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Explore Scientific 152 mm Carbon Fiber Triplet ED Refractor with Hexagonal 3" Focuser & 2" Diagonal - TED15208CF-HEX

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Explore Scientific 152 mm Carbon Fiber Triplet ED Refractor
with Hexagonal 3" Rack & Pinion Focuser




Last one at this price! The Explore Scientific 152 mm Carbon Fiber Triplet ED Refractor is a major league refractor that produces exquisite views of the night sky.




  • Equipped with an Explore Scientific 3" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion Focuser


  • The Explore Scientific 152 mm Triplet Refractor is Light Weight. At an out of box weight of 24 lb you will have a multitude of mounting options to choose from


  • The Explore Scientific 152 Triplet has a f/8 Focal Ratio


  • An adjustable lens cell allows for collimation adjustment


  • Included with this telescope is a carbon fiber 2" Dielectric Diagonal that has mirror adjustment screws at the back of the diagonal for optimal adjustment capability


  • The triplet lens set of the Explore Scientific 152mm is produced in Japan by HOYA


  • Made from FCD1 (Dense Fluor Crown) glass the Explore Scientific 152 offers superior sharpness and color correction


Standard Equipment & Accessories of the Explore Scientific 152 mm ED Triplet Include:






  • 3" Explore Scientific Hexagonal Dual Speed Focuser


  • Rock Solid Hard Case that holds the scope and all of the included accessories


  • 2" Carbon Fiber Plated, Adjustable Dielectric Diagonal


  • Losmandy-style Dovetail Plate


  • Cradle Ring with Handle


  • 5 Year Explore Scientific Warranty (After You Return Registration Card)




We recently had the opportunity to handle this telescope and were struck by its light weight of 24 lb relative to its substantial size. The benefit here is that you don't have to spend $5000 plus to support a refractor of this size. New tricked-out accessories also accompany this scope such as a feature-packed carrying case, 3" rack & pinion focuser, and a 2" carbon-plated adjustable dielectric diagonal. Overall, this scope is a great option for someone looking for a large high-end refractor packed full of accessories.

Description
Description

Explore Scientific 152 mm Carbon Fiber Triplet ED Refractor
with Hexagonal 3" Rack & Pinion Focuser

Last one at this price! The Explore Scientific 152 mm Carbon Fiber Triplet ED Refractor is a major league refractor that produces exquisite views of the night sky.

  • Equipped with an Explore Scientific 3" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion Focuser

  • The Explore Scientific 152 mm Triplet Refractor is Light Weight. At an out of box weight of 24 lb you will have a multitude of mounting options to choose from

  • The Explore Scientific 152 Triplet has a f/8 Focal Ratio

  • An adjustable lens cell allows for collimation adjustment

  • Included with this telescope is a carbon fiber 2" Dielectric Diagonal that has mirror adjustment screws at the back of the diagonal for optimal adjustment capability

  • The triplet lens set of the Explore Scientific 152mm is produced in Japan by HOYA

  • Made from FCD1 (Dense Fluor Crown) glass the Explore Scientific 152 offers superior sharpness and color correction

Standard Equipment & Accessories of the Explore Scientific 152 mm ED Triplet Include:

  • 3" Explore Scientific Hexagonal Dual Speed Focuser

  • Rock Solid Hard Case that holds the scope and all of the included accessories

  • 2" Carbon Fiber Plated, Adjustable Dielectric Diagonal

  • Losmandy-style Dovetail Plate

  • Cradle Ring with Handle

  • 5 Year Explore Scientific Warranty (After You Return Registration Card)

We recently had the opportunity to handle this telescope and were struck by its light weight of 24 lb relative to its substantial size. The benefit here is that you don't have to spend $5000 plus to support a refractor of this size. New tricked-out accessories also accompany this scope such as a feature-packed carrying case, 3" rack & pinion focuser, and a 2" carbon-plated adjustable dielectric diagonal. Overall, this scope is a great option for someone looking for a large high-end refractor packed full of accessories.

Specifications
Specifications
Model Number TED15208CF-HEX
Telescope Series Explore ED Air-Spaced Triplets
Focal Ratio f/8
Optical Design Refractor
Telescope Aperture 152mm (5.98")
Telescope Mount Type No Mount - OTA Only
Type of Electronics OTA Only - No Electronics
Number of Refractor Elements 3 (Triplet)
Focal Length (mm) 1216
Optical Coatings Explore EMD
Highest Useful Magnification 300x
Focuser Size 3"
Focuser Speed Dual Speed
Telescope OTA Outside Diameter (in.) 6.5 (165 mm)
Telescope OTA Length (in.) 52
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) 21
Warranty One (1) Year with Limited Lifetime Option
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • Explore Scientific 152 mm Carbon Fiber Air-Spaced ED Triplet Refractor OTA
  • 3" Dual-Speed Hexagonal Focuser
  • 2" Diagonal with 99% Reflectivity
  • 2" and 1.25" Adapters
  • Cradle Ring with Handle
  • Removeable Dew Shield
  • Losmandy-Style Dovetail Plate
  • Deluxe Carry Case
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