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#1 RCMann

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

Anybody use aftermarket winged eyecups with these? What kind fits and works? I want to be able to snuggle in to a nice comfy pair of light-blocking, relaxing eyecups for extended viewing periods and the stock TV eyecups ain't making it happen.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:10 AM

I do. I love them and I think that they greatly enhance the binoviewing experience. I use the ones that are sold by Orion.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:07 AM

This my (and many of my club members) favorite light blocker:
http://www.darkskies...oded_vests.html

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

Hi

The Dark Skies hood is good, I have the Solar version and use it, but it is not a replacement for Snuggling Up to the eyepiece with winged eyeguards.

Winged eyeguards do two things, block stray light ( essential for Solar H-Alpha viewing ) and allow a reference position to be maintained with regard to the eyepiece / eyeball axis and distance.

I find the hooded solar vest usefull when I use the eyepiece pairs that do not lend themselves to winged eyeguards such as the 28mm RKE pair I have.

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#5 DaveJ

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Anybody use aftermarket winged eyecups with these? What kind fits and works? I want to be able to snuggle in to a nice comfy pair of light-blocking, relaxing eyecups for extended viewing periods and the stock TV eyecups ain't making it happen.


Here you go - Baader Winged Rubber Eyecups - from AlpineAstro

#6 RCMann

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

Thanks all,

I'll be going with the Baader winged eyecups suggested by DaveJ...the Orion eye guards are no longer made and although the hood probably works really well, I do a lot of daytime terrestrial viewing and the hood...well...I don't want to be accused of being some psycho stalker! Plus as CarlDD noted, you can't snuggle up to a hood.

I appreciate the suggestions!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

I can't help but post pics here of my very unpatented and unpopular Astronohat solution. It costs $3 to make with materials from any dollar store, it's very light and comfortable, and it blocks 100% of the stray light, without impeding air movement in front of the lens (so it doesn't fog). I use it almost every time I observe.

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