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do focus reducers change the focus point?

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as the title asks.....

does the focus point change if you use a focal reducer on a newt?

TIA

Ira

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Yes, they have to as they are fairly simple bits of optics.

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Focal reducers reduce the focus distance but they are not really recommended for Newtonians as they amplify the inherent coma present in these telescopes. Just for info., a coma corrector also reduces the focus distance.

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Palatine... What crazy, money spending madness are you now thinking about.... :) ! I'm watching you!

James

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Ha ha. I have a cheap FR 1.25" and was wondering if it would mark on my 250 flextube.....

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Focal reducers reduce the focus distance but they are not really recommended for Newtonians as they amplify the inherent coma present in these telescopes. Just for info., a coma corrector also reduces the focus distance.

If you use a coma corrector and then a focal reducer, will that work?

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a 1.25" reducer probably wont work correctly as they need to be matched to the optical specificatio of the scope, however you have nothing to loose trying.

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