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Wide field adaptor with ETX-125

Started by chris brown, 07/25/2006 09:44PM
Posted 07/25/2006 09:44PM Opening Post
Hello!
Has anyone had the chance to use a wide field adaptor (diagonal, really!) on a ETX-125?
I know they are usually advertised for the ETX-90, but I am looking for a wider field...
Thanks!
CB

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Posted 01/25/2021 12:38AM #1
Posted 03/31/2021 01:37AM #2
I've had the Wegat back on my ETX-125 for years now. It will provide an exceptionally high-quality foundation for Baader's short SCT adapter to their 1-1/4" T2 diagonals, but a 68˚ 24mm's angle of view still won't get you all of Pleiades.

With a 2" diagonal, an 82˚ 30mm won't get anything near worth the cost— nor an angle of view being anywhere near "wide-field". The Baader SCT adapters are suited for a wide-field objective, but it's not designed for, nor will it work with Maksutovs optically, as far as I know.

The ETX-125 is what it is… and that's what it's good for!

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