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2" Diamond Steeltrack Focuser for Newtons

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Baader 2" Newton Diamond Steeltrack Focuser

379,00 €

Product description

Baader BDS-NT Diamond Steeltrack® Focuser for Newtonian telescopes

The completely new construction combines extreme durability and precision with high payload!

This focusers for Newtonians has, like the one for refractors, two auxiliary threads (M60x1 and M55x0,75) for attachment of dedicated field flatteners or focal reducers/correctors.

Additionally, the Baader NT Diamond Steeltrack allows for the mounting of miscellaneous adapters at the eyepiece side.

ALL Baader Diamond Steeltrack (BDS) Focusers have the following specifications:

Drive System

  • True diamonds form a micro-geared high precision drive system never accomplished before
  • In comparison to conventional crayford or rack & pinion drives, this micro-geared movement has zero backlash, zero cogging, and zero flexure
  • Diamond Steeltrack 2" focusers lift a payload of 6 kg (13 lbs) straight up, without slipping, without excessive bearing preload (bearing preload can be increased further if necessary)
  • Bearing system utilizes unbreakable instrument-grade roller bearings instead of simpler ball bearings - handles higher loads with greater rigidity and accuracy. No Teflon-pads anywhere
  • 1:10 stainless steel fine-focus mechanism, ready for attachment of the optional Steeldrive temperature-compensating motor drive system
  • Detachable drive block assembly is reversible for right hand or left hand fine-focus operation and for attaching the Steeldrive motorblock onto Diamond-NT-Steeltracks for Newtonian telescopes
  • Shortest possible mechanical design achieves optimum balance between focuser height (backfocus) and rigidity requirements
  • Zero shift locking knob to precisely stop any movement without affecting optical axis adjustment

Focusing Drawtube:

  • Each bearing individually adjustable for precise alignment of mechanical vs. optical axis
  • Ultra-hard subzero coated bearing races – precision milled and much harder than anodizing or stainless steel
  • Oversized 55 mm clear inner diameter, to prevent vignetting, with anti-reflection knife-edge baffles

Clamping System

  • S58 dovetail ring-clamp built into focusing tube for accepting optional T2 / M48 / M68 and other S58 direct-thread adapters to enable direct thread connection of accessories and cameras without 2" clamp
  • 2" eyepiece clamp with hardened bronze clamp ring (length of clamp: 12.5 mm / œ") included as standard
  • Optionally available 2" Baader Clicklock-clamp w. integrated S58 dovetail (added length: 16 mm / 5/8")
  • Two auxiliary threads (M60x1 and M55x0.75) cut into the RT & NT focusing-tube for attachment of dedicated field flatteners or focal reducers/correctors

Product details

  • Drawtube Travel: 40 mm
  • Payload: 6 kg
  • Fine focusing: 1/10
  • Special feature: Micro-geared drive system made of diamonds
  • Bearing: Roller-Bearing, 10 mm width, adjustable
  • Clear aperture: 55 mm
  • Telescope side connection: supplied Baader VersaBase for most tube diameters, optional flat base plate
  • Focus side clamping: S58 dovetail ring-clamp for accepting of S58 direct-thread adapters
  • Focus side eyepiece clamp (icluded): 2" eyepiece clamp with hardened bronze clamp ring (length of clamp 12.5mm)
  • Auxiliary threads: M60x1 and M55x0.75 for attachment of dedicated field flatteners or focal reducers/correctors
  • Minimal total height (as delivered – incl. 2" clamp): 63 mm
  • Minimal total height (with optional S58 direct-thread adapters): 50 mm
  • Total weight (incl. 2" clamp): 1000 g
  • Basic hole spacing lengthwise to tube: 65 - 94.5 mm variablel
  • Base hole spacing transverse to tube: 101 mm measured directly from hole to hole

Shipping costs

15,90 €
European delivery 2-5 days.
PostNord Parcel locker
5,90 €
PostNord Home deliver
19,00 €
Environmentally friendly delivery to your door at the agreed time. Trackable deliveries in real time even in the evenings in the biggest cities. Change your delivery as required.
UPS Standard
14,90 €
Delivery to Europe in 2 to 5 days.
5,90 €
12,90 €

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