I'm planning to modify my Zeiss microscope viewer to better suit astronomy.... it is a cheap way to get into bino-viewing.
At the moment it has a 45deg 'ball-head' prism ... not good for my C14 SCT with diagonal.... neck-breaking.... but the view is promising, without breaking the bank
So... I'll upload pic of the anatomy of the unit seeking help how to get rid of the 'ball-head'
The C14 has ~4000mm fl.... so I don't need the 'first' lens group .... I think it is Barlow lens... and it looks like there is a 'transfer-compensating' lens after the 45deg prism.
...the SCT has plenty of BFL.... so I plan to remove that as well.
Not sure how to dismantle the 'ball-head' housing to remove it and machine an adapter for straight view....without the Barlow-transfer lens.
Any input/help/opinion or perhaps an optical drawing(?) appreciated.
Edited by Space99, 05 June 2016 - 05:55 AM.