Yet another "Which Eyepieces" question ...
Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:45 PM
In trying not to go overboard in putting together pairs, I'm trying to stick to one higher power set for planetary viewing and then doubling up my 28mm RKE for the "wow" factor. I'll be using the bino's on an SN-6 (with an upgraded focuser to support the weight) and an ES127. Both seem to work well with the include 1.6x corrector. Taking everything all that into account, my best target for doubling at a higher mag would be to get a second ES82 11mm (I have the 4.7mm, 6.7mm, 11mm, and an ES68 16mm). Any gotcha's going this route or should I use this as an opportunity to go narrower and snatch up a couple VT Ortho's before they sell out?
Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:06 AM
Good luck as I really like my WO.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:34 PM
Without bino's, my favorite for high magnification of planets and globulars has been 6.7mm. With the corrector, an 11mm ES82 becomes a 6.85mm, but I know there's more to it than simple math (light drop, matching and merging issues with some designs, etc). That's why something simple like UO Ortho's seem tempting. I wish they had an 11mm or 12mm BCO because I think a 10mm would be pushing it.
I'd look to my club for advice, but I'm just the second person with binoviewers. The only other has a nice Denk with a PowerSwitch and uses 24mm Pano's. I'm also the only real ES user in the club, everyone's either an old-school TV user, or still on their first set of eyepieces that came with their scopes.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:43 PM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:15 PM