Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer since 1978.
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5
Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10
Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
Quote:Hi,I would like to hear your suggestions and opinions on the highest contrast wide field eyepieces in the 20mm to 30mm range. 1.25", or 2" eyepieces. Vintage, or new. Thanks for your help, and clear skies!Best,Joe"I am just trying to optimize my moments under the night sky"
François C8 f/10, lunt 102 mm f/7 ED. SkyWatcher 12" f/5. pentax XW 40, 30,10 delos 14, 8, 6, 4.5. Vixen lvw 22 Brandon 12, 8 TV 2x barlow Closer and closer to the ideal eyepiece collection, but never reaching perfection
Quote:The 21mm Denkmeier sounds like a great choice. What is its apparent field of view, and eye relief? Joe
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:of all the EPs i owned in that range including orthos, panoptics, naglers, plossls, the ones with the best contrast are the pentax 20 and 30 XW.
Quote: I'm with Frank, the first time I looked into the XW's I almost got sucked into that scrumptious black vacuum of space. It was immediately apparent.
Lance 1X binoviewer
C9.25 (because 1X just doesn't get it done)
Quote:I find the Ethos 21 shows excellent contrast.
I can't hear well, but I can listen!
Takahashi TOA-150 B
Takahashi EM-400 Temma 2M
Handheld Algiz 7
Kagayaki IV Pro
Quote:I have five right now: Pentax 40mm XL, Pentax 20mm, 10mm, 7mm, 5mm XW eyepieces.
Quote:I usually am not fond of using a barlow. Would this not cause extreme eye relief and black outs?
400mm f/4.46 self made Dobsonian on Tom Osypowski equatorial platform Skywatcher 130mm f/5 BlackLine (finder, widefield scope and solar continuum scope) Sumerian 250mm f/4.8 Alkaid (as travelscope without platform and on Tom O. platform above).