Tele Vue 2" Everbrite Star Diagonal Package with 2" to 1.25" Adapter

$320.00

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This premium 90° 2” mirror-type star diagonal has Everbrite dielectric mirror coatings for 99% reflectivity and is finished in a handsome matte satin black with a 2" to 1.25" adapter . . .

Our Product #: DDP8004
TeleVue Product #: DDP-8004
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Product Description

This 90° 2” mirror-type star diagonal has Everbrite dielectric mirror coatings for 99% reflectivity. In addition to higher reflectivity than a conventional aluminum or silver coated diagonal, the Everbrite coatings also provide higher contrast and resolution during critical planetary, lunar, and binary star observations. The diagonal is designed for refractors with 2” focuser drawtubes, but will also work with Schmidt-Cassegrains by adding optional rear cell adapter #7785C. The Tele Vue diagonal now comes standard with the 2" to 1.25" satin eyepiece adapter.  This high hat step-down adapter allows the use of 1.25" eyepieces in 2" focuser drawtubes and 2” star diagonals. The 2" barrel of the adapter has an undercut groove that the star diagonal/focuser thumbscrew sits in when tightened down. The extra depth of this groove reduces the chance of the adapter falling out of the focuser should the thumbscrew loosen. To keep your eyepieces looking new, 1.25" eyepieces are held in the adapter by a non-marring soft brass clamp ring rather than an ordinary aluminum thumbscrew that contacts the barrel directly. The thumbscrew that tightens the clamp ring is tethered internally in the adapter so that the thumbscrew can’t be lost in the field. The body of the adapter is finished in gloss black.

The mirror housing and its 2” focuser and eyepiece holder barrels are precision-machined from a single block of solid aluminum, rather than being simply a pair of less-rigid tubes screwed into a flimsy plastic mirror housing or sheet metal stamping, as is the case with lesser diagonals. A solid metal backplate over 4/10ths of an inch thick holds the mirror securely in place to assure permanent collimation of the diagonal’s parts. The 2” barrel that fits into the focuser or visual back is internally antireflection threaded for higher contrast. It is also threaded to accept standard 2” (48mm) filters. A groove cut into the outside of the 2” barrel acts as a safety stop to keep the diagonal from falling should the scope’s visual back or eyepiece holder thumbscrew loosen slightly from cold or use. The 2” eyepiece barrel uses a non-marring soft brass compression ring to hold eyepieces in place, rather than a thumbscrew that contacts the eyepiece barrel directly. The diagonal is finished in a non-reflective matte satin black finish.

This is an absolutely premium 2” star diagonal that will give you all the visual performance your scope is capable of delivering. It's a worthy upgrade for virtually any Schmidt-Cassegrain, Maksutov-Cassegrain, or refractor that uses a 2” star diagonal.

Tech Details

Warranty 5 years

Reviews

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Simply put, these are one of the if not THE finest diagonals on the market. Flawless optics. Perfect alignment and solidly built. I own two samples and have used them for some 12 years now in my refractors. They still perform flawlessly. I've had powers well beyond 50X per inch without any optical issues. Possibly the AP Maxbrite is an alternative but I don't think anything on the market is better. They are expensive but it's a lifetime investment. (Posted on 1/14/2019)
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You can't go wrong purchasing this diagonal. Optics are great and all components well made. Great for fork based SCTs. (Posted on 1/6/2019)
Review by:
You can't go wrong purchasing this diagonal. Optics are great and all components well made. Great for fork based SCTs. (Posted on 1/6/2019)
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