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APM Coma Correcting 2.7x Barlow Cell Only


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APM Coma Correcting 2.7x Barlow Cell Only

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The APM Coma Correcting Barlow re-defines what is possible with a Barlow lens at a surprisingly low price. It has been designed by Gerd Düring in Germany following much discussion with users as to what would represent the ideal Barlow lens. This new fully Apochromatic design provides a magnification factor of 2.7x and uses a 1.25” lens cell. This lens cell is a 2 element cemented doublet incorporating an FK61 ED element (similar to O’Hara FPL-51). The elements are fully broadband multi-coated and provide 99% light transmission of wavelengths from 400-700nm.

A unique feature of the design is that it is optimised for use with f4 Newtonian telescopes and provides full coma correction for this type. This allows users to view detailed objects at the edge of field with the same clarity as if they were centred. Dobsonian users will find this particularly useful as often objects tend not to be centred on axis with this design.

Despite the optimisation of the optics to correct for coma that is present in Newtonians, the optical quality of our Barlow also allows it to be used with any other type of telescope including our own Apochromatic Refractors. Due to its coma compensating design it will therefore introduce coma to none Newtonian designs. However following testing with a number of telescopes types, we have found the image to still be almost perfect to the very edge of field. Colour correction and optical quality are equal to Fluorite Barlow’s costing many times more. In use we believe you will detect no loss of quality with this Barlow at all even when used with types other than Newtonians.

The design has been optimised for both visual and imaging purposes from the beginning. The fully corrected flat field image circle of the Barlow is 26mm making it suitable for use with a variety of imaging sensors up to APS-C when used at the recommended back focus distance of 105mm. This is 104.1mm from the shoulder of the lens cell.

Specifications

Type Coma Correcting ED Barlow

Lens Doublet Cell with ED Element

Coating Broadband Multicoated

Magnification 2.7x

Back Focus 105mm (104.1mm from lens cell shoulder)

Fully Illuminated Field Minimum 30mm

Optimised Imaging Field 26mm

Focal Length -62.9mm

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