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Clear Skies, TonyScopes: Celestron 150mm SCT, ES 102mm refractor, 114mm Newt, Circle T 80mm refractor, Cel./Vix. 60mm refractor "the Brute" EP's: Various and sundry along with barlows WO and ES Dielectric Diagonals Filters: DGM Optics NPB, Orion SkyGlow Filter, color and longpass AstroZap Dew Shield, Vibration Pads etc... AstroPlanner V2.1, SkySafari 4 Plus, Vortex 8X42, 60's 7X35 Binocs Astronomy in the Orange Zone! ...73 de KM5JH...
James Nexstar 8SE, Celestron MAK C90, Skywatcher Backpacker 80, ES 102 ED, Orion XT4.5, Celestron 15x70 binos Baader Maxbright Binoviewers, ES 82*-6.7mm, 8.8, 14, 14, and 24mm EPs, Celestron zoom EP CGEM DX mount, ASI210mc, Canon T2i More stuff than I care to add!
Brockport, NY: Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90 Mounts: iOptron iEQ45, NexStar SE, Orion Astroview, Vixen Mini Porta, DSV-1 Eyepieces: Baader Hyperion 36mm Aspheric, 24mm, 21mm, 13mm, 8mm, 5mm, Baader Mk III Zoom 8-24mm Other: 2x,2.5x Barlows, 0.63x FR, DewBuster, SQM Meter, Canon T3i, QHY5L-II, SkyShed POD XL5
Celestron 8SE with some eyepieces. Neximage 5 Unmodded T2i/550D Orion Sirius EQ-G
Celestron 8SE XLT Celestron 6SE + Antares f/0.63 focal reducer Celestron SE Goto Mount Kson 1026 ED Carbon Fibre tube Skywatcher Synscan AZ Goto Various EPs (Baader Mk III Zooom, BST, Televue, X-Cel LX)
Jack Celestron Nexstar 6SE Stock 25mm Plossl, Vixen NPL 15mm, Televue 11mm and 32mm Plossls GSO 2X Barlow, Astrozap Dewshield
Astronomy compels us to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
CPC1100 NexStar 8SE E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC & OIII + Solar Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack. SkyShed P.O.D (Dream-Maker)
Meade LX200R-8 Nexstar 6SE AT80EDTA on Minitower Lots of glass, aluminum, and plastic Arctic origin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAx58lIynfY&feature=player_embedded#! Weather station - http://classic.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KFLKENNE... 73s de KF4JU
Quote:Hi Jim:This is just my 2 cents (and worth every penny!)! But the reason there are so many kinds of EPs is because its a very individual thing and everyones preferences and priorities are different. -Dan
Quote:Televues are definitely the top of the line in terms of quality. Just keep in mind that a Plossls generally has a field of view of around 50°, which can seem somewhat limiting by the standards of modern designs. I think the reason they are often found in the classifieds is because people want to upgrade to wider fields.
Quote:But does a wider field of view do anything for planetary viewing? I don't have any (just the 32mm that came with my 6SE) but to my thinking a wider field EP would be good for Pleides, or DSO viewing, right? I mean do I need 68 degree FOV for looking at Jupiter? Or Saturn?
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.