Jim Fly - Manufacturer
14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;
I checked that out.
How does a 21% reduction in pupil diameter improve axial error resolution? Is there percentage improvement to be shown? I guess I am looking for maybe a picture showing what looking through the ac's pupil before and after the improvements looks like and how that translates into easier, better, fill in the blank, collimation.
I confess, I am a visual learner.
I see how the mirror holes could be improved as my current xlk's mirror hole edges are ragged and jagged. That has never seemed to bother me so where would it make my experience better. I am kinda asking to be sold, since I highly like the xlk already , I just need to understand it better.
Maybe Jason K can jump in with one of his artful illustrations since they are the bomb!!
Please don't take this wrong, I am just sincerely trying to understand it with all my questions.
Quote:thanks Jim!I must confess I am a bit of a layman, those links were a bit over my head. But what I did get from your response is that a 21% reduction equates that much more improvement, than why not go 50%? This question is out of curiosity and fun learning. I am sure there are limits which you could explain thoroughly. I will do my best to understand.Take care and thank you.And if it is not realistic to explain it simpler, no need to answer and no harm done, I understand some things just cannot be simply put.
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Do you have pictures showing these improvements, before and after, that we could see?
Thank you sir!
Quote:Hello Jim:I have a "XLKC". Will the XLKP mod give me better collimating vs what I can get now?TIA, Jim Miller/Tulsa
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Quote:Thank you Jason.Correct me please if this is wrong so I do not mislead others and myself. Ugh!So, by #2 being visible/brighter longer, one is able to align better as you can see where the reflections are moving for alignment/collimation as opposed to guessing the last little adjustments/tweaking due to it's early disappearance.I have noticed that myself from my own experience and kinda remember hoping it was there. Don't have a scope anymore to practice on but will in a little bit. Thanks again!