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garymck
16-10-2017, 07:37 AM
Hi
wondering if anybody has any experience of the Explore Scientific FCD100 series refractors? Toying with the idea of one of these or a Skywatcher Esprit. Looking at these for portable imaging on my AZEQ6. Looking at 100mm or if I
can stretch it the 120/127mm versions of the ES or Skywatcher scopes.
cheers
Gary

glend
16-10-2017, 08:21 AM
Have a look at the Teleskop-ExpressTS102 Photoline models, which come as both FPL-53 Doublets or Triplets. These are very cost effective, quality imaging scopes, and when the 3" Photoline reducer corrector is added you get focal length and speed choices. I have the 115mm triplet version and it is outstanding. The stock R&P focuser easily supports an imaging train, you won't need a focuser upgrade.

barx1963
16-10-2017, 09:36 AM
I believe that Saxon Australia are selling this line as a rebadged version. See their website http://www.saxon.com.au/telescopes/ed-refractor-telescopes.html (http://www.saxon.com.au/telescopes/ed-refractor-telescopes.html) or Sidereal Trading http://www.siderealtrading.com.au/ (http://www.siderealtrading.com.au/)
I think that the Saxon version comes with a couple of more accessories (finder, eyepiece, extension tubes) than the ES version. I am hopefully getting my mitts on one next week (the 80mm version) and hope to do a bit of a report on it. Very interested to see how the hexagonal focuser goes.
Malcolm

croweater
16-10-2017, 09:40 AM
There is one in classifieds at great price. Cheers Richard

garymck
17-10-2017, 06:17 AM
Thanks Glen, I'll check them out

Gary

garymck
17-10-2017, 06:19 AM
I believe that Saxon Australia are selling this line as a rebadged version. See their website http://www.saxon.com.au/telescopes/ed-refractor-telescopes.html or Sidereal Trading http://www.siderealtrading.com.au/
I think that the Saxon version comes with a couple of more accessories (finder, eyepiece, extension tubes) than the ES version. I am hopefully getting my mitts on one next week (the 80mm version) and hope to do a bit of a report on it. Very interested to see how the hexagonal focuser goes.
Malcolm

Will be VERY interested to hear what you think of it - color correction etc. Please post your comments.
Thanks
Gary