Takahashi TSA-120 & Explore Scientific 102mm APO Refractors
Lunt 60mm PT Ha
Celestron Edge 800 & Edge 1100 SCT's
Celestron AVX & CGEM Mount's
Televue Ethos 100* 21mm, 17mm, 13mm, 10mm and 6mm & Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm Canon Rebel T3i DSLR SBIG STF-8300M, FW5-8300, OAG-8300, ST-Ic guide & planetary camera
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I put aside the other half to spend frivolously.
Quote: your choice of 1.3x (works at 1.5x) glasspath adapter, 1.7x, or 2.7x GPC
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Quote:Thank you gentlemen! It sounds like it is a choice between the Maxbright and the Black Knights with the BK's being the better of the two... Is that a fair statement?Oh and the 2" EP was a nice to have not a must have.
Takahashi FS128, TSA 102, FSQ106N, Losmandy GM-8, Baader Mark V, Leica ASPH, Takahashi, Ethos and Panoptic eyepieces.
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7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html
Quote:First, I am confused. You said that you used the Denkmeier with a 1.2 OCS? I don't recall Denkmeier making a 1.2 OCS.
Quote:And you may be confused (as I was) about the Denkmeier "Stated" power factors (which I think are misleading on their web page).If you were using a Denkmeiser Supersystem with a low power arm, the low power only gives 1.3x, but... Wait for it... Wait for it... This is only when used with a Denkmeier diagonal (or diaognal with similar nose threads).If you just screw the OCS on to the nose of most diagonals, the magnification factor is more like 1.4x. To get the 1.3x that they state on the web page, you have to use a speciclal configuration where the nose of the diagonal is unscrewed and the OCS screws directly into the frong of the diagonal, than an extension is used in front of the OCS to give the lenght of a standard diagonal nose.This means that if you were using a supersystem on your own diagonal, your powers were much higher than you thought, and the exit pupil would have made the view dimmer than you were expecting becaues the power was likely higher than you though.
Quote: But even with this, I found the Supersyestm image to be so dim in my 6" APO that I was totally unsatisfied with it.Not that the Baader was much better because to reach focus, I had to use the 1.25X GPC in a 1.5x configuration to reach focus, so the power was even higher.And this is what put me off of binoviewing with the 6" APO. The scope give magnificent wide field views using Naglers, and the loss of brigtness with the binoviewers and the restriction to get low power using 68 degree eyepecies (and the 24mms don't work with the low power arm, so you are forced to use 19mm Pans with the low power arm in) made the whole thing unappealing to me.
Quote: ...the only way I would use a pair was if it was on a 8" SCT or larger due to loss of light.
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