Mike Wojo's Lone Pine Observatory
Starmaster 14.5 f4.5 and a Meade 2080 and assorted eyepieces
All MY reflectors are apochromatic. I am personally covered with infrared detectors and emit at 295 Kelvin, 24/7. If I were to recieve a spin entangled photon before you recieved its twin, MY photon would predict your photon's spin. Every time. MY family's lineage goes back over three billion years and has a whole branch of science devoted to studying it... The most Quotidian of observers
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
Quote:I use contacts all the time, not just for observing.However, here are the critical issues with contacts. With astigmatism the contacts are weighed so they get proper orientation in your eye. If your eyes are dry your contacts might get glued to the eyeball and the correction might not be applied.The nights that I am going to observe I use LOTS of saline to keep the eye and contacts hydrated so the contact lens can rotate to correct for the astigmatism.I have also suspected that the contact size has some impact on visual acuity. I have "small" daily wear contacts, VERY large contacts, and somewhere-in-between contacts that I currently wear. I "think" my small daily wear contacts are the most difficult to get a good correction at night. A small mis-match can make observing an interesting activity. The larger heavier contact lenses seem to rotate and for that reason correct better than my small daily wear contacts.Another issue to consider is that your night vision correction should be increased by about ONE diopter to compensate for increased pupil size. This is for NAKED-EYE observing ONLY.I do have a set of contacts with the increased correction that I use for meteor showers. The naked-eye views are much better with the one diopter increase.So my optomologist (sp) gave me three prescriptions: one for glasses, one for daytime contacts, and one for nighttime contacts. Go to your eye doctor and talk about your need for night vision. Hey, I even sat in the dark for a half-hour and then had her measured my correction to get it right!!! In the end, you end up getting better service. They realize that you ARE really picky about your correction.I did get in down to 20/10 with soft contacts!!Hope this helps. SALINE and lots of it.
22" f/4 Sayre Monocular, Tom Osypowski Equatorial Platform (since 1995), Assorted small telescopes 76-152mm; 25mm ES100°, 20mm ES100°, 13mm Ethos, 9mm ES120° (serial #18), 9mm ES100°, 8mm Delos, 6mm Ethos, 4.7mm Ethos, 3.7mm Ethos SX, 2.5mm Nagler Type 6, 2" 2X Powermate, 2" 1.5X Proxima Barlow, 2" GSO Coma Corrector, 18mm BCO, 10mm BCO, 6mm BCO and other 1.25" eyepieces. Zhumell 8x42 Nova Phase-coated ED Binoculars, Burgess 25x100 Binoculars
SyedTeeter STS 11 f/4.3 Zambuto | XT8i | XT8g | XLT 150 | C90 | EON 80mmAT Voyager and Nexstar SLT mountsEyepieces: Mostly TeleVue and PentaxDenk II BV'er, Earthwin PFS-SE, Pentax 10x50 PCF WP II
Quote:I have never worn contacts. My first fitting is in two weeks and I have a lot of info to bring with me. I really want to be able to go scope to scope or view with friends without wearing my Dioptrix like a monocle.
Sean Celestron 9.25 EdgeHD CGEM TMB-92L AVX Nikon D90/ Canon T2i Entropy is not chaotic but is rather an expression of organisation, just look up to the heavens above. Onward and upward - astroboy
Quote:To Shneor: The shape of my eye is such that I cannot get a good fit with a hard lens. Your right about hards being better for good optical quality. I would really like to see a "custom" ground contact matched to my eyeball. If I was ballplayer or fighter plane pilot I would insist on it!!
17.5" Dob "Beta Version"
NP 127 on a CG-5 and CGEM DX
25x100 and assorted other binos
Naglers, Ethos and various others.
Quote:Can you send me a PM about the companies.My comment on hard lenses was about a decade old....so I would like to follow up.
Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm