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#1 MAURITS

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

What is the best 2" Baader diagonal for the TOA- 150?
I will use it with single EP's.

Is it the "max bright" or something els?

Thanks! :waytogo:

#2 johnnyha

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:12 PM

I would go with the Astro-Physics Maxbright. Whenever there is a "best diagonal" thread this is the consensus choice. I have one and it's excellent.

#3 R Botero

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:07 AM

I've got the Baader Clicklock Maxbright and it's excellent :jump:. It has one of the shortest profiles in the market and that helps a lot when using binoviewers on refractors.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

Another vote for the Baader. Besides the outstanding optical qualities it's very well built. And last but not least, the Clicklock system is something to discover.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:47 AM

I would go with the Astro-Physics Maxbright. Whenever there is a "best diagonal" thread this is the consensus choice. I have one and it's excellent.


+1 I've got two of the 2" versions of each of the diagonals mentioned thus far. The A-P Maxbright is my choice. The first time someone disassembles the Baader for mirror cleaning, comparison to the A-P will make the reason for my preference quite obvious. The A-P is a joy to disassemble/clean/reassemble, the Baader is amazingly annoying in this regard. I'll admit that the Clicklock is nice, but ease of cleaning trumps the Clicklock feature IMHO.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:31 AM

The first time someone disassembles the Baader for mirror cleaning, comparison to the A-P will make the reason for my preference quite obvious. The A-P is a joy to disassemble/clean/reassemble, the Baader is amazingly annoying in this regard. I'll admit that the Clicklock is nice, but ease of cleaning trumps the Clicklock feature IMHO.


I don't quite understand what's so hard about the clickLock. Mine comes apart in about a minute or so and goes back together just as easily.

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For me, the ClickLock trumps all other features from any other diagonal. Thumbscrews just cant come close to it's convenience and security.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

I would go with the Astro-Physics Maxbright. Whenever there is a "best diagonal" thread this is the consensus choice. I have one and it's excellent.

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