EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED APO 102mm f/7 FCD-100 CF HEX

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ED APO 102mm f/7 FCD-100 CF HEX

  • Three lens apochromat with two air spaces
  • Aperture 102mm; focal length 714mm; f/7
  • HOYA FCD-100 glass for maximal color fidelity
  • Weigth:3,3kg, lightweight due to carbon fiber tube
  • High end 2,5" Hexafoc 10:1 DeLuxe Focuser
  • 2" Star Diagonal 99% included
  • Extension tubes for focusser (2pcs)
  • Handle features mounting place for cameras and smartphones
  • 44mm universal dovetail with stainless steel protection included (Fits Super/Great Polaris, EQ5, LXD75, EXOS-II)
  • Dewshield slides onto tube for easy transport

£1,998.00*

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Product number: 0112109
GTIN/EAN: 4007922036311
Product information "EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC ED APO 102mm f/7 FCD-100 CF HEX"
Highly corrected 102mm air-spaced triplet apochromat (with three lenses) and carbon fiber tube and a 2.5" high-precision HEXAFOC focuser.   

Apochromats are the ultimate choice in small to medium sized telescopes: the combination of compactness, transportability, very high image contrast and sharpness together with the possibility to make excellent astrophotos cannot be bested. The advances in glass manufacturing during the last few years have made true apochromats available to more astronomy enthusiasts than ever before. The new Explore Scientific FCD-100 CF Hex represents another major improvement in this field - the overall correction (color and spherical) is setting new standards in this price class. The optical design shows a polystrehl value of 0,97 indicating a level of correction that is absolutely top of the line.

This excellent apochromat is a very versatile telescope: the fast f-ratio makes short exposure times possible. The high contrast and sharpness of the image provide breathtaking views of large objects like the North america nebula or the Andromeda galaxy as well as tack sharp planetary images. The telescope is lightweight and compact - the dew shield slides down the tube to minimize size for transportation. Revolutionary glass and precision manufacturing created a telescope that offers observing joy on the highest level. This does not only qualify this telescope as the ideal travel scope, it is also the perfect choice for fast observations and for astrophotography. The excellent 2,5" HEXAFOC focuser with 10:1 reduction is perfect for this - the large inner diameter of 65mm prevents vignetting by the focuser when the telescope is used for astrophotography with large sensors. 

These very popular EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Triplet ED APO Refractors we do offer in 3 different product lines:

Essential Line: 
HOYA FCD-1 Glass lens, AL-Tube, 2.0" Rack&Pinion Focusser with 1:10, 2.0" Star Diagonal 99% Reflectivity (see Part No. 0112084(AL), 0112106(AL), 0112132(AL)), 0112155(CF + 3"FT)) 

Professional Line: 
HOYA FCD-100 Glas lens, AL/CF-Tube, 2.5" HEXAFOC Focusser with 1:10, 2.0" Star Diagonal 99% Reflectivity (see Part No. 0112086(AL), 0112108(AL), 0112109(CF), 0112134(AL), 0112135(CF))

High-End Line: 
OHARA FPL-53 Glass lens, Carbon(CF) Tube, 3.0" Feather-Touch Focusser with 1:10, 2.0" Star Diagonal 99% Reflectivity (see Part No. 0112165(CF))


SPECIFICATIONS
  • Aperture: 102mm
  • Focal Length: 714mm
  • Focal ratio: f/7.0
  • Design: Apochromat with three lenses, two air spaces and FCD-100 glass
  • Weigth: 3,3kg , lightweight due to carbon fiber tube
  • Backfocus: 150mm above 2" adaptor
  • Design: Apochromat with three lenses, two air spaces and FCD-100 glass
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
  • Optical tube with retractable dew-shield
  • 2.5" HEX focuser with 1:10 gear reduction  
  • 2" Star Diagonal 99% reflectivity
  • Tube rings with dovetail plate and handle
  • Extension tubes for focusser (2pcs)
  • Dust caps for front-lens and focuser
  • Universal finder slot 
Colour: Carbon Fiber
Focus Group [Telescopes]: Advanced Amateurs, Specialists and Research, Visual enthusiasts
Focusing system: 2.5" Hexafoc DeLuxe with 10:1
Material: Carbon fibre
Material front lens or corrector plate: HOYA FCD-100
Mount Type [Telescopes]: Optics without Mount
Optical design: Apochomatic Refractor
Product Family [Telescopes]: Refractor telescope
Type of coating: Enhanced Multilayer Desposition (EMD)

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£252.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 2" UHC Nebula Filter
One of the most important obstacles for the exploration of the night sky is the brightening of the night sky by artificial lights, such as streetlights. The night sky is not really dark in the vicinity of towns or cities, which reduces the visibility of objects beyond the solar system enormously. Depending on the type of the celestial object, it is possible to dramatically increase the contrast by blocking annoying artificial light. The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC UHC filter "zeros in" on the wavelengths of so-called emission nebulae. Those objects glow in special colours - their emission lines. Those emission lines are linked to chemical elements - in this case hydrogen at 486nm and 656nm, plus oxygen at 496nm and 501nm. The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC UHC nebula filter blocks all other colour wavelengths (and thereby nearly all of artificial light) and only the emission line of the hydrogen and oxygen can pass the filter. The result is astonishing: suddenly nebulae are visible at locations that were completely invisible from, without filters. In suburban skies, for example the Owl-nebula M97, the Veil-nebula NGC 6992 or even the bright Dumbell-nebula M27 are not clearly visible. Using this filter allows you to see nebulae and their structures in much finer detail. A must for every visual observer. The Explore Scientific nebula filters come with a individual test certificate - your guarantee to receive a premium filter.

£83.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 2" O-III Nebula Filter
One of the most important obstacles for the exploration of the night sky is the brightening of the night sky by artificial lights, such as streetlights. The night sky is not really dark in the vicinity of towns or cities, which reduces the visibility of objects beyond the solar systems enormously. Depending on the type of the celestial object it is possible to increase the contrast dramatically by blocking the annoying artificial light. The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC O-III filter uses a characteristic property of the so called emission nebulae. Those objects glow in special colours, the so called emission lines. Those emission lines are linked to chemical elements - in this case oxygen. The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC O-III nebula filter blocks all other colours (and thereby nearly all of the artificial light) and only the two emission lines of the oxygen can pass the filter. The result is astonishing: suddenly nebulae are visible at locations that were completely empty without filters. In suburban skies for example the veil nebula NGC 6992 is almost not visible with a 200mm telescope. By using this filter you can see the nebula and its structures without problems. A must for every visual observer. The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC nebula filters come with a individual test certificate - your guarantee to receive a premium filter.FEATURESenables the observation of so called emission nebulaeblocks almost the entire artificial lightonly the two emission lines of ionised oxygen passes the filterWHAT'S INCLUDED1x 2" O-III nebula filter

£109.00*
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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 2" H-Beta Nebula Filter
One of the most important obstacles for the exploration of the night sky is the brightening of the night sky by artificial lights, such as streetlights. The night sky is not really dark in the vicinity of towns or cities, which reduces the visibility of objects bejond the solar systems enourmously. Depending on the type of the celestial object it is possible to increase the contrast dramatically by blocking the annoying artifical light. The Explore Scientific H-beta filter uses a characteristic property of the so called emmission nebulae. Those objekcts glow in special colors, the so called emmission lines. Those emmission lines are linked to chemical elements - in this case hydrogen. The Explore Scientific H-beta nebula filter blocks all other colors (and thereby nearly all of the artificial light) and only the emmission line of the hydrogen can pass the filter. The result is astonoishing: suddenly nebulae are visible at locations that were completely empty without filters. In suburbian skies for example the horsehead nebula is almost not visible with a 300mm telescope. By using this filter you can see the nebula and its structures without problems. A must for every visual observer. The Explore Scientific nebula filters come with a individual test certificate - your guarantee to receive a premium filter.

£75.00* £121.00* (38.02% saved)
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC OPTOLONG 2" L-Pro Deep-Sky Light Pollution Filter
LPS filter L-Pro for deep sky nebula constellation photography. The relentless spread or urbanization and its associated light pollution have become a growing problem for all amateur astro photographers. The current solutions to the problem can be expensive and might include the purchase of a monochrome camera, several types of narrowband filters and a filter wheel. Especially with inexpensive newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromats, the L-Pro filters open up completely new possibilities for the capture of high-class astronomical images even out of the light polluted city. CMOS cameras can deliver images like monochrome cameras. This new generation of filters makes it possible to take amazing astrophotos directly from the light-polluted city with all its artificial light sources.L-Pro is a multi-bandpass filter which offers better color balance by maximizing the transmission band. The balanced transmission allows astrophotos to be taken with minimal color cast to broadband emission objects such as galaxies, reflection nebulae and globular star clusters. L-Pro is the best choice for light pollution suppression. L-Pro description L-Pro (L-Professional) filter is designed to improve the visibility of various deepsky objects. By selectively reducing the transmission of wavelengths of light pollutants, specifically those produced by artificial lightings including mercury vapor lamps, both high & low pressure sodium vapor lights and the unwanted natural light caused by neutral oxygen emission in our atmosphere (i.e. skyglow). Together with the highly transparent in main nebula emission lines at OIII (496nm and 500nm), H-beta (486nm), NII (654nm and 658nm), H-alpha (656nm) as well as SII (672nm), the filter is suitable for enhancing the contrast and details for both visual and photograghic purpose at sub-rural areas with heavy light pollution. L-Pro is a multi-bandpass filter which offers better color balance by maximizing the transmission band. The balanced transmission allows astrophotos to be taken with minimal color cast to broadband emission objects such as galaxies, reflection nebulae and globular star clusters. L-Pro is the best choice for light pollution suppression. Main use and performance Suitable for visual observation and astrophotography. L-Pro filter has a very low transmission reduction rate against continuous spectrum space objects, and thus is quite effective in suppressing light pollution sources when shooting galaxies, reflection nebulae and globular star clusters. The same holds true for visual star observations. L-Pro filter alone can suppress infrared wavelength, and thus can be used at ease for ''L'' image shootings with CCDs. Light pollution filters do not eliminate the effects of light pollution or increase the object’s brightness. In many cases, they increase the contrast between nebula and night sky, not brightening the nebula. WARNING: These nebula filters are not designed for sun observation. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH THIS FILTER. You will go BLIND if you ignore this warning.Coating technology L-Pro has a multiple anti-reflective coating on the optical substrate. The L-Pro filter uses a precision coating based on ion deposition coating technology. This ensures durability and scratch resistance as well as stability on the CWL (central wavelength), which is not affected by temperature changes. Absolute precision and homogeneity of the coatings as well as maximum values for transmission in the passband and optical density in the off-band range are guaranteed for all filters. FEATURES Professional visual and photographic filter for astronomy Improves deep sky nebula constellation photography Best choice for broadband light pollution suppressionFilter diameter: 2.0 inch / 50.8mm Connecting thread: M48x0.75mmSelected optical glass material Spectrum: 380-750nm Surface Quality: 60/40 (Refer to MIL-O-13830) Fine-optically polished glass to ensure accurate 1/4 wavefront and highest parallelism over the both surfaces High transmission at major nebula emission lines (i.e. H-alpha 656nm, OIII 496nm&500nm, SII 672nm and H-beta 486nm)Precision off-band blocking, specifically the major emission lines of artificial light pollution (i.e. Na 589nm, Hg 435nm and 578nm)SCOPE OF DELIVERY L-Pro filter (1pc) Dust protection box (1pc)

£214.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC OPTOLONG 2'' L-eNhance Deep-Sky Light Pollution Filter
L-eNhance Filter for deep sky nebula photography from the cityThe relentless spread or urbanization and its associated light pollution have become a growing problem for all amateur astro photographers. The current solutions to the problem can be expensive and might include the purchase of a monochrome camera, several types of narrowband filters and a filter wheel. Especially with inexpensive newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromats, the L-eNhance filters open up completely new possibilities for the capture of high-class astronomical images even out of the light polluted city. CMOS cameras can deliver images like monochrome cameras. This new generation of filters makes it possible to take amazing astrophotos directly from the light-polluted city with all its artificial light sources. The narrow bandpass for the wavelengths of O-III, H-Beta and H-Alpha and the almost complete attenuation of the interfering light sources of these new filters make this an ideal solution. L-eNhance Description  L-eNhance provides an economical and practical solution for amateurs. It is a tri-band pass filter which has been designed for DSLR (digital SLR), color CMOS and monochrome CCD cameras. The convenience and cost-effectiveness of this filter allows amateurs to take a rich selection of astronomical images, even in bright, heavily light-polluted areas. We believe the design of our L-eNhance filter is a technical innovation among filters. It effectively isolates the H-Alpha, H-Beta, and Oxygen III nebula emission lines and achieves a maximum transmission of up to 90%. The performance of this filter delivers images that superbly control the impact from light polluted skies.  Main Use and PerformanceThis new generation of filters makes it possible to take amazing astrophotos directly from the light-polluted city with all its artificial light sources. The narrow bandpass for the wavelengths of O-III, H-Beta and H-Alpha and the almost complete attenuation of the interfering light sources do not require very large or extremely expensive telescopes. No, especially with inexpensive newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromats, these filters open up completely new possibilities for high-class astronomical images. Furthermore, with the help of these filters, CMOS colour cameras can deliver an image quality that comes close to CCD monochrome cameras. WARNING: These nebula filters are not designed for sun observation. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH THIS FILTER. You will go BLIND if you ignore this warning. Coating technology L-eNhance has a multiple anti-reflective coating on the optical substrate. The L-eNhance filter uses a precision coating based on ion deposition coating technology. This ensures durability and scratch resistance as well as stability on the CWL (central wavelength), which is not affected by temperature changes. Absolute precision and homogeneity of the coatings as well as maximum values for transmission in the passband and optical density in the off-band range are guaranteed for all filters. FEATURES Professional photographic filter for astronomy Improves deep sky emission nebula photography Best choice for enhanced light pollution suppression For taking pictures also from highly light-polluted areas Tri-band filter with high transmission for O-III, H-Beta and H-Alpha linesDoes not require very large or extremely expensive telescopesExcellent results also with inexpensive newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromatsCMOS colour cameras can deliver an image quality that comes close to CCD monochrome cameras Balanced colour for a natural image Filter diameter: 2,0 inches / 50,8 mm Connecting thread: M48x0.75mmSelected optical glass material Spectrum: 300-1000nm Off-Band Blocking: > 99% Surface Quality: 60/40 (Refer to MIL-O-13830) Fine-optically polished to ensure accurate 1/4 wavefront and highest parallelism over the both surfacesHigh transmission at major nebula emission lines (i.e. H-alpha 656nm, OIII 496nm&500nm and H-beta 486nm). SCOPE OF DELIVERY L-eNhance filter (1pc) Dust protection box (1pc)

£214.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC OPTOLONG 2'' L-eXtreme Deep-Sky Light Pollution Filter
L-eXtreme Filter for deep sky nebula photography from the city The relentless spread or urbanization and its associated light pollution have become a growing problem for all amateur astro photographers. The current solutions to the problem can be expensive and might include the purchase of a monochrome camera, several types of narrowband filters and a filter wheel. Especially with inexpensive but fast newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromats, the L-eXtreme filters open up completely new possibilities for high-class astronomical images even from the light polluted city. CMOS cameras can deliver images like monochrome cameras. This new generation of filters makes it possible to take amazing astrophotos directly from the heavily light-polluted city with all its artificial light sources. The dual narrow bandpass for the wavelengths of O-III and H-Alpha and the almost complete attenuation of the interfering light sources of these new filters make this an ideal solution. L-eXtreme Description L-eXtreme is a two 7nm narrow bandpass filter which can be used with one-shot color cameras like DSLRs (digital SLR), color CMOS and monochrome CCD cameras. The convenience and cost-effectiveness of this filter allows amateurs to photograph rich emission nebulas, even in bright, heavily light-polluted skies. The L-eXtreme filter is the better choice for fast optical systems at a competitive price. It isolates the H-Alpha and Oxygen III nebula emission lines so that the contrast and signal-to-noise ratio between nebulae are maximized. The design of our L-eNhance filter is a technical innovation among filters. For people who live in heavily light polluted areas or when the moon is out, the L-eXtreme is a very good choice. Main Use and Performance This new generation of filters makes it possible to take amazing astrophotos directly from the light-polluted city with all its artificial light sources. The narrow bandpass for the wavelengths of O-III and H-Alpha and the almost complete attenuation of the interfering light sources do not require very large or extremely expensive telescopes. No, especially with inexpensive but fast newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromats, these filters open up completely new possibilities for high-class astronomical images. Furthermore, with these filters CMOS colour cameras can deliver an image quality that comes close to CCD monochrome cameras. WARNING: These nebula filters are not designed for sun observation. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH THIS FILTER. You will go BLIND if you ignore this warning. Coating technology L-eXtreme has a multiple anti-reflective coating on the optical substrate. The L-eXtreme filter uses a precision coating based on ion deposition coating technology. This ensures durability and scratch resistance as well as stability on the CWL (central wavelength), which is not affected by temperature changes. Absolute precision and homogeneity of the coatings as well as maximum values for transmission in the passband and optical density in the off-band range are guaranteed for all filters.  FEATURESProfessional photographic filter for astronomyImproves deep sky emission nebula photography Best choice for extreme light pollution suppression For taking pictures also from highly light-polluted areas Dual-narrow-band filter with high transmission for O-III and H-Alpha linesDoes not require very large or extremely expensive telescopesExcellent results also with fast inexpensive newtonian telescopes, double-lens ED refractors or even achromatsL-eXtreme filter is the better choice for fast systems at a competitive priceCMOS colour cameras can deliver an image quality that comes close to CCD monochrome cameras Filter diameter: 2.0 inches / 50.8 mmConnecting thread: M48x0.75mmSelected optical glass material Spectrum: 300-1000nm Off-Band Blocking: > 99 % Surface Quality: 60/40 (Refer to MIL-O-13830) Fine-optically polished to ensure accurate 1/4 wavefront and highest parallelism over the both surfacesHigh transmission at major nebula emission lines (i.e. H-alpha 656nm and OIII 496nm&500nm)SCOPE OF DELIVERY L-eXtreme filter (1 pc) Dust protection box (1 pc)

£298.00*
LUNT LS1.25HW 31.7mm (1.25'') Herschel Wedge
This Herschel wedge is designed for superior White-Light solar observing and imaging. It can be used with refracting telescopes up to 102mm aperture, with 1.25'' focuser. This complete system comes with installed ND3.0 filter.Herschel Wedges are used to observe the sun in White Light. Around 95% of the Sun's light is suppressed by the wedge's ceramic prism. The remaining sun light is dimmed further by a factory-installed ND3.0 grey filter. Lunt Solar Systems Herschel wedges are installed in a fully closed housing with integrated heat trap. No stray light can escape from this, therefore it is very safe method of observing our nearest star.The difference between Herschel-wedges and normal front mounted filters is that the filtering takes place just before the eyepiece or camera. This provides better contrast and sharpness of the solar image - with more surface detail visible as a result.  Furthermore, a Herschel wedge is inherently safer than at a front mounted filter. A Herschel wedge can not rip or become punctured like a foil filter can be and it cannot become detached from the telescope objective accidentally.Only for use with refractor telescopes up to 102mm aperture:Because the full energy and heat of the sun inside the telescope, we advise solely using refractors for Herschel-wedge use. The refractor must not have corrector lenses at the back. Optical elements like corrector lenses, or secondary mirrors of reflecting telescopes, could suffer from thermal build-up by concentrated solar energy and could be permanently damaged.Tuning the brightness:Because the Herschel-wedge produces polarised light, you can use a normal polarising filter at the eyepiece, or camera-adapter. By turning the polarising filter the image brightness can be varied to the user's liking.This additional Polarising filter is not included. We recommend the BRESSER 1.25'' polarising filter, no: 4946464.FEATURESFor refractor telescopes up to 150mm apertureConnection to telescope: 1.25''Connection to eyepiece: 1.25''90° housing like star-diagonalEspecially high-quality optical surfaces for very good contrastFully closed housing with integrated heat trapNo stray light escaping - therefore it is very safeThe needed ND3.0 filter is fix installedWHAT'S INCLUDEDHerschel-wedge for 1.25'' focuserIntegrated ND3.0 filterTransport caseInstruction manual

£214.00*
BRESSER Amici Prism 90° 31.7mm/1.25"
An amici prism allows for a comfortable 90° viewing position and creates an erect image without left-right reversal. This makes it especially suitable for nature observations but it can also be very helpful with astronomical observations. Particularly beginners may find it easier to orientate in the sky when they compare the view through the telescope with what they can see with their naked eyes.With this  amici prism an astronomical telescope can be used as a powerful spotting scope.Suitable for refractor telescopes as well as Maksutov-Cassegrain style telescopes with 1,25" visual back.FEATUREScomfortable eye relief for refractor telescopes90°- viewing position and image without left-right reversalastronomical telescope turns to a powerful spotting scope1,25" visual backfully multicoated prismSCOPE OF DELIVERYAmici Prism 90° 31.7mm/1.25"

£49.00*
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BRESSER Adapter 2" on T2
Enables you to connect a camera to telescopes that accept 2" barrel eyepieces. You will need a T2-ring for your special camera type also. The very special feature of this adaptor is the very short mechanical design (2.0mm) which enables the camera use also on telescopes with a short focal range. This adapter is also prepared to use with 2" filters.   

£13.00* £24.90* (47.79% saved)
BRESSER Extension Tube 25 mm for 2.5" HEXAFOC
Are you having trouble focusing your eyepiece or camera? Then use this BRESSER 25 mm extension sleeve to increase the distance between the 2.5 inch HEXAFOC eyepiece extension and the eyepiece or camera. The extension sleeve has an M68x0.75 mm internal and external thread and can therefore be screwed directly onto the HEXAFOC draw tube.SPECIFICATIONSIncreases the distance to the eyepiece/camera Suitable for 2.5 inch HEXAFOC Optical length: 25 mm Internal and external thread: M68x0,75 mmInside black matt coated Material: aluminium, black anodized SCOPE OF DELIVERYExtension sleeve 25 mm (1 piece)

£17.00*
BRESSER Extension Tube 37,5 mm for 2.5" HEXAFOC
Are you having trouble focusing your eyepiece or camera? Then use this 37.5 mm extension sleeve to increase the distance between the 2.5 inch HEXAFOC eyepiece extension and the eyepiece or camera. The extension sleeve has an M68x0.75 mm internal and external thread and can therefore be screwed directly onto the HEXAFOC draw tube. SPECIFICATIONSIncreases the distance to the eyepiece/cameraSuitable for 2.5 inch HEXAFOCOptical length: 37,5 mmInternal and external thread: M68x0,75 mmInside black matt coatedMaterial: aluminium, black anodizedSCOPE OF DELIVERYExtension sleeve 37,5 mm (1 piece)

£19.90*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Teleextender 2x 50,8mm/2"
With teleextenders it is possible to extend the effective focal length of a telescope system, resulting in higher magnification for the observation of the moon, the planets or small Deep-Sky objects with the same eyepieces. So you can use the advantages of eyepieces with longer focal length - such as the bigger eye distance and the more relaxed observing comfort - at high magnifications also.These teleextenders incorporate a telecentric optical design that deliveres a excellent image sharpness over the whole field of view and are premium choices for visual observations and astrophotography. The combination of excellent fully multicoating with superior optical design makes the Focal Extenders superior to classic Barlow lenses.FEATURES: Suitable for visual observations and astrophotographyDoubling the effective total focal length of the telescopeFour lens telecentric design Fully multicoatedFilter thread for color or nebula filtersSCOPE OF DELIVERY: Fokal Extender 2 x Adapter 2" (50,8mm) auf 1,25" (31,7mm)

£185.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Teleextender 3x 50,8mm/2"
With teleextenders it is possible to extend the effective focal length of a telescope system, resulting in higher magnification for the observation of the moon, the planets or small Deep-Sky objects with the same eyepieces. So you can use the advantages of eyepieces with longer focal length - such as the bigger eye distance and the more relaxed observing comfort - at high magnifications also.These teleextenders incorporate a telecentric optical design that deliveres a excellent image sharpness over the whole field of view and are premium choices for visual observations and astrophotography. The combination of excellent fully multicoating with superior optical design makes the Focal Extenders superior to classic Barlow lenses.FEATURESSuitable for visual observations and astrophotographyTriples the effective total focal length of the telescopeFour lens telecentric designFully multicoatedFilter thread for color or nebula filtersSCOPE OF DELIVERY Fokal Extender 3 x Adapter 2" (50,8mm) auf 1,25" (31,7mm)

£195.00*
Explore Scientific 92° LER Eyepiece 12mm
If an observing session is a relaxing and joyful experience is heavily dependend on the choice of eyepieces. People wearing glasses very often have the problem to see the entire field of view when they are using eyepieces with large apparent fields. This problem is now history. The new 92°- LER eyepieces by EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC do not only offer excellent image sharpness and high resolution and contrast over the enourmous full field of view - you can see that full field without problems even with glasses on. Fatigue due to tense head positioning and strained viewing simply does not happen because of the excellent viewing comfort these eyepieces provide even to observers wearing glasses. Enjoy the unique combination of excellent image sharpness out to the edge of the field even for fast optics, superior contrast and unmatched viewing comfort. Eyepieces with perfect combinations of various modern glass substrates and highest standards in manufacturing, quality control and service are a tradition at EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Tradition - the outstanding resolution and sharpness to the very edge equal that of our eyepieces of the 100° line.These eyepieces are the choice for observers wearing glasses - with excellent performance and durability. The rubber inlet and the foldable eyecups make handling and using in the field easy. The patentet EMD-coating teams up together with internal baffles to produce high contrast images and to prevent reflexes and ghosting.The argon purging effectively prevents internal fogging, and you don´t have to deal with dirt, fungus or cleansing fluids getting between the lenses.The eyepieces are sealed - this makes sure you will be able to enjoy these eyepieces for many years to come. FEATURESLarge eye distance and great image sharpness Excellent viewing position for people with glasses Excellent field sharpness even with fast optics Patented EMD"-coating to maximize contrast Blackened lens edges to avoid reflexes Argon-purging prevents internal fogging, the sealing facilitates cleaning Stainless steel barrel with conical security cutoff Gift box with magnetic lock - additional soft pouch for easy transport in the field SCOPE OF DELIVERY Eyepiece Box Pouch

£549.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 92° LER Eyepiece 17mm
If a observing session is a relaxing and joyful experience is heavily dependend on the choice of eyepieces. People wearing glasses very often have the problem to see the entire field of view when they are using eyepieces with large apparent fields. This problem is now history. The new 92°- LER eyepieces by Explore Scientific do not only offer excellent image sharpness and high resolution and contrast over the enourmous full field of view - you can see that full field without problems even with glasses on. Fatigue due to tense head positioning and strained viewing simply does not happen because of the excellent viewing comfort these eyepieces provide even to observers wearing glasses. Enjoy the unique combination of excellent image sharpness out to the edge of the field even for fast optics, superior contrast and unmatched viewing comfort. Eyepieces with perfect combinations of various modern glass substrates and highest standards in manufacturing, quality control and service are a tradition at Explore Scientific Tradition - the outstanding resolution and sharpness to the very edge equal that of our eyepieces of the 100° line.These eyepieces are the choice for observers wearing glasses - with excellent performance and durability. The rubber inlet and the foldable eyecups make handling and using in the field easy. The patentet EMD"-coating teams up together with internal baffles to produce high contrast images and to prevent reflexes and ghosting.The argon purging effectively prevents internal fogging, and you don´t have to deal with dirt, fungus or cleansing fluids getting between the lenses.The eyepieces are sealed - this makes sure you will be able to enjoy these eyepieces for many years to come.

£513.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 100° Ar Eyepiece 5,5mm (2")
These eyepieces with their huge apparent field of view not only gave the observer a panoramic visual experience, but they relax the eye so the observer could pay attention to subtle details for extended periods. These ultra-wide angle eyepieces played a critical role in the military for aiming at targets, and their long eye-relief counterparts helped reduce eye injury from recoil.Each 100° Series Argon-Purged Waterproof eyepiece is internally sealed and purged with inert, dry argon gas to prevent internal fogging, to halt the intrusion of fine particulates and fungus. This also maximizes the life of the internal coatings.To make sure, every 100° eyepiece is tested by submerging them down to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. All 100° Series eyepieces are fully multi-coated and edge-blackened to produce maximum contrast.

£345.00*
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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 100° Ar Eyepiece 9mm (2")
These eyepieces with their huge apparent field of view not only gave the observer a panoramic visual experience, but they relax the eye so the observer could pay attention to subtle details for extended periods. These ultra-wide angle eyepieces played a critical role in the military for aiming at targets, and their long eye-relief counterparts helped reduce eye injury from recoil.Each 100° Series Argon-Purged Waterproof eyepiece is internally sealed and purged with inert, dry argon gas to prevent internal fogging, to halt the intrusion of fine particulates and fungus. This also maximizes the life of the internal coatings.To make sure, every 100° eyepiece is tested by submerging them down to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.All 100° Series eyepieces are fully multi-coated and edge-blackened to produce maximum contrast.

£231.00* £369.00* (37.4% saved)
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 100° Ar Eyepiece 14mm (2")
These eyepieces with their huge apparent field of view not only gave the observer a panoramic visual experience, but they relax the eye so the observer could pay attention to subtle details for extended periods. These ultra-wide angle eyepieces played a critical role in the military for aiming at targets, and their long eye-relief counterparts helped reduce eye injury from recoil.Each 100° Series Argon-Purged Waterproof eyepiece is internally sealed and purged with inert, dry argon gas to prevent internal fogging, to halt the intrusion of fine particulates and fungus. This also maximizes the life of the internal coatings.To make sure, every 100° eyepiece is tested by submerging them down to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.All 100° Series eyepieces are fully multi-coated and edge-blackened to produce maximum contrast.

£439.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 100° Ar Eyepiece 20mm (2")
These eyepieces with their huge apparent field of view not only gave the observer a panoramic visual experience, but they relax the eye so the observer could pay attention to subtle details for extended periods. These ultra-wide angle eyepieces played a critical role in the military for aiming at targets, and their long eye-relief counterparts helped reduce eye injury from recoil. Each 100° Series Nitrogen-Purged Waterproof eyepiece is internally sealed and purged with inert, dry nitrogen gas to prevent internal fogging, to halt the intrusion of fine particulates and fungus, and to maximize the life of the internal coatings. To make sure, every 100° eyepiece is tested by submerging them down to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. All 100° Series eyepieces are fully multi-coated and edge-blackened to produce maximum contrast.

£607.00*
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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 100° Ar Eyepiece 25mm (2")
These eyepieces with their huge apparent field of view not only gave the observer a panoramic visual experience, but they relax the eye so the observer could pay attention to subtle details for extended periods.These ultra-wide angle eyepieces played a critical role in the military for aiming at targets, and their long eye-relief counterparts helped reduce eye injury from recoil.Each 100° Series Argon-Purged Waterproof eyepiece is internally sealed and purged with inert, dry argon gas to prevent internal fogging, to halt the intrusion of fine particulates and fungus. This also maximizes the life of the internal coatings. To make sure, every 100° eyepiece is tested by submerging them down to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.All 100° Series eyepieces are fully multi-coated and edge-blackened to produce maximum contrast.

£486.00* £899.00* (45.94% saved)
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 82° LER Eyepiece 4,5mm Ar (1,25")
The visual effect of these new 4,5mm 82° LER eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 82° apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience.  Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view. The 82° Series eyepieces come with foldable eyecups make handling and using in the field easy. As experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope. To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.These eyepieces are the choice for observers wearing glasses - with excellent performance and durability. The patented EMD"-coating produces high contrast images and prevents reflexes and ghosting. The argon purging effectively prevents internal fogging, and you don´t have to deal with dirt, fungus or cleansing fluids getting between the lenses. The eyepieces are sealed - this makes sure you will be able to enjoy these eyepieces for many years to come.Comfort, Quality, Value. The Explore Scientific 82° LER Series Most short focal length eyepieces are excellent flat-field multi-element oculars that can transform your visual astronomy experience.  These extreme wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast and high resolution characteristics.SPECIFICATIONSLarge eye distance, large field and great image sharpnessExcellent viewing position for people with glassesExcellent field sharpness even with fast optics82° apparent field of viewArgon-purging prevents internal fogging, the sealing facilitates cleaningPatented EMD-coating to maximize contrastBlackened lens edges to avoid reflexesAll eyepieces of this series are parfocalStainless steel barrel with conical security cutoffDust covers and protective bag includedSCOPE OF DELIVERY82° EyepieceDust coversProtective bag

£177.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 82° LER Eyepiece 6,5mm Ar (1,25")
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BRESSER Messier AR-152S/760 EXOS-2 GoTo Telescope
NEW - now including a high-quality aperture Solar-filter for safe observation of sunspots, eclipses and planet transits. Great telescope for night and solar observation.The combination of large aperture and short focal length predestine the BRESSER Messier AR-152S for the observation of large celestial objects. Experience the famous globular cluster M 13 in the constellation Hercules: Thousands of pinpoint stars stand before a black sky like so many diamonds spilled onto black velvet. Equipped with nebular filters you can watch the „Gulf of Mexico“ in the North America Nebula and all the other celestial objects that Charles Messier listed in 1781. The compact size of the Messier AR-152S combines outstanding tranportability, high light gathering power and low weight for a telescope of this aperture. CHARACTERISTICS OPTICSOptical design: refractor telescopeLens diameter: 152 mm / focal length: 760 mm / F/5Maximum recommended magnification: 304xTelescope for night and solar observationHigh-quality BRESSER refractor opticsUniversal telescope for planets, double stars, planetary nebulae and deep-skyHigh-end Hexafoc-focuser with 2,5" free inner diameter6x30 straight through viewfinder with reticle; optimized finder socket for comfortable use31.7 mm (1.25") diagonal mirrorCradle rings with handle and integrated piggyback camera holder (1/4 thread)Smartphone camera adapter for sky navigation includedUniversal 44 mm Dovetail plate with stainless steel rail (fits LXD75/Great Polaris/EQ5)50.8 mm (2") to 31.7 mm (1,25") adapter with integrated T2 thread (T2-adapter ring for your camera is needed)Collimatable lens cell CHARACTERISTICS MOUNT Stable parallactic mount with fine drive in both axes Ball bearings in both axes for more precise movements Stable height adjustable stainless steel tripod ( Min. 69 cm / Max. 109,5 cm ) Load capacity up to 13 kg payload Circular bubble for easy horizontal alignment GoTo Mount with motors and hand box controller, for easy finding and guiding moon, planets, stars and much more ST-4 compatible autoguider interface Pole height scale for setting the latitude Scaled graduated circular rings to facilitate finding objects using a star atlas or planetarium software Adjustable pole finder scope with optional illumination Tripod weight: 4.7 kg Mount weight: 6.7 kg (without counterweight) Total weight incl. counterweight: 20.4 kg Batteries: not included SCOPE OF DELIVERY127 mm achromatic optical tube assemblyAperture solar-filter2 pcs 2,5" extension tubesTelescope with mount and tripod26 mm Super Plössl eyepiece 31,7 mm(1.25")31.7 mm (1.25") Zenith mirrorIntegrated 31.7 mm and T2 adapterUniversal 44 mm Dovetail plate with stainless steel rail (fits LXD75/Great Polaris/EQ5)Adjustable polar finder scope with optional illuminationTube ringsHandle and camera holderSmartphone adapter for celestial navigation8x50 optical finderAstronomy software StellariumRotatable star mapEquatorial EXOS 2 GOTO mount and Startracker handheld computer Stainless steel tube field tripod with accessory tray 2 x 4.5 kg counterweight

£1,448.00*