The benefits in a nutshell
compact folding mirror with a 17mm mirror, especially for planetary photography
perfectly centered objects, both in the eyepiece and on the camera chip
parfocal: brings the object into sharp focus in both the camera and the eyepiece
1.25" and T2 connector on camera side
The folding mirror is lightweight at only 170g. It is also suitable for small telescopes.
An astronomical camera does not have a viewfinder. When you're struggling to find an item, you can really work up a sweat, even if it's freezing outside. First you have to gently remove the eyepiece without moving the camera. Now where is the focus? Focus carefully and hope that the planet is still sitting in the center of your field of view. The Syncfok rearview mirror dispenses with all this fuss.
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No need to switch between eyepiece and camera, you can have both mounted at the same time. Use the side knob to quickly switch between camera and eyepiece. That allows you to check your subject at any time, which makes astrophotography much easier.
Both the eyepiece and the camera focus at the same time.
The focus positions of the eyepiece and camera are different. But a metal focus ring adjusts the eyepiece's focus, so you get just the right sharpness for both. In the future, you never have to wonder if the planet or deep sky object is in the field of view. Now you will have full control.
Full illumination for planetary cameras
The built-in mirror illuminates camera chips with a chip diagonal of up to 23mm. This is more than enough for most planetary cameras.
The right connection for your camera
Whether it's a 1.25" or T-2 thread, the folding mirror has both connections on the camera side. Simply unscrew the 1.25" adapter and the T-2 thread is available. A locking screw keeps your camera secure. The inner 1.25" to T-2 adapter can also be connected to other accessories.
So light that your telescope hardly notices it
At 170 grams, the Omegon Syncfoc is really light. Saving weight is always an advantage in astrophotography, as many want to use a small telescope or travel mount on their astronomical vacations, so this folding mirror is as heavy as it absolutely needs to be.
Please note: folding mirrors are not suitable for use with Newtonian telescopes as the focal point can no longer be reached. However, their use in refractors or catadioptric systems (SC, ACF, Maksutov) is not a problem.
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