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THE BAADER BBHS-SITALL SILVER DIAGONAL
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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 as both non-T2 (pictured) and T2-threaded in 2" and...
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This has been the Bill's review,
why I have purchased the BBHS 2" Star diagonal, which has cost me more than the old Sky-Watcher Synta 6" F/5 achro, nearly 20 years ago.

I am happy to have the Baader BBHS Star Diagonal,
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I agree with JG. After this article and having read the review of the 120mm Evostar by W. Rohr, I bought the 1.25 inch version. Under the guise of a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
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Well now I am going to have to find a Baader BBHS and compare it myself to the AP...
Thank you for the review Bill.
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The 2" BBHS mirror is indeed an amazing unit. Between it and the Baader T2 (Zeis spec) prism, I don't even consider anything else.
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SpyderwerX wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:24 pm The 2" BBHS mirror is indeed an amazing unit. Between it and the Baader T2 (Zeis spec) prism, I don't even consider anything else.
Same here. :) 2" BBHS mirror for DSOs and Baader T2 (Zeis spec) for planets, doubles and Moon.
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Bigzmey wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:47 pm
SpyderwerX wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:24 pm The 2" BBHS mirror is indeed an amazing unit. Between it and the Baader T2 (Zeis spec) prism, I don't even consider anything else.
Same here. :) 2" BBHS mirror for DSOs and Baader T2 (Zeis spec) for planets, doubles and Moon.
That's my plan, and I'm sticking to it. :)
~Frankie~ My mind: Always on...Slightly off. :?
Celestron CPC1100 SCT....Celestron Evolution 8 SCT...TeleVue-85 apo...SkyWatcher ST150 achro..ST102 achro..ST80 achro.
Celestron AVX...Orion Atlas EQ-G...SkyTee-2...Twilight-1.
Baader BBHS prism and mirror diagonals + Vernonscope quartz 1.25"
EPs: TeleVue oldie (NJ) & modern Plossls, Widefields, and Naglers + 3-6 zoom & Brandons 6-32.
Astronomik, Lumicon & Baader filters..
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Bigzmey wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:47 pm
SpyderwerX wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:24 pm The 2" BBHS mirror is indeed an amazing unit. Between it and the Baader T2 (Zeis spec) prism, I don't even consider anything else.
Same here. :) 2" BBHS mirror for DSOs and Baader T2 (Zeis spec) for planets, doubles and Moon.

So true! I have both and yes, although pricey, once you have them you just never look back as nothing really better IMO.
-Bill

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WilliamPaolini wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:17 pm ... 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 as both non-T2 (pictured) and T2-threaded in 2" and...
Thanks, once more for a thoroughly masterful examination and comparison. You do us all a great service.
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Late to this post but I am another happy user of the BBHS Silver diagonal(Bill P.) with a slight twist as I had Bill Dankmeyer of Earthwin (a great guy btw) couple this diagonal with his powerswitch/filter setup. So belated thanks to both Bills for giving me a great bit of kit
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Here are some photos of my BBHS silver diagonal coupled with the Earthwin powerswitch/filter. Sorry I didn’t put these on my first post
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