102mm Apochromatic Refractor

$ 999.99

102mm Apochromatic Refractor

From our Moon’s chiseled craters to Jupiter’s orderly cloud belts to the blue-white stars of the Orion Nebula popping against the complex misty cloud they call home, Explore Scientific’s 102mm Apochromatic Refractor can open up a treasure trove of night sky treats.

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 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.

  Description ED102mm Essential Series Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor
  Item Number ES-ED10207-01
  Focal Length 714mm
  Focal Ratio f/7
  Resolution 1.14 arcsec
  Tube Length
w/ Dew Shield
30.5"; 774mm
  Tube Length
w/out Dew Shield
23.75"; 603mm
  Diameter 119mm
  Weight 9.6 lb; 4.4 kg
  Dovetail Vixen

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. For more information Click Here.

Darryl Powell
Cloudy Nights Up

ED102 Air-Spaced Triplet. I have a few scopes up 14 inch SCT, I can say without reservation, get the ES 102. I have this scope and use it more than any others. This is a super good scope with sharp optics and great contrast. I sold all my 80mm scopes. So as the others have said, get the 102 and don’t look back.