The Baader Mark-III Coma Corrector is the long awaited replacement for the highly regarded Baader MPCC Coma Corrector.
The most noticeable change is a newly designed lens system optimised for f-ratios f3.5 to f6 (the original MPCC was designed for an f/ratio of f4 to f6).
|Average Rating (5 Reviews): |
Friday, 22 February 2019 | David
With my f/5 Newtonian and a camera with an APC-S sensor, this 'reduces' coma. It does not correct it. The same was true for the Mark-II. I can see no discernible difference between the MK-III and the MK-II, despite experimenting with spacing between MPCC and sensor.
This Mark-III allows you to remove the T-thread fitting and open up the larger M48 aperture, which may be advantageous for some. The instructions that are included are very poor and refer to red and yellow boxes, and yet the instructions are in black and white!
Thursday, 1 November 2018 | Vesa
My first experiences are very positive. The coma did disappear perfectly. The Image is bright and chrisp without any colour deviations. Highly recommended.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 | Peter
Is there a new version of MPCC coming soon? I read there will be a revised version of this coma corrector. Is this the reason why it is largely unavailable in many shops?
FLO Response: We understand the the original factory was washed away in the Japanese tsunami. We will be happy if Baader re-launch an identical product but we won't be surprised if it has a slightly different specification. HTH
Monday, 23 May 2011 | Stuart
When looking for a coma corrector for my f4.5 flextube, I considered this one from Baader, the skywatcher one and TeleVue's Parracor.
For me this one hits the mark perfectly being very good optically and being only a few pounds more expensive than the Skywatcher one.
I cannot compare the performance of the others but this one is very nice and does what it says on the tin. Baader products have a knack of hitting the right mark and this is yet another example.
So thanks Baader for another nice Astro product.
Solves Newtonian Coma Issues
Thursday, 19 May 2011 | Mike
If you're new to astrophotography and you've noticed that the stars in your pictures look elongated, almost like they're stretched out towards the edges then you need this coma corrector.
I'm using one in a 6" Newtonian (150P) and I love it. It corrects the coma very well to the point where it is not easily discernible even when zoomed into the raw data.
If you have a DSLR and a Newtonian telescope, you will benefit from one of these Baader Coma Correctors.