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ES127 Carbon Triplet with upgraded mountng rings, focuser, 0.7x flattener Sold!

Price - $2,350.00

Ad Number: 227530

Posted: 17 Oct 2020

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Lightly used late 2015 Explore Scientific 127mm Carbon Fiber Triplet OTA (not the FCD100 series, which came later) with custom ES case, ADM Losmandy D-style mounting plate, superb custom mounting rings by Parallax Instruments, 2.5" Moonlite focuser with Hi Res stepper motor and mini v2 controller, ES 3" 0.7x Field flattener, ES 2" 99% Carbon diagonal, and 2 Vixen-style finder brackets.

Even with the heavier focuser and rings+plate, the OTA weighs less than 20 lbs. Optical performance is top-notch, with very sharp star images, plus excellent contrast and true colors on planets, etc. There are specks of dust on some of the easily-reachable glass surfaces, but I've never tried to clean any of them. There are a few minor superficial marks on the very shiny outer tube surface, but no deeper scratches or dings. The pictured base for mounting a Rigel finder is not included; a screw holds it on.

Moonlite product details:
Product: 1 X 2 1/2 inch 68mm thread to ES.7, 3 inch Field Flattener Adapter (Model 68mmtoES.7-thread-Adapter)
Product: 1 X MoonLite CFL 2.5 inch Large Format Crayford Refractor Focusers
Flange = ES127 CF- Late
Drawtube = 4.5" travel 68mm thread top with adapters
Color = MoonLite Red
Knob/Motor = High Res Stepper Motor w/ MoonLite Mini V2 Controller
Left side finder bracket = Standard dove tail ( Vixen, Orion, Celestron, Meade, Synta)
Right side finder bracket = Standard dove tail ( Vixen, Orion, Celestron, Meade, Synta)

The focuser motor controller comes with temperature probe, 12V power supply, and all other included cables. A few more adapters/extensions for the imaging train are included in addition to the ones shown in the photos. Note that the Field Flattener is intended for imaging and threads very securely into the focuser.

The buyer pays all shipping (including insurance) and Paypal fees.


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Champaign, IL

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