As part of the ASTRO T-2 System, the T-2
Maxbright Mirror Diagonal, Precision Amici Star Diagonal, and T-2 Prism Star
Diagonal can be configured in various ways. All three diagonals use
the same precision machined housing and input/output T-2 threads. For some typical
configurations, refer to the images below. Given the large apertures of
these diagonals, it is possible to configure these diagonals for use with 2"
eyepieces (see 2" configuration below). Some vignetting may be noticeable on the largest true-field 2"
eyepieces, though some users have even used 30mm Naglers with good results.
In addition to visual configurations, the T-2
Maxbright Mirror Diagonal is well suited for digital imaging. The
mechanical and optical quality allow you to position cameras at right angles to
the optical path, without any loss in image quality or mechanical rigidity.
Of course, you are free to
invent your own application, using any of the T-2 System components.
For detailed dimensional specs on all Astro T-2 components, see the
ASTRO T-2 System Specs.
last updated 7/05/10