Four horse race...
Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:53 PM
The choice is pairs of...
AT Paradigms 12 and 15
Meade HD 60 12 and 18
Agena Astro 10-15 SWA
ES 11mm 82* and 16mm 68* of which I already have one of each and like them a lot
There is not a lot on the Agena SWA's but I have the 20mm Illuminated reticule eyepiece and it does work well when I put it in the bino's. Is this a good way to try out single eyepieces? Same goes for the ES's.
I like the look of the Meades and the AT's get great write up's.
My scope is 6" f8 achro. I don't wear glasses so ER is not really a factor. Presently using NPL30 and the WO 20"s.
Is 10-11mm too much for my scope? It seems ok with the single ES 11, often mono view down to 5mm.
I should just take the plunge but as I'm in Australia I'd like to think I could get it right first time...postage isn't that cheap
Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:36 AM
Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:41 PM
I have the WO Bino also. Some time back experimented with other options to the supplied WO 20mm 66deg oculars. Tried 15mm and 25mm GSO Plossls which for me provided too small FOVs and merging difficulty (15mms). Eventually tried the GSO 15mm Superviews 70deg FOV, had no trouble with merging with these, and they work splendidly with my dobs. These spend 95%+ time instaled in the binos.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:04 PM
I only use my BV for planetary and lunar with Plossls, so I can't really give you any feedback on other EP types.
ADDED: There's a current discussion here on this topic - Binoviewer and fat belly eyepieces
Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:28 PM
Stephen I do have a pair of 15mm Superviews but they suffer from a lot of ghosting/glare which the other eyepieces don't. I think you did a thread on this with 20mm a while back so I'm wondering if 15's are not good for my bino's and scope? All leads me to think the HD 12 18 25 set would be good, so I'll start with the 12's which are the only ones on my list available in Oz.
Thanks for the replies,
Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:18 PM
Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:37 PM
With a bit more light gathering power the HD's would make a good set I reckon, like them as they are all more or less the same size and are light weight. Nose relief isn't an issue for me either