Quote:John,Yes, I could see the advantage to a permanent set of ersatz 2" eyepieces if I never used a filter wheel or binoviewer. But I have two filter wheels: one loaded with filters for the planets, another with filters for DSO. The planet filter-wheel sees much sky time at home - often stacked with a binoviewer! The DSO filter-wheel is great at my dark site to see immediately the effect of different filters on bright nebulae or to switch between an empty slot and an O-III to bag planetaries. Often I've seen veteran observers spend quite a bit of time using my filter wheel to see how nebulae appear with the different DSO filters: broadband, UHC, O-III, H-Beta and an empty slot. Evidently it is a very convenient and practical gizmo that provides immediate feedback. Much better than having to screw filters on and off an eyepiece in the dark. Mike
Quote: 1) the screwing eye piece adapter has a single set screw to hold the eye eject In place. I'm not happy with digging screw gouges in my eye piece barrels. How do you approach problem?
Fred StarStructure LE Series 18" f/4.3 (Zambuto & Nexus/ServoCat/Skytools3 Pro) Celestron 8" SCT w/Starlight Feathertouch Microfocuser; Celestron 102mm f/9.8 refractor Stellarvue SV80ST f6 Triplet APO Tele Vue & EarthWin binoviewers Enough Eyepieces and Accessories to put my Scopes to Good Use Free-Turn Q HalfHitch, CG5-ASGT(2), Astro-Tech Voyager mounts