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Quote:How common is seeing floaters and how does this affect the ability of people at the eyepiece, especially when observing planets or the moon?
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Quote:60 Years old and I see floaters at anything smaller than about 2mm exit pupil.One of the many reasons I prefer a larger aperture for planets is that not only can I get a much brighter for a given magnification, but the exit pupils usually eliminate the issue of floaters.But since I started binoviewing, I have not really had anymore problem with floaters.And they work better for planets anyway I think.
Quote:I know the advantages of using a binoviewer, but if one sees floaters when not using any optical aid, why shouldn't see them with a binoviewer?
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Quote: single eyepiece is best for dim and/or wide TFOV or multiple objects.
Quote: Quote: single eyepiece is best for dim and/or wide TFOV or multiple objects. Best for you perhaps, but lately I have been doing almost 100% of my viewing with binoviers. On deep sky of course floaters are not a problem, but I find that observing with Binoviewers has become more enjoyable than observing with mono-vision.So, it is really a personal preference and nothing more. We all get to use what we like best.Perhaps the view is a bit dimmer, but I find it much more immersive than mono-vision.
Quote:I have some floaters, and have had them for years, I am only 37 and spent a good deal of time out on the water in my late teens-early 20's, without sunglasses. FISH ON! Also had tinitus since I was 17. I learned the best thing to do is protect what is left. I rarely go outside without sunglasses for the last 8 years since I have been back in the hobby, and I have been an earplugs guy for 20 years, I never get near a drummer without them.
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Quote:Is the view "better" in mono? Maybe for you, but no longer for me. I don't think I could go back now.
Quote:Quote:I know the advantages of using a binoviewer, but if one sees floaters when not using any optical aid, why shouldn't see them with a binoviewer? To me, floaters are a great justification for binoviewing and for using a large aperture, as well, which would give a larger exit pupil for a given magnification as compared to a smaller aperture.
I am from New Zealand under nice dark southern hemi-sphere skies.Been in and out of astronomy and telescope making for 50 years now. Slogan: The heavens declare the glory of God. Scopes: 6" f6.5 Newt. 14" f5.09 Hubble Optics powered Dob. 25.2" f4.68 Strut Dob.(Home grown primary) Eyepieces. ES82 30mm,24mm,11mm 8.8mm.TV Nagler 20mm type 2.TV Plossl 7.4mm.Some GSO eyepieces and barlows. WO Binoviewers.
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Quote:I believe you can have the goo in your eye sucked out and replaced. I have awful floaters and that was put to me as an option YMMV
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