Prism Shoot-Out!

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Prism Shoot-Out!

Postby Nightspore » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:07 pm

I decided on a shoot-out with two conventional prism diagonals: a Takahashi TAKSD1 and a Baader Planetarium T-2. The telescope used was an Orion 90mm StarMax Maksutov.

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Baader Planetarium Prism Diagonal T-2/90deg and Takahashi TAKSD1

These two prism diagonals were also compared against a third which is a Baader Zeiss Amici (also equipped with a helical focuser).

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Baader Zeiss Amici

The target was primarily a setting twilight Venus, although I also intended to view Saturn as it was in conjunction with Venus on the 11th of December. I didn’t have much time before both planets were too low so I primarily used an 18mm Astro Hutech orthoscopic, giving 69x. Venus was very bright and easily seen early on with a 25mm AH orthoscopic. For Venus I also employed a Baader Double Polarising filter.

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