Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope (OTA only)

Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 Carbon Fiber APO Triplet Refractor Telescope Kit

Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 Carbon Fiber APO Triplet Refractor Telescope Kit

B&H # EXEDT10207CK MFR # EDT10207CF-EXOS2GT
Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 Carbon Fiber APO Triplet Refractor Telescope Kit

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Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope (OTA only) BRESSER Exos-2GT Computerized German Equatorial Mount with Tripod Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 Carbon Fiber APO Triplet Refractor Telescope Kit

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  • 102mm Aperture
  • 714mm Focal Length, f/7 Focal Ratio
  • Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Proprietary EMD Enhanced Multi-coatings
  • Apochromatic Triplet Lens System
  • Two-Speed 2" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • StarTracker Go-To Computer Kit
  • 100,000-Object Astronomical Database
  • Illuminated Polar Finder Scope
  • 2" Adjustable-Height Tripod with Tray
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  • 1Description

The Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 Carbon Fiber APO Triplet Refractor Telescope Kit from B&H features a triplet apochromatic lens system with Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and Explore Scientific's proprietary anti-reflection EMD fully multi-coated optics. This combination of glass, lens system, and coatings eliminates chromatic and spherical aberrations for clear and bright images without distortion across the entire field of view, with true color rendition. With its fast f/7 focal ratio, this scope is not only easy to transport and set up, when used with the included GoTo mount it is ideally suited for astrophotography or imaging of the Moon, planets, bright deep-sky objects, or wide-field photos. To help reduce weight for easier transport and to lessen the load on the mount, the OTA is constructed of carbon fiber. The use of carbon fiber reduces the OTAs weight by more than two pounds versus the comparably-sized aluminum Essential series version without sacrificing structural strength and durability.

To guide and control the OTA, Explore Scientific includes Bresser's Exos-2GT computerized German equatorial mount and a tripod that helps take the guess-work out of astronomy and gets you observing faster. Controlling the mount is the SkyTracker hand controller. It has more than 100,000 objects with the ability for users to input custom coordinates and favorites. With a slew speed of 2°/second and nine tracking speeds the SkyTracker can accurately keep near and deep sky objects such as the Moon, planets, galaxies and nebulae centered in your eyepiece for long exposure imaging and astrophotography or prolonged observation sessions.

The tripod is built with large 2" diameter stainless steel legs and tight tolerances to reduce vibration for clearer viewing. A center stabilizer bar pulls the accessory tray up to lock the legs in place adding further rigidity and vibration reduction. It is adjustable from 29 to 49" to accommodate a wide range of users and features large thumbscrews for tool-free adjustment in the field. An adjustable plastic tray is also included with the tripod to keep eyepieces, flashlights, and other accessories safe and at the ready.

  • Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope (OTA only)

    The ED102 102mm f/7 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope from Explore Scientific is a versatile optical tube assembly that is powerful enough to clearly see the planets and bright deep sky objects. It has a relatively small form-factor that makes it perfect as a portable grab-and-go option, or set up on a dual-mount rig for astrophotography/astroimaging. Using Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass in a triplet lens configuration, with fully multicoated optics, creates images that are clear and bright without distortion across the entire field of view, with true color rendition.

    Its carbon fiber optical tube is temperature-resistant with reduced expansion/contraction due to temperature changes that can affect the fine focusing abilities under extreme fluctuations. The carbon fiber is durable while reducing the overall weight. A 2" 90° star diagonal is included for comfortable viewing and aids in viewing objects approaching the zenith. The included hard carrying case protects the OTA during transportation and storage with custom-cut foam for the scope, diagonal, a finderscope, and eyepieces.

    Optical Performance
    • 102mm objective lens
    • 714mm focal length
    • Focal ratio: f/7
    • Refractor-style optical design
    • Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass
    • Proprietary anti-reflection EMD enhanced multicoatings on all optics
    • Triplet optical design virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations
    • Carbon fiber OTA eliminates focus change due to shrinking/expansion caused by temperature changes
    Use and Handling
    • 2" rack-and-pinion focuser
    • Bracket for user-supplied finderscope
    • 2" 90° star diagonal included
    • Two 2" threaded extender-tubes provide additional back-focus range if required
    • 1.25" eyepiece adapter to use smaller barreled eyepieces/accessories
    Construction Details
    • Vixen-style dovetail plate for easy compatibility with a variety of mounts
    • Lightweight and durable carbon fiber optical tube
    • Hard carry case included for safe storage and transport
  • BRESSER Exos-2GT Computerized German Equatorial Mount with Tripod

    Built for use by beginners or experienced amateurs, Bresser's Exos-2GT Computerized German Equatorial Mount with Tripod helps take the guess-work out of astronomy and gets you observing faster by combining an EQ mount and stainless steel tripod with a 100,000+ database computer guidance system and dual-axis motors. The mount is designed for refractors up to 152mm aperture and reflectors of up to 203mm, with a maximum payload capacity of 29 pounds. To make set-up and alignment faster and easier, Bresser includes an illuminated polar finder scope for use in the Northern Hemisphere. It features a GP-level dovetail saddle for compatible OTAs and an integrated bubble level to assist in set-up.

    The SkyTracker kit includes the hand controller unit, and right ascension and declination motors. Its hand controller has more than 100,000 objects with the ability for users to input custom coordinates and favorites. With a slew speed of 2°/second and nine tracking speeds the SkyTracker can accurately keep near and deep sky objects such as the Moon, planets, galaxies and nebulae centered in your eyepiece for long exposure imaging and astrophotography or prolonged observation sessions.

    The tripod is built with large 2" diameter stainless steel legs and tight tolerances to reduce vibration for clearer viewing. A center stabilizer bar pulls the accessory tray up to lock the legs in place adding further rigidity and vibration reduction. It is adjustable from 29 to 49" to accommodate a wide range of users and features large thumbscrews for tool-free adjustment in the field. An adjustable plastic tray is also included with the tripod to keep eyepieces, flashlights, and other accessories safe and at the ready.

    Mount
    • Cast aluminum with white powder-coat
    • GP-level dovetail saddle to mount compatible OTAs
    • Ball bearings on both axes reduce vibrations and minimize backlash
    • Integrated bubble level on mount base
    • 9.9lb (4.5kg) counterweight with 20mm diameter bar
    • Latitude, Right Ascension, and Declination scales
    • Right ascension axis release lever allows for fast adjustment
    • Illuminated polar finder scope to increase alignment precision
    StarTracker Go-To System
    • Dual-axis DC servo motors with digital encoders
    • Database includes over 100,000 astronomical objects
    • Add user-defined objects and favorites
    • Controls dual axis motors for precision tracking
    • Slewing speed: 2° per second
    • Nine tracking rates for near and deep-sky objects
    • 2.5x1.4" (6.3x3.6cm) LCD screen, eight-rows with 21 digits per row
    Tripod
    • Three-section adjustable-height
    • 29lb payload capacity
    • 2.0" stainless steel legs
    • 29 to 49" height range
    • Center stabilizer bar locks legs in place to reduce vibrations
    • Accessory tray with holes for 1.25" eyepieces
    • Spiked feet for use in ground and grass for increased stability, especially on rough or uneven area
    UPC: 812257016501
In the Box
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Explore Scientific ED102 102mm f/7 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope (OTA only)
    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 4" (10.2 cm)
    Focal Length 714 mm
    Focal Ratio f/7
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2" directly into focus tube
    1.25" with included adapter
    Diagonal 2" 90° star
    Finderscope None
    Tripod None
    Mount Type Vixen-style dovetail
    Optical Tube Dimensions Diameter: 4.7" (12.0 cm)
    Length: 26" (66.0 cm), with dew shield
    Length: 23.8" (60.4 cm), without dew shield
    Weight 7 lb (3.2 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.5 x 15.0 x 14.0"
  • BRESSER Exos-2GT Computerized German Equatorial Mount with Tripod
    Mount Type German equatorial
    Load Capacity 28.7 lb / 13.0 kg
    Motor Dual axis motors
    GO-TO Capability StarTracker Go-To system
    Polar Axis Scope Yes
    Includes Tripod/Pier Steel adjustable-height tripod
    2.0" / 5.1 cm diameter legs
    Height, collapsed: 29.0" / 73.7 cm
    Height, extended: 49.0" / 124.5 cm
    Power Source Rechargeable battery pack
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 20.5 x 9.6"

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