Quote:Does anyone know if there is an eyecup or eye cup or eye gaurd that can be purchased for the sterling plossl 20mm eyepiece that will effectively back my eye away from the lense so that my eyelashes don't smudge the lense? I tested this eyepiece against a televue plossl and it was almost as good optically, but what good is an eyepiece if the image gets degraded by eyelash oil. I know that edmund optics makes one, but it looks as though it will not be shaped correctly to distance the users eye from the lense. Thanks in advance for any input on this.
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Quote: I learned this trick from Don Pensack, Starman1 on this forum.
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Quote: For those who don't ride bikes or don't want to dig an old inner tube out of the dumpster behind a bicycle store -
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Quote:I tried this bicycle tube trick with my decloaked Meade 24 82° UWA because the edge is kinda sharp and cold against my nose and I still don't really care for it for a couple reasons. First of all it stinks really bad. I am hoping this goes away with time. Second is it feels kinda mmmmm....sticky I guess is a way to describe it. It doesn't seem to be the same kind of rubber most eye cups are made from or it could just be processed different. I did wash it good but the problems persist. I am giving it some time in hopes the problem go away. This was from a new tube BTW. Any suggestions?
Quote:The problem you will have is that moving your eye back will not allow you to see the full field. To me this is the one drawback to the Sterling plossls. They provide great views but the eye relief seems tighter than the old Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossls that I own. The 25mm Sterling has plenty of eye relief but the design recesses the lense about 4mm which takes away just enough eye relief that I cannot use it while wearing my glasses.Dave
Quote:http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_eyec1.htm or http://www.buytelescopes.com/Products/5972-orion-standard-rubber-eyeguard-125...
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