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#1 flint350

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:42 PM

I'm considering getting a Baader Mk V without the diagonal.  Reason is, I have a Baader clicklock 2" diagonal already. The T-2 system can be confusing, but it appears I can simply get the T-2 nosepiece, attach it to the bino scope side and then insert into the clicklock.  Anyone have any experience doing this or any input as to why it is a good/bad idea?

 

I have been using my old Maxbright on my C9.25 thru Televue Everbrite 1.25 and can achieve focus natively with no corrector.  My preference is to not change diagonals anymore and switch to the Baader 2" for everything. If my assumptions are correct, I will buy the Mk V and put the Everbrite diag. and Maxbrite up for sale.  Thanks.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:36 PM

Hello

I am surprised that you have not had a reply. There is a lot of people on here sharper on this subject than me. But I have a 9.25 sct and Mark V and 2'' Baader clicklock. I went though this 2 years ago with a 11'' sct. I wanted to stay all 2'' and I like the clicklock. What you are saying can be done. On my 11'' I left my diagonal in all the time ,put in a 21 Ethos, pulled it out and dropped in my Binoviewer. That system was not a Mark V but a Binotron 27. Never could get one of the higher powers to come to focus on because of the 2'' diagonal. Or maybe the low power?

Now I have the above Equipment. But my main scope I will Binoview on is a Televue 85 and I will use the T-2 stuff, it has been , and still is a little confusing. As I write this my 9.25 has the clicklock on it . I can right now screw my 2'' nose piece on the Mark V by the T_2 quickchanger that goes on the Mark V and drop it in the sct scope. And its a go on the 9.25. But there is a price to pay for length. My clicklock right now is screwed right on the scope to cut down on length. There is no nose piece on the clicklock. It will screw on a 9.25 BUT you have to remove the eyepiece side by the 6 little screws, screw it on the scope and Reattach the eyepiece side. The focuser will not allow it to do it the easy way.

Short answer to your ? YES you can

Dan



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:41 PM

I think what you want is the following:

 

SCT-T short length SCT adapter
T2-01B T2 Diagonal
T2-06 Quick Change adapter
GLASS-1 1.25X Glass path compensator
MK V Binoviewer

 

Then for single EP instead of BV:

T2-08 1.25” Clicklok EP holder

 

You can always check with Bob at Alpine Astro, the US distributor for Baader products

 

Good luck



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:28 AM

Thanks to both of you.  Very helpful.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:19 PM

Here you go -- the full monty for all connection options -- Cheers,  Tom

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:02 AM

Thanks for the pdf.  But, if those connections are the only ones, it seems to show only their 2 special diagonals will work, not the clicklock.  It's possible that adding a nosepiece in btwn might work, but it might also make the light path too long for focus.




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