Jump to content


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Next Eyepice for my WO Binoviewer?

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 REC

REC

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5878
  • Joined: 20 Oct 2010
  • Loc: NC

Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

I have a WO for about a year and it's a nice addition to my EP collection. It came with a pair of 20mm SWA and 1.6x barlow. I only use the barlow to get my 80mm scope to focus. Mainly use the WO in my 8" SCT for Moon and planets.

I'm thinking of adding another pair. I have a Meade 15mm SP and a 26mm SP and can buy another one for about $25 used. Would the 15mm be too much power in them and is the 20mm (66*) SWA WO too close to the 26mm view which is 52* FOV?

Thanks for any replies and ideas.

Bob

#2 johnnyha

johnnyha

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 6524
  • Joined: 12 Nov 2006
  • Loc: Sherman Oaks, CA

Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

I would get a second Brandon 16mm.

Your 19 Pan would also be an improvement over the WO pair, and another good pairing from your collection would be the 13T6.

#3 mikey cee

mikey cee

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Posts: 8360
  • Joined: 18 Jan 2007
  • Loc: bellevue ne.

Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

:scratchhead: :scratchhead:I thinks he'd probably check his own eyepieces.

#4 Messyone

Messyone

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 646
  • Joined: 02 May 2012
  • Loc: Down Under

Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:55 AM

I see you have a 2X and 2.5X barlows so I think you have the short FL end covered with the 20's and barlows. My favourite pair is 30mm Vixen plossls, in my WO's.
Matt

#5 REC

REC

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5878
  • Joined: 20 Oct 2010
  • Loc: NC

Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:14 AM

I am considering another 16mm Brandon, but hard to find used, but keep looking. Just missed one the other day for $90:( What about getting another 15mm SP...they are cheap.

For the Vixen 30mm, what scope are you using them with? Give you a nice wide- bright view with them and merge ok?

Thanks,

Bob

#6 Messyone

Messyone

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 646
  • Joined: 02 May 2012
  • Loc: Down Under

Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

Hi Bob, I use the 30mm Vixens in my 6" achro no problems merging the image at all. There is a pic in post a picture of your binos.
Matt

#7 herrointment

herrointment

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5522
  • Joined: 12 Mar 2011
  • Loc: NNW of New Auburn

Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

These work well for me.

#8 rguasto

rguasto

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 865
  • Joined: 18 Nov 2010
  • Loc: Long Island, NY

Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

Me 2

Attached Files




CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.



Recent Reviews


Imaging/Sketching Contest






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics