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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
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?
By LR Watanabe
So I'm looking for the best grab and go planetary viewing (and maybe some DSOs) telescope that is relatively cheap (below 500$) that will also support some Astrophotography. I know the SkyMax 127 is a Maksutov and therefore has a high F number, but I'm okay with that because I'll just pop on a 0.5x focal reducer to bring it down to F/6 (still a bit high though.) With said Grab and Go I'm interested in viewing Saturn and Jupiter with high detail. What do you recommend?
Edit: I need one that'll fit into the Sky Watcher EQ5.
I have some problem with my old setup with a fullframe camera and vignetting.
My telescope is a TS130 f/7 APO and the camera is a Canon EOS 6D.
Parts of the vignetting comes from the camera house itself and that is something I can't do anything about for the moment. But my flattener with 2.5" and x0.75 is a little bit narrow and now I replacing it with a 3" x1 flattener. I'm not sure how much DIY this will end up with, but as usual I think it will be a lot :-)
My earlier flattener was a high quality Riccardi M68, the new one is an Altair Planostar 3", not very much written and tested about this one but I think it's good.
As usual I have tried to document what I do on my homepage if you find it interesting to follow:
Now I must decide if I shall build it with an off-axis guding or a guide telescope, or maybe no guiding at all, instead a high precision mount.