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What's your "Best of Baader?"

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#51 rowdy388

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Posted 10 March 2021 - 08:49 PM

Morpheus 9 followed by the Morpheus 17.5.



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Posted 10 March 2021 - 08:56 PM

Morpheus 9mm.



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Posted 11 March 2021 - 12:40 PM

Baader T-2 90° Deluxe Astro-Grade Amici Prism Diagonal



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Posted 12 March 2021 - 11:26 AM

My 6 Morpheus eyepieces, astronomical quality Amici diagonal & soon T2 BBHS mirror.



#55 AJK 547

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 11:50 AM

Of my Baader equip., either the T2 BBHS Zeiss spec prism(s) or BBHS Sitall mirror (in my slow SCT’s), ‘coupled’ with the Planetarium Clicklock ocular holder gives me that quality/security/‘ease of use’ when I’m using heavy ep’s or Bino-viewing...  The BHZ Mk IV zoom is also used often/throughly enjoyed!

 

 IMHO, well engineered ‘kit’ for a reasonable $$$...

 

Clear, steady nights.

 

ps. Forgot to mention the Contrast Booster filter works well on Mars!  😊


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#56 Sarkikos

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 12:10 PM

Baader Moon & SkyGlow filter.

 

Baader BBHS 2" Diagonal.

 

Baader BBHS 1.25" Diagonal.

 

Baader Deluxe Amici 1.25" Diagonal.

 

Baader Zoom (before my eyes grew old and discovered it's not parfocal)

 

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#57 gregbradley

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 03:59 PM

Morpheus Eyepieces. I have the 6.5, 9, 12.5 and 2 x 17.5 (for binos).

 

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#58 thornhale

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 04:06 PM

Number one is the Alan Gee TC for SCTs. Wow, f4.9-5 on my GPS11 with a 2" diagonal (and mystery spacers to make it work beyond a T2). Converted to Maxbright use it literally cuts the focal ratio in half compared to. 1.25 GPC.

 

495LP, underrated against the 'puny' semi APOs and Fringe killers.

 

Mk IV Zoom and matched Barlow. Wow, sharp, finally, with a zoom.

 

The best buy in astro, the Q Turret box set. Cheapest way to build a bino set with proper eyepieces.

 

Last but not least, my Baader Nexstar adapter plate to  get it on my vixen old tripod head type (60mm hole) pier. With some drilling and tapping it takes the Landing Pad too.

 

Edit: how can I forget the click locks, in five different thread sizes. I like them that much. And the click lock 2" 1.25"  reducer, the only one to use.

I agree. I am a newbie...for sure...but because of this single zoom lens, I have not had the need to buy any other eye piece. Ironically, when it comes to camera lenses, it's the exact opposite for me. I love dedicated prime lenses and have 3 at this time for my m43 (12mm f2.0 for landscape night photography , 17mm f1.8 for general purpose photography, 45mm f1.8 for portraits and unguided space photgraphy).



#59 ABQJeff

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 06:55 PM

My Best of Baader in order of impact on my enjoyment of this hobby:
1) 2” and 1.25” Click locks; use 2” SCT visual back on Mak150, use on my 1.25” and 2” filter wheels which makes changing filter wheels (one with colored filters for planets, one with nebula filters) between scopes super easy
2) Morpheus EPs (have all but 4.5mm)
3) Semi-APO and 495 long pass filters (makes my ST120 CA free except for brightest of stars)
4) 1.25” T2 zeiss prism diagonal with 1.25” click lock (can see demonstrably more than my Orion 1.25” Twist tight Dielectric Diagonal)

Next Baader purchase: 2” BBHS Zeiss spec Prism Diagonal (whenever they get back in stock!)
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Posted 13 March 2021 - 12:03 PM

SCT Click-lock adapter.  How great rotate the diag so easily.

 

Anxious to try some Morpheus EPs that are so highly praised.  I'm be looking at 17.5 and 12.5.


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#61 ABQJeff

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Posted 14 March 2021 - 10:16 PM

SCT Click-lock adapter.  How great rotate the diag so easily.

 

Anxious to try some Morpheus EPs that are so highly praised.  I'm be looking at 17.5 and 12.5.

Hint for the Morpheus, I find viewing with the ring (included with the eypiece kit) attached between the eyecup and the EP body helps across all the Morphei EPs to put my eye consitently at optimum distance to avoid any blackouts and give immersive views....super awesome.



#62 Second Time Around

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 05:01 PM

I have a lot of Baader gear and find it all very well designed.  It's therefore hard to pick out a "best of". 

 

However, my vote would go to their  BBHS diagonals, simply because they're unique.  Not only do the coatings last longer, they also transmits 98-99% of the light.

 

Additionally, other diagonals won't transmit wavelengths above about 700nm.  BBHS ones go right up to 2000nm - a big benefit for use in night vision devices.

 

I have 2 BBHS diagonals - a T2 prism and a 2 inch mirror.  I'm now looking for a T2 Amici to make a RACI finder for night vision use.


Edited by Second Time Around, 15 March 2021 - 07:02 PM.

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