ASA 0.84X 4" Ritchey-Chretien Reducer Corrector

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ASA 0.84X 4" Ritchey-Chretien Reducer Corrector
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  • The ASA 0.84X 4" Ritchey-Chretien Reducer Corrector corrects for both coma and curvature of field.
  • This corrector provides a 4" aperture for use on a Ritchey-Chretien imaging system.
  • Optimized for CCD arrays which will fit within a circle of diameter 60mm. This includes (but is not limited to) the Kodak KAF-16803 format.
  • Optimized for a bandwidth of 400nm to >700nm.
  • OAL (over-all length) = approximately 75mm.
  • OD of lens cell = 122mm (4.8")
  • FFD = approximately 86.5mm = The location of CCD focal plane behind rear surface of cell.
  • Proprietary design by ASA physicist Philipp Keller.
  • A valuable asset for doing wide-field astrophotos with your Ritchey-Chretien scope.


ASA 0.84X 4" Ritchey-Chretien Reducer Corrector

The ASA 0.84X 4" Ritchey-Chretien Reducer Corrector will improve your images from your Ritchey-Chretien telescope, by eliminating both coma and field curvature problems! This corrector lens is designed for use on R-C telescopes having an aperture of 0.4meter (15.75") or larger, and an f/number of f/8 or slower.

This Reducer Corrector provides a 4" aperture and it's optimized for full-format CCD arrays up to 36.8mm x 36.8mm (Kodak KAF-16803 CCD). This corrector is almost free of vignetting, and can be used with detector arrays requiring somewhat larger circular coverage, however one would expect some minor loss of performance.

This corrector lens is optimized for a bandwidth of 400nm to >700nm, and every lens used in the corrector is measured to verify its surface radius & thickness, before it is used in an ASA corrector system. Testing has shown that using this corrector with your ASA R-C telescope will produce stellar images which are as tight and round, across the useful field, as any enhanced optical telescope. The results are pinpoint stars from the side all the way into the center of the image.

The A2-0200257A reducer lens will reduce the inherent focal length by a factor of 0.84X. This lens has a field coverage of 60mm, which will more than cover the entire array of a Kodak KAF-16803 CCD detector. The back focus of approx. 86.5mm is sufficient to allow for using an off-axis guider or filter wheel with your detector system. Designed by ASA physicist Philipp Keller.

The pertinent dimensions for the 4" 0.84X Ritchey-Chretien Reducer Corrector by ASA are:

  • OD of lens cell barrel = 122mm (4.8")
  • Entrance aperture = 4"; suitable for use on an f/8 system or slower.
  • No rear flange is used in this design.
  • OAL = approximately 75mm
  • FFD = approximately 86.5mm
  • FFD (Flange focal distance) = Location of CCD plane behind "flange," in this case, the rear surface of lens cell.

Customer Note: This lens is a special-order item.

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SKU A2-0200257A
Manufacturer ASA
Barrel Size N/A
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
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  • ASA 0.84X 4" Reducer Corrector Lens for Ritchey-Chretien
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