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#26 johnnyha

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

I prefer the 16mm for the extra eye relief Rodger, if I could only have one for binoviewing it would be the 16mm. In fact in my 15" dob I can rarely go any shorter, the 16mm + 1.7X Newtonian Corrector gives me 182X. In my FS152 I just glasspath them to the proper magnification, with a 2.6X GPC I get 196X with the 16mm's.

I often start my FS152 session with the 2.6X GPC installed with 24mm Pans or Brandons at 132X, and work my way to shorter fl's according to what the atmosphere will tolerate.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

IF your using the 16 mm in binos, I think that makes sense. It should give you about 10 mm with the 1.7 GPC. I just meant the native focal lengths. When I'm at 16 mm I usually use my Nagler type 6 for the wider FOV. At that point I'm going after star clusters or galaxies, etc.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

There's a New Dream Set Up on AM (Auction).

The opening bid of $7500 seems a bit ridiculous at first glance, but when you break It down, It's actually reasonable.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

And what exactly is the point of a 16mm ZAOII or any other ortho?


Anything that will fit in the fov and would benefit from the reduced scatter and increased contrast. I use the 16, 25 and 34's more than the 4 and 6. Great deep sky eyepieces.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

IF your using the 16 mm in binos, I think that makes sense.



Well these are being sold as bino pairs with a binoviewer, and this is the binoviewer forum. ;)

For monovision I'd still prefer the 16mm + a 2.5X Powermate to the 6mm ZAO-II, I just have a very low tolerance for short eye relief.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

I understand that they are being sold as bino pairs Johnny, but if you use the 6 mm and 4 mm with a 1.7 GPC you get 3.5 mm and 2.4 mm. I wonder how often you could use the 6 mm at 3.5 mm and the 4 mm at 2.4 mm with the GPC. You would need really good seeing for sure.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

I understand that they are being sold as bino pairs Johnny, but if you use the 6 mm and 4 mm with a 1.7 GPC you get 3.5 mm and 2.4 mm. I wonder how often you could use the 6 mm at 3.5 mm and the 4 mm at 2.4 mm with the GPC. You would need really good seeing for sure.


One could use a 1.25x GPC.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

There's a New Dream Set Up on AM (Auction).

The opening bid of $7500 seems...



"Dream set-up".... nightmare pricetag!
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