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Antares f/6.3 SCT Focal Reducer

Antares f/6.3 SCT Focal Reducer
Price:  £110.00(Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 110 Loyalty Points

Model:  SCTFR
Brand:  Antares



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This superb fully multi-coated multi-element focal reducer takes advantage of the latest computer aided design techniques to achieve the highest standards of performance set by the brand leaders at a fraction of the cost.

The Antares f6.3 focal reducer screws directly to the visual-back thread of all popular SCTs and converts f10 instruments to f6.3.

The reducer fits all Meade and Celestron SCTs as well as a wide range of other brands that utilise the same rear cell thread fitting.

Made in Canada, this excellent optic has a CNC machined aluminium cell with a rubber grip. The Antares focal reducer can, with suitable adaptors (not included) be fitted to refractors and other telescopes to increase the field of view for imaging and wide-field observing.

A direct comparison has been made (by Antares) with the popular Celestron f6.3 focal reducer. In the tests the Antares model was found to be identical in all key performance areas but appeared to offer marginally better contrast than the Celestron model when used visually.

At last, a top rank SCT focal reducer at an up-to-date price!

Please note this reducer does NOT work with Meade ACF or Celestron EdgeHD optical systems. Please contact us if you have either of these systems so we can advise of the correct reducer. 

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Antares focal reducer
Thursday, 22 July 2021  | 

I got this after watching Garnett Leary show how you can attach this reducer to a 127mm Maksutov to get a wider field of view and reduce the telescope focal length. I had read on a forum that you could do the same with a 102mm Maksutov so I thought I would give it a go. I purchased the mak-sct adapter and sct-T thread adapter to make it all fit and get the right back focus distance. Happy to say it all works in daylight and then I pointed it at Andromeda in the evening and even though I was using a DSLR and the seeing wasn't great I got a pretty good picture thanks to Adam for answering all my questions and RVO for speedy delivery.

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