“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Jeff Takahashi FS-128 34,25mm ZAO, 48,12mm, Brandons 5x, 2.5x Powermate Orion EQ-G Mount Baader ClickLock diagonal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks7-A-7Zvak&feature=related
12.5" Home built F-4.8 Eq Newt. Lightholder Optics mirror 12'x12' roll-off roof observatory 6" Home built f-6 Newt. w/Dick Wessling mirror on CG-5 Eq. mount. 4.5" Orion Starblast My equipment philosophy... If it ain't broke, fix it anyway.
In other words, it was a 10mm Radian long before there was a 10mm Radian.
Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
Quote:Some time ago it occurred to me that the 24 Brandon/2.4 Dakin combo was at least a 10 Delos long before there was a 10 Delos.
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Quote:Yeah, but then you'd be stuck with a Delos and not have either the Brandon or Dakin Barlow. - Jim
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:So because I have a f/4.9 telescope I have to probably spend more on the eyepieces then I did on the scope?
Quote:So because I have a f/4.9 telescope I have to probably spend more on the eyepieces then I did on the scope? Just got itbsobim just learning, please bare with me
14" LX200GPS-UHTC (on ScopeBuggy which is terrific) 10" LX200R-UHTC (also on Scopebuggy and equally terrific) ETX-90-RA ATM'ed-8"f/8 & 4.25"f/10 planetary Newtonians Brandon eyepieces: 48mm,32mm,24mm,7/8",12mm,16mm,8mm,6mm,4mm (a special build in 1985 from 1960 optics) Double set for binoviewing Dakin 2.4x Barlow Vintage ep's: Gailand 7mm WF, 16.3mm (THE Galoc), Bertele 18mm Siebert Optics: Black Knight BinoViewer, 0.6x-1x-2x Power Wheel, 4x-8x telecentric zoom barlow
C10NGT, Z8, 150 Rumak, XLT 150, C6, C5, SW5 Newt, 4.5 Ball, C102GT, C90, ST80, A70LF; 15x70, 25x100; Burgess BV; Paracorr II; T6 2.5, XO 2.58/5.1, Ethos-SX 3.7, Delos 4.5, TV Plossl 7.4-26, BCO 10, Hutech HC 12.5, Sterling 12.5-25, ES100 14, CZJ H 16/25, CZJ O 16, M5k UWA 24, T5 31, Ultrascopic 35, Titan-II 40; Bino Pairs M5k UWA 6.7, Baader Zoom 8-24, M5k SWA 24, TV Plossl 26, RKE 28.7; Zooms NZ 2-4, NZ 3-6, Leica ASPH 8.9-17.8, Baader 8-24; Baader Zoom Barlow, VIP Barlow
Quote:According to the post, it matches the 24mm Brandon. I interpret that as meaning the combination is greater than the sum of the parts. Or something like that.The Dakin, with its 2.4x magnification, is intended to complement the Brandons by making a whole new set of eyepieces with no duplications. I've got a Dakin, but I confess I haven't used it hardly at all (you don't need a barlow in a big SCT), so I can't say from personal experience.