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//Anders 8" EdgeHD Skywatcher Equinox 120 Pro 80mm f/6 TS triplet APO
15" f/5 Tectron
Mallincam Junior Pro
TMB 40mm Paragon,Leica ASPH zoom,
WO binoviewer w/assorted pairs
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C10NGT, Z8, 150 Rumak, XLT 150, C6, C5, SW5 Newt, 4.5 Ball, C102GT, C90, ST80, A70LF; 15x70, 25x100; Burgess BV; Paracorr II; T6 2.5, XO 2.58/5.1, Ethos-SX 3.7, Delos 4.5, TV Plossl 7.4-26, BCO 10, Hutech HC 12.5, Sterling 12.5-25, ES100 14, CZJ H 16/25, CZJ O 16, M5k UWA 24, T5 31, Ultrascopic 35, Titan-II 40; Bino Pairs M5k UWA 6.7, Baader Zoom 8-24, M5k SWA 24, TV Plossl 26, RKE 28.7; Zooms NZ 2-4, NZ 3-6, Leica ASPH 8.9-17.8, Baader 8-24; Baader Zoom Barlow, VIP Barlow
Quote:Yeah, I just noticed this morning over on AM, seems very exciting indeed, would be perfect as high power zoom in an 8" SCT. If it is indeed in the same class as the Leica ASPH, i.e. Brandon class, it could instantly replace most of my orthos, and with more field to boot...
Johnny FS152 15" Obsession Classic w/ 14.5" f/4.65 Zambuto
6"f15 D&G, 6"f5 Jaegers.
TSA 102, TV60.
Docter 15x60, 10x50.
Quote: Also the machined adapter (for astro use) custom made by APM has to cost some more money.
Quote:The most interesting thing is the admission from the vendor now that the Leica ASPH Zoom "sucks a bit".
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).
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Quote:Has anyone here on CN used this new zoom eyepiece yet? I mean, besides Herr Ludes. Is there a first light report?Mike
TEC140 (#216) Leica 17.8...8.9mm ASPH Zoom also barlowed 1.5x/2.0x/2.5x with Baader VIP Modular Barlow WO UWAN 28mm Baader 2" Herschel Wedge with SolarContinuum filter AYO AltAz mount on a Berlebach UNI19 tripod (sold: Zeiss AOII set with Zeiss Abbe 2x Barlow, see Leica zoom vs. ZAOII)
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Quote:Needing lots of in-focus might necessitate an OCA or Barlow to come to focus.
Quote:I would be more excited if it's price were around $300 AND if it were designed as an astronomical eyepiece instead of a spotting scope EP that requires the adapter which will put the field stop way above the focuser so it will need lots of in-focus.
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?)
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Quote: How about you, Tammy?
Quote:Quote: How about you, Tammy? I'll let you know when it arrives here Maybe in two weeks or so.Tammy
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:Tammy, will the Meopta fit and focus to infinity in your APM 100ED bino?
Quote:The lateral color I am seeing (which is a form of chromatic aberration, at least) does not focus out,