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Explore Scientific 152mm Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromat Refractor Telescope - TED15208CF-HEXDD3

Estimated Delivery: 7-18 Days (Pre-Order)
Telescope
TED15208CF-HEXDD3
Serious amateur astronomers who choose apochromatic refractors know that generally once you start using an instrument larger than 127mm, that the limitation of size and weight can become a problem,...
$7,315


Serious amateur astronomers who choose apochromatic refractors know that generally once you start using an instrument larger than 127mm, that the limitation of size and weight can become a problem, often requiring a larger-class equatorial mount that is expensive and heavy. For some, large and heavy telescopes and mounts are out of the question due to physical constraints.

With the Explore Scientific ED152 at only 20.5 lbs, many mid-priced, lighter, and more portable equatorial mounts (such as the precision Losmandy G11 PMC-Eight) are perfectly matched with this optical tube assembly for high quality astrophotography and serious visual use. With its 44% increase in light grasp and image brightness compared to the ED127 Air-Spaced Triplet, and 125% increase compared to the ED102 Air-Spaced Triplet, the ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet FCD1 Series in Carbon Fiber is a research-class instrument, ready for high-productivity assignments.

Observe moon transits with their shadows across the face of Jupiter, as well as structural detail and color variations within the wake of the Great Red Spot and at the boundaries of numerous equatorial cloud belts; resolve Cassini’s and Enke’s Divisions of Saturn’s rings and substructures within the rings themselves. Nebulae and galaxies objects appear like they are etched in crystal” some describe it as “three-dimensional” against a very dark sky because of the telescope’s unobstructed, high contrast optical system. Nebulosities stand out in splendid detail, giving one the impression they are looking through a much larger aperture telescope, with filamentary structures observable even under less than optimal seeing conditions.

A wide range of accessories is available to suit virtually any observing requirement. For the school or university observatory, or to add to the collection of instruments for the dedicated amateur astronomer, the ED152 Air-Spaced Triplet FCD1 Series in Carbon Fiber is a true work-horse optical instrument ready for any observing or imaging requirement.

Standard: 152mm aperture Air-Spaced Triplet Optics with HOYA FCD1 ED Glass and EMD Coatings; Carbon Fiber Tube Assembly and Removeable Dew Shield; Two-Speed 3" Hexagonal Focuser; Cradle Ring with Handle and Losmandy Style Dovetail Plate; 99% Reflective 3-inch Diagonal (with 2-inch and 1.25" Adapter); Deluxe Carry Case

Suggested Accessories: Explore Scientific Waterproof Eyepieces; Explore Scientific .7X 3-inch Focal Reducer Field Flattener; Explore Scientific Finderscope; Explore Scientific/Losmandy G-11 with PMC-Eight; Telescope Drive Master

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

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Typographical Errors and Order Cancellations

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Client-Initiated Cancellations

Client-initiated order cancellations are accepted prior to delivery of the equipment to the customer, thereafter it is a return.
Item Number TED15208CF-HEXDD3
Focal Length 1216mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Limiting Magnitude 13
Resolution .75 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 52"; 1320mm
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 41"; 1041mm
Diameter 165mm
Weight 20.5lb; 9.3kg
Dovetail Vixen or Losmandy
Total image circle 50.8mm
Total image circle with 3" adapter 76mm
Full illumination image circle with flat field adapter 36mm
Full illumination image circle with 0.7 focal reducer (2") 20.9mm
Full illumination image circle with 0.7 focal reducer (3") 30.3mm
Image circle without distortion with flat field adapter 40.4mm
Image circle without distortion with 0.7 focal reducer (2") 46.4mm
Image circle without distortion with 0.7 focal reducer (3") 46.4mm