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  1. Rather than add this test to my original thread regarding the scope findings I started a new thread here to describe my findings and measurements using a Baader M56 Click-Lock. Unlike other SW ED Pro offerings, the focuser unit that is supplied with the new SW ED 150 has no provision for rotation during use. In addition, I noticed that despite there being a total of 142mm of travel in the draw tube, the majority of my EPs focus at the near end of travel and I was concerned there may be a lack of in-focus provision. I contacted @FLO and asked them for technical details of the Baader M56 Click-Lock particularly the loss of in-focus during use. (I have previously owned a similar device for use with a 9.25" SCT which adds ease of use, a rotation facility and superb security to all attachments). FLO very kindly reciprocated and provided one for testing. Here I present some results of that test. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/baader-click-lock-2956256-m56-celestron-skywatcher.html Essentially, use of the Click-Lock with EPs (+/- a TV Powermate) results in a loss of 12.5mm of in-focus. For the EPs tested here that was not an issue. The stock SW focuser comes with a 2"adapter with two grip screws and a locking ring. Please note that removal of the locking ring when using the Click-Lock does not assist with reducing loss of in-focus since the Click-Lock internal flange sets before reaching the locking ring. You can see that my ES 14mm EP inserted into the 2X Powermate was the only combination that did not reach focus (it almost did but not quite). The 2X is a 2" Powermate and I had to use the 1.25" insert which adds about 8mm of depth. the Powermate also does not seat fully in my WO diagonal. I also tested two planetary cameras (+/- 2" TV Powermate) which focused well within the full range of the draw tube extension maximum which is 142mm. Use of the Click-Lock provides a very secure and flexible adaptation to the standard SW focuser adapter and most importantly allows easy rotation of diagonal and camera. For me, this is a must have accessory for this scope. Its easy to use with gloves too! Standard SW set up: Click-Lock set up: Addition of a 2.5X Powermate: Planetary camera and 2x Powermate set up: In addition I used the locking screw whilst observing the live star image of Alpheratz on screen through the Bhatinov mask. There was absolutely no change in the focus position as I tightened/loosened the locking screw. This last set up I also tested at near vertical (Deneb) and there was no slip at all in the focuser control. Action was firm and smooth throughout the length of the draw tube. For the original scope test go here:
  2. Hello everyone, I've got a question. I want to upgrade the visual back on the Mak 127. The standard back on the Mak is not pleasant to work with as seen in the image. I need to get rid of this plastic thing. I purchased a mak to sct adapter when I bought the scope, I never got around to doing anything until now as I've just acquired a Baader 2.25x barlow as shown in the image. Now, I've had a go of attaching the the Baader Barlow into the original plastic thing on the mak, it works .... but I'm not happy with the connection being made with the two locking screws, as there is still movement when the barlow, t-ring and Canon DSLR are all in the train. I've been having a look on FLO for some work around, does anyone have some input as to whether this will work. Mak to sct adapter-> Baader 2 inch to 1.25 reducer adapter->Baader 2.25x barlow + T ring & DSLR https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/baader-2-to-125-reducer-adapter.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/BaaderT2ext-1508153.html Any input or a better way of securing everything is greatly appreciated! Another option I've come across is this , Baader ClickLock 2"-1.25" Adapter and Baader T2 Extension Tube to bring it to 40mm when attached to the mak to sct adapter. Anyone have any experience with this?
  3. This listing is also on ABS but though I would add here too, need to shift it. Selling my Televue x2.5 Powermate which is in excellent condition with original box. Looking for £125 ono via PayPal fees paid or bank transfer. I have the T2 adaptor also available at £32, and a Baader clicklock adaptor BA2458100 for £40 will do the lot at £190. Cheers, Stu
  4. I have a few items that are surplus to requirements, and some other items that need funding. So, first up is the well renowned Takahashi Prism diagonal. It's 1.25" fitting, comes in the original box and apart from a few specks of dust, is in mint condition. Asking £50 posted and PayPal fees included. ***SOLD*** Next is the very useful Baader 1.25"-T2 Clicklock eyepiece/diagonal holder, mint condition but no box. Asking £50 posted and PP fees included.***SOLD*** Lastly, an Antares 2"-T2 adapter. Good condition, a few marks on the barrel. £15 posted and PP fees etc.
  5. FOR SALE: Baader Click-Lock 2" visual back for Celestron & Meade SCT Screws directly to SCT telescopes with a standard 2" threaded back such as the Meade 8" and Celestron 8" and 9 1/4" aperture SCT scopes The Baader 2" Clicklock Adapter locks eyepieces and accessories into place with a simple twist 20 degree rotation is all that is required Very low force required to rotate Absolutely no sag or misalignment, even for heavy and long accessories So strong they can literally support an entire telescope without slippage There is no easier & safer way to change your eyepieces when its dark Works well when you are wearing gloves too! I used it on my recently sold Celestron CPC-800. See https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/baader-click-lock-2-for-celestron-meade-sct.htm for more info... Price: NOW SOLD
  6. There're quite a number of these 2" to 1.25" reducers nowadays, and with different flange thickness, they can be used as par-focalizing adapters too, as I see it. Here's the info I've able to gather (mostly from specification on internet), it'll great if others can confirm/contribute with their measurement. Dimensions are illustrated by this picture: Here's we have so far:
  7. Surplus to requirements I have a Baader 2" clicklock for Celestron or Meade SCT's. This came with my Celestron C8 SCT, but it is now not required. Looking for £40 which includes P&P in the U.K. In excellent condition. Link from FLO for details. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/baader-click-lock-2-for-celestron-meade-sct.html Pictures below. Now sold. Thanks Richard.
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