The Explore Scientific Essential Series Aluminum 102 mm f/7 Triplet Refractor is an instrument designed for research level viewing and photography, while being rugged enough to handle the rigors of club viewing nights. The triple element optical design offers industry standard apochromatic views while achieving a good balance between wide, light gathering aperture and portability.
The triple element optical design achieves vivid, high contrast images by incorporating genuine extra-low diffusion (ED) glass from Hoya Japan, which is treated with proprietary EMD multi-layer coating to eliminate light scatter and increase durability.
Two-Speed Rack and Pinion Focuser:
The outstanding optics of this machine will compel you to push the magnification on clear nights. In such situations you will appreciate the ability to finely adjust the focus of celestial objects.
Included in the Box:
This machine comes with a 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||30.5"; 774mm|
|Tube Length w/out Dew Shield||23.75"; 603mm|
|Weight||9.6 lb; 4.4 kg|