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Re: 2" visual back for C8

Started by Herbert Kraus, 09/22/2010 03:04PM
Posted 09/22/2010 03:04PM Opening Post
Kenneth Taylor said:I was told IF I go to a 2" Visual back and start using some 2" eyepieces I will get more out of observing Deep space object.
Your photo shows that yours is a fork-mounted alt-azimuth telescope. You may find that the additional length required to accommodate 2" instead 1-¼" eyepieces will result in the eyepieces smashing against the base and prevent you from viewing objects near the zenith or anywhere more than a limited number of degrees above the horizon.

NexStar 8i SCT, Orion 80ED APO refractor, Orion 120 mm EQ refractor, 3.5-inch Questar
Posted 09/22/2010 04:55PM #1
You could get a 2" SCT diagonal and then you wouldn't need a visual back. Screws directly to the rear cell of C8.