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:With my glasses off, the Brandon 6mm was really pretty comfortable. (I really don't understand all this fuss about "tight" eye relief.)
Quote:A Disclaimer:I know that ideally, comparable magnifications should be used when comparing eyepieces. Mike
Quote:And how many 2.5mm eyepieces are out there for a comparo?
Quote:No, I think you take the 2.5 for what it is. You like it or you don't.
Quote: On my C14 the 2.5, barlowed 2x, offers clear crisp detailed views that makes you think you're having your own picnic right there on top of Olympic Mons. gn
Quote:In comparison to my 8.8mm Meade 4000 UWA (eyecup version) and my 7mm Nagler T6, the 6mm Brandon offers the most relaxing observations. Kidney beaning or blackouts? Not in this Brandon. Glasses off? I wear contact lenses which even correct astigmatism.
Quote:I think I'll pass on Barlowing the XO 2.5! Mike
Quote:Quote:I think I'll pass on Barlowing the XO 2.5! Mike Really? I don't talk about it much, but I often triple and quadruple barlow the 2.5 on my C14...I was just trying to be conservative in my last post. Quadruple barlowed, I find the .028mm exit pupil refreshingly different. The needle thin exit pupil slashing into the eye is kind of an optical acupuncture. Then when you take the barlows away the 2.5 by itself serves as a widefield. Greg N
Quote:Really? I suppose in cyberspace no one can hear you joking?
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.