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Carbon Fiber ED115 f/5.5 APO Triplet with Ohara FPL53 optics


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Description 

ED APO FPL-53 SERIES

Apochromatic (ED APO) lenses are designed to bring all the colors into focus in the same plane where as Achromatic lenses are corrected to bring two wavelengths into focus in the same plane. 

FPL-53 is manufactured by Ohara in Japan. This glass is used in the FPL-53 ED Carbon Fiber Series Apochromatic high-performance astrograph refractors designed to take your astrophotography to the next level.

Chromatic aberration is the phenomenon of different colors focusing at different distances from a lens. Telescope objective lenses for wide-band digital imaging in astronomy must have apochromatic correction, as the optical sensitivity of typical CCD imaging arrays can extend from the ultraviolet through the visible spectrum and into the near infrared wavelength range. Apochromatic designs require optical glasses with special dispersive properties to achieve three color crossings. Explore Scientific achieves this using costly ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass.

Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific’s 115mm FPL-53 Apochromatic Refractor.

This is an all new design from Explore Scientific and offers greater quality optics provided by Ohara. We use Ohara FPL-53 glass in these optics which is very similar in characteristics as Hoya FCD-100. 

Combining it with optical glass of high refractive index allows us to achieve unprecedented advanced chromatic aberration correction. Ohara FPL-53 is considered the best glass ever produced by Ohara. Having a true diffraction-limited optical design and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope 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.

ED115mm f/5.5 Air Spaced Triplet with Ohara FPL-53 optics and Integrated Dew Shield; 632mm 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. Weighs 15lbs. (Finder Scope NOT Included.  Finder Scope Base not included with Feather Touch Focuser)

Specifications

Description ED115mm FPL-53 Series Carbon Fiber Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor
Item Number FPL53-115CF-01
Focal Length 632mm
Focal Ratio f/5.5
Limiting
Magnitude
13
Resolution .9 arcsec
Tube Length
w/ Dew Shield
26"; 660mm
Tube Length
w/out Dew Shield
23.75"; 603mm
Diameter 115mm
Weight 15lb; 10kg
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

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