The new Baader MaxBright II Binoviewer incorporates Baader’s vast experience acquired during thirty years of building astronomical binoviewers. The company builds its binoviewers to be utilized with a compliment of accessories to offer complete system solutions.
In addition to its recent release of the MaxBright II Binoviewer, Baader Planetarium has announced a number of new accessories to enhance the usability of the new binoviewer.
This includes the new Universal Alan Gee II (UAG II) Telecompressor/Reducer which was specifically designed to work with the new MaxBright II Binoviewer.
The original Alan Gee Telecompressor Mark II was designed by Astro-Physics’s Roland Christen as a reducer for Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes while also delivering a flat field. The new Universal Alan Gee II puts the optical elements of the Alan Gee in a regular 2″ nose piece with an additional T-2-thread on the telescope side. The UAG II can be attached directly to all Baader T-2 star diagonals with the included Baader T-2/7.5 mm Extension Tube.
Other new accessories for the MaxBright II Binoviewer include a T-2 Locking Ring with lever for direct attachment of the MaxBright II onto all Baader T-2 star diagonals. Also available is a new Rotation Lock/Auxiliary-Ring which provides shortest possible adaptation of the Maxbright II Bino directly onto all Baader T-2 star diagonals (both prisms or mirrors) without any part in between that would cause an increase in optical length.
You can learn more at the Baader Planetarium website.