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MAURITS
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Reged: 09/22/09

Loc: Belgium
Baader diagonal new
      #5660478 - 02/03/13 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!


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johnnyha
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Reged: 11/12/06

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Re: Baader diagonal [Re: MAURITS]
      #5660658 - 02/03/13 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.

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R Botero
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Reged: 01/02/09

Loc: Kent, England
Re: Baader diagonal new [Re: MAURITS]
      #5661158 - 02/04/13 06:07 AM

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

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Cabrillas
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Reged: 07/19/09

Loc: Madrid. Spain.
Re: Baader diagonal new [Re: R Botero]
      #5661275 - 02/04/13 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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DaveJ
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Re: Baader diagonal new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5661293 - 02/04/13 08:47 AM

Quote:

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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zippeee
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Reged: 12/27/10

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Re: Baader diagonal new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5661358 - 02/04/13 09:31 AM

Quote:

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.



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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tomcody
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Re: Baader diagonal new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5661444 - 02/04/13 10:22 AM

Quote:

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
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