Best high power eyepiece for C102GT?
Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:15 PM
This combo gives 14.2/10.7/7/5.3mm with good ER, parfocal, perfect for planetary, lunar, double star, etc.
If I need wide field views, the ES82/30 is a treat in the C102GT!
Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:40 PM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:00 PM
Also, a friend was selling his Q-Turret and I asked him if it was good. He said, no, let someone else buy it, it has poor quality. I was going to use it with my BGOs (and perhaps an ES68 24 or a 28mm RKE if the ES would prove heavy).
Sorry for off topic again.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:50 PM
How many turrets are out there? I see one or two for over $700. The Q-Turret is $85!!! Is it metal? No. Only the barrel that inserts into the focuser is metal so you can tighten it a lot without issue. The rest is a heavy ploymer/plastic. The rotating click stop mechanism has multiple mechanisms to provide the flexure and click stop, so if one should break over time will still have the backup one operating.
Overall I place it as a high value item and increadibly handy. It does not look flimsy and IMO it is not. I've had it holding 4 Pentax XWs and it had no issue handling the weight. What had the issue was the diagonal on the refractor and getting that tight enough so it would not rotate under the weight of 4 XWs Handling it with care, just as I do with my scopes and eyepieces, I don't expect it to ever break or fail. And if it does, big deal because one can purchase 9 of these for the price of the least expensive Hex Turret ! The only thing I do not like about it is the lack of compression rings. But am in process of replacing the metal set screws with nylon ones so that is easily remedied.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:42 PM
But am in process of replacing the metal set screws with nylon ones so that is easily remedied.
This is the most simple yet effective remedy.
For $85 I can take the plunge and try it out. If I dont like, it will be donated to our club.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:00 PM
I have a question:
In your pic you have the 25mm Sterling positioned for viewing - What happens when you rotate to the 20mm... Does the 25mm interfere with your head space?
Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:10 PM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:51 PM
Sounds good...Now if I can only figure out how to modify your instructions, since I observe with my right eye:-)