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15 hours ago, Nightspore said:

Brilliant. I've got to ask about those diagonals though. Are they two Celestron mirror diagonals cemented together?

They are 2 celestron prism diagonals, shorter light path than mirrors. Then I put in a mirror diagonal to get a more comfy right angle view.

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7 hours ago, philjay said:

They are 2 celestron prism diagonals, shorter light path than mirrors. Then I put in a mirror diagonal to get a more comfy right angle view.

It looks pretty ingenious. I was surprised how long the light path of my Baader dielectric was compared to a Baader Amici.

 

 

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Yep, the extension tube is 3" long which returns the OTA back to its original length so I dont have to hang long extension tubes on the focuser and risk draw tube droop and stressing the focuser. Far better to extend the ota than the draw tube when extending abnormal distances

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