Askar FMA 180, 40/180 f4.5 Magnificent and very small sextuplet refractor:
With a takahashi prism it can be used as a 40/180 flat-field refractor(has mounted the reducer-flattener), it focuses perfectly with Delite and TV Ploss eyepieces, unfortunately the baader zoom cannot focus.
In this image it can be seen in its visual configuration with the takahashi prism, the dovetail serves to use as a telescope directly on the mount, the "extender" uses an extendable t2 adapter to achieve the correct distance for photography and get a flat&corrected field. To use it for photography, I just have to loosen the clicklock, remove the prism and place the extender.
It can be used as a finder, or a secondary wide-field telescope.
Or as a dedicated telescope.
ASKAR FMA180, zwo294mc(planetary version, not refrigerated) and zwo duo band filter. It's only 30 minutes, 30x1' at 120 gain, and with 5 dark.
Lagoon & Trifid Nebula
Sharpcap live stacking direct result
A little processed
Edited by vilchez, 22 October 2020 - 03:04 AM.