Askar FRA400 - 72 APO (Quintuplet)
Askar FRA400 - 72 APO (Quintuplet)
Askar FRA400 - 72 APO (Quintuplet)
Askar FRA400 - 72 APO (Quintuplet)
Askar FRA400 - 72 APO (Quintuplet)
Askar FRA400 - 72 APO (Quintuplet)
Askar FRA400 - 72 APO (Quintuplet)

Askar FRA400 - 72 APO (Quintuplet)


Regular price€1.435,00
(Including VAT)

Askar is the new line of specialised telescopes for astrophotography with particular emphasis on optical and also mechanical quality.

The Anotation 'FRA' represents refractor telescopes with an integrated corrector element for a flat and corrected field of view. The FRA series is mainly used for astrophotography.
The ASKAR FRA400 is a Petzval 5-element Apochromat with 400mm focal length, f/5.6 focal ratio and 72mm aperture. 2 ED glasses are installed in the front lens for improved colour correction. This APO is also suitable for cameras up to full frame sized sensors.

The dew cap also provides good protection against stray light and is retractable. The large focuser also holds heavy cameras and allows for precise focusing thanks to the microfocus adjustment wheel. A 2", 1.25" and an M68x1 thread are available for additional connections. Also included with this telescope is an adapter up to M48 x 0.75, which is ideal for all cameras with a standard 55mm working distance.

Note: To access the female M48 thread for 2" filters, unscrew the adapter.


  • Aperture: 72mm
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • Focal ratio: f/5.6
  • Telescopic type: 5-Element Quintuplet Apo with 2-Element ED Lens
  • Transport length: 317 mm
  • Weight: 2.56 kg
  • Connection camera side: M68x1 male thread, 2" and 1.25" receptacle
  • Filter thread: 2" filter thread (M48x0.75) is integrated in the camera adapter (accessible after unscrewing the adapter)
  • Photo adapter: M68x1 female thread - M48x0.75 male thread - length 63.5mm
  • Holes in pipe clamps: M6


  • 5-element quintuplet design with corrector
  • Two ED lens's for very good correction of color
  • 44mm image circle with full illumination and correction
  • Working distance for visual observation or focal length reduction
  • Stable 3" RAP focuser with micro reduction gear and 360° rotation
  • 2" and 1.25" connector as well as M68x1 male thread for screw on adaptions
  • Long adapter from M68 to M48x0.75 Camera connection with 2" filter thread (accessible after unscrewing the adapter)
  • Flexible GP/EQ5 level dovetail bar with photo tripod connection and carrying handle with flexible slotted hole
  • Finder shoe for standard viewfinder holder
Whats included:
  1. CNC tube rings
  2. GP/EQ5 level dovetail bar
  3. Carry Handle
  4. Photo adapter to M48x0.75
  5. Finder shoe (mounted)


Please Note: Items in stock and ready for dispatch immediately are usually delivered within 24 - 72hrs. We always try to offer the quickest possible delivery so items may be sent directly from either our Dublin or our Munich location, depending on stock availability. If an item is a 'Special Order Item' it will require additional lead time before being dispatched eg. 5 - 10 Working days - This will be highlighted on the product page before purchase.

All orders are shipped using our reputable courier partners to ensure your items arrive safely and promptly. While we do offer International Delivery, we are unable to ship large Telescopes and Mounts outside of Ireland.



Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
Ireland Nationwide: from €9.95

Note: Larger telescopes which contain multiple boxes include an additional surcharge. Shipping is calculated automatically at the checkout.





Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
Norther Ireland: from €19.50+

Additional Info:

Standard Express Shipping rate applies up to a max order weight of 30kg Nationwide. - Large heavy items from 30kg+ include an additional surcharge, depending on the overall weight.

Unfortunately due to Brexit we are currently unable to ship to Mainland UK at this time. 


Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
European Union: from €18.95+

Shipping available for items up to a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 27kg.

Additional Info:

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Standard EU Delivery Regions:
Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, Luxumbourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Malta, Greece


Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
48 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
US & Canada: from €28.50+

Shipping service available for items up to a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 20kg.

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