Confused on how to connect 2" diagonal to my 8SE?
Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:57 AM
Does this screw directly onto the back of my 8SE, I can't really tell from the image? Are all 2" diagonals standard?
On the website they also sell a '2" SCT adapaptor"
Not sure if I also needed this as well?
Anyone help on this?
Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:21 PM
I have the Baader click lock one you can see here. There are less expensive ones that other people will probably point you to.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:30 PM
You would probably have been better off buying a SCT diagonal instead of the push fit type.
With the SCT type you remove the visual back and screw the diagonal directly onto the back of the scope in its place. This has the advantage of being more stable and, by not extending as far out as the push fit, clearance of the base for high Alt viewing.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:55 PM
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:17 AM
Thanks guys. I also want the diagonal to fit on a refractor I've just brought as well, so I don't the Celestron custom version would work as it wouldn't fit the refractor.
No you can't use this with 8se without adaptors or unless you buy the SCT specific 2"-1.25" diagonal. I have the Celestron 2" which screws on. If you are going to use 2" EP's frequently then get an adaptor which may increase the focal lenght.
Almost all Refractors come with a 2"-1.25" diagonals. Not sure which one you got. In case yours by any chance came with a 1.25" diagonal, maybe that could be used with your 8se?
Or get a good 1.25" diagonal.