Astro Essentials Adapter for Sky-Watcher Focal Reducers

Astro Essentials Adapter for Sky-Watcher Focal Reducers

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About this product

Model:  adapter_skywatcher_reducer

New two-inch push-fit adapter for Sky-Watcher Focal Reducers. Perfect for use with the Sky-Watcher Equinox 100 and 120 and Celestron 80 and 100 EDR and equivalent telescopes. Also for the Evostar 80, 100 and 120 ED PRO series fitted with MoonLite focusers will also fit any 2" focuser. 

Manufactured from matt-black anodised aluminium with a knurled area that adds only 3mm spacing. Includes a safety under-cut and threaded for 2-inch filters.

This is the first of a new range of precision-made high quality adapters manufactured here in the UK exclusively for First Light Optics. We figure if you are using a motorised filter wheel loaded with premium-quality filters and an expensive camera, you won't want a bargain-basement adapter!

Important: Not suitable for Esprit focal reducers. These use a different thread to the other Sky-Watcher reducers.

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The missing connector
Tuesday, 13 October 2020  | 

If you're looking at this adaptor, you know what it does. But let me just say here that if you're shooting with a DSLR you need this. The adaptor will allow the critical camera rotation limited by your reducer alone. It will also allow for 2" filter attachment - which the reducer prohibits. It's well crafted and I've been delighted with the service and fast shipping that FLO provides. Many thanks to all of you providing first class service during these challenging times.


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super
Saturday, 25 July 2020  | 

very fast service and excellent product quality


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Solved a different problem
Saturday, 9 May 2020  | 

I had previously ordered an M56x1 ClickLock visual back in the hope that it would fit onto the focuser threads of my Stellarvue AT1010. It didn't fit (they may be M57, still not sure) and that left me with an M56 ClickLock that I was unable to use.

I ordered one of these adapters and used it to let me insert the ClickLock into the 2" visual back on the AT1010. It's not a perfect solution (that 2" visual back was what I was trying to replace) but now I only have to crank the visual back screws down on this adapter and I can use the superior ClickLock from that point on. The adapter seems to be well made and well machined - just what I needed.


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Astro Essentials Adapter for Sky-Watcher Focal Reducers
Wednesday, 26 February 2020  | 

Exactly what I needed to allow the fitting of a 2 inch filter in the optical train of my ED100 DS Pro!
No more dismantling the filter to fit it to the focal reducer.
Perfect!


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A brilliant solution
Tuesday, 21 January 2020  | 

This is a brilliant solution to an expensive alternative , the only solution I could find was a filter unit and drawer at around 120, but as I only use colour cameras I don't need to change filters, this adapter holds a 2" filter which I use all night anyway so it's perfect for me, well done FLO for coming up with this.


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Much more flexible reducer/flattener
Saturday, 7 December 2019  | 

One or two evenings spent outside trying to rotate a DLSR camera with the ring adapter tiny screws and this adapter (plus a Baader click lock for example) will make sense!


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Focal adapter for ed80 focal reducer
Monday, 7 May 2018  | 

I've had the skywatcher 0.85 focal reducer for a while,,was fitted to the skywatcher evostar ed80 drawtube, but I changed the focuser to the OVL one and of course it was not a direct fit ,, I bought this adapter and at first I thought it was a bad idea that it was a push fit, but in reality it gives more flexibility in allowing different kit being fitted to the scope.. shirva.. video astronomy forum


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FLO 2 Adapter for Focal Reducers
Wednesday, 7 March 2018  | 

Perfect item! Exactly what I wanted! Many Thanks!


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Cracking bit of kit
Friday, 9 February 2018  | 

Solid, does the job of fitting the flattener to an aftermarket focuser brilliantly. Should be sold as standard. Excellent construction, well thought out and cheap. Not many things in life are perfect. This is though.


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Overseas Order and TOTALLY worth it
Friday, 10 February 2017  | 

After switching my Pro 120ED from a stock focuser to a moonlight focuser I was stuck using a 2" Hotech flattener. Although great, I wanted the 0.85x back and the only place on the planet that seemed to have such an adapter in stock was FLO. The unit arrived surprisingly fast, and man does it feel rock solid. The ONLY change I would make is to maybe include a cap for the 2" nosepiece since this new format means the previous cap from the reducer no longer fits. Definitely not a deal breaker though, just might be a nice add-on to this otherwise indispensable unit.

Great machine work, great feel, great shipping, and an all around great experience! Thanks FLO!


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