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Explore Scientific Classic White Aluminum ED80 f/6 APO Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics

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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.

Quality Optics:

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.

Specifications:

 Item Number FCD100-0806-01
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 7.5 lb; 3.4 kg
Dovetail Vixen

 

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

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.

Quality Optics:

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.

Specifications:

 Item Number FCD100-0806-01
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 7.5 lb; 3.4 kg
Dovetail Vixen

 

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

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Great

This was an awesome buy! Great starter telescope, would recommend!

I took the attached photo with my phone through the telescope (with the phone included smartphone adapter)

Amazing!

This telescope is awesome. My wife and I are serious beginners and have been loving it. Ryan with telescope space has been nothing but incredible. So very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Thank you guys so much for a fantastic start to this amazing hobby!!!

Quality and value - across the board

My first telescope purchase and I hit the jackpot with Telescope Space! While doing my research, I found that pricing at the various online sites was very comparable. I chose Telescope Space for my purchase because of the avaialability of the equipment in which I was intersted. Little did I know that I would receive the absolute best online customer service I have ever experienced. And when I was having a problem with my newly purchased telescope (my problem - not the equipment's) I made a call to Telescope Space and was provided fantastic assistance by the founder of the company.

If you value customer service, I strongly suggest using telescope Space for all your astronomical optical needs - you won't be sorry you did. . .

Great Telescope for beginner

Astronomer myself, I choiced this telescope for my 5 years old son who wants to explore the Universe.... And I ve been very impressed by the global quality of this product... all the optics are good enough to watch planets and near Messier objects....It s a great deal for all beginner (young and even expert)...