TPO 0.75x Focal Reducer for Ritchey-Chretien Telescopes
Fully multi-coated optics, the Third Planet Optics 2" focal reducer will reduce your focal length by 0.75x shortening exposure times while still retaining a crisp image with excellent color and contrast. Extra long focal length to be perfectly compatible with the TPO RC telescopes, off-axis guiders, and filter wheels and is best for CCD sensors with up to a 15mm diagonal. Two element design effectively reduces focal ratios of the Third Planet Optics Ritchie Chretien from f/9 to f/6.75 and from f/8 to f/6.
- Reduction: Nominal 0.75x
- Size: 2 Inch
- Two Element Design
- Two Year Warranty Included!
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What is the correct spacing for this focal reducer? I just bought one and I have no idea how to configure my CCD camera and accessories.
The ideal spacing is ~75mm from the CCD sensor to the thread on the focal reducer. This is not critical as this is just a reducer, not a flattener, so ~70-80mm should give acceptable results.
Do these SC's have to have a wedge for photography?
This is the optical tube only so it does not come with any mount. What you want to get if you want do to astrophotography is a German equatorial mount that can handle the weight of this OTA. Depending on your price range, there are several options availab
What is the payload capacity??
According to TeleVue, the legs have a stated capacity of 22 lbs, but this would be for use as a photo tripod (looking at the horizon). For any sort of telescope system where you would be pointed up in the sky and using high power, the usable capacity is m
What is the correct spacing for this focal reducer if I us a HuTech Flattener?
You cannot use both the HoTech flattener and this reducer at the same time, because the proper spacing for the flattener is 55mm and the proper spacing for this reducer is ~80mm, which would put the reducer inside the flattener body.
Compatible with TPO RC6 + DLRS Canon EOS 60D?
The TPO 0.75x focal reducer is not a corrector and it will only cover a sensor 15mm across or smaller very well. A Canon 60D has a sensor 28mm across, so this will not work well with that camera.
Will the Flattener/reducer work with the 10"RC and my SBIG STF8300C?
This is not a reducer/flattener - just a reducer. It will be usable over the central 15mm diameter of your sensor, but an STF8300C has a 22.5mm diagonal and will not be corrected to the corners.
How would this work on my Meade ACF 16? And with a canon 6D DSLR?
This reducer is not designed to work with the Meade ACF 16. There currently is no reducer available for the Meade 16" ACF
I have an 8 inch RC and a SBIG8300 that is 22.5mm diagonal measure. Also a CFW and OAG. Beyond 15 mm is the problem vignetting or are there significant aberrations too? How bad are the aberrations if any?
The problem with this reducer is field curvature. The image will not be focused properly outside the 15mm image circle. For a larger CCD like yours, the AP CCDT67 may be a better choice, though with only a ~29mm image circle you may still have issues il
I have an Orion 8 f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph Telescope and currently using Atik filterwheel + atik 383L+ camera with a sensor size of 17.6mm x 13.52mm: Will it work properly ? How much will it increase the speed of my scope ? Thank you in advance
Unfortunately, this reducer is only a reducer, not a reducer/flattener, and so it will only cover a 15mm diameter FOV (equivalent to a 12mm x 9mm CCD). Your camera has a sensor diagonal of 22.5mm, so the outer 30-35% will show distorted stars with this r