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Prisms, 90 degree diagonal mirrors, erecting eyepieces

Prism, 90 Degree Diagonal Mirror, Erecting Eyepiece

  1. Bresser erecting eyepiece 1.5x

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    • This erecting eyepiece puts the rotated image upright
    • Needed for terrestrial observations
    • Yields upright image
    • Correctly reverses the left and the right
    • Designed for refractor telescopes

    £23.90

  2. 45° erecting prism

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    • This erecting prism puts the rotated image upright
    • Needed for terrestrial observations

    £39.90

  3. Celestron 45 Degree Erect Image Diagonal 1.25"

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    • Provides an upright image
    • For terrestrial observations (e.g. for viewing birds)
    • High quality
    • 45 degree angle

    £25.90

  4. Konus 2.8x erecting eyepiece for reflector telescopes

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    • This erecting eyepiece puts the rotated image upright
    • Additional magnification of 2.8x
    • Suitable for reflector telescopes
    • Suitable for telescopes with eyepieces of 1 inch

    £55.90

  5. Skywatcher Deluxe 90 degree diagonal mirror with adapter

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    • 90 degree diagonal mirror for 1.25" and 2"
    • Reflection of 99%
    • For sky observations
    • Includes adapter

    £91.50

Amici Prisms, 90 degree diagonal mirrors & erecting eyepieces

Telescopes and eyepieces display a mirror image. This phenomenon is present in every telescope. As a result, left and right are reversed and the image is turned upside down. You can use a prism, a 90 degree erecting prism as well as an erecting eyepiece to restore the image to its original condition. This way, you will be able to observe more comfortably!

90 degree diagonal mirror

The 90 degree diagonal mirror is placed between the eyepiece and the eyepiece tube. This way, the light is bent 90 degrees, allowing easy viewing from the top. The image is upright, yet it is still mirrored. A 90 degree diagonal mirror is essential for Schmidt-Cassegrain & Maksutov Cassegrain telescopes.

Erecting eyepiece

Every telescope shows the image flipped upside down. Using an erecting prism also involves using an eyepiece. First the erecting prism is placed in the eyepiece, after which the eyepiece is shoved into the lens.

Amici prism

An Amici prism or roof prism is a normal rectangular equilateral prism where, instead of the biggest side, the two sides have been perpendicularly ground to each other. The prism actually consists of two combined triangular prisms. An Amici prism provides an upright image in an astronomical telescope. The prism cannot be used in combination with another optical instrument (90 degree diagonal mirror). Please bear in mind that using this prism does involve some loss of light.