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#1 deepwaterescue4u

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:39 PM

I have a question do I need Focal Reducer/Field Flattener to use with a LX 200 10" GPS scope to get better pic for Solar and Deep Sky imageing will one do for both, what should I get if so...

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#2 Spacetravelerx

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:00 AM

One should do for both. Of course with the focal reducer/flattener you can fit the entire disk of the Sun for photographic purposes.

The field flattener of course helps with edge of field correction and reduces exposure times for the deep sky stuff.

I use the Meade f/6.3 Focal Reducer/Field Flattener. Works great for me! And supposedly Meade will soon be coming out with the F/5 version, BUT I think that is more for the LX600/LX850 OTA.
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#3 MistrBadgr

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:12 PM

I did ask one time about the f/5 version. It will only work on the new f/8 scopes and not the f/10.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

So a 6.3 would do the job and help to have better pic of both solar system or planets and deep sky ok.
Looks like a small investment if the difference is enough to notice in the end result...

Thank for the advice....

Terry

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#5 MistrBadgr

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

You may not need it for planets, since they occupy as small area, unless you are wanting them with a lot of space around. You will need the focal reducer for wider views. You can also take an extension tube, put it after the focal reducer to get more reduction.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

Ok thanks Bill and Space man...

Terry

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