This FRA600 Quintuplet Refractor is built on a Petzval design, comprising a front triplet and rear doublet lenses, two pieces of which are ED glass. This combination provides a high level of apochromatic performance for astroimaging.
The FRA600 astrograph provides a 66mm image circle to ensure excellent star shape across the entire field whilst controlling chromatic aberration, minimizing the distortion.
The two lenses in the rear group have a diameter of 80mm, effectively counterbalancing the effect of decreasing field illumination. With the precise manufacturing, they obtain optimal sharpness nearly to the theoretical level, bringing you beautiful clear detailed images with round-shape stars.
The FRA600 comes with a large 4.2" rack-and-gear-based focuser which includes a standard 1:10 focal adjustment knob, the focuser greatly enhances the payload to a pro level, offering smooth operation without slipping when heavy imaging equipment and accessories are attached.
The focuser allows multiple connections. Besides, Askar also offers a standard conical extender with threads of M54×0.75 and M48×0.85 to connect various astrophotographic equipment.