Baader T-2 Maxbright Mirror Diagonal
Sital-ceramic mirror with 153 coating layers
The new T-2 Maxbright Mirror Diagonal uses the proprietary Baader Maxbright all-dielectric mirror coatings, which delivers outstanding mirror flatness. Using this coating process, the prism delivers extremely bright and high contrast images well in front of the image plane with none of the degradation usually found on poorly manufactured alternatives.
The telescope side of all our T-2 diagonals accepts an entire armada of Baader-adapters, be it for 1 1/4" or 2" focusers or for a Celestron OTA 2" thread or an original M44 Zeiss thread, there are also adapters for Vixen OTA's or russian MAK's.
On the eyepiece side many people put only our quick change ring, item #2456320, in order to mount the Mark V binocular viewer instead of an eyepiece, in order to achieve the shortest possible backfocus distance between telescope and binocular viewer - alternatively mount the 1 1/4" CLICKLOCK- eyepiece clamp (#2458100), for the quickest clamping action in the industry.
One of the features of the T-2 diagonals - be it prisms or mirrors - is the large free aperture and the flexibillity to directly adapt onto almost any telescope system - without the bottleneck of a 1 1/4" barrel size which may cause vignetting in long focal length 1 1/4" eyepieces or when working with a bino viewer on top of the diagonal. Exactly this is the reason why we offer the body of all our T-2 System diagonals without adaptors ( Of course - it can be adapted just alike all the other diagonals by using our standard T-2 / 1 1/4" nose piece #14 (#2458105), but then some of it's beauty [clear aperture !!] is left unused..)
Please find details on Baaders T-2 System in the relevant PDF here.