10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Garrett/Apogee/Pentax/Minolta/JCPenney/Tasco/Focal binos: 28x110/30x100/25x100/20x60/16x60/10x50/7x50/8x40/7x35 Orion 120mm f/8.3; Sears 80mm f/15; Jason 60mm f/15.2 Hardin Optical 10" f/5 Orion BV TAL 24mm; Meade 5K 24/18/14/4.7mm UWA & 40mm SWA; Celestron Axiom LX 31/Luminos 10mm; Agena UWA 30mm; EWA 6/9/15/20mm; 10-40mm Plössls; GSO 1.25/2" 2x barlows Sunpak 7500TM/Quickset Samson/Manfrotto 679/UA Millennium Unimount/HD Surveyor's tripod
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
ROR Observatory Levenhuk 8" carbon fiber RC, Astro Physics CCDT67 Astro-Tech AT8IN w/Moonlite, Baader Mark III MPCC Levenhuk 80mm triplet, Astro Tech 0.8X reducer/flattener Celestron CGEM DX w/HyperTune STF-8300M SX 7 position 36mm CFW Astrodon 5nm H-alpha Little Piney Observatory
14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;
Quote:I'd still keeep the Pentax...just sayin.....maybe give up eating for a couple of weeks....
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
16" AstroSky F4.5 C/W Skycommander, TEC 140, 6" F8 Edmund, 120 Skywatcher F5 SW EQ6 AP SPL 5mm Carl Zeiss Jena .965 6,10,12.5,16,25, Pentax 3.8mm XP, 7mm SMC, 7XW, 10XW TMB SMC 8mm,TMB Planetary 2.5,6, TV Smoothie NJ's Plossls, 14 Delos, Nagler 20T2, WO 4,28 UWAN, Orion Zoom 7.5-22.5, BGO 9 Binoculars Pentax PCF 7x50, SPACE, "A PORTRAIT OF PERFECTION!" Tony M
Quote:I actually prefer the Meade 5000 series 40mm SWA over the 31mm Axiom LX most of the time in my 10" f/5. The Meade has better edge correction and the view is simply more pleasing to me; eye relief is better also, and you get a smidgen more TFOV. Sure, it's an 8mm exit pupil in my scope, but it's a pleasant 8mm.
Quote:I've looked through both in fast dob's.
The 34 mm has excellent correction and wonderful eye relief. I've also estimated its afov to be a little bigger than advertised - about 71 deg.
The 30 mm also has excellent correction, but the eye relief is no where near the advertised 21mm. The 30mm is also much larger and extremely heavy.
Quote:Personally i liked the 34 SWA 5000!
I am from New Zealand under nice dark southern hemi-sphere skies.Been in and out of astronomy and telescope making for 50 years now. Slogan: The heavens declare the glory of God. Scopes: 6" f6.5 Newt. 14" f5.09 Hubble Optics powered Dob. 25.2" f4.68 Strut Dob.(Home grown primary) Eyepieces. ES82 30mm,24mm,11mm 8.8mm.TV Nagler 20mm type 2.TV Plossl 7.4mm.Some GSO eyepieces and barlows. WO Binoviewers.
Quote:I looked through the 30mm this summer, through a 12" dob . The views were fantastic, even without a Paracorr. But there is no way you would be able to see the entire fov with glasses on.
Quote:The ES82 30mm is an incredible eyepiece, with acceptable exit pupil in your scope. You will use more of your effective aperture in the 30mm over the 34mm ocular.
Quote:I did have a look through a 30mm Meade 5000 UWA (82°) and really liked it actually, but forgot to look through it with my glasses!
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive, Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Orion XT10(Original F/5) SkyStopper Equatorial Platform
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Quote:I've looked through both in fast dob's.The 34 mm has excellent correction and wonderful eye relief. I've also estimated its afov to be a little bigger than advertised - about 71 deg.The 30 mm also has excellent correction, but the eye relief is no where near the advertised 21mm. The 30mm is also much larger and extremely heavy.