Eyecups for Pan 24s
Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:21 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:10 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:39 AM
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.
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
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:10 PM
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!
Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:37 AM