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#1 The Ardent

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

Mine is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Ordered at Neaf. If you are still waiting it wont be long now. Apparently the assembly is hands-on, labor intensive, and time-consuming. Sounds like a labor of love.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:41 PM

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:47 PM

Ordered mine on Sunday. I'm assuming I'll be waiting for a while.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:24 PM

If you speak to Russ you'll know the Binotron 27 is a labor of love as well as an extremely precise hands on build process.
I can't be happier with mine, every part mates together perfectly, & adjustments like individual eyepiece focus can be made on the fly with just slight finger pressure, & being able to collimate them myself is awsome & easy.
Let us know what you think, & enjoy them! :jump:
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:12 AM

On the website it says that all current orders should be filled by the end of June and that the Binotrons should be in-stock items by July.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:32 PM

Mine is shipped today!

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:48 PM

Congrats! I've had mine a few weeks now and could not be happier, mechanically and optically these are first class premium binoviewers - equal to the MkVs optically imho and superior mechanically. For you SCT owners out there who might be worried about aperture loss (or anyone with in-focus issues), Russ has now made a T2 adapter for the B27s that will allow them to be attached directly to a T2 diagonal to shorten the overall light path.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:46 PM

I ordered mine January 18. Russ called yesterday to say they were about to ship. They should be here in a week.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:27 AM

Happy to hear from Russ to say mine has been posted but I am in Australia so I'm not expecting it for a week or so.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:32 AM

What eyepieces are being used by everyone, I have a 920mm f7 focal length triplet refractor and wondering what eyepieces I should start with.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:03 AM

What eyepieces are being used by everyone, I have a 920mm f7 focal length triplet refractor and wondering what eyepieces I should start with.


I have pairs of Sterling Plossls in 25mm, 17mm and 12mm of which the 25s see the most use with the Denk Power Switch. With the power range of the switch, the 17s are the least useful. I also have a pair of Panoptic 24s which are, by far, the most comfortable and provide the best views.

I use my Denks with a 600mm f/7.5 EON 120 which is very close to your scope.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:56 PM

The Pan 24s are definitely nice, the widest field you can get in a 1.25" binoviewer - and with the PowerSwitch you can get high magnifications with them as well. I really like the 24mm flattop Brandons as well.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:48 PM

The Pan 24s are definitely nice, the widest field you can get in a 1.25" binoviewer - and with the PowerSwitch you can get high magnifications with them as well. I really like the 24mm flattop Brandons as well.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:04 AM

Never used a binoviewer and I have been considering the 27's for my new telescope (14" LX850) If meade ever builds it. Would the 27's be a good fit for this scope? Also would the OCS-A45 Clear Aperture 45mm Option be of benefit?

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:07 AM

BTW, on the Denk site there is a photo of an army of 27's ready to ship with a statement that after these ship they expect to reach an "in-stock" status.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:15 PM

Never used a binoviewer and I have been considering the 27's for my new telescope (14" LX850) If meade ever builds it. Would the 27's be a good fit for this scope? Also would the OCS-A45 Clear Aperture 45mm Option be of benefit?

They should work well. I don't think you need an OCS for an SCT, the primary use for the OCS-45 is for ultra-fast dobs. You will probably want to keep the optical train as short as possible, and you have several options for that. Russ told me he has made an adapter to attach the B27s to a T2 diagonal, what you probably want for that option is a Baader 1.25" T2 prism diagonal with a direct connection to the back end of the scope. Another option, I believe he also makes an adapter to attach the binos directly to his 2" diagonal as well. You can also of course just use it by placing it directly in a regular 2" diagonal and it will work fine but there might be a slight reduction in aperture (probably not a big deal). Maybe someone with a similar scope can chime in, the B27s are very similar to the Denk IIs as far as the attachments.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

Thanks Johnny, I saw the diagonal but I thought it come with the BINOTRON-27 Super System for SCTs because they are more expensive than the BINOTRON-27 Super System

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:26 PM

First light with the B27 was a public viewing event last night. Using a 6" f/9 refractor shortened for binoviewing, the B27, and 30 and 12.5mm eyepieces. The moon and Saturn were amazing! Many of the public were fascinated by the BV's. Everything worked well. No merging issues. Very sharp Saturn and 3 moons. I didn't use the Powerswitch, it changed the focus a lot and I didn't read the instructions.

Later when the crowds left I tried 7.5mm ep's (180x) Saturn was a slightly vertically unmerged. I was able to collimate the B27 in a few minutes. Its easy to do, intuitive even.

I really like the eyepiece locking ring and individual focus. :) Now I have to figure out the Powerswitch.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:18 PM

Thanks Johnny, I saw the diagonal but I thought it come with the BINOTRON-27 Super System for SCTs because they are more expensive than the BINOTRON-27 Super System

Aha yes you are correct, sorry I did not see it, this is new. This is a different diagonal than the Baader I mentioned but that system should work well and does include a nice Denkmeier diagonal that connects directly to the B27s! Very cool, very nice. You should be pretty well set with this outfit. :cool:

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:04 PM

I really like the 24mm flattop Brandons as well.


Just paid for a pair of these from Cloudy Classifieds hopefully should arrive approx the same time as the 27.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:33 AM

Ray,

It almost appears as though you have wild fires in the background.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:09 AM

This cell phone image was taken in the middle of the city. The orange is high-pressure sodium streetlights illuminating the street beyond the field.
I often tell visitors to compare Arcturus's color to those lights.
Outreach is what it is. :p

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:36 AM

Mine arrived today,,,,Wow what an impressive lump of metal, all going well I will be using it tomorrow night, can't wait, we have a club get together out bush where it's dark.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:16 AM

After close examination I found 2 little screws missing on the power switch, not knowing what size they are I have emailed Russ and hopefully he will send me 2, if I knew the size I would try and get them locally.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:19 PM

Got an email back from Russ and 2 screws are on there way.






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