Orion XX14g, Orion XT8, 80mm Go Scope, 4.5 Starblast EQ
35mm Panoptic, 24mm ES, 14 & 10mm Pentax XW, 2.5mm Nagler
20 & 15 mm TV Plossl, 7mm Celestron Ortho
Orion Mini-Giant Bino 9x63
Couch-Potato Telescope (Bino Chair made by Sim Picheloup)
"For now we see in a mirror dimly..."
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
The key to seeing more is not a larger scope but becoming a better observer......Jon Isaacs Z 9.74" F/5 11" CGEM with denk S1 5.5mm, 25mm, 32mm plossl 13mm ethos, 22mm T4, 31mm T5, 35mm panoptic pentax 5xw, 7xw, 20xw, 40xw nikon action extreme 10x50W lumicon 1.25" filters Telecat XL, XLK autocollimator, sarasota, florida
Quote:so you will have a brighter smaller image compared to dimmer larger in a cass using the same eyepiece
Quote: To try to exaggerate the point what would be the disadvantages of purchasing a Tak EPSILON-180ED F/2.8 to use only for visual observing (other than the hit to my bank account and possibly my marriage ;-).
Orion XT8i Meade 4000 plossl 6.4, 9.7, 12.4mm
Meade 4000 QX 2" 36mm
Orion Stratus 21mm, 13mm
Orion 13% moon filter
TMB planetary 9mm, 7mm, 5mm, 4mm, 3.2mm
Pentax PCF WP II 10X50 with a home made parallelogram mount