baader maxbright ep centring
Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:30 AM
pity these do not have scd holders.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:44 AM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:03 AM
i want to use a pair of 13mm tv smoothies. perhaps the lack of undercut is a good thing?
Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:26 PM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:20 PM
But I also found that hooking a finger over the top of the lens housing and slighly pressing the eyepeices into the holder helped ensure that they were seated. This greatly reduced the amount of fussing required.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:44 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:52 PM
As I mentioned, with a little practice, I was able to minimize the impact. Worse was that the screws can be hard to reach when using Hyperions which you would have thought Baader would have noticed!
But I have said it before and will say it again... Designers are not all astronomers. But anyone putting a pair of Hyperions in the Maxbright would quickly conlude that it is not the optimal design for them.
For normal 1.25" eyepieces though, I got quite adept and getting them in right the first time. Again, the trick for me was to just press down on the top of the eyepiece while turning the screws.
But the Mark V mechanism is ooh so much better. Works perfectly with Hyperions. I still find it beneficial to slighly press down on the eyepieces though.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:01 PM
The issue is not with the design of the Maxbrights but with all the variables in diameters of the eyepieces used.
Seems a pity baader put alot of effort to improve prism seatings, but you still have to fiddle with eyepiece centring. if these had scd holders they would be superb
The Mark V,s avoid this issue.