Certified Pre-Owned Explore Scientific ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope - CPO-FPL53–165CF-01

Original Price $ 11,999.99
Current Price $ 8,499.95
SKU CPO-FPL53-165CF-01
BARCODE 812257017652

Certified Pre-Owned Refurbished

These Certified Pre-Owned items -- including telescopes and accessories -- have been thoroughly inspected by the Explore Scientific Quality Control Team to ensure the item meets our high standard. The item is then repacked, often in a new box, and prepared for shipment.

Generally these items come from one of two sources: returned, often in like new condition; or, were traded in on another item.

Certified Pre-Owned items carry the standard Limited One-Year Warranty on mechanical and optical systems; however, because these items are pre-owned, they DO NOT carry a cosmetic warranty.

Description

Explore Scientific's largest refractor telescope incorporates our true three-element apochromat design the ED165-FPL53 with an aperture of 165mm (6.5-inch) utilizes one of the highest performance extra-low dispersion materials obtainable: OHARA FPL-53 ED Glass. Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or some of the most challenging deep sky objects with Explore Scientific’s ED165-FPL53 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor.

Combining FPL-53 with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. OHARA FPL-53 is considered one of the best glass types ever produced. Having a true diffraction-limited optical design, this large high performance refractor  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 OHARA FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.

In addition, this amazing scope also includes a 3" Hexagonal focuser with very rigid design and strong support. Up to 10 lbs of gear can be loaded onto this focuser.

ED165mm f/7 Air Spaced Triplet with Ohara FPL-53 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 1155mm focal length; 3" HEX Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Vixen Style Dovetail Plate; Explore Finder Scope Base installed on scope; 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal; and a hard TSA approved carrying case.  (Finder Scope NOT Included)

Specs

Item Number CPO-FPL53–165CF-01
Focal Length 1155mm
Focal Ratio f/7
Limiting Magnitude 13
Resolution .9 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 52"; 1320mm
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 41"; 1041mm
Diameter 165mm
Weight 27.6lb; 12.51kg
Dovetail Losmandy D

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