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Advice on what this is please ?

Post by skyhawk » Sun May 12, 2019 4:19 pm

1.25"
Looks like the end of a barlow but longer than another I have
I did buy a "magnimax" years ago ??

Nothing written on it.

Also where in the chain do you place a focal reducer when you have scope, diagonal, quark, eyepiece

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Re: Advice on what this is please ?

Post by marktownley » Sun May 12, 2019 5:38 pm

Looks like a magnimax to me. Focal reducer goes between Quark and camera.
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Re: Advice on what this is please ?

Post by skyhawk » Sun May 12, 2019 6:24 pm

marktownley wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:38 pm
Looks like a magnimax to me. Focal reducer goes between Quark and camera.
Is THAT what a FR is, MANY thanks, can it be used between quark and eyepiece or just for cameras

The reason I ask is because for some reason I can't get focus, the focusser won't come "out" far enough
Just for info, if I ever come over as "blunt" or upset it is not intentional, I am AUTISTIC, I have Aspergers, and ADHD, Autism, so my apologies if I ever sound, unintentionally confrontational. Thank you

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Re: Advice on what this is please ?

Post by marktownley » Sun May 12, 2019 7:05 pm

A magnimax is a nosepiece barlow that gives about 1.4x amplification.
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