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FIELD TEST: THE NOH CT-20 ALT-AZ MOUNT


Fig 1: Close up of the NoH CT-20 Alt-Az (Altitude-Azimuth) mount configured with a Vixen-style saddle.
Image Credit: Author.

1. OVERVIEW

[NOTE - This product evaluation was conducted in 2021].

The NoH CT-20 Alt-Az (altitude-Azimuth) mount is a product offering...

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MONO & BINO VIEWING WITH THE BAADER MORPHEUS 17.5MM EYEPIECE

Fig 1: The Baader 17.5mm Morpheus configured with the eye guard extension (left) and with the eye guard removed (right)

1. Overview

[NOTE - This product evaluation was conducted in 2018] Baader markets their Morpheus line as “high-end” 76° apparent...

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BAADER MORPHEUS 4.5mm thru 14mm FIRST LIGHT REVIEW

Fig 1: Baader’s new Morpheus eyepieces -- precision optics, light weight, comfortable, engaging, and photo-visual ready.

1. Overview

[NOTE - This product evaluation of the 4.5, 6.5, 9, 12.5, and 14 Morpheus was conducted in 2015; the 17.5 Morpheus became available...

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FIELD TEST OF THE BAADER MAXBRIGHT II BINOVIEWER

Fig 1: The Baader MaxBright II Binoviewer package. Note that the T2 Cap Nut Connector
is attached and capped on the binoviewer in this image. Image Credit: Author.

1. Overview

[NOTE - This product evaluation was conducted in 2020] The new Baader MaxBright II Binoviewer,...

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Mirror vs. Dielectric vs. Prism Diagonal Comparison

Back Row ( 2" )
Baader Zeiss Prism, Takahashi Aluminum Mirror, Astro-Tech Dielectric, Baader Dielectric, Astro-Physics MaxBright Dielectric

Center Row ( 1.25" )
Baader T2 Zeiss Prism, VERNONscope Enhanced Silver Mirror, Takahashi Prism, Tele Vue Everbrite Dielectric

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First Light with the Prototype 8x42 Space Walker 3D Binoculars

[NOTE - This product evaluation was conducted in 2016] The Space Walker 3D Binoculars are a continuation of the 3D technology innovated by Russ Lederman of 3D Astronomy (www.3dastronomy.com). Like the 3D technology used in the L-O-A...

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THE BAADER BBHS-SITALL SILVER DIAGONAL

Fig 1: LEFT - Baader 2" BBHS Silver; CENTER - Astro-Physics 2" MaxBright Dielectric; RIGHT - Baader 2" Zeiss Prism.

1. Overview

[NOTE - This product evaluation was conducted in 2016] The new Baader Broadband Hardened Silver (BBHS) diagonal, available...

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FIELD TEST: CARL ZEISS APOCHROMATIC & SHARPEST (CZAS) BINOVIEWER

Fig 1: The CZAS Binoviewer with included accessories: Baader 1.25" ClickLock eyepiece holders, Zeiss Bayonet, Baader T-2 Quick Changer, and Baader 1.25" nosepiece. Image Credit: Author.

1. Overview

[NOTE - This product evaluation was conducted in 2021] This...

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Apertura 10 x 50 Right Angle Finder Scope (RACI)

A few years ago, I have upgraded my run of the mill Orion 9x50 RACI to the Stellarvue premium 9x50 RACI. It became quickly my favorite and since I typically deploy two scopes for observing, I finally decided to look for a second premium RACI. While exploring different options I have stumbled on the...

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A 150 mm Achromat and a 120 mm Apo, a personal review.

Performance of and differences between a 150mm widefield achromat and a 120mm apochromat.

A personal review.

Apples and pears are both fruit. Comparisons between the two are normally not done. Different taste, shape and bite. Still, we do it all the time. Consumers...

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Chiribiquete - Ancestral Home to Jaguar Men

Image attribution: Carlos Castaño Uribe / CC BY-SA - Book Cover Photo: THP 2020

Translated Title: CHIRIBIQUETE Cosmic Home to the Jaguar Men

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Baader 1.25" Classic Q-Eyepiece Set

Typically, I advise against buying EP kits. In most cases you don’t save much over buying individual EPs and end up using only a fraction of what is included. This set however is a happy exception. Not only does it provide a substantial savings over buying individual components, but they also...

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Review of AWB Onesky

I have heard of these scopes for a few years and even had the opportunity to view the Ring Nebula through one at a star party a couple of years back. So I decided to buy one recently to add to my stable of scopes. At $199 you can't really go wrong.

First of all, the scope is sold...

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