2" adapter options for Quarks?

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2" adapter options for Quarks?

Post by MalVeauX » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:09 pm

Hey all,

So, I used the stock Daystar 2" eyepiece holder on my Quark for a while. It was $50. It's metal of some kind. But the securing screw has already rubbed out the threading of the receiving whole in the 2" barrel and no longer secures things. It's dead. Piece of crap for a metal adapter for $50. So I'm exploring what other options there are for 2" gear that will thread to the body of the Quark? Are there imaging adapters that thread and do not use wimpy thumb screws?

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Re: 2" adapter options for Quarks?

Post by marktownley » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:14 pm

Hiya Marty,

I use a Quark to T2 adaptor https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapte ... to-t2.html then from that I go to a Baader 1.25" clicklock which works well https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapte ... hread.html

Looks like Baader do a T2 to 2" clicklock https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapte ... 56242.html

That should get you where you want to be?

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Re: 2" adapter options for Quarks?

Post by MalVeauX » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:21 pm

marktownley wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:14 pm
Hiya Marty,

I use a Quark to T2 adaptor https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapte ... to-t2.html then from that I go to a Baader 1.25" clicklock which works well https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapte ... hread.html

Looks like Baader do a T2 to 2" clicklock https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapte ... 56242.html

That should get you where you want to be?

Mark
Excellent, I like the idea of the Quark to T2 then a Clicklock. No more fooling with screws and threading. Sweet! :bow

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Re: 2" adapter options for Quarks?

Post by MalVeauX » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:37 pm

Lemme see if I have this straight. Since this is in North America, it is easier to source so the parts might be different.

This Quark to T adapter:

https://agenaastro.com/daystar-quark-to ... -sz1t.html

Then this Baader ClickLock 2" holder with M42 (T?) threads.

https://agenaastro.com/baader-2-click-l ... 56242.html

Does the M42 thread to the T side of the Daystar Quark adapter? I can't quite tell from the images how they would go together.

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Re: 2" adapter options for Quarks?

Post by marktownley » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:08 pm

Yup. That would work Marty.
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Re: 2" adapter options for Quarks?

Post by MalVeauX » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:12 pm

Cheers!

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Re: 2" adapter options for Quarks?

Post by daslolo » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:21 am

Marty,
How's the view with 2" eyepieces compared to binos?
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