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#1 jonstarrysky

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:09 PM

I have a binoviewer that came with all sorts of adapter things I cant exactly make out. The blurb says T2 connection is included. Is that a screw thread ? And what is such a thing usually used for ? There is also an attachent where the two parts just press together and are held together from the side by a tiny hex bolt. Maybe that ones is called a bayonet ?

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:29 PM

T2 is a metric size (M42 x 0.75) that is the "T-thread" you hear about with cameras. It's bigger than 1.25 inches, but smaller than 2 inches.

It sounds like you got a set of Baader binoviewers. They all have T2 threads of some sort and have a ton of accessories and options. I suggest you cruise around the Alpine Astro web site FMI. :)

The bayonet fitting should have two tiny "lips" opposite the bolt and it is used to attach the focuser adapter fitting to the nose of the Mark V binoviewer.

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Ron






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