Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is.
Orion Optics 14" f/4.5 Orion Optics 10" f/6.3 Research Grade lambda/10 Orion USA 10" f/4.8 Equatorial Reflector EQ6 Skywatcher 120 ED Coronado SolarMax 60mm Skywatcher 80 ED + Herschel wedge Radians ,Pentax XLs, Orthos , TV plossls , Hyperions...and many others to experiment with.
Quote:Other than a smaller field of view, what difference will I see between a TeleVue Nagler 3.5mm and Radian 3mm or 4mm eyepieces? Will one produce a sharper or better image for planetary use? What are the advantages / disadvantages of each one? Would the Radian give a better image compared to the Nagler 3-6mm zoom?
Bill The opinions expressed herein are solely mine as an amateur astronomer hobbyist & consumer. Information herein was correlated from experience, discussions with others, & research from multiple sources freely available at time of posting. All reasonable care & skill was used, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, & liability cannot be accepted for errors/omissions. This is for information only and not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional advice.
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
17.5" Dob "Beta Version"
NP 127 on a CG-5 and CGEM DX
25x100 and assorted other binos
Naglers, Ethos and various others.
Quote:My eye finds the Radian to give a better planetary image than the T6. Better contrast and definition. I also like the virtual lack of Rectilinear Distortion off axis that the Radian has compared to the T6. The 3-6 Zoom is definitely nice...