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SW 127 Mak OTA with 2" focuser


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It's been very interesting to see how this thread has led to so many insights but, ironically, the Polish dealer's offer that prompted me to open the topic now says the 2" version is no longer available.  I guess there's a good reason!

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21 hours ago, johninderby said:

There is a link on the same page as the focuser but here is the direct link. The adaptor is a custom order.

https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p9286_TS-Optics-custom-made-Adapter.html

I saw that link.  I was surprised they didn't have the SCT adapter in stock since it would be the most common.  What did they charge for the custom order when you bought yours?

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Some possibly interesting info in this thread; I’ve used 2” eyepieces on an OMC140 and found them to work well, with limited visible vignetting.

I do agree that it is best to focus on the strengths of these scopes, but even so, a little extra FOV never did anyone any harm and if you’ve already got the bits, why not?

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7 minutes ago, Louis D said:

I saw that link.  I was surprised they didn't have the SCT adapter in stock since it would be the most common.  What did they charge for the custom order when you bought yours?

Theircustom adaptors are a fixed price. 85 Euros.

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1 hour ago, johninderby said:

Their custom adaptors are a fixed price. 85 Euros.

All up, excluding VAT but including shipping, that's well over $250 for the focuser, adapter, and extension.  😱  I only paid $200 for each of my used 127mm Maks.  I'll probably take a hard pass on adding one to either of my scopes.  Thanks for the information, though.

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  • 1 year later...

I learnt there is now a Mak to SCT adapter for $5 with shipping on Aliexpress. 

 35%OFF | EYSDON SCT Male Transform to Mak Female Threads T Ring Adapter 2"-24TPI to M44.5*1mm Telescope Converter Threads Conversion
https://a.aliexpress.com/_mqC2zuX

 

I have always felt that adapters shouldn't be that expensive. 

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