Askar FMA180 f/4.5 ED APO Astrograph Lens & Reducer

Product code: ASKR-FMA180
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ASKAR FMA180 objective lens features Triplet air-spaced APO design,includes two pieces of ED (extra-low dispersion) glass, providing excellent correction of chromatic aberration,which lays the foundation for high quality astrophotography and observation.

The reducer for Askar FMA180 also adopts APO triplet design, offering a sharp image when cooperating with the objective lens. The reducer boasts an exquisite ability to enhance the quality of sky imaging, enabling our customers to get rid of all the worries about aberrations within the field.

The Askar FMA180 originally has an aperture of 40mm, a focal length of 220mm and a focal ratio of f/5.5. When it goes with a specially-designed F4.5 reducer, the FMA180 will be a 180mm-focal-length and f/4.5-focal-ratio professional astrograph which maintains the best quality in either ground imaging or astrophotography.

In the field of amateur astronomy, it is rare to find an astrograph with a focal length less than 200mm, which is conventionally a speciality of the ordinary cameras. But the ordinary cameras are not specialized for astrophotography, so the images taken by them may not always satisfying.

Askar FMA180, a groundbreaking optical device, can reach great sharpness as well as exactly other long-focal-length astrographs.

FMA180 is compact with a main tube length of mere 145mm and a weight of 395g. Besides, it can also function as a quality finder or guider.

Therefore, the standard configuration contains a pair of tube rings and a finder bracket for practical installation or attachment. The finder bracket can be divided into two parts. One is the the bracket stalk and the dovetail foot for supporting the whole bracket and the other is a dovetail plate which can be disassembled and independently attached to a tripod or other camera tripod heads with the same thread type. The dovetail plate conforms to standard ARCA-SWISS requirement and is carved with corresponding slots and holes for easy connections. The plate is also designed to realize the connection

Below are FMA180 usage patterns for reference

Photographic Mode:
1) Main tube + focuser + reducer + reducer connection extension tube: 180mm F4.5 sextuplet APO flat field correction astrograph lens (recommended photographic mode, product assembled)
2) Main tube + focuser + extension tube 1 + extension tube 2+reducer connection extension tube : 220mm F5.5 triplet APO lens

Observation Mode:
1) Main tube + focuser + extension tube 1 + 1.25" adapter: It can be combined with 1.25" star diagonal and eyepiece for standard observation mode or finderscope mode.
2) Main tube + focuser + extension tube 1 + extension tube 2: It can be combined with 1.25" eyepiece for visual observation mode or finderscope mode.

FMA180 Features:
1) It features multifunctional APO optical tube, can free transform into sextuplet 180mm F4.5 APO astrophotography lens or triplet dual ED 220MM F5.5 high quality compound apochromatic (APO) observation telescope tube.
2) It includes rich accessories, can be transformed into a variety of play, with a high degree of freedom. Whether it is used for observation, photography, guide scope and finder scope, there are corresponding connection modes to fill different needs of enthusiasts.
3) Compact and light, the tube weighs less than 400 grams, easy to carry and flexible to use.
4) In photographic mode, the back focus is standard 55mm, or can be changed to 83mm after removing the extension tube, so photographer have more freedom to attach other camera accessories.
5) The triplet APO objective lens using dual ED glass, providing superior correction of chromatic aberration, which is the best of same models.

Specifications

FMA180

Aperture

40mm

Focal length

220mm (objective lens)
180mm (plus the reducer)

Focal ratio

F5.5 (objective lens)
F4.5 (plus the reducer)

Objective type

Triplet dual ED air-spaced APO (objective lens)
Sextuplet refractor for full-frame astro photography (with reducer)

Overall length

145mm ( Photographic mode with focal reducer)

Total Weight (Including tube ring&dovetail plate)

395g

Rear-end adapter type

M42x0.75 (photographic mode)
1.25" adapter (observation mode)

Package information

FMA180 6-elements lens body, a pair of tube rings, a finder bracket, two extension tube, 1.25" adapter, an Allen wrench, a manual

Product Info

Brand ASKAR
Product Code ASKR-FMA180
Delivery Weight Package
2kg