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TS model looks the same
Nikon Prostaff 5 10x50 binoculars.
Roof prism, silky smooth large focusing knob, light weight, waterproof, ED glass, click up eye cups - 3 stages, Nikon strap, all 4 eye cups, rubber coated body for secure grip, Navi case made for the binoculars.
Only the Nikon top badge has come off. Used a few times only.
£70 including postage 1st Class signed for. Paypal friends or cheque (postal when cleared).
FOR SALE: William Optics 2" Dielectric Diagonal
This is a used William Optics 2" Dielectric Diagonal that I no longer require as I have moved to a DOB.
It is in excellent condition with only a few very small dust spots visible on the mirror surface.
It has been well looked after and regularly blown with a rocket air blower after use to keep it in top condition.
It comes with the original William Optics 2" to 1.25" adaptor and original William Optics end caps.
See https://www.firstlightoptics.com/diagonals/william-optics-2-dielectric-diagonal.html for more information.
Picture the amateur astronomer. He's (yes, in this case, it's a male) sometimes still faffing about, hasn't quite got the finder thing completely sorted - he's managing, and having fun, but... well... He's got an RDF, he's got a Rigel, he's got a nice 9x50 illuminated RACI. He wishes the RACI were a bit, well, more 'mucho', as bino use has gotten him star-hopping in correct-image mode, and he feels that is probably the route he should take. He's got an Ercole mount, he's got a TS INED70, he's got a TV Panoptic 41mm to use besides his other scope(s).
Soooo....add a nice Baader 2" Amici Prism Diagonal, and what do you get? An effective upgrade from the 9x50 RACI?
The RACI provides 50mm aperture with 9x magnification and 5° TFOV. The combination of TS INED70, Baader 2" Amici Prism Diagonal, and 41mm Panoptic provides 70mm aperture with over 10x magnification and over 6.2° TFOV. Stick the new combination on the Ercole, opposite the main observing scope...the RACI is replaced? Is the amateur astronomer overlooking anything in these considerations, or is it a plan?
There is, of course, the question of whether any but the most (prohibitively?) expensive amici prisms will deliver performance suitable for astronomy; but keeping in mind this is meant to 'merely' be a replacement for a Synta 9x50 RACI, could an offering from Baader be expected to deliver a worthwhile improvement (in combination with the other named components)?
In any case, the Baader model BA2956152 is incoming, and the amateur astronomer will be more than happy to share his future experiences.
To be continued.
Hi guys and girls - I have just purchased an SW Equinox 80ed and I need a 2" dielectric diagonal and a 2"-1.25" adaptor for it as well - If you are having a wee clearout drop me a line