About this product
Part Number: ASFAM40PRO
Optical Bench Test
At FLO, we check all our Askar telescopes on an optical bench before dispatch.
So you can be confident your telescope will have well-figured optics, negligible false colour and spherical aberration, and no astigmatism (the bane of any optical system!). Star shapes will be round, not triangular, oval or egg-shaped!
New & improved V2 Askar FMA180 Pro Astrograph.
This new V2 FMA180 Pro has similar sextuplet air-spaced APO optics, with two pieces of ED glass, as the original model but features a new finder base, 360° rotator and internal focuser.
So, like its predecessor, this new FMA180 Pro is optimised for astrophotography but has integrated functions and a design that makes it more convenient for visual astronomy.
With the multifunctional base (has a finder-shoe and Vixen-type saddle) attached, the FMA180 can be easily mounted onto other telescopes for use as a finderscope or guide-scope.
Supplied with an M48 adapter at the rear.
Back-focus distance is the usual 55mm.
|Aperture ||40mm |
|Focal Length ||180mm |
|Focal Ratio ||F/4.5 |
|Objective Lens ||Sextuplet, air-spaced APO, with two ED glasses |
|Back Focus ||55mm |
|Image Circle ||44mm |
|Weight ||0.8kg |
|Rear End Thread Type ||M48x0.75 (built-in 2" filter thread) |
|Included Items ||FMA180 f/4.5 ED APO V2 & instruction manual |
|Average Rating (1 Review): |Superb little scope for wide field astrophotography
11 April 2023 | Nicholas
The Askar FMA180 is a lovely piece of kit that is ideal for wide field astrophotography. The scope is very well built, with smooth movement in the focus ring and camera rotator (both of which can be locked to avoid any slippage during use).
Optical quality is excellent- vey sharp stars across the FoV when imaging the Rosette Nebula
It's very easy to connect my ZWO camera & the finder shoe on the top enables an ASIair to be easily fitted. With such a wide field of view, guiding is not essential, although if desired it's easy to slot a double/multi adapter into the finder shoe, which can then hold a guide scope & ASIair.
Overall very pleased with my purchase, which was completed with the usual excellent speedy service from FLO.
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