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NOW SOLD Baader Maxbright with Denk PowerSwitch

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This is a somewhat custom built, but very nice Denkmeier PowerSwitch. The original William optics diagonal was not in good shape when I received it, so I have replaced it with a nice Baader Maxbright Mirror diagonal, 1/10th wave lambda surface quality, T2 fittings either end. It also has a T2 quick changer fitted to allow correct positioning of the PowerSwitch. Everything is in very good to excellent condition, the diagonal just has some minor dust on it but is otherwise in excellent condition. The PowerSwitch allow you to use straight through, multiplied or reduced views with the slide of a lever, very simple, although clearly you need to refocus each time.

Total cost of the components in this is rather high, probably approaching £400 or more! This would be very handy for binoviewers in SCTs or fracs with good back focus. The T2 diagonal has a nice short light path with a clear aperture of 35mm so most 2" eyepieces can be used with no noticeable vignetting. I use a 31mm Nag in these diagonala without problem. It is also handy for solar viewing with a full frontal filter, or potentially a Quark to give variable magnification, back focus allowing of course.

Looking for £195 ono plus P&P via PayPal fees paid or bank transfer.

I will put this on ABS too in the near future.

Cheers,

Stu

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Stu, so many adverts so many items! It's becoming clear you have/had an awful lot of kit.

So, is the bit in your signature that reads 'Minimalist observing - a Tak and a Portaball' a description or an aspiration?

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Just now, Floater said:

Stu, so many adverts so many items! It's becoming clear you have/had an awful lot of kit.

So, is the bit in your signature that reads 'Minimalist observing - a Tak and a Portaball' a description or an aspiration?

????

More an aspiration! I'm a terrible hoarder and like trying lots of different things out, some work for me, others don't. The only reason for selling this one is that I have another Earthwin switch which incorporates a filter slide too which is very handy. 

I will try to clear out the bits I know I don't need now. What becomes clear is what you use and enjoy, and what stays indoors. The Tak is definitely up there as the scope I have had most enjoyment out of all the others, and used more often I think. Solar observing does contribute towards that a fair bit too.

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This item has half sold! The Denk PowerSwitch has gone, I will re-list the Maxbright diagonal with an eyepiece holder.

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