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Re: UPDATE: Prism Diagonals new [Re: Fomalhaut]
      #6299874 - 01/08/14 11:51 AM

Chris,
Unfortunately no one offered those to test. However, from all I have read most folks consider the TV Everbrite and the AP Maxbright to be equal optically. That being the case probably not much worth adding the AP to the mix. But don't know about the Baader one you mention. As a side, that many layers is kind of worrisome to me as more layers means more chances for imperfections and increasing impact from substrate imperfections as the layers build on that.


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Re: UPDATE: Prism Diagonals new [Re: BillP]
      #6300147 - 01/08/14 02:19 PM

Bill, If you want to use my AP Maxbright, PM me your address.

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Re: UPDATE: Prism Diagonals new [Re: BillP]
      #6300204 - 01/08/14 02:45 PM

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Chris,
Unfortunately no one offered those to test. However, from all I have read most folks consider the TV Everbrite and the AP Maxbright to be equal optically. That being the case probably not much worth adding the AP to the mix. But don't know about the Baader one you mention. As a side, that many layers is kind of worrisome to me as more layers means more chances for imperfections and increasing impact from substrate imperfections as the layers build on that.




The Baader dialectric diagonal (at least the 2" Clicklock) is the only dialectric diagonal that I am aware of that specifically claims to maintain 1/10 wave accuracy after coating so it might be interesting to include. However, with the number of diagonals you already have, we'll look forward to hearing your results in a couple of years.


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Re: UPDATE: Prism Diagonals new [Re: Lance1234]
      #6300238 - 01/08/14 03:10 PM

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However, with the number of diagonals you already have, we'll look forward to hearing your results in a couple of years.






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Re: UPDATE: Prism Diagonals new [Re: BillP]
      #6310458 - 01/13/14 03:01 PM

FYI, I am beginning a new thread on this in the Equipment Forum since this is not about eyepieces but about diagonals. Link. I have posted the pic of the final field of diagonal dreams 12 in total Including the infamous Vernonscope 1/20th wave quartz mirror!

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