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Explore Scientific 127mm Carbon Fiber f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope

Item # HN-EXP006
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Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Explore Scientific
Weight
18 lbs.
Optical Design
Refractor
Highest Useful Magnification
500x
Focal Length
952mm
Finderscope
8x50 Illuminated
Recommended Usage
Astrophotography
Component
13 Limiting Magnitude, .9 Resolving Power
Focal Ratio
f/7.5
User Level
For the Expert
Aperture
127mm
Telescopes Series
Explore Scientific Telescope Optical Tubes

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  • 127mm f/7.5 ED Triplet Apochromatic Refractor
  • Carbon Fiber Tube
  • Removable Dew Shield
  • 10:1 Dual-Speed Focuser
  • 2" Diagonal, 8x50 Illuminated Finderscope and Hard Case
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Explore Scientific 127mm Carbon Fiber f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (3)
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    5.0

    great scope

    By Bob

    from BURBANK,CA

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    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Explore Scientific 127mm Carbon Fiber f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope:

      The carbon fiber not only looks amazing, the weight saving is great, the lens is super sharp and the color is very good

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      5.0

      Great scope

      By Bob

      from BURBANK,CA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Explore Scientific 127mm Carbon Fiber f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope:

        love it, sharpness and color is amazing

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Absolutely Incredible

        By Starman

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Professional Guide

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Spectacular Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • No Rotating Focuser

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Explore Scientific 127mm Carbon Fiber f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope:

        To start off, there are only two things I would change on this scope. The first is the metal objective cap. It threads a bit too close to the objective for my own personal level of comfort. The other is that I would add a rotating focuser. At this price point and this class of scope, that's a feature the focuser shouldn't be missing.

        Enough of the nit-picking...

        The views are nothing less than spectacular through this telescope. I wasn't able to pull any chromatic aberration from any object, even Sirius and Betelgeuse. Views of Jupiter through my Series 5000 60 HD 4.5 mm eyepiece are awe inspiring.

        The focuser is solid and well made. The finder scope is solid and well made also. The diagonal is standard issue for Explore Scientific and is very high quality as well. The tube is lightweight and a CG5 handles it well...for visual use. I'm not sure if I would try AP with this on a CG5. A CGEM, definitely.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor quality control on number 1

        By Terri In Vermont

        from Vermont

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              Comments about Explore Scientific 127mm Carbon Fiber f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope:

              I received my first one today, I was really hoping to use it this weekend. What do I find? A scope with no tube rings. I am told that they test every scope, and there are QC stickers on the box saying it's been checked, but evidently this isn't to be counted on. The telescopes.com rep told me that they are shipped directly from explore scientific. In any case, I will do a review on number 2 if it arrives ok. Pretty disappointed in Vermont!

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