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Who is waiting for the Baader Maxbright Mark 2?

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#26 emilslomi

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 01:10 PM

If there is no need for a large aperture the new mirror binoviewer that some vendors offer may be an option.

 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 02:14 PM

If there is no need for a large aperture the new mirror binoviewer that some vendors offer may be an option.

 

Cheers, Emil

I was thinking of it, but since I've heard very mixed reviews of it, I hesitate to recommend it.

 

 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 02:21 PM

Had those. A decent design. But since I do not need 20mm clear aperture, I could use lighter / smaller. And would be willing to pay for this, but nothing is available.

An option may be one of the older 60 degree angled from baader also branded as celestron on the used marked If you can find a pair?

No need for glas path corrector or Barlow.

They only have 17mm clear aperture on both telescope and eyepiece side. Optically they are realy good. I once had one of these and used it a lot with especially the mewlon 210 I had. Excellent planetary views sharp and contrasty.

Theres a review here on CN comparing different binoviewers including a celestron branded unit.

Only downside I found with these are the Eyepiece holders which has setscrews, hence decentering can occur. Theres a solution for this. 


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 02:29 PM

If there is no need for a large aperture the new mirror binoviewer that some vendors offer may be an option.

 

Cheers, Emil

I´ve thought a lot about these but can´t decide between those and the TS unit. Might take a chance on a pair after Christmas.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:08 AM

An option may be one of the older 60 degree angled from baader also branded as celestron on the used marked If you can find a pair?

No need for glas path corrector or Barlow.

They only have 17mm clear aperture on both telescope and eyepiece side. Optically they are realy good. I once had one of these and used it a lot with especially the mewlon 210 I had. Excellent planetary views sharp and contrasty.

Theres a review here on CN comparing different binoviewers including a celestron branded unit.

Only downside I found with these are the Eyepiece holders which has setscrews, hence decentering can occur. Theres a solution for this. 

Yeah, I am thinking of those as well at some point.

 

Re the new mirror binoviewers - the reviews I read indicate they are not suitable for high magnification work, so no go for m,e.



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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:23 AM

I received the following bit of good new information from Bob at Alpine Astro, who has been in communication with Baader:

 

 

"We are finally coming down the homestretch on the new Maxbright Bino.  We may see them by end of March.  They are a pretty big upgrade over the old one, so the price will definitely increase.

 

Best Regards,

Bob

 

Alpine Astronomical, LLC

www.alpineastro.com "



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 02:40 AM

I received the following bit of good new information from Bob at Alpine Astro, who has been in communication with Baader:

 

 

"We are finally coming down the homestretch on the new Maxbright Bino.  We may see them by end of March.  They are a pretty big upgrade over the old one, so the price will definitely increase.

 

Best Regards,

Bob

 

Alpine Astronomical, LLC

www.alpineastro.com "

Sounds good. So maybe they will present the new viewer at the ATT mid-year or the AME in autumn. I hope the price will not move beyond the mid-point between the old Maxbright and the Zeiss. In that area, they would be pretty much on their own.

 

Cheers, Emil



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 02:59 PM

I just checked. Price has been set at 425 euro. Definitely a big increase.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:26 PM

I think that 425 Euro includes German VAT - the price to export customers is Eur 357 or roughly $383 (or C$525).

 

Given the 25mm aperture, it's compatibility with the T2 system and collets that really work,  I think it's a bargain.



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Posted 08 September 2019 - 02:13 PM

I think that 425 Euro includes German VAT - the price to export customers is Eur 357 or roughly $383 (or C$525).

Given the 25mm aperture, it's compatibility with the T2 system and collets that really work, I think it's a bargain.


That would be even better. Can't wait to get my hands on a pair ever since I dropped my Mark V.

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:08 AM

Used them briefly at a trade fair yesterday. Set up with TEC140 and Morpheus 12mm. Don't know which, if any, GPC. Target were some leaves in a tree in low sunlight. Absolutely beautiful view of the play of sunlight with the early autumn colors. Don't know what could be better! Wow. That will become an expensive experience. Fortunately I also found out that ultrawide eyepieces (100+) are NOT for me, which will save a bit. By the way - well crafted solid metal housing with nice-to-touch leathrette accents. 

 

Emil


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