Tom Karpf (tkarpf) Vice President, Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford www.asgh.org
Johnny FS152 15" Obsession Classic w/ 14.5" f/4.65 Zambuto
We mostly come out at night... mostly.
GSO Z8 Degree Circle & Digital Level
Celestron 4"(102mm) SLT 660mm f/6.47
2" 30mm GSO WideView
9mm GSO Plossl
ES 82's : 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 11mm, 18mm
BGO's 5mm, 6mm, 9mm
2" 2X ED Astronomics Barlow & GSO 1.25" 2x Shorty
8-24 Baader Zoom III
Baader M&SG, Semi-Apo
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Where do you get the 1600 and 2700 numbers from? I get the focal length X FOV = max. Just confused how the 1600 and 2700 was calculated. I have read nothing but good things about the ES 68/82 series. Seems like they are best bang for the buck. I plan to get some expensive eyepieces once I can recoup from the initial outlay. Expensive is an understatement after looking at the prices for Ethos, Naglers, etc.
I have a cheap GSO plossl I am going to send back. There is something on the end when I look through it. So what do you recommend? One/two wide FOV EP's and a few Plossl's? Should I buck up and get the televue plossl's or save and get generic and put the $$ in the wide FOV EP's? Seems like a plossl can only be so good at the low focal lengths. I understand the 80mm scope isn't that great for visual, but since its good glass I would think I could get higher magnification (max 180) on a clear night. I would like to buy once cry once, but like saving money if possible. Over time I have no issue buying a nice EP here and there. Just want like 3-4 to start out with that will get me a good range.
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalms 19:1
Quote:If you don't have the two scopes carefully balanced on the mount, they can possibly move when you insert or remove an eyepiece if the weight difference between the eyepieces is a lot and the altitude axis is not locked.
Quote:As far as side-by-side setups are concerned, using one on an equatorial mount for TWO-PERSON use could be interesting.When pointed EAST, scope 1 is below scope 2.When pointed SOUTH, scopes are next to each other.When pointed WEST, scope 1 is above scope 2.
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:So I was browsing Craiglist - Just got back. I picked up an older William Optics 80ED Zenithstar, WO case, and a few EP's(9mm,20mm,25mm plossl's). Talked to the seller and he seemed like a nice guy. He was selling it for a friend. I got it for great price.
Clear skies!- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen