• Celestron Ultima 8, f/10 • Zhumell Z12, f/4.9 • Intes MK-67, f/12 • Celestron C5 Orange Tube, f/10 • WO 80mm Fluorite APO, f/6.9 • Carton 60mm ATM, f/16.7 • a few Plössls, a few Orthos, a few Königs, an Erfle or two, a few SWA, a few UWA, a couple SUWA... • CG-5 ASGT, CG-5, & AT Voyager "It's amazing what you can see if you look... " Yogi Berra
Quote: ...... From what BillP has shown here Rick Wood has been correct ,a Brandon is a Brandon and only a Brandon !!! .......
Quote:I'm using Brandon's with a Vernonscope binoviewer for much of my observing these days.
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:Hi Jeff , >>>> Equating age of a design to usefulness or performance is a big mistake. <<<<< I don't think so .
Quote:Exhibit C - the Constitution of the United States. Nuff said.
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:Marilyn was a "pill head" with emotional problems.Guitars, themselves, are headed the way of the Lute and Mandolin.The Constitution erroneously confers things as "rights" that really ought instead to be "privileges" that have to be earned and can be taken away when someone demonstrates that they can't use them responsibly.
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
Quote: I bought a 24 Brandon in Dec. and it's one of my favorites. Used it last night last night barlowed back with my 10 XW and 12 Delos with very good seeing on Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon. The Brandon's every bit their equal but with a special quality to the image that's all it's own. I got to use it and the 10XW barlowed at 550X on the Moon in my C-9.25 with excellent seeing a few weeks ago. One of my all time favorite lunar sessions. As for DSOs while image seems darker than the widefields I can see as many stars and or as much nebula detail. Once again that special quality comes through. David
Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
Quote: As for DSOs while image seems darker than the widefields I can see as many stars and or as much nebula detail.
Bill The opinions expressed herein are solely mine as an amateur astronomer hobbyist & consumer. Information herein was correlated from experience, discussions with others, & research from multiple sources freely available at time of posting. All reasonable care & skill was used, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, & liability cannot be accepted for errors/omissions. This is for information only and not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional advice.
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Quote:Hey! Gonna blacken the edges with a sharpie before you put them back in? Are these easy to take apart and put back together? (I want to blacken mine...) I ordered mine with no fieldstops because I'm alt/az at F20. I'm gonna try cutting my own fieldstops out of a soft black plastic waste-basket. Getting the holes perfectly centre for merging with binos will be the tricky part.