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Home > Forums > ASTRONOMY EQUIPMENT > Telescope Making > Message #801668

using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor

Posted by Joseph Babendreier on 1/25/2013 8:15 AM   (526 hits)
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I decided to completely overhaul my 4" refractor.

Since I had an old binocular already missing some pieces, I decided to try to use on of the 4 prisms to make a better star diagonal. (I had been using a cheapie $8 piece purchased new on eBay three years ago.)

So I cobbled together something remotely resembling a diagonal using other spare parts from other objects.

I amazed at how well the prism performs for visual observation.

Not having much experience, I was wondering if it is quite common to use prisms in diagonals. Any comments?

Clears,
Joe


In lumine tuo videbimus lumen.

Home-made 10” Dob / Home-made 4” refractor

EPs: Konig 32mm (1.25") / Zhumell WF 30mm (2") / Nagler 13mm T1 / Orion Sirius Plossls 25 & 10mm / Zhumell Plossl 9 mm / Meade MA 9mm

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Subject Posted By Date/Time Hits 
using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/25/2013 8:15 AM 526
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Jon Isaacs 1/26/2013 3:21 AM 208
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/26/2013 3:51 AM 197
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Jon Isaacs 1/27/2013 8:30 PM 185
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/29/2013 8:09 AM 202
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/29/2013 8:10 AM 182
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Jon Isaacs 1/29/2013 6:29 PM 161
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/30/2013 1:41 AM 144
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Jon Isaacs 1/30/2013 9:21 AM 178
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/31/2013 4:54 AM 131
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/29/2013 8:11 AM 133
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/29/2013 8:11 AM 124
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/29/2013 8:12 AM 115
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/29/2013 8:13 AM 132
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/29/2013 8:15 AM 184
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor antonino carnevali 1/31/2013 7:02 PM 149
Re: using a prism in a diagonal for a refractor Joseph Babendreier 1/31/2013 9:37 PM 167

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