10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Quote:..Thanks to a FIND CN'r....Is soon to be on the way!
I just sold my 38mm Orion Q70 and replaced it with a 34mm ES, 68 degree EP which will soon be here !!!
All I can say is that I am STOKED !!!!!
Cheers and : HAPPY NEW YEARS !!!!!!
Blog: Astronomy & Living by Hernando
Quote:This will reduce your exit pupil from 8mm down to 7.24mm. By any chance did you consider the ES 68 28mm which would have given you a 6mm exit pupil?
Quote:Mark, nice catch, enjoy!
Cheers, Happy New Year!
Quote:The 38mm Q70 was excellent in regards to FOV and star hopping and eye placement, but edge aberrations were pretty harsh after really looking. I have tried other eyepieces that showed close to an 8mm exit pupil and edges were much better than the 38mm Q70. The 35mm Pan was one of them, but eye placement on the one I tried, (which did NOT have the recessed lens), was a bit tricky.The Meade 28mm SWA was a lot better edge-correction wise, I just switched over like I said for a wider area and star hopping with it made finding things a lot easier because I could see more stars to hop with, plus larger targets fit in the field better. The 34mm ES will be the same in regards to star hopping, fitting targets in the FOV and edge correction will be somewhat better than the 38mm Q70, so I jumped on it!
Teeter STS 11 f/4.3 Zambuto | XT8i | XT8g | XLT 150 | C90 | EON 80mmAT Voyager and Nexstar SLT mountsEyepieces: Mostly TeleVue and PentaxDenk II BV'er, Earthwin PFS-SE, Pentax 10x50 PCF WP II
Quote:Now I need some clear skies to check it out
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
Orion XT10(Original F/5)
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Quote: Quote:Now I need some clear skies to check it outYou know we just finished 5 good nights in a row. Now we are really jinxed. Eric
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:That is too much--you'll get tired out, observing every night.
Quote: Quote:That is too much--you'll get tired out, observing every night. No way lol. The 5th night I worked till 11:30 then packed and drove for observing from 12:30 - 4:30 (I had to, to avoid the guilt). Got a nice head start on some of those summer gems.Eric
Quote:Quote: Quote:Now I need some clear skies to check it outYou know we just finished 5 good nights in a row. Now we are really jinxed. Eric That is too much--you'll get tired out, observing every night. And if you don't observe on one of those clear nights, you will feel guilty. I rather have 5 nights spread across 2 weeks; the week before New Moon and the week after.
Vixen 140mm Neo-achro, 2" AP Maxbright diagonal, 40mm Orion Optilux, 35mm, 30mm, 18mm, and 15mm Ultrascopic/Ultima, 28mm & 20mm ES 68, 19mm TV Panoptic, 5.5mm Meade UWA, 2.4x 2" Dakin barlow (prototype barrel),1.6x Antares barlow.