Glasspathcorrector 1:1,70 for Baader-Binoviewer with T-2 thread (MaxBright II® and MaxBright®)

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Glasspathcorrector 1:1,70 for Baader-Binoviewer with T-2 thread (MaxBright II® and MaxBright®)

# 2456316

€ 127.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 106.72

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  • Glasspathcorrector Factor 1,7. Optical path length: -65 mm
  • Insert diameter: ∅ 38 mm
  • Suitable to insert into the Baader MaxBright (Classic and MaxBright® II)
  • A Baader Glaspathcorrector is not a Barlow lens! The reason for this name (in Germany the name Glaswegkorrektor® is a protected trademark by Baader Planetarium) is only secondly the displacement of the focal point
  • A Glaspathcorrector is primarily intended to correct the prismatic color fringing that occurs on Refractors due to the high amount of glasses used in binocular prisms
  • Please note: The Baader MaxBright® II Binoviewer with case (#2456460 , € 479,-) is the only Baader-Bino where you can choose between Zeiss ring-dovetail and T-2 thread adapter.

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Is it possible to stack GPC's without losing image quality?

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.
Question by: Saul on Jan 18, 2017 11:53:00 PM | 1 Answer(s)

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Hi, what is the difference (technical and in pratical use) between this correctors, #2456316 1.7x and #2456305 1.8x? Thank you.
Question by: Massimiliano on Jun 6, 2018 1:53:00 PM | 1 Answer(s)

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I have a SCT 8". If I use the 1.7 GPC, will it do the same as using a barlow (magnify)? Or I am not understanding how it works.
If it does magnify what is the difference result using one or the other? Thanks!
Question by: Emilio Lavignasse on Dec 21, 2020 9:30:00 PM | 1 Answer(s)

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I am using the original Maxbright with a pair of 17.5 Morpheus and a 2" Everbrite Dielectric diagonal on a Celestron 8SE.
Can you please tell me what is the exact magnification I will get when using the 1.7 GPC. Thank you
Question by: Emilio Lavignasse on Jan 8, 2021 11:10:00 PM | 1 Answer(s)

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Can the Baader GPC be used for mono viewing with one of the Baader t2 diagonals and a single eyepiece? Cannot replace a Barlow?
Question by: Manoj on Sep 27, 2023 7:09:00 AM | 1 Answer(s)

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Providing I can reach focus, Is this GPC suitable for a fast newtonian, or is it solely usable on refractors? I want to keep the focuser optical train as short and light as possible.

Question by: Emil Bar on Nov 19, 2022 5:54:00 PM | 1 Answer(s)

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Glasspathcorrector (GC) for Baader Binoviewers and more

Glasspathcorrectors for lens telescopes, Newtonians and Schmidt-Cassegrains

A glasspathcorrector fulfills two purposes: On the one hand, it removes the colour aberrations which are caused by the prisms of the binoviewer at fast telescopes, and on the other hand does it move the focus point outwards so that you can reach focus even at telescopes with little backfocus. And you can use different glasspath correctors to achieve additional magnifications without buying a second pair of eyepieces.

Baader Glaswegkorrektor (GK) Faktor 1,25

Baader Glaswegkorrektor (GK) Faktor 1,25 GC Factor 1,25 / Factor 1,70 / Factor 2,60

These three glasspathcorrectors are inserted either into the binoviewer or the T-2-prism. Which one you need depends on the available backfocus. You can find information on how to determine the backfocus of your telescope in the manuals of our binoviewers. Please also note our special 2" glasspathcorrectors for Newtonians or Lens telescopes and SCs.

The reduction of the optical length was measured with the 2" focuser of a Traveler 105mm/f6 Apochromat with a pair of 35mm ED eyepieces, the Großfeld (Giant) Binoviewer with 90° T-2 prism diagonal and the glasspathcorrectors. The measurement was done with the GC placed between prism and binoviewer. If the GC is placed in front of the prism, the optical length is reduced approximately by another 15 mm.

Optical Lengthwithout Correctorwith GC 1:1,25with GC 1:1,70with GC 1:2,60
From the contact surface of the focuser – with 90° T-2 prism  162 mm (can't reach focus) 144 mm 122 mm 79 mm
straight, with 2" nosepiece (without prism, important for Newtonians) 112 mm 94 mm 71 mm 28 mm
straight, with T-2 quick-changer 123 mm 105 mm 82 mm 39 mm

With these three lens systems, you can solve focus problems of almost all common telescope designs. The lens cell provides both a thread for the Zeiss dovetail of our Großfeld (Giant) Bino and the MaxBright® II as well as a T-2 clamping flange for MaxBright® und MaxBright® II! This flange can be clamped between the male and female threaded parts of every T-2 (M 42x0,75) threaded connection. This way, you can start to experience with many accessories which you couldn't use with your telescope before.

Baader Glaswegkorrektor (GK) Faktor 1,25
Example for the use of glasspattcorrectors with the Baader Safety Herschel prism.

Glasspathcorrectors 1:1,25 and 1:1,7

The lens units of these correctors are cemented and can be removed from their cell to mount them upside down. The convex (outwards curved) side must alwys face towards the telescope. The versions for T-2 and Zeiss dovetail only differ in the mounting direction and can be reconfigured, if necessary.

Zeiss Dovetail (Großfeld- (Giant) Binoviewer and MaxBright II, only for GC 1:1,25 and GC 1:1,7

The glasspathcorrectors 1.25x and 1.7x are screwed into the Zeiss Ringdovetail at the front of the binoviewer.

T-2 Coupling Nut (Maxbright®/Maxbright®II Binoviewer)

All glasspathcorrector are installed with the lens configuration B (lens cell points away from the binoviewer). To do so, there is enough space or a matching thread as well in the T-2 star diagonals as in the 1¼" and 2" nosepieces. To save optical length, the lenses are not inserted into the binoviewer. This way, the beam splitter inside of the binoviewer can be very close to the front of the housing.

MaxBright II Accessories

Telescopes with T-2 thread

Whenever you can't reach focus with a new accessory for your telescope, because there isn't enough backfocus, you should check if our glasspathcorrectors may be the solution. Almost every telescope manufacturer offers a T-2 adapte for his telescopes. These adapters usually are very short, because they are designed to attach to a DASLR. At exactly this place, our glasspathcorrectors are inserted! We manufacture several eyepiece adapters, spacer rings and adapters with T-2-thread, so that it is almost always possible to create a working adaption.

Camera lenses

Perhaps you still own a camera lens with T-2 thread. With many lenses by third-party manufacturers (e.g. Tokina, Soligor, Vivitar etc.) you can remove the bayonet ring and access a T-2 thread. By using a glasspathcorrector and our Variable Locking/Sliding T-2-focuser or a 1¼"/T-2 eyepiece clamp, you can use your 1¼" prism diagonal and most 1¼" eyepieces together with your camera lens!

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Additional Information

EAN Code 4047825011046
Manufacturer Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2456316
Net weight (kg) 0.02
Outer Connection (eyepiece/-camera-sided) M34, M42 x 0.75 (T-2)
Magnification (x) 1 : 1,70
Optical length (mm) -65
Optical Design Glaspath Corrector
compatible telescopes Refractors, Schmidt-Cassegrain, Newton

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