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#1 AlienRatDog

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:04 AM

Hey who here uses a celestron 0.63x reducer/corrector with a 127mm Mak? I was thinking I’d use it with a 24mm ES 68deg eyepiece (I plan on staying with 1.25” accessories).
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:46 AM

I have the Celestron 0.63x Reducer/Corrector   https://www.celestro...ducer-corrector and have used it with my Celestron Nexstar 127mm Mak, and it works OK.  Since I have other telescopes, I don't often use that combination often.  You'll have to get some adapters for your 1.25" Celestron Visual Back, as described here.


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#3 jallbery

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:47 AM

See https://www.cloudyni...k-063x-reducer/

 

I'm sure you'll get some falloff in the outer edges of the field, but it should work.



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:31 PM

 Since I have other telescopes, I don't often use that combination often.

I agree, the Maksutov is an exceptional telescope design, but not a wide field instrument by any means.  Is it possible to piggyback or dual mount with your ST80, at that point you would using scopes and maximizing their individual strengths and would probably be less expensive...

 

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:28 PM

Unfortunately I am going with an Altaz Mount that doesn’t allow dual saddle (DSV-M, I wanted to maximize portability). No biggie though, I usually bring my binoculars anyways. I can also build my observing lists around each scope I want to bring out (I need tube rings for my ST80, but with my 24mm 68deg eyepiece I can get around 4deg)

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:39 PM

The FR/C works great with the 127 mak ;) I also use a 24mm 68° great combo.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:45 AM

AlienRatDog

 

You may want to view this discussion, especially Post #21 by Starman1.

 

Note that the Celestron 0.63x reducer/corrector is $150 clams.

 

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