The new and much anticipated Baader MaxBright II binoviewers were released earlier in 2020. These new models feature:
- Unique in-house produced die-cast moulds using Carl Zeiss production drawings.
- Use of 27mm size prisms with 26mm clear aperture on the telescope side and 25.5mm clear aperture on the eyepiece side.
- All optical surfaces have a 7-layer multi-coating for highest light throughput.
- Ergonomically designed non-marring ClickLock® eyepiece clamps with diopter adjustment for easy individual focusing.
- Telescope side uses Baader’s Astro T-2 System™ with connector thread (M 42 x 0.75) and Zeiss micro-bayonet for the shortest possible connection to (almost) all existing telescope systems and accessories such as Baader Herschel Wedge and Flip Mirror II.
Very recently, William “Bill” Paolini, author of “Choosing and using astronomical eyepieces” (Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series by Springer of New York) received his MaxBright II binoviewer and has written a field test review of them focusing on their features, build and optical quality. Want to find out how they performed? You can read his review Baader MaxBright II Review.