio f/8 Magnitude 13 Resolution .75 arcsec Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 52"; 1320mm Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 41"; 1041mm Diameter 152mm Weight 20.5lb; 9.3kg Dovetail Losmandy Total image circle 50.8mm Total image circle with 3" adapter 76mm Full illumination image circle with flat field adapter 36mm Full illumination image circle with 0.7 focal reducer (2") 20.9mm Full illumination image circle with 0.7 focal reducer (3") 30.3mm Image circle without distortion with flat field adapter 40.4mm Image circle without distortion with 0.7 focal reducer (2") 46.4mm Image circle without distortion with 0.7 focal reducer (3") 46.4mm Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope $899.99 $1,299.99
Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope The ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor is a true apochromatic telescope that reveals 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.  Offering true diffraction-limited optics with genuine HOYA FCD1 ED glass, the ED80 is the perfect size 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 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings on all optical surfaces. 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. The telescope tube's outside diameter is 91 mm. Explore Scientific 2" rack-and-pinion focuser comes with 2 extension tubes. Explore Scientific Hybrid Finder Scope Base installed on scope. (Finder scope not included.) Specifications  Item Number ES-ED0806-02 Focal Length 480mm Focal Ratio f/6 Limiting Magnitude 12 Resolution 1.45 arcsec Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 18.5"; 475mm Tube Length w/o Dew Shield 15"; 381mm Diameter 85mm Weight 5.95 lb; 2.7 kg Dovetail Vixen Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope $1,449.99 $1,899.99
Explore Scientific ED80-FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope 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-ED0806-02 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. The telescope tube's outside diameter is 91 mm. ED80 Classic White f/6 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 480mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser with 2 extension tubes; Integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail, Explore Scientific 2N1 Hybrid Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 7.5lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included) Video Specifications Item Number FCD100-0806-02 Focal Length 480mm Focal Ratio f/6 Limiting Magnitude 12 Resolution 1.45 arcsec Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 18.5"; 475mm Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 15"; 381mm Diameter 85mm Weight 7.5lb; 3.4kg Dovetail Vixen Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope $2,799.99 $3,099.99
Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope 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 this 127mm True Apochromatic Refractor from Explore Scientific’s FCD100 Series. Offering true diffraction-limited optics, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for spontaneous stargazing sessions. 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.  This amazing scope 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. ED127 Classic White f/7.5 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 952mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser with 2 extension tubes; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Scientific 2N1 Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 18lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included) Video Specifications Item Number FCD100–127075–02 Focal Length 952mm Focal Ratio f/7.5 Limiting Magnitude 13 Resolution .9 arcsec Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 41.75"; 1060mm Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 33.25"; 849mm Diameter 130mm Weight 18lb; 8.2kg Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope with 2.5 Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope with 2.5
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope with 2.5" HEX Focuser $3,379.99 $3,899.99
Explore Scientific FCD100 Series 127mm f/7.5 Carbon Fiber Triplet ED APO Refractor Telescope with 2.5" HEX Focuser 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 ED127-FCD100 Air-Spaced Triplet APO refractor telescope in lightweight Carbon Fiber! This refractor telescope has all the great features of the original EDT-127075-CF but includes genuine HOYA’s premium FCD100 ED glass which is very similar in characteristics as OHARA’s 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 one of the premier ED glass types available. 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. This amazing scope 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. ED127 Carbon Fiber f/7.5 Air Spaced Triplet with HOYA FCD100 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 952mm focal length; 2.5" HEX Focuser with 2 extension tubes; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Scientific 2N1 Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal. Weighs 14lbs. (Case and Finder Scope NOT Included) Video Specifications Item Number FCD100–127075-CF-01 Focal Length 952mm Focal Ratio f/7.5 Limiting Magnitude 13 Resolution .9 arcsec Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 41.75"; 1060mm Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 33.25"; 849mm Diameter 145mm Weight 14 lb; 6.4 kg Dovetail Vixen Shipping Information Orders typically get shipped out within 1-2 business days and get delivered within 3-5 business days after they're shipped. You will receive an order confirmation email and a tracking number once your order has shipped.If for some reason you order an item that is out of stock, our support team will reach out to either give you more information on when your item will arrive or give you a full refund. Please check out our shipping policy for more information. Warranty Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.
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Explore Scientific Giant Binoculars Finder Adapter Explore Scientific Giant Binoculars Finder Adapter
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific Giant Binoculars Finder Adapter $19.99 $29.99
Giant Binoculars Finder Adapter This device allows you to attach the Explore Scientific Hybrid 2N1 finder base to our Giant Binocular Series, allowing easy pointing/aiming at your target. With the Hybrid 2N1 finder base, you can use either the Explore Scientific / Meade finder foot, or the Synta / Orion / Celestron mini-Vixen-style finder foot.
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Explore Scientific U-mount with tripod for large binoculars Explore Scientific U-mount with tripod for large binoculars
Explore Scientific Explore Scientific U-mount with tripod for large binoculars $749.99 $1,049.99
Explore Scientific U-mount with tripod for large binoculars When using large binoculars, a stable mount and tripod with a suitable load-bearing capacity are essential. The new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC U-mount with field tripod has been specially designed for the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC BT large binoculars series, but also fits most other binoculars with a lens diameter of 70 to 120mm that have a 1/4 inch photo thread connection on the underside. With the U-mount there is no shaking or annoying vibrations, the combination is as if made from one piece and provides unadulterated observation fun in all setting positions of the binoculars. Regardless of whether you are surveying the starry sky or observing the landscape, the U-Mount is a solid base for your large binoculars and enables smooth and even movements in both axes. The U-mount as a base for large binoculars and always with you on every excursionAn easily transportable but solid mount is essential when using large binoculars. A simple photo tripod with a ball head or video tilt head is quickly overwhelmed here. The new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC U-mount has a fine-grained mechanism with adjustable friction in both axes, and enables easy adjustment and tracking even when the payload is fully utilized. Depending on the set intensity of the friction, the position of the binoculars is kept stable or a soft and even movement can take place. The large adjusting screws on both axes run smoothly and are easy to use even with gloves and clammy fingers. The massive construction of the U-mount reduces vibrations to an absolute minimum. Even at high magnification there is no blurring and the finest details can be observed. The U-mount and tripod can be separated for easy transport. Assembly of the large binoculars on the U-mountWith the help of the quick-change adapter plate included in the scope of delivery, the binoculars can be mounted and removed again in a few seconds. This is a major advantage, especially for mobile outdoor use. The connection between the binoculars and the adapter plate is made using two 1/4 inch threaded bolts (standard photo tripod thread), which are guided variably in an elongated hole. Universal use with different binoculars is therefore possible. The double screw connection guarantees a very secure fit of the binoculars. The adapter plate itself is also attached to the U-mount with the help of two large clamping screws, which can also be easily operated with gloves. Nothing wobbles here and all controls are easy to use. The field tripod provides a secure standRegardless of the surface, the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC tripod offers a secure stand. The solid aluminum and stainless steel construction effectively suppress any kind of vibrations. The 50mm diameter stainless steel tripod legs and the aluminum tripod head plate are an ideal combination and offer maximum stability with a moderate transport weight of only 5.8kg. With the tripod legs put on and pushed in, the transport dimensions are only 80cm long. The accessory tray included in the scope of delivery also serves to brace the tripod legs towards the outside and thereby increase stability. By pulling out the tripod legs, the working height for the binoculars can be individually adjusted in a range from approx. 100 to 140cm. Features Solid fork mount with tripod for large binoculars Carries binoculars up to 12kg and a width of max.290mm Soft and even movement of the large binoculars Infinitely variable friction adjustment in both axes Large handwheels - can also be operated with gloves Adjustment range AZ / ALT: 360 degrees / 0 to 90 degrees Optimal vibration damping thanks to the stainless steel tripod Comfortable observation position in all positions Adjustment height of tripod with mount: approx. 100 to 140 cm Integrated accessory tray made of aluminum
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