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Askar 400 F5.6 scope (FRA400)

Original price $1,400.00 - Original price $1,400.00
Original price
$1,400.00 - $1,400.00
Current price $1,400.00

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The FRA, which stands for "FLATFIELD REFRACTIVE ASTRAGRAPH", is a refractive astrograph designed for built-in flat field correction. FRA also used in visual observation, this series creates versatile high-quality flat frame images for astrophotography, Telescopeis the few great telescope of versatile optical tube. A supplier toTeleskop-Servicein Europe, this telescope is manufactured by SharpStar and now available in Canada.


In accordance with the easy conversion of lens parameters, our first FRA series product is the f/5.6 quintuplet astrograph with 400mm focal length and 72mm aperture. Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements are also included to effectively suppress chromatic aberration. FRA400 features a 44mm full frame image circle.

Adopts modern telescope optical tube design, features retractable dew shield, 3" large high-precision rack-and-pinion focuser with 360°rotator, features M68 X 1 thread, 2" adapter ring and 1.25"eyepiece adapter. The focuser also features high precision micro-adjustment for observation and photography.

A focal ratio of F5.6 is relatively '˜fast' for telescope or astrophotography, however, in order to meet the needs of pro-level astronomers, we specially designed a special ultra-short focal reducer FRA72RD, combine use with FRA400/5.6, you can achieve a optically faster F3.9 focal ratio to reduce the exposure time, full frame is also supported, which is very rare type of refractor telescopes.
FRA400/5.6 is designed to "astrograph should meet satisfactory observation experience to enjoy capturing extended deep-sky objects, offering simpler configuration and better optical performance". It would provide a significantly better user experience.

F3.9 Full Frame Reducer for FRA400/5.6

The Askar new FRA400 F3.9 full-frame reducer reduces the telescope's effective focal ratio by a factor of 0.7x, thus an original f/5.6 becomes an f/3.9 system, your exposure time will significantly shorten, providing a shorter, more optically "fast" focal ratio to make astrophotography more efficient. It designed for use with FRA400 refractor, providing a 280MM focal length for a wider imaging field of view. It achieves the 55MM back focus, and conveniently threaded for use with M48X0.75 (2") filters.

What's in the Box

  • Optical Tube
  • A pair of rings
  • A handle
  • A dovetail plate
  • An inspection list
  • A Manual


Aperture 72mm
Focal Length 400mm
Focal ratio F5.6
Objective Type Quintuplet dual ED air-spaced APO
Image Circle 44mm
Back Focus 140mm (from the end of rotator M68x1 thread)
Overall Length 317mm
Weight 2.56kg
Options weight 2.56kg
Back-End Adapter M68x1 male thread, 2" adapter/1.25" adapter

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Great astrograph!

Got this from all-star last year, perfect stars edge to edge even without the reducer. Light enough for my cem25p as well.