The Baader M68 Tele-Compendium solves this problem. It combines the function of a photographic compendium or matte box, which is a versatile lens hood, with a very sturdy and variable telecope adapter – that's why we have chosen the name Tele-Kompendium. This set is based on the M68-thread which is also used on the large Zeisstelescopes. Because of this, M68 is quite common and perfect for a sturdy connection of optical accessories like the Fluorit Flatfield Converter (FFC) for photographung the planets or a Telecentric System together with H-alphasytems for solar observation.
Connections of the Baader Tele-Compendium
The Tele-Kompendium is screwed onto the telescope. On the telescope side, there are threads for 2,7" (Astro Physics), M68 (Zeiss), M60 (Vixen) and a female M56-thread (Synta). There are optinal adapters for the following systems available:
- Baader 3" Steeltrack- und Hyperion-focusers
- Celestron (3,3"-SC-thread)
- Zeiss (M68 quick changer)
FFC or Telecentric System are coupled by a T-2-thread at the telescope-side of the Tele-Kompendiums. On the eyepiece side there is the Baader Ultrashort Adapter, which offers a M68-thread as well as standard 2“ eyepiece holder with brass ring and two locking screws to avoid tilting. A 2“/T2 nosepiece is also included – there are many accessories available which use the T-2-thread. Because the 2“-connection is at the far end of the setup, the leverage effect is reduced – and brass clamping ring and two locking screws hold the accessories firmly in place.
The separate extension tubes enable you to use the system with variable length according to the needs of your setup to achieve the best results use every distance. At the same time, stray light is blocked – no light from the outside can diminish the contrast, and the inside of the telecompendium is carefully blacked.