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Quote:The Meade one is pretty much what we had before. I had thought at the time that it was strictly for imaging so it was used by Paul. That Celestron one is tempting.I'll be seeing the friend that we gave the Meade one to in the near future. We get together several times a year, so I can test it out for solar viewing and see how I get on with it. If it's as helpful as I'm hoping for visual, then I'll certainly consider getting another. 12mm would be a very useful size too.
Quote:So not only are you an incredible astro artist, but a plumber to boot!! Amazing!! Keith
Quote:Hmmm. Thanks for that information, Michael.
My main purpose of wanting this eyepiece would be for solar, although I would also like to use it for nighttime viewing.
I'm selling the Thousand Oaks white light filter I have for the LX200. I have Baader for the ED80 and a glass filter for the ETX and am hoping to use this for sunspots as well.
I reckon eyeballing PA's, I'm about 15-20 degrees accurate as well give or take. If I could find enough use for this eyepiece for measurements and placements, then it would be worth it to narrow that down to 5 degrees. I really would love to find a way to measure the size of prominences and other features on the Sun. Do you know of a way I can do this without that type of an eyepiece, strictly visual work?
My Celestron cross hair eyepiece is great for bright night time objects like the Moon. I need to mention that I have only used it for initial anchor markings because the crosshairs would soon get in my way for viewing, similar to stray hair falling down in front of my eyes. It can get very irritating.