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Quote:This also sounds a bit crazy but a Wide Band LPR filter on Jupiter brings out some added detail, I like to experiment,A V-block on one side and LPR on the other,It isn't for everyone, the information your Brain receives is nearly overwhelming at first! At least it is in My tiny Brain.. I takes a couple minutes (seriously) to get things settled down, I would guess this gains me a good extra 20-25% in detail I'd normally miss, by blinking alternate eyesit makes fine detail jump out..After 45 years behind the eyepiece I'm up for any new tricks I can find or think up.Please try this if you havent, the worst thing that can come of it is saying to yourself, "I don't like it"You may find it to be your favorite trick..I tested it at a sidewalk Star Party and strangers liked better 60% 40%, about the same that they liked bino viewers over all. On the Moon it was hands down for the Bino viewersespecially at high power and shutting the drive off for about 30 seconds.
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Quote:Another interesting trick is when you want to directly compare 1.25 eyepieces. You just install each right next to each other!
Quote:Quote:Another interesting trick is when you want to directly compare 1.25 eyepieces. You just install each right next to each other! ...assuming you have a perfect beamsplitter.
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Quote:Quote:Quote:Another interesting trick is when you want to directly compare 1.25 eyepieces. You just install each right next to each other! ...assuming you have a perfect beamsplitter. ... and they are parafocal... and your eyes are equal
Quote:I have tried this technique in the past with a red and blue filter but my red was a bit too dark even on the moon. This caused my brain to favor the much brighter blue. If I had a lighter red the result probably would have been much better. Trying blue and yellow seemed so so.
Quote:What about splitting a pair of polarizer filters, putting them in with the polarity at 90 degrees?
Quote:Quote:Quote:Quote:Another interesting trick is when you want to directly compare 1.25 eyepieces. You just install each right next to each other! ...assuming you have a perfect beamsplitter. ... and they are parafocal... and your eyes are equal Comparing different eyepieces in binoviewers at he same time would only work is powers were within 10% or both eyes would not merge images. Assuming your eyes can accept that much difference, and the in/out focus is within limits to look through with both eyes. Might be a good way to show different apparent fields of view with at same power (but most individuals probably wouldn't have that type of duplications).