I have the following: Baader 2" glass path corrector for refractors, SC and other systems. Extension factor 1.8x.
I have tested it with various diagonals and in 3 high quality refractors with my Mark V Binoviewer.
Everything looks good in my 180mm F7 and 101mm Petzval F5.4 refractors. But in my 140mm Petzval F5 refractor the stars appear out of collimation on regular stars as well as on an artificial star tested indoors. When I replace the 1.8X GPC with the smaller 1.7X GPC or 2.6X GPC everything looks good. The scope has perfect collimation. However, when I use the 1.8X GPC something is out. It doesn't really make sense so I am wondering if you know what might be the problem. Perhaps F5 is too fast for the 1.8X GPC. Is that correct or could it be something else I am overlooking?
The 1.7x version (2" GPC only) is designed to correct the coma of Newtonian telescopes and work down to f/3.5.
The 1.8x model is designed to work perfectly with refractor telescopes from f/8 to f/6. The design dates back to the days of Carl Zeiss APQ-Apochromates and was done by the APQ-designer, Dr. Pudenz.
We are sorry that the 1.8x (Refractor-)GPC does not perform to your expectation at f/5, but this is the fate of every specialised design, made to perform 100 % at the target application.
For example, a 1,25x or 1,70 GPC on top of the 1,7x newtonian GPC with a Mark V binoviewer. That would give a nice flexibility.
We can´t say though if this is due to so very few people using this combo or if those that are utilizing the GPC in this configuration do accept the possible downsides. At any rate - in order to get focus so far out on an f/3.5 the real compromize will be in the position and size of the secondary
so with most commercial newtonians you´ll reach focus. A list according the different GPC and focus gain you can find here on page 5 and 10
Could I use this with my Skywatcher MN190 Mak-Newt, which is 1000mm f/5.2?
I’m looking for a “Barlow” effect of between 1.5x-1.8x but am struggling to find one.
The MN190 is already well corrected, would this adaptor introduce unwanted aberration?
EAN Code 4047825011121 Manufacturer Baader Planetarium SKU (#) 2456301 Net weight (kg) 0.30 Inner Connection (lens sided) Thread, M48 Outer Connection (lens sided) Barrel, 2" (50,8mm) Inner Connection (eyepiece/-camera-sided) Dovetail ring clamp, T-2 (M42 x 0,75) Outer Connection (eyepiece/-camera-sided) Thread, T-2 (M42 x 0,75) Magnification (x) 1 : 1,70 Outer Diameter 54 mm Optical Design Glaspath Corrector compatible telescopes Newton
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