Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Quote:The biggest issue I've encountered is the problem of going from the scope to a chart, where the glasses are necessary.
Quote:The only viable solution I've found is a strap to keep the glasses around my neck when I'm at the scope.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Quote:... One night I tried to go without them and while things looked ok in the eyepiece, my finder scope was useless....
Quote:a few times I've forgotten and bonked the lenses on my eyepiece...ouch).
Quote:Hello all,Last week I put together a rambling "Hello, I'm new, just got a new scope, first light report, been lurking for a while, etc." type post but my computer decided to update before I posted and I don't have the will to re-type it! So a simple, "Howdy, learned alot already and look forward to learning much, much more. " will have to suffice.On to the question: I have my yearly eye appointment today and I was wondering if there was anything astronomy-specific I could ask the Dr.? I haven't been wearing my eyeglasses to view through the scope as I don't have an official astigmatism...yet.Do people find they like or don't like to wear glasses while viewing?If they do wear glasses, are there things to consider? (I have gathered that eyepiece relief becomes an issue.)Are there any coatings/treatments to avoid on the glasses if you are going to wear them? (polarized, anti-glare, etc.)Is there a way to have a pair of glasses made that would actually help with viewing?Any advice would be appreciated, including, "there's nothing to ask him".
Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball
A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform
A PST Double Stack
Orion XT12g 12" f/4.92 GoTo Dob Orion 9x50 RACI - Green Laser Pointer Orion 4.5" f/4 EP: ES82 30mm, ES68 24mm EP: Hyperion 21, 17, 13, 10, 8, 5mm Various filters, including Skyglow, UHC, O-III Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow Celestron 12x80 binoculars & mount
Quote:Get the anti-reflective or anti-glare coatings.
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote: I have deep-set eyes and oily skin, so even with normal glasses I wash them (and my face) several times a day. For whatever reason, antireflective coatings exacerbate the problem.
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Quote:You'll probably want to avoid progressive "no-line" bifocals. Most people find them very unsuitable for astronomical use. Get the anti-reflective or anti-glare coatings.