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Quote:I am not a fan of the power-switch type units,
Rural central lower Michigan
Quote: To me though, if one is willing to accept a smaller apeture, why not just get a smaller telescope that has a wider field to begin with?
Quote:...But if that thing has a T2 connection up front, I'm interested.
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B Cuddihee 1968 Jason Empire 60X700mm refractor 1977 Jason Empire 313 discoveror EQ Celestron Nexstar8SE "The Bumblebee", with Feathertouch Microfocuser, and Celestron CPC Heavy Duty Tripod. Stellarvue 50mm "Sparrowhawk" finder Denk bino's with Power x switch. Pair of Edmund 28 plossls. Pair of Edmund 28 RKE'S Pair of 24mm Brandons. Pair of Smart Astronomy 19 EF's. Pair of 18mm Celestron Ultimas
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Quote:What I like to know is that the Denk II still loses the aperture for the other two magnification factor (not the reduction arm is used): I think it is 1.2X and 2.8X.
Quote:Quote:I am not a fan of the power-switch type units, What don't you like about them? I'm trying to wade thru the info needed to buy some binoviewers.
Quote:Intriguing, indeed! I really like the new user collimation system; about time! I've long advocated for the inclusion of no-tools collimation in all binocular equipment, as I've been doing for my own home-made gear since '96.Clearly, at least one manufacturer out there has been paying attention to forums like this, where the incessant bleating of the herd about merging issues can't be missed.
Quote:I did run a light protection test on my c8 with the power switch and the reducer reduced effective aperture to a hair over 6 inches. Straight through I was measuring around 7-3/8 effective aperture, the mag mode showed almost no aperture reduction. Just my results and in no way difinative other than that it did substantiate the effect of the power switch in the reduction of aperture. In addition...with the reduction of aperture with the CO being a constant, the CO percentage increases as well. Hope this helps.
Quote:PS...I really like the convenience of power switch...you should be aware though of its limitations. I regularly use the barlow mode as it works well with the ep fl's I have chosen as my workhorses.
Jason Lovettsville, VA US AT12RC 6" Questar Astro TMB 92mm LS
Quote:It would be useful to include in the Binotron's specs on-line some detail on the user collimation feature. This could go some way toward alleviating doubt or skepticism among some, and swing over yet more prospective buyers. Based on the awfully brief and vague 'ad copy' on the matter so far, I do nonetheless feel it to be a most important feature which will ease the lot of all observers. I'm certain it's designed so that one cannot ever put it permanently out of whack.
Quote:But you might be able to get even less if you can go to the Baader Prism. This would save you about 35mm from the eyepeice holder, and at least 30mm from the diagonal light path.