Other William Optics Bhatinov Mask

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Amount Paid: 49.00
Where purchased: Agena AstroProducts
I have a William Optics ZenithStar that came with an integral Bhatinov mask that is a WO designed one. I was really impressed with it on that telescope and once I got a smaller telescope (Apertura 72mm) I knew I needed another Bhat for it. I ordered one of the solid black plastic ones but was not really happy with it as it did not seem to work as well with fainter stars that the WO one did.
I found a William Optics adjustable at Agena AstroProducts that seemed to fit the bill of what I wanted.
Ordered it, and once I got it in and then adjusted (and centered) on my telescope, I immediately noticed a difference with dimmer stars.
This is a well made mask, utilizing a thick clear acrylic and posts that are rubber sheathed and adjustable to fit on the outside of the telescope or dew shield.

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Very well made
Made with clear acrylic, so more faint stars show up

Not a real big fan of the posts used to secure them, but you really can't do much other than that unless you create a ring that can be tightened around the scope/shield.

Would recommend:  Yes

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