Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Look up and behold a wonderous sight! ********************** Meade ETX105 & NexStar 6SE Hyperion 8-24mm, MRF and 8x50 RACI finder. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) DSLR, SPC880 & 900 webcams for AP
Nextstar 6SE Baader Hyperion 8, 13, 17, 21 I WOULD RATHER BE ABLE TO APPRECIATE THINGS I CANNOT HAVE THAN TO HAVE THINGS I AM NOT ABLE TO APPRECIATE. TOO MANY PEOPLE NOWADAYS KNOW THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING AND THE VALUE OF NOTHING. ***** ELBERT HUBBARD *****
Quote:Hi Giant, a warm welcome to the NexStar forum. Yes, the 6SE will accept a 2" diagonal as shown here in this photo of my 6SE on the rear patio at home. As Dan says, you need a diagonal that has an SCT threaded locking-ring.Also seen in this photo is a skylight filter (which is between the diagonal and the rear cell of the scope - which is why there are TWO locking rings) my RACI finder (behind the scope) and, on the top, a multi-reticle finder (much better than the standard red-dot finder IMHO). The EP is a Celestron Ultima 35mm.Art
Jack Celestron Nexstar 6SE Stock 25mm Plossl, Vixen NPL 15mm, Televue 11mm and 32mm Plossls GSO 2X Barlow, Astrozap Dewshield
Meade LX200R-8 Nexstar 6SE AT80EDTA on Minitower Lots of glass, aluminum, and plastic Arctic origin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAx58lIynfY&feature=player_embedded#! Weather station - http://classic.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KFLKENNE... 73s de KF4JU
Quote:I have this one which works fine with the 2" diagonal on my 6SE.http://agenaastro.com/gso-2-2x-ed-barlow-lens.html
Quote:http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-2-inch-2x-ed-barlow-lens-with-compression-...Looks like I am going to settle for this. From everything ive seen it seems like apertura is the same thing as GSO.Lets hope im right. Anyone have input on apertura?Thanks!
Quote:Quote:http://www.opticsmart.com/apertura-2-inch-2x-ed-barlow-lens-with-compression-...Looks like I am going to settle for this. From everything ive seen it seems like apertura is the same thing as GSO.Lets hope im right. Anyone have input on apertura?Thanks! Looks like the same one as the GSO to me. Most of these items are sourced from the same far-east manufacturer and just dressed up slightly differently depending on who's selling it.-Dan
Clear Skies, TonyScopes: Celestron 150mm SCT, ES 102mm refractor, 114mm Newt, Circle T 80mm refractor, Cel./Vix. 60mm refractor "the Brute" EP's: Various and sundry along with barlows WO and ES Dielectric Diagonals Filters: DGM Optics NPB, Orion SkyGlow Filter, color and longpass AstroZap Dew Shield, Vibration Pads etc... AstroPlanner V2.1, SkySafari 4 Plus, Vortex 8X42, 60's 7X35 Binocs Astronomy in the Orange Zone! ...73 de KM5JH...
Quote:Since we're talking about a 6SE then yes the comment about "designed for 1.25" is very appropriate. The baffle tube opening is just under 27mm.While an C8 ota has a larger rear opening, the SE scopes in Personally I wouldn't go out and spend the extra money on new 2" accessories for either a 6 or 8SE unless I intended to use heavy stuff like binoviewers. Put some existing 2" stuff to good use, sure, but an SCT f6.3 focal reducer, a 1.25" dielectric mirror diagonal and a good 32mm Plossl or 24mm 68° eyepiece will also produce just about the same width views with very good quality fields.