Quote:Was doing some eyepiece shopping yesterday and was strongly encouraged to purchase a focal reducer for my f/10 scope so that it would perform as an f/6.3. I understand all the math behind the exit pupil stuff and can see how it would be advantageous in that regard, however I've never hear of people recommending these for visual observing(read about them in regards to astrophotography occasionally).So I guess the question would be: Is this a worthwhile investment? Does anyone have any experience with them making a difference for through the eyepiece observing?Before anyone asks these questions: No, I don't wear glasses. Currently have the line of Meade 1.25" Super Plossls that came with the scope roughly 10 years ago..Researching upgrades now! And I do a little bit of all kinds of observing. I prefer faint fuzzies, but I spend time looking at just about everything.
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Quote:before you do anything you need to try out 2" eyepieces on your scope, borrow and test them or any way you can.. I have two people with meade 8" and when went from 1.25" to 2" were blown away
Quote:You might want to see related discussion on recommendations on following: http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5183313/Main...Not sure I attached the thread correctly but starts with #5175220, posted 4/16/12.