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Multi Purpose Coma Corrector

Baader
Instruction Manual
Multi Purpose Coma Corrector (MPCC)
(S30/2458400) 125,-

&
Multi Purpose Coma Corrector Visual & Photographic Edition
MPCC-VIP (S30/2458402) 169,The only Newtonian Coma Corrector that does not change (increase) the focal length of the telescope in any
way. f4 Newton optics will remain f/4!
Note: The letter S in the item number defines in which section of the Baader-Product price list this specific item can be found.

Multi Purpose Coma Corrector (S30/2458400)


Basic unit incl. 2 Stopper-Collar
MPCC with Stopper Collar mounted
For photographic use and for visual
use with all Photo-Newton Telescopes

MPCC with Stopper Collar removed


For visual use with all Dobsonian
Telescopes

Features of the MPCC:

No increase in f/ratio
Highest transmission
Most versatile

Use visually and photographically


Easy to use
The best price/quality value

Large, fast parabolic mirrors are desirable for deep sky photography and observation because they offer low
power wide field views. However, the main problem with fast parabolic mirrors is that they introduce coma
(and to a lesser degree, astigmatism). Coma is distortion of star images near the edge of the field that
reduces the size of the usable field of view. To eliminate coma, several companies have introduced coma
correctors, lenses that are placed near the focus point and reduce the severity of the coma. The problem is
that most of these increase the telescopes f/ratio and focal length.
The Multipurpose Coma Corrector (MPCC) virtually eliminates coma without increasing the focal ratio of your
telescope. This unique lens design utilizes a multi-coating on all air-to-glass surfaces to allow 98%
transmission (transmission peaks in the hydrogen-alpha region of the spectrum). Although the MPCC is
optimized for f/4.5 mirrors, it works well with mirrors from f/4 to f/6. Stars remain 12 micron dots over the
entire field. In addition, the MPCC can be used both visually and photographically.
The Multipurpose Coma Corrector has turned a rarely used f/4 Newtonian RFT into a wellcorrected wide field photographic instrument. The star images across the frame are excellent.
(Stephen J. Edberg)
The Multipurpose Coma Corrector is the most versatile coma corrector available today. The MPCC fits
virtually all 2 focusers and off-axis guiders.
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Multi Purpose Coma Corrector


Instruction Manual

Basic MPCC used for Astrophotography

Any DSLR-Camera
Example: CANON 400D
w. Baader Astro Conversion
Filter (ACF 400)

use with
StopperCollar
mounted

Detector Plane
of CCD-Chip

Any standard T-Ring


Example: Canon
EOS T-Ring (for instance
Baader part #2458319)
55mm
MPCC Coma Corrector
#2458400

MPCC Visual and Photographic (VIP) Edition


Use without
Expansion Ring T2/M48 to provide
48mm optical length

(featuring 3 Variable lengths: 48mm / 55mm


- and 62mm for TeleVue eyepieces)

Use with Expansion


Ring T-2/M48 to
receive standard
55mm optical length

#2404218 18mm Genuine Ortho *2


#2404105 35mm ED-Eyepiece *1

#15 / 2/ 1 (+T-2)
Reducer Adapter

Part of MPCC
(MPCC 2 stopping collar
removed for full
insertion of visual assy
into Dobsonian
Optics)

55mm (+/- 1mm)

55mm (+/- 1mm)

Part of MPCC

#2458110 Expansion T-2/M48


removed to match the fieldstop
position of the 35mm eyepiece

#2958214
Finetuning Ring 14mm

MPCC
#2458400

*1

35mm ED-Eyepiece (S22/2404105)


(Fieldstop Diam. is 29.5mm raised 7mm into the eyepiece body)

*2

18mm Genuine Ortho eyepiece (S23/2404218)


(Fieldstop positioned in the regular way, at the joint between chrome sleeve and eyepiece body)

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MPCC-VIP Visual & Photographic (overview of parts) 169,these parts are included in the visual edition of the MPCC-VIP (S30 / 2458402)

2 MPCC
Stopper-collar

MPCC

#15
Reducer 2/1
#29 Expansion
Ring T-2/M48

14mm
Finetuning Ring

28mm Finetuning Ring

MPCC-VIP Visual & Photographic (S30/2458402) consisting of:


MPCC
S30/2458400
Expansion Ring T-2/M48
S08/2458110 #29
Finetuning Ring 14mm
S27/2958214
Finetuning Ring 28mm
S27/2958228
Reducer 2/1
S08/2408190 #15

These four parts complement the MPCC for visual use


- It is their purpose to provide the proper 55mm (+/- 1mm) spacing between the bottom surface of the
MPCC T-2-thread and the film-plane or the eyepiece field stop.

T-2 Photo-Thread
to adapt Standard TRings or T-2
extension tubes
2 clamps

T-2 thread
cover
removed

T-2 thread
cover
removed
T-2 Photo
thread

#15 2/1 (+T-2)


Reducer Adapter

M48 Filter
thread

1) #15 Reducer 2/T-2 (S08/2408190)


Works as eyepiece holder and spacer in this visual MPCC combo of parts.
Attention: Note that the top collar of this unit carries a removable T-2 collar. When removed, a male T-2
thread is being released for adaptation of a DSLR-camera and T-Rings. This can be used for eyepiece
projection, as well, by adding appropriate T-2 spacer tubes.

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The four parts that complement the MPCC for visual use - continued

2) 14mm Finetuning-Ring

3) 28mm Finetuning-Ring

(S27/2958214)
to enable correct optical distance
for visual use of MPCC with all
regular 1 eyepieces which
have their fieldstop at the joint
between eyepiece and chrome
sleeve.

(S27/2958228)
This ring provides correct
spacing for the MPCC for use
with all Tele Vue eyepieces
which have their field stop 7mm
moved forward inside of the 1
chrome sleeve.

This is the same 14mm Finetuning Ring that fastens into our
Hyperion eyepieces for finetuning their focal length. It has 2
outer diameter and male and
female 2 (M48) filter thread.
These rings may also be combined to work as 2 nosepiece,
for extending existing eyepiecesleeves or nosepieces of 2
diagonals

The same ring provides the


proper optical distance for Tele
Vue Panoptic 2 eyepieces, for
2 Extreme eyepieces 35mm and
30mm, for Pentax XL eyepieces
as well as a number of other 2
eyepiece designs.

MPCC-VIP completed
for use with standard 1 eyepieces

4) #29 Expanding Ring T-2/M48


(S08/2458110)
Works as spacer to adjust
proper optical distance to have
the MPCC in the correct optical
position for all eyepieces which
have their fieldstop exactly at the
joint where the chrome eyepiece
barrel threads into the eyepiece
body.
This ring must be taken out of the
system of parts, if the eyepiece to
be used has its fieldstop inside of
the eyepiece body itself e.g. our
35mm ED-eyepiece, having the
fieldstop 7mm above the upper
end of the chrome sleeve.

MPCC-VIP, completed for eyepieces


with extra large fieldstop diameter

#29 Expanding
Ring T-2/M48

2 Stopper
Collar of
MPCC

MPCC-VIP (S30/2458402)
MPCC-VA combo ready to insert into Dobsonians for
use with regular 1 eyepieces (with the MPCC 2
Stopper collar removed), but including #29 Extension
Ring, to provide proper optical spacing (55mm) for
regular 1 eyepieces as detailed above.

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MPCC-VIP (S30/2458402)
combo with 35mm ED-eyepiece
Note: for eyepieces with the fieldstop inside the
eyepiece body the #29 Expanding ring must be
removed to provide proper optical distance (about
48mm) between MPCC lensgroup and eyepiece
fieldstop.

Multi Purpose Coma Corrector


Instruction Manual

MPCC-VIP ready to fully insert into Dobsonian focuser

2/1 (T-2)
Reducer

Fieldstop
Position

55mm (+/- 1mm)

14mm
Finetuning Ring
#2958214

MPCC
#2458400

MPCC-VIP S30/2458402
MPCC combo of #15 2/1 Reducer, 14mm Finetuning ring and MPCC, suitable to provide correct
optical spacing for a widefield 35mm eyepiece with the fieldstop position inside of the eyepiece body.

MPCC-VIP readily mounted at Dobsonian focuser

MPCC-VIP combo of
parts fully inserted into
Dobsonian 2 focuser.

Enjoy the view!

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MPCC-VIP with Tele Vue eyepieces


- this combo of 1 TV-eyepiece and MPCC requires a mechanical spacing of 62mm (+/- 1mm) between the
MPCC and the fully clamped TV-eyepiece.

20mm TV
Ploessl-eyepiece

TV-Panoptic
35mm eyepiece

Finetuning Ring
28mm (#2958228)

Finetuning
Ring 28mm
(#2958228)

62mm

65mm
#15 Reducer
2/1
(#2408190)

#29 Expanding
Ring T-2/M48
(#2458110)

MPCC
(#2458400)

#29 Expanding
Ring T-2/M48
(#2458110)

MPCC-VIP with 21mm Pentax XL


eyepiece

MPCC
(#2458400)

MPCC-VIP with 30mm Extreme 2


eyepiece

The MPCC allows unvignetted viewing even with extreme widefield eyepieces
30mm Extreme
eyepiece 2

Pentax XL
eyepiece
21mm

#15 Reducer
2/1
(#2408190)

Finetuning
Ring 14mm
(#1958228)

Fieldstop position
24mm +/- 2mm
Finetuning
Ring 28mm
(2958228)

31mm

#29 Expanding
Ring T-2/M48
(#2458110)

Virtual
fieldstop
55mm

MPCC
(#2458400)

MPCC
(#2458400)

We reserve the right for errors, technical improvements, availability, as well as alternations of the technical outfit.

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