New Skybender tilt modules - 1.25" and 2"

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New Skybender tilt modules - 1.25" and 2"

Post by TheSkyBurner » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:44 pm

I was just informed of a package delivery containing 10 new Skybenders. The manufacturing order for these was made in march of 2018 and delivery was just recieved.

If you would like a 1.25" Skybender - $160 shipped worldwide *7 left* (10-15-2018)

if you would like a 2" Skybender - $175 Shipped worldwide (sold out as of 10/13/2018)

paypal Apollo @ amplelight dot com

International buyers are encouraged!

You can see what things Skybender is capable of here. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=24440&p=220932#p219630

I have given 2-dozen Skybender's away for free in the last 5 years, delivered all over the world. Now this is the last of them and I will not be having anymore made. I will soon be stepping aside from astronomy due to unfortunate life circumstance's.

A special Thank's to all who have participated with Skybender!



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Re: New Skybender tilt modules - 1.25" and 2"

Post by TheSkyBurner » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:12 am

1.25" skybender has a standardized 2" top thread that Can be threaded onto SCT's rear cell. It can also be fitted to the baader planetarium click lock diagonal using the baader planetarium SCT inverter #1508020

https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/b ... hread.html
https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/b ... irror.html <-------IR/UV rejection mirror made for solar filters!

two 1.25" Skybenders can also be stacked together with the same baader planetarium 1508020 inverter for a double tilt module.

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Re: New Skybender tilt modules - 1.25" and 2"

Post by TheSkyBurner » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:20 am

the two inch skybender allows more room to work with. It has a 2" tilting cell, and it is large enough to integrate several filters directly inside of the nose piece.

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Re: New Skybender tilt modules - 1.25" and 2"

Post by Valery » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:44 am

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Re: New Skybender tilt modules - 1.25" and 2"

Post by MalVeauX » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:57 pm

These are great, I have two and can say they really are well made devices.

The 2" version can be made into an entire optical system that is modular. You can put a filter on the nose, add a nose extension, put two filters in the tilt cell (one on each side) and filters on the eyepiece side. I configured it to have two ERFs and two narrowband filters as a single device. Very versatile!

Thanks Apollo!

Here's my blue one with two ERFs and two narrowband filters that is simply inserted into a refractor (up to 150mm tested). Compact and modular.
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Re: New Skybender tilt modules - 1.25" and 2"

Post by TheSkyBurner » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:35 pm

All 2" models are now soldout .

There are only seven 1.25" left.

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Re: New Skybender tilt modules - 1.25" and 2"

Post by p_zetner » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:58 pm

Hi Apollo.

From what I can gather, the 1.25" Sky Bender has a female SCT thread on one side and a 1.25"OD tube on the other?
Please confirm this if you can.

Thanks.
Peter

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