Clear, Steady Skies, Ed Kessler sic itur ad astra Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun. 16" Jeff Counsil Dob, Stellarvue SVA145mm, TV-85, Coronado SM60 Eyepieces: Vernonscope Binoviewer and Brandons, Pentax, Leica ASPH Zoom, Denkmeier Mount: Nova Hitch (On the way)
Quote:The TAK's seemed a tad sharper, and they are "colder" while the TV plossls are a bit on the "warm" side.
Michael Gilmer - Member of the Meteoritical Society & Collector of Falling Stars.
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Thank you for putting a term to part of my desired view aesthetic. When I try to convey to others what kind of view I desire, I lacked the proper adjective. COLD is exactly it. I am a big fan of COLD and STARK views of lunar features. "Warmth" is not a trait that I would consider beneficial when it comes to lunar viewing. I too have noticed a difference in the presentation of view between certain eyepieces. One might be equally sharp to the other, but one exhibits that STARK COLDNESS that seems to give the view a little more crispness and contrast. A pitch-black, INKY terminator against a marble-alabaster surface is exactly what I am after when it comes to lunar observation.