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Baader Clicklock Dielectric Star Diagonal - 2"

SKU : BA-MAX-2C

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  • Baader 2" Dielectric Star Diagonal with 2" Click-lock
  • 2" nosepiece can be removed to expose a standard female SCT thread
  • Coated for 99% reflectivity

Product Details

  • With their ground-breaking introduction several years ago of the all-dielectric 2" Maxbright star diagonal, Baader Planetarium brought mirror star diagonals into the 21st century. The 2" Clicklock Star Diagonal takes this innovation another step further. Like its predecessor, the 2" Clicklock Star Diagonal uses the proprietary Baader all-dielectric mirror coatings. The Baader coating process eliminates the Achilles Heel that has plagued other all-dielectric mirror coatings - normally the multi-layer coating results in high surface stresses that cause a star diagonal's mirror to warp as much as 1/2 wave, ruining the figure and distorting the optical wavefront. Baader's proprietary coating process maintains the 1/10 wave mirror surface accuracy - After Coating!

    Baader's coatings deliver an amazingly high 99% photo-visual reflectivity along with an extremely hard durable surface. The dielectric mirror coatings will last lifetimes without losing reflectivity, and may be cleaned with normal care, without fear of scratches. The precision mirror is also oversized, and combines with the large ID nosepiece to pass the largest image cone possible in a 2" format.

    The new 2" Clicklock non-marring eyepiece holder delivers the same acclaimed simplicity and security as its smaller 1.25" Clicklock cousin. With an effortless twist of the rubber knurled ring (which also includes a convenient fingertip lever) , the clicklock holder clamps 2" eyepieces so securely you can lift your scope with them. The unique action utilizes 3-point clamping which positively and accurately locks 2" eyepieces without any of the wobbling and misalignment that can occur with single point clamps.

    The Baader 2" Clicklock Star Diagonal incorporates another unique feature. The 2" nosepiece can be removed, to expose a 2"x24tpi thread, permitting integration of the diagonal into additional configurations through the use of the Astro T-2 System components. For SCT Users: The diagonal body's input 2" threading is compatible with the standard Celestron/Meade 2" rear cell threads, enabling you to directly thread it onto your SCT. NexStar 8 or 8i users will find that this diagonal couples close enough to swing through zenith without hitting the RA base! Please note, an additional Baader SCT LockRing is required for direct attach to SCTs.

    Baader Planetarium Product Number: MAX-2C
  • specifications

    Angle90 degree
    Diagonal Barrel Size2"
    Diagonal TypeStar Diagonal
    Free ShippingYes
    Warranty1 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • Baader 2" Dielectric Star Diagonal with 2" Click-lock
    • 2" nosepiece can be removed to expose a standard female SCT thread
    • Coated for 99% reflectivity

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    HR
    01/01/2021
    Howard R.
    United States United States
    Just short of excellent

    Generally well engineered and beautifully constructed, competently suited to its purpose, but with what seems to me to be a questionable design decision – both the eyepiece chuck and the focuser tube thread into the prism housing and are held in place only by friction. When pressure is applied to the locking lever to unlock the eyepiece, the torque tries to unscrew the chuck from the prism housing. Similarly, when the diagonal with a heavy eyepiece is angled off to the left in the focuser, the torque threatens to unscrew the prism housing from the tube that is held in the focuser. I’m having to consciously take as much care as I did with a conventional thumbscrew diagonal! Can’t this be improved on? I’m busily looking for my bottle of Loctite.

    A
    09/19/2019
    Anonymous
    United States United States
    Great build quality

    This diagonal is a significant upgrade from my previous SCT only diagonal. Using it with a virtual view visual back allowing free rotation, and the ability to thread a filter on the diagonal.

    RH
    08/23/2011
    Rick H.
    Security & Quality

    If you are looking for a secure solution to holding those expensive EP's look no further. With a twist either your 2 eyepiece or 1 1/4 adapter is securely locked - Easy to use - Build and mirror quality is second to none. Ad the Baader ClickLock SCT visual back and your system is complete -

    RH
    08/22/2011
    Rick H.
    Security and Quality

    If you are looking for a secure solution to holding those expensive EP's look no further. With a twist either your 2 eyepiece or 1 1/4 adapter is securely locked - Easy to use - Build and mirror quality is second to none. Ad the Baader ClickLock SCT visual back and your system is complete -