Explore Scientific FCD100 Series ED127mm f/7.5 Apo Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope (OTA only)

Explore Scientific FCD100 Series ED127mm f/7.5 Apo Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope (OTA only)

Explore Scientific FCD100 Series ED127mm f/7.5 Apo Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope (OTA only)

B&H # EXFCD10012CF MFR # FCD100-127075-CF
Explore Scientific FCD100 Series ED127mm f/7.5 Apo Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope (OTA only)

Show MoreLess

Close

Now Viewing:

Special Order
Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Product Highlights

  • 127mm Aperture Refractor OTA
  • 952mm Focal Length, f/7.5 Focal Ratio
  • Hoya FCD100 Anomalous ED Glass
  • Apochromatic Triplet Lens System
  • Proprietary EMD Enhanced Multi-Coatings
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • Lightweight Carbon Fiber Optical Tube
  • Heavy-Duty 2.5" Hexagonal Focuser
  • 90° Dielectric Star Diagonal
Show moreShow less

Focuser: 2.5" HEX Focuser

2"/2-Speed Rack-and-Pinion

Not available with current selections

2.5" HEX Focuser 3"/2-Speed Rack-and-Pinion

Special Order

OTA Material: Carbon Fiber

Aluminum

Not available with current selections

Carbon Fiber

Aperture, Glass: 127mm, Hoya FCD100 ED

102mm, Hoya FCD100 ED

Not available with current selections

102mm, Standard ED

Not available with current selections

127mm, Hoya FCD100 ED 127mm, Standard ED

Not available with current selections

80mm, Standard ED

Not available with current selections

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Dec 17th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Arturo M. (Wk 3)

Rich P. (Wk 4)

Valeria A. (Wk 5)

Sabrina B. (Wk 6)

Official Rules

OFFICIAL B&H $500.00 GIFT CARD DASH SWEEPSTAKE RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only

Email

Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
$2,379.00
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Explore Scientific FCD100-127075-CF overview

  • 1Description

Outfitted with upgraded optical glass, the Explore Scientific FCD100 Series ED127mm f/7.5 Apo Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope utilizes superior Japanese-made Hoya FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) and anomalous dispersion glass to correct chromatic aberration for true color fidelity and improved contrast. Complementing the glass is an apochromatic triplet lens configuration that corrects spherical aberration to improve resolution and sharpness, and further corrects chromatic aberration. These design features produce a powerful optical tube assembly (OTA) that can be used to see detailed views of celestial objects from the Moon to deep sky objects like nebulae and galaxies. The optical performance, when coupled with its large focuser, makes this an ideal OTA for astrophotography and imaging, or as a convenient grab-and-go option for fast observation sessions.

This version of the ED127 OTA is outfitted with a 2.5" hexagonal focuser that can comfortably support up to 10 pounds of accessories, such as larger imaging rigs, while the larger drawtube ensures complete coverage of larger imaging sensors - further marking this scope as being ideal for astrophotography. Its carbon fiber optical tube is temperature resistant, with reduced expansion/contraction due to temperature changes that can affect the fine-focusing abilities. In addition to the resistance, the carbon fiber is as durable as aluminum but with a reduced overall weight.

Optical Performance
  • 127mm objective lens
  • 952mm focal length
  • Focal ratio: f/7.5
  • Refractor-style optical design
  • Hoya FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) and anomalous dispersion glass has a high refractive index to correct chromatic aberration for true color fidelity and improved contrast
  • Apochromatic triplet optical design corrects spherical aberration to improve resolution and sharpness, and further corrects chromatic aberration
  • Proprietary EMD enhanced multi-coatings on all optical surfaces
  • Resolution: 0.9 arc sec
Use and Handling
Focuser:

  • 2.5" hexagonal focuser
  • Heavy-duty design can hold gear and accessories up to 10 pounds
  • Oversized drawtube ensures complete coverage for large imaging sensors

Accessories:

  • Highly reflective 2" dielectric 90° star diagonal
  • 2" and 1.25" eyepiece adapter to use smaller barreled eyepieces/accessories
  • Factory-installed bracket for user-supplied finderscope
Construction Details
  • Carbon fiber optical tube eliminates focus change due to shrinking/expansion caused by temperature changes while reducing overall weight versus aluminum OTAs
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate for easy compatibility with a variety of mounts
  • Integrated dew shield helps to prevent external condensation while viewing
UPC: 812257018437
In the Box
Explore Scientific FCD100 Series ED127mm f/7.5 Apo Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope (OTA only)
  • 2" Eyepiece Adapter
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • 2" 90° Star Diagonal
  • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty, Extendable to Transferrable Lifetime Warranty with Registration
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Explore Scientific FCD100-127075-CF specs

    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 127mm
    Focal Length 952mm
    Focal Ratio f/7.5
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2" or 1.25" with included adapters
    Diagonal 2" 90° star
    Finderscope None
    Tripod None
    Mount Type Vixen-style dovetail
    Optical Tube Dimensions Diameter: 5.1" / 13.0 cm
    Length: 41.7" / 106.0 cm, with dew shield
    Length: 33.4" / 84.9 cm, without dew shield
    Weight 14.0 lb / 6.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 11.0 x 11.0"

    Explore Scientific FCD100-127075-CF reviews

    Be the first to review this item

    Explore Scientific FCD100-127075-CF Q&A

    Explore Scientific FCD100-127075-CF accessories

    See any errors on this page? Let us know. eeduzaarweytuvaffdxucw