If you're looking for a perfect grab and go refractor telescope that doesn't sacrifice optical quality, then Explore Scientific has you covered here. Utilizing premium quality Hoya FCD100 glass, the three element design results in virtual elimination of chromatic aberration. Combine the portability with the crisp refractor images and relatively wide potential field of view and you have a very versatile machine.
The triple element optical design achieves vivid, high contrast images by incorporating genuine extra-low diffusion (ED) FCD100 glass from Hoya Japan, which is treated with proprietary EMD multi-layer coating to eliminate light scatter and increase durability.
2.5" HEXagonal Rack and Pinion 10:1 two-speed Focuser:
As you're making fine focusing adjustments, you'll appreciate the solid design and feel of this focuser.
Included in the Box:
This machine comes with a 99% reflecting 2" star diagonal mirror for ease of viewing. Also included is a 'vixen style' dovetail base, compatible with mounts made by Explore, Meade, Celestron, Vixen and more. The body is equipped with a base for an Explore Finder Scope, which is sold separately.
|Tube Length w/ Dew Shield||18.5"; 475mm|
|Tube Length w/out Dew Shield||15"; 381mm|
|Weight||7.5 lb; 3.4 kg|