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#1 sharpstar-service

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Posted 03 August 2021 - 02:10 AM

After the FMA135 and FMA180,we have the newest production in FMA family-----FMA230!

 

It can be use both of observation and astrophtography,very portable and professional.

 

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With our consistently user-friendly consideration,the FMA230 is designed with an user-friendly and utility handle, two lengthened tube rings which can provide more room for the devices and  a Vixen-style dovetail plate. 

 

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For more info, please see our site:http://www.askarlens...fma230/250.html

 

Introduction and setting video:https://www.youtube....h?v=RzsKrkgYzIs


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Posted 15 August 2021 - 12:03 AM

Hello,

 

How does the FMA230 compares to the  ACL200 in optical quality? 

 

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Posted 17 August 2021 - 02:31 AM

Hello,

 

How does the FMA230 compares to the  ACL200 in optical quality? 

 

Thanks

Hello,

ACL200 and FMA230 are both deserve to choose. They just have different superiorities.

They both support all frame sky-imaging,their imaging stars are delicate,and they both have difference correction.

FMA230 has a compound lens system. The front APO objective lens comprises three lenses and the posterior super reducer is composed of four lenses .
It is multi-functional. The FMA230 can solely function as a lens to observe the ground scenery or stars in the sky, or as a telescope for direct-focus photography.With the four-element super reducer,it will become a professional astropraph for sophisticated astrophotography.

ACL200 is more like a camera lens.It has a sextuplet integrated lens,with shorter focal ratio(f/4) and wider field of view.



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Posted 17 August 2021 - 03:10 AM

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Posted 20 August 2021 - 05:17 PM

A new FMA230 showed up from Agena Astro yesterday, so far I like it better than my WO SpaceCat. 

 

Here's the first image, NGC7000 taken with the FMA230 and ASI533MC under a 95% illuminated Moon. Optolong L-eNhance, 30x300s. 

 

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Posted 22 August 2021 - 08:00 PM

A new FMA230 showed up from Agena Astro yesterday, so far I like it better than my WO SpaceCat. 

 

Here's the first image, NGC7000 taken with the FMA230 and ASI533MC under a 95% illuminated Moon. Optolong L-eNhance, 30x300s. 

 

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So great image!We are glad to know it satisfied you .FMA230 is so portable and powerful that we believe you can take it yo anywhere you want and make more ideal images!



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Posted 28 August 2021 - 01:50 PM

Is there an independent detailed review of this FMA230 anywhere? 



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Posted 29 August 2021 - 08:54 PM

Hello,since FMA230 is our new product, we think you only need to wait for a while, there will be a lot of independent test review and customer feedback.

Is there an independent detailed review of this FMA230 anywhere? 



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Posted 01 September 2021 - 08:16 AM

Hello,since FMA230 is our new product, we think you only need to wait for a while, there will be a lot of independent test review and customer feedback.

OK I wait. Is it same as FMA 180 but simply scaled up to 230mm focal length?

What glass type are you using in lenses? Many thanks



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Posted 01 September 2021 - 10:29 PM

OK I wait. Is it same as FMA 180 but simply scaled up to 230mm focal length?

What glass type are you using in lenses? Many thanks

Hello,FMA180 and FMA230 have different aperture which one is 40mm and another is 50mm,they also have different f/ratio .FMA180 is designed with triplet reducer and FMA230 is designed with quartet.Our FMA series  all have features of portable and multifunctional.So we believe you can choose them with your preference as they all worth to buy.


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Posted 10 September 2021 - 04:01 PM

Very interested in the new product.

I have one question though.

If used with a DSLR camera, where can 2" filters be mounted?



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Posted 12 September 2021 - 03:15 AM

Very interested in the new product.

I have one question though.

If used with a DSLR camera, where can 2" filters be mounted?

If similar to the FMA 180 in the front. The front cowl has a 2" thread before the objective

Edit.. Larger objective so ignore that.. 


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Posted 13 September 2021 - 03:36 AM

Very interested in the new product.

I have one question though.

If used with a DSLR camera, where can 2" filters be mounted?

Hello

The adapter of 2" filter is different with FMA180, it is designed at the rear of  the scope,if you want to mount the 2" filter,just need to take off the camera adapter and the 2"adapter is next to it.It will be very convinent.




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