Who ordered Binotron 27?
Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:24 PM
Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:47 PM
Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:24 PM
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!
Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:12 AM
Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:48 PM
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:27 AM
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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.
Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:56 PM
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.
Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:04 AM
Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:07 AM
Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:15 PM
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.
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?
Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:22 PM
Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:26 PM
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.
Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:18 PM
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.
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
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.
Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:33 AM
It almost appears as though you have wild fires in the background.
Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:09 AM
I often tell visitors to compare Arcturus's color to those lights.
Outreach is what it is.
Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:36 AM
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