Askar’s New FMA180 APO: An Astrograph and Small Telescope

The Askar FMA180 configured as an astrograph. Credit: Askar

Askar (by Sharpstar) has announced the FMA180, a small, highly configurable unit that can serve as an APO astrograph with DSLR or mirrorless cameras. It can also be configured as a small telescope and used as a finder, guide scope or for visual observing. The triplet APO objective lens (including two ED glass elements) has a focal length of 220mm (f/5.5). Adding the included triplet APO focal reducer provides a 180mm focal length (f/4.5) full-frame astrograph. Both Arca-Swiss and Vixen-style dovetail plates are included along with two extension tubes, a 1.25″ adapter for an eyepiece, a finder bracket.

MSRP: $379

Website: www.askarlens.com

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