Optec- Lepus 6.2 Focal Reducer
The Lepus 0.62X is a new 4-element telecompressor available from Optec that has been specifically designed to work with newer Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes such as the Meade ACF or the Celestron EdgeHD optical tube assemblies. The Lepus 0.62X has a back-focus of over 100mm, making it capable of fully illuminating a 22mm diagonal CCD chip. In addition, the Lepus Telecompressor Lens includes a telescope-side 2-inch barrel mount and a dovetail for Optec camera mount attachment. It can be used with any filter wheel/camera combinations with room to spare and can also be used with DSLR cameras. Thanks to a new line of Lepus camera mounts, this optimal back-focus distance can be maintained no matter what camera is used.
The NextGEN Series is the second generation of telecompressor lens systems designed by Optec. The first generation was available for the early CCD cameras such as the SBIG ST-6 and Meade 416. Improvements in CCD designed has warranted a complete redesign of our telecompressors which we offer now. These designs have been optimized by the premier Zemax optical design program and are made to the highest optical standards. All optical surfaces are polished to a 60-40 cosmetic quality and coated with a hard broadband coating for maximum transmission and durability. No finer telecompressor is available.