Astrophotography can result in some stunning images of the night sky when done properly. One of the most important factors to a great photograph of celestial objects is a telescope with a very wide angle lens. A lens with a low focal length allows you to capture a wider field of view. In other words, you can fit more of the sky in the frame of the picture if you use a lens with a low focal length like 14mm. Unfortunately, astrophotography can be expensive and beginners and budget minded stargazers may not want to invest a fortune in equipment. This is where a product like Meade’s f/6.3 Focal Reducer and Field Flattener comes in handy. This product can be threaded onto the rear cell of any LX90, LX200 or other Schmidt-Cassegrain or Advanced Coma-Free model telescope and it will lower the focal length by a factor of 0.63. For example, if you have a LX200 with a 10mm focal length, this item will reduce it to f/6.3. The 41mm diameter lens also flattens the field of view to insure you’re still getting crisp, clear images even on the outer edges of the frame. Additionally, this accessory also reduces photographic exposure time by around 50% so it won’t take nearly as long to capture your images.
In The Box
Meade f/6.3 Focal Reducer/Field Flattener
Designed for use with Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain models
Reduces exposure times by close to 50%
Features 4-element, multi-coated f/6.3 lens elements.
Reduces the telescope's focal ratio by a factor of 0.63.