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Post a picture of your binoviewers!!!
      #5491578 - 10/27/12 11:45 AM

Here is my Baader Mark V TUNED bino









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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5492392 - 10/27/12 10:43 PM Attachment (140 downloads)

Just a pair of run of the mill WO's binos. With a cheap pair of Owl plossls inserted at the business end of a regular old refractor. Mike

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5492983 - 10/28/12 11:28 AM Attachment (153 downloads)

My Baader MkV - with me till I die - with a pair of Zeiss 3 element 25mm Orthos. Used with Glaspath 1.2x, 1.7x and 2.6x with my Tak Mewlon 210.

Edited by Heavens Above (10/28/12 11:29 AM)


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Heavens Above]
      #5492988 - 10/28/12 11:31 AM Attachment (121 downloads)

And side on .....

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Heavens Above]
      #5492989 - 10/28/12 11:31 AM

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My Baader MkV - with me till I die - with a pair of Zeiss 3 element 25mm Orthos. Used with Glaspath 1.2x, 1.7x and 2.6x with my Tak Mewlon 210.




Great eyepieces, and bino of course


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5493009 - 10/28/12 11:48 AM

Here are my two pairs of EPCs, powerhorses









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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5493169 - 10/28/12 02:13 PM

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Here are my two pairs of EPCs, powerhorses




How do you find the ES 24mm's for binoviewing??

Tim


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Heavens Above]
      #5493195 - 10/28/12 02:43 PM

I bought them from OPT!

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5493206 - 10/28/12 02:56 PM Attachment (119 downloads)

VERNONscope binoviewer and eyepieces.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5493255 - 10/28/12 03:31 PM

Fantastic Mike! Here's my KO binos.. I'm thinking about upgrading to Denks soon, even though the KO's work great, I want a 2" nosepiece, and more clear aperture



-James


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: iceblaze]
      #5493415 - 10/28/12 05:30 PM

Hi James,

The VERNONscope viewer has a 1.25" nosepiece and collet eyepiece holders, which hold both 1.25" standard, and Questar threaded eyepieces.


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5493502 - 10/28/12 06:34 PM Attachment (162 downloads)

here's mine

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Ant78]
      #5493533 - 10/28/12 06:54 PM Attachment (145 downloads)

Supercharged WO's

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Mike E.]
      #5493542 - 10/28/12 06:58 PM

Mike, are these the current Vernonscope binos? There's no picture on their website and I always wondered what the latest binos looked like...

Mark


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: suburbanskies]
      #5493602 - 10/28/12 07:48 PM Attachment (150 downloads)

Here's my BV setup that I use for lunar and planetary. In addition to the BV I have pairs of Plossls in 25mm, 20mm, 15mm and 12mm. I also use the element from a GSO 2x barlow, which gives me about 3x in the BV. I not only use the BV in my 6" f/8 for lunar and planetary, but also in my AT72ED with the 25mm Plossls for 34x views of star fields, open clusters, etc. Like Tony the Tiger says, "THEY'RE GRRRRREAT!"

ADDED: I used the BV this morning in my AT72ED with the 12mm Plossls and the GSO barlow to observe Jupiter before work. I was very impressed with the sharp and detailed views of this grab-n-go setup. I'll be spending more mornings sipping my coffee and observing.

Ed D


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: suburbanskies]
      #5493761 - 10/28/12 09:40 PM

Quote:

Mike, are these the current Vernonscope binos? There's no picture on their website and I always wondered what the latest binos looked like...

Mark




Hi Mark,

I purchased them over a year ago. If I recall correctly, Don had a run of about fifty of made to his specs; I was fortunate to purchase one of the last few left of the batch. I don't know about current production. Give Don a phone call rather than sending an e-mail, he will give you an update on his products, and availability; he's also a great guy to talk to.


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5493830 - 10/28/12 10:35 PM

MkV.






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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Paul G]
      #5494328 - 10/29/12 09:55 AM

Nice Traveler.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Paul G]
      #5494929 - 10/29/12 04:25 PM

Wow. Paul, I'd love to hear what it's like to binoview with those ZAO-34s and the Mark V. That's a rare experience most of us on here will never have, no matter how many star parties we go to.

Larry


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: eastwd]
      #5494960 - 10/29/12 04:47 PM Attachment (132 downloads)

Denk II's and powerswitch with the best binoviewing eyepieces on the planet, Brandons! Why? Because they are ultra light weight, not to mention the views they provide.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: eastwd]
      #5496114 - 10/30/12 12:32 PM

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Wow. Paul, I'd love to hear what it's like to binoview with those ZAO-34s and the Mark V. That's a rare experience most of us on here will never have, no matter how many star parties we go to.

Larry




For deep sky objects that fit in its fov the 34's low scatter and excellent contrast teases out more detail for me. I also use them in longer focal length scope for lunar observing.


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Paul G]
      #5500175 - 11/01/12 11:31 PM Attachment (121 downloads)


My Orion binoviewers with 2x Zhumell barlow.


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: t.r.]
      #5503966 - 11/04/12 01:52 PM

Two complete set of Brandons. Nice!

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Heavens Above]
      #5506713 - 11/06/12 11:29 AM Attachment (107 downloads)

Quote:

Quote:

Here are my two pairs of EPCs, powerhorses




How do you find the ES 24mm's for binoviewing??

Tim




They're our favorite EPs.

Our BVers (with the ES 24s and before star diagonal reduction for IPD).


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: killdabuddha]
      #5514008 - 11/11/12 05:52 AM Attachment (116 downloads)

Here my binos and binocular especially sized for terrestrials use.
Sergio


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: ]
      #5517805 - 11/13/12 12:15 PM Attachment (103 downloads)

Here's my Denk II's in my Double Stacked H-Alpha, I split the tube so I could achive focus without any corrector adding undue magnification.
Clear Skies,
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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Never2Busy4You]
      #5517814 - 11/13/12 12:20 PM Attachment (92 downloads)

Here's a second pic of them set up for dark sky.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Never2Busy4You]
      #5517925 - 11/13/12 01:13 PM

Denks on a c8!

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5521405 - 11/15/12 03:13 PM Attachment (82 downloads)

The only way to view the Sun in Ha!

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Bill Cowles]
      #5522590 - 11/16/12 10:21 AM Attachment (92 downloads)

Here's mine. Baader Mark V w/1.7 GPC and CZJ orthos.

I still have - and love - the orthos, but I have a few pairs of Brandons (16, 12, and 8) that work extremely well, plus the "standard issue" 24 and 19 Panoptics.

Cheers,

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: RAKing]
      #5530079 - 11/20/12 12:48 PM Attachment (77 downloads)

Here's mine on my ETX-125. I usually use these with Orion Explorer II eyepieces; economical and lightweight.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: jgraham]
      #5531632 - 11/21/12 07:54 AM Attachment (62 downloads)

Denks w/ S2 diagonal on a C8.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: rick rian]
      #5531640 - 11/21/12 08:02 AM Attachment (71 downloads)

Baader Maxbright w/ Atik filter wheel on C8.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: rick rian]
      #5531790 - 11/21/12 09:36 AM Attachment (73 downloads)

These are my Orion binoviewers on my LightBridge 16 via an OPT 2x Barlow. I was soooo excited to find that this combination works! This gives the most stunning views of the moon and planets that I have ever had. Simply wonderul.

An interesting bonus of using binviewers on a 16"... it knocks the brightness down a bit! Jupiter is so bright that it softens the contrast. With the binoviewers it is far more comfortable and shows much improved contrast.

Edited by jgraham (11/21/12 09:38 AM)


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: jgraham]
      #5532295 - 11/21/12 01:39 PM Attachment (75 downloads)

Nikon binoviewers with Zeiss aspheric orthos.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #5532350 - 11/21/12 02:10 PM Attachment (76 downloads)

TV BinoVue with 19mm Panoptics

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #5532632 - 11/21/12 04:47 PM

Nice!

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: JohnMurphyRN]
      #5532711 - 11/21/12 05:33 PM Attachment (86 downloads)

Another Binovue with 24 Tak Le's, no corrector or ocs needed with the refractor. In the ep case for BV:

Low power: 32 TV plossl, 23 Ultima WA

Medium: 18 Ultima, 13 TV plossl, 12.5 Ultima, 12.5 Tak Le

High: 10 Tak Le, 7.5 Tak Le, 6 Radian, 5 Ultima.

The redundant focal lengths are more for comparison. I find them all useful and little difference between the Ultimas and Le's.

The 6mm Radians are nice but I want to replace with 6 Brandons for weight.

No merging issues with the 5 Ultimas, but the eye relief is tight. Also only .55 mm exit pupil with the f/9 refractor.


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: The Ardent]
      #5533157 - 11/21/12 11:50 PM Attachment (68 downloads)

WO's on the 8SE:

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Paul G]
      #5534169 - 11/22/12 04:20 PM Attachment (101 downloads)

My Blacknight binoviewer. Shown withn Siebert 24mm Ultras and Siebert Galaxy View Focal Reducer into a 2" Stellarvue diagonal on my C8. This particular combo gives me very nice views of M81/M82 and M65/M66. I also purchased an adpater from Harry Siebert that converts the Focal Reducer into a 1.5 barlow, for high power viewing. Of course, I can also use the Binoviewer without the focal reducer or barlow effects.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5534393 - 11/22/12 08:10 PM Attachment (94 downloads)

WO's on my 150 f8 with Vixen 30mm plossl pair.
Matt


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Messyone]
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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: killdabuddha]
      #5834654 - 05/01/13 03:26 PM

Here is back side of my Mark V 2" adapter with 2" filter thread and painted with matted Zeiss paint



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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5834668 - 05/01/13 03:32 PM Attachment (49 downloads)

New "old" Mark IV with pair of Mark IV Zooms ready for some WL solar viewing.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: R Botero]
      #5835035 - 05/01/13 07:09 PM Attachment (58 downloads)

Here's a Night Vision binoviewer. Provides the Ultimate DSO viewing - especially of Globulars, Edge-on galaxies, and diffuse nebulae like the HorseHead (via an H-alpha filter).

This is a PVS-7A/C housing with a c-mount adapter and a c-mount to 1.25 inch telescope nosepiece.


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: jdbastro]
      #5835041 - 05/01/13 07:11 PM Attachment (40 downloads)

Here's a pic of the eyepiece end of the PVS-7A/C

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: jdbastro]
      #5835048 - 05/01/13 07:14 PM Attachment (46 downloads)

And a pic of the PVS-7A/C binoviewer attached to a telescope:

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: jdbastro]
      #5835669 - 05/02/13 05:17 AM

Mark V (Carl Zeiss) + Astro-Physics BARCON = Superb views, much better than standard Baaders GPCs





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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: jdbastro]
      #5835757 - 05/02/13 08:04 AM

Wow, they must be awesome....heavy?

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: REC]
      #5835794 - 05/02/13 08:33 AM

Quote:

Wow, they must be awesome....heavy?




Trust me, this combination is awsome, and viewes are really SUPERB!
It is not heavy much as it is in standard setup, MkV originally screwed ring + Baader #T2-16(Baader #16 Adapter from 2" to T2) + Baader T-2 Quick Changer # T2-06 2456313!

In this helps a LOT costum made 2" adapter that screws directly on Mark V body, so setup is much lighter, much sturdier, much more back focus reachable....many pluses in this setup!

Edited by denis0007dl (05/02/13 08:34 AM)


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5835823 - 05/02/13 08:52 AM

Denis, this is the first NV Bino I have ever seen that attaches to a scope. I have a Russian made monocular that is fun to use, but not the best generation. Is this thing very expensive?

Bob


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: REC]
      #5835856 - 05/02/13 09:24 AM

I posted pictures of Baader Mark V bino, not Night Vision, it is above...I do not have experience with NV binos!

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5835904 - 05/02/13 09:55 AM

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Mark V (Carl Zeiss) + Astro-Physics BARCON = Superb views, much better than standard Baaders GPCs

In what way is this Barlow much better than GPCs?
Don't believe that.....misleading and harmful






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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: HowardK]
      #5835923 - 05/02/13 10:02 AM

Sorry, the post was for the west coast guy who had the NV binos.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: HowardK]
      #5835927 - 05/02/13 10:06 AM

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Mark V (Carl Zeiss) + Astro-Physics BARCON = Superb views, much better than standard Baaders GPCs

In what way is this Barlow much better than GPCs?
Don't believe that.....misleading and harmful









Simply, you can test GPCs vs BARCON, I do that, and sell all my GPCs!


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5835995 - 05/02/13 10:46 AM

Quote:

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Mark V (Carl Zeiss) + Astro-Physics BARCON = Superb views, much better than standard Baaders GPCs

In what way is this Barlow much better than GPCs?
Don't believe that.....misleading and harmful









Simply, you can test GPCs vs BARCON, I do that, and sell all my GPCs!




Also, Baaders GPCs cause vignetting in some eyepieces!
Simply try BARCON vs GPCs!


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5836144 - 05/02/13 12:03 PM

I dont want nor need x2 magnification

I use a SIEBERTS zero mag OCS system in my 2" TV diagonal and the Baader T2 bayonet clamps my Mk V's right on top....with a pair of 14mm Delos for about x200 mag or 24mm Pans for around x110...Delos 10mm's for higher mag when seeing allows....


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: HowardK]
      #5836162 - 05/02/13 12:13 PM Attachment (53 downloads)

Here is a shot of my WO's on my C9.25

Edited by amillego (05/02/13 12:17 PM)


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: REC]
      #5836355 - 05/02/13 01:51 PM

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Denis, this is the first NV Bino I have ever seen that attaches to a scope. I have a Russian made monocular that is fun to use, but not the best generation. Is this thing very expensive?
Bob





To make this work, you need to cobble together a few parts.

Actually there are TWO U.S. PVS night vision goggles that can be attached to a telescope. Both the PVS-7B/D (most common unit) and the PVS-7A/C (more rare these days and out of production) can be used provided that one replaces the standard 1X front objective with a c-mount adapter. After that, all one needs is a c-mount to 1.25 inch telescope adapter. The price for a Gen 3 tube new is around $2K. The PVS-7 housings can run from $300 used to around $900 new. The c-mount adapters cost between $50 to $75 new.

Also, Gen 3 image intensifiers are restricted to the U.S. by ITAR laws. However, Gen 2 intensifiers can be had in many countries. The PVS-7 housings accept the MX-10130 intensifier tube format which is available in both Gen 3 and Gen 2.

Edited by jdbastro (05/02/13 01:59 PM)


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      #5836996 - 05/02/13 06:53 PM Attachment (56 downloads)

Hi Folks,

Denkmeier, BW Optik, and Televue. Why 3 pairs? I really don't know.

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      #5837107 - 05/02/13 07:41 PM

here's my bino's in my 8in dob.



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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: amillego]
      #5837936 - 05/03/13 09:48 AM

You mean your C8.5 maybe. I am sure you are loosing at least 3/4 inch of apeture with this configuration and your obstruction is now likely 40% or more. The focal lenght is likley to be about 2750mm.

I am sure that you like this setup, but you are loosing a lot of true field and image brightness.

Only matters if it matters to you though.


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      #5837941 - 05/03/13 09:53 AM

Sweet looking setup.

Did you have to move the mirror forward some, or are you using some kind of OCS to reach focus?

I am badly wanting to build a Newtonian and would like it to binoview with no OCS or GPC and am curious to know you you got there.

I have thought about basing mine on a Go-To Dob, but have become concerned about the ergonomics when using binoviewers. I really like the ability to have infinite adjustment when using the Binoviewers on an SCT or refractor, but I am concerned that if I can't rotate the tube, I may have difficulty getting comfortable positions.

But I like your setup and am interesed in the details if you could share them.


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: SteveSMS]
      #5837961 - 05/03/13 10:05 AM

Ok, so which ones you like best?

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      #5837982 - 05/03/13 10:14 AM

The Televue.

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      #5838003 - 05/03/13 10:27 AM

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One of these days to test this, I am going to replace the cloth shroud with a sheet of 0.060" ABS wrapped around to make a tube, it would be captured by the truss poles.






I had to loosen up on the collimation bolt a little and have the bino's in a 2x shorty barlow.

I am going to add another set of holes for native viewing, but how much additional in travel is needed?

with this craddle the tube adjusts for balance and rotation very easily. its a stellafane design. and moves so smoothly and when you stop, it stops. very little vibration when focusing. and with the denver chair, I don't know why it took me so long to build something so simple.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #5838133 - 05/03/13 11:18 AM

How do you like your Nikons? How large is the clear aperture? Any issues to speak of? I'm currently looking into converting mircoscope binocular heads..

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Quote:

Quote:

One of these days to test this, I am going to replace the cloth shroud with a sheet of 0.060" ABS wrapped around to make a tube, it would be captured by the truss poles.






I had to loosen up on the collimation bolt a little and have the bino's in a 2x shorty barlow.

I am going to add another set of holes for native viewing, but how much additional in travel is needed?

with this craddle the tube adjusts for balance and rotation very easily. its a stellafane design. and moves so smoothly and when you stop, it stops. very little vibration when focusing. and with the denver chair, I don't know why it took me so long to build something so simple.




so I just had my newt outside with the binoviewers and no corrector. I was finding the focus by slipping the tube down over the primary until I came to focus while pointing at zenith. I left the focuser tube about mid travel. I had to move the mirror in 4". I'll have to change the current 1.5" secondary to a 2.14" I have laying around.

I want to make it convertible so I'll have to use two different stalks with the different size secondaries attached and a second set of holes in the back of the tube for two different mirror locations.

I'll save that project for next weekend when the wife is away.

Good thing the tube's craddle adjusts for balance and rotation very easily.


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: JohnMurphyRN]
      #5854697 - 05/12/13 12:51 AM

Have heard a lot of good things about the TeleVue binoviewer.

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      #5854748 - 05/12/13 02:14 AM

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Have heard a lot of good things about the TeleVue binoviewer.



I've heard great things about the optical performance but the eyepiece holders are not adjustable.


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      #5854827 - 05/12/13 04:23 AM

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Hi Folks,

Denkmeier, BW Optik, and Televue. Why 3 pairs? I really don't know.

Clear Skies,

Steve



hhahahahahah, that was funny, yeah... why do we buy much more than we need?
Gear addiction?
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      #5855074 - 05/12/13 09:25 AM

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Have heard a lot of good things about the TeleVue binoviewer.




They are true.


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      #5855113 - 05/12/13 09:43 AM

.....one interesting setup....



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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5855472 - 05/12/13 01:09 PM

W.O BV on my 17.5"




On my 6" fract


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      #5855628 - 05/12/13 02:36 PM Attachment (51 downloads)

Here's a similar setup Denis, but using the Powermate T-ring adapter. And on the left is the 1.7X Newtonian Coma Correcting Glasspath.

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      #5855660 - 05/12/13 02:53 PM

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Here's a similar setup Denis, but using the Powermate T-ring adapter. And on the left is the 1.7X Newtonian Coma Correcting Glasspath.




Yep, but I do not like T-ring adapter, I am affraid that my Mark V body will fall if I do not screw it well at dark
This adapter I have, is universal and simple like using bino as 2" eyepiece.


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      #5855870 - 05/12/13 04:40 PM

I know what you mean Denis, it's another reason I am really liking the new Denkmeier Binotron 27s - nice solid secure nosepiece attachment.

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      #5855886 - 05/12/13 04:45 PM

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I know what you mean Denis, it's another reason I am really liking the new Denkmeier Binotron 27s - nice solid secure nosepiece attachment.




I believe that!


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5857446 - 05/13/13 12:54 PM



Just a WO bino in a Denk S2 power x switch diagonal on my CPC1100.


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      #5858408 - 05/13/13 07:23 PM Attachment (61 downloads)

Here's the amazing Binotron 27s...

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      #5858412 - 05/13/13 07:27 PM Attachment (103 downloads)

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5861738 - 05/15/13 09:28 AM Attachment (70 downloads)

Maxbrights on a Lunt.

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      #5861770 - 05/15/13 09:48 AM

Hi,

While I admire the versatility of some of the other BVs out there I like the TV's "keep it simple" configuration. The 2X amplifier is simple and very effective but there are other solutions such as Siebert OCAs and a simple Meade 140 Barlow screwed into the nosepiece for variable power. I have never needed to adjust the dipoters on my Denks so I don't miss them on the TV.

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      #5861788 - 05/15/13 10:04 AM

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hhahahahahah, that was funny, yeah... why do we buy much more than we need?
Gear addiction?
Ah well, theres much worse in the world to be addicted to...




Could you please call my wife and tell her that?!


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      #5877403 - 05/22/13 03:49 AM Attachment (79 downloads)

Here are my WO's , with 40mm generic Plossls in my home built Istar 127mm f/8 achro that has the tube built to use these without a barlow , the views of the moon are knock your sox off ! good in this combo.
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      #5890150 - 05/29/13 02:18 AM Attachment (61 downloads)

Another Night Vision Binoviewer. This is a PVS-7B/D housing with a single intensifier tube and TWO eyepieces with adjustable IPD. A c-mount adapter replaces the standard 1X objective and allows connection to any telescope:

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      #5890152 - 05/29/13 02:20 AM Attachment (57 downloads)

Here's the PVS-7B/D unit attached to a refractor scope:

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      #5902154 - 06/04/13 04:40 PM

This Is mine




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      #5903129 - 06/05/13 01:59 AM Attachment (47 downloads)

Here's a 3rd Night Vision binoviewer method. A matched pair of Gen 3 Micro Monoculars in a Baader Mark V. DSO's are real easy with this setup.

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      #5903283 - 06/05/13 06:44 AM Attachment (44 downloads)

WO on a 127mm Mak.

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      #6006327 - 08/04/13 05:36 PM Attachment (47 downloads)

Denk Binotron 27 W/IVB diag and a set of D21s and D14s(OMG)

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      #6021367 - 08/12/13 06:09 PM

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Just a pair of run of the mill WO's binos. With a cheap pair of Owl plossls inserted at the business end of a regular old refractor. Mike




"Regular old refractor"??? That thing is not regular...sweet!!!!!


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      #6595145 - 06/22/14 01:01 AM

It's been a while, so I thought I'd update this thread with pics of my Denk IVB S2 diagonal and Binotron/D21 setup...

Had to go dovetail to the power switch on the diagonal as I ran out of focus travel trying to use the nosepiece adapter in the eyepiece holder. No issues with the dovetail; it leaves about 7 full turns of the focuser left with the reducer in the path. The Power Switch appears a bit purple due to the flash on my phone... it is definitely black without the flash.









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      #6607294 - 06/29/14 11:53 AM

Here's my PVS-7 binoviewer:





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      #6607627 - 06/29/14 03:05 PM Attachment (5 downloads)

Orion binoviewers / 40mm sirius plossl eyepieces.

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My 6" APO with my Binotron 27 direct attach to the Baader T2 Mirror diagonal.

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      #6607847 - 06/29/14 05:45 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

My Lunt 60P with Maxbright (dedicated) attached directly to top of BF1200. 1.25X GPC is mounted in extension tube (gives about 1.5x in this configuration).

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EdgeHD 8" with Mark V working though Baader 10mm SCT to T2 connector and T2 standard prism. Wonderful with 35m Ultima eyepeices (not shown).

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SV110ED with a Baader wedge and Mark Vs. Baader zOOms. I now use the zooms and a pair of 24mm ES eyepecies almost exclusively in the Mark Vs. Not quite as user-friendly as the power switch on the Binotrons, but I love the ability to quickly zoom in on the sun when seeing steadies, then zoom out when it falls off again.

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Last one.. Orion 12" with Binotron and long focus tube Moonlight (OCS fully retracted and able to reach focus in all three modes).

As one can see, I have converted to almost 100% binoviewing.

The SV110ED and the 12G were selected specifically because I thought that they were the optimal size scopes for binoviewing.

The SV110ED gives a full two degree field (target was to be able to get the same size true field as the 6" APO with 31mm Nager, and the 12" replaced a C14, and once again, goal was to get the same size true field that I could get in mono-mode with the C14).

I still keep a small set of Naglers and a single ES 20/100 for guests to use, but I have almost completely stopped using them. Not 100% binoviewing, but darned close.

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Eddgie]
      #6607981 - 06/29/14 07:07 PM

Hi Eddgie,
Nice setup. What adaptor do you use to mate the MaxBright to the Herschel Wedge?
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      #6608072 - 06/29/14 08:01 PM

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Last one.. Orion 12" with Binotron and long focus tube Moonlight.
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Eddgie:

How long is your MoonLite focus tube?


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      #6608221 - 06/29/14 09:39 PM

I use the Mark V on the wedge. I thought the part I used come with the wedge?

It is SCT male thread on the bottom outside, and M48 thread on the bottom inside, and the SC and ND filter screws into this part.

On the top is T2 thread and I have the Baader Quick Connector threaded on to that.

Anyway, I don't know the Baader part number.

If you need a picture of the adapter, let me know (PM me is best in case I don't follow up on the tread).


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Denks on ES 127 with new MoonLite and viewing the Sun through a Baader Solar filter.

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Denks on my Lunt 60 DS, my favorite setup!

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Oscar56]
      #6608238 - 06/29/14 09:48 PM

Mine is the 2.37" tube.

The focuser is mounted with no spacers.

This allows me to reach focus in all three modes, but it took a lot of measureing and calculation to determine the right length tube for my own scope, and this does not mean that it is right for anyone elses scope.

For me it does not matter that when fully racked in, the focuser tube (and the actual OCS itself) intrudes into the light path.

The actual area is only a few square inches, and in low power mode, the contrast loss is of almost zero consequence.

When I go to medium power (arms out) the tube has to be racked out far enough so that the OCS and the tube are completely out of the light path, and again, in high power mode, it is of curse ever further racked out.

So, I accept that the tube extends into the light path in low power mode, but in this mode it is impossible to see any damage to the image, and for higher power viewing for planets and lunar, the tube is completely out of the light path so contrast is not affected.

Again, I spent about an hour making measurements on my own scope to determine the tube length based on my old focuser and how much travel I was short.

I greatly disliked having to slip the OCA tube out for high power viewing. I know that many people don't seem to mind doing this, but I personally hated doing it. Far better to go to a longer tube and accept the tiny contrast loss in low power mode.


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      #6608882 - 06/30/14 10:06 AM

Ahhhh....now we see all your neat gear Ed!

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Eddgie]
      #6609297 - 06/30/14 01:58 PM

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Mine is the 2.37" tube.

The focuser is mounted with no spacers.

This allows me to reach focus in all three modes, but it took a lot of measureing and calculation to determine the right length tube for my own scope, and this does not mean that it is right for anyone elses scope.




Identical to my XT10 including the time spent measuring.
The measuring is important for more than one reason.

Assuming you want the binotrons to come to focus in low power with the newtonian spacer fully screwed in, this will happen only when the focuser is almost or fully racked in and attached in its lowest profile possible.

Then you want the focuser tube to have enough length to:

1) enable you to reach focus in the mid and high power settings of the binotron.

2) have enough length to enable you to reach focus with all of your other eyepieces in mono.

The 2.37 is a pretty safe bet but taking your own measurements is still the way to go to be sure.

Eric


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Eddgie]
      #6609872 - 06/30/14 07:27 PM

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SV110ED with a Baader wedge and Mark Vs. Baader zOOms. I now use the zooms and a pair of 24mm ES eyepecies almost exclusively in the Mark Vs. Not quite as user-friendly as the power switch on the Binotrons, but I love the ability to quickly zoom in on the sun when seeing steadies, then zoom out when it falls off again.





How do you rate the Baader zooms when viewing DSO's or planets?


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: HowardK]
      #6610091 - 06/30/14 09:30 PM

I am very fond of the Baader zOOms. I use them for almost everything now in the Mark V when I need more than the 24m Explore Scientifics. I mostly use them for white light solar with the wedge or lunar, but I find them to be quite excellent for these targets.

I am selling off my fixed focal length Hyperions because for binoviewing, the zooms are just so much less hassle, but the performance is to me not meaningfully different from good fixed focal length eyepieces.


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Eddgie]
      #6630373 - 07/12/14 07:32 PM

So far it appears only Eddgie has posted a photo of a Denk/Dob combo. There must be more out there. Or how about an Earthwin/Dob combo?

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Eddgie]
      #6630576 - 07/12/14 09:55 PM

Eddgie
Nice Legs on that tripod!


Edited by Xeroid (07/12/14 09:57 PM)


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Xeroid]
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sorry.....

took a long time to get this together.
I am verrry happy


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: HowardK]
      #6631359 - 07/13/14 01:02 PM

I use the Baader 1.25x GPC with the TEC refractor.
It for sure reduces false colour around very bright objects such as the moon...reduces to almost zero in fact.

Usually there are 24mm Pans in the refractor for wider field views.
The 8" Edge performs very well.
With the Baader Zooms i am between 24 and 8mm eyepieces with a turn of the wrist.
Generally i am at 16mm...about 150x
I use this setup for planets, moon and double stars only..i am going thru sissy hass' double star book....my skies are about mag5... I use a Mallincam in a bigger gem mounted scope for DSO's.
Oh...M42 looks amazing thru either scope.
Generally i prefer the SCT ....on planets...image is brighter than the refractor and I cannot see more detail in the refractor.
Star fields are more pinpoint in the refractor...but not to say that clusters aren't wonderful in the SCT.
I do make sure collimation is very good in the SCT

I view only with binoviewers
I have a pentax 40mm 72 degree and some ethos' but mono really is a pain for me.


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Oscar56]
      #6632240 - 07/13/14 09:37 PM

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So far it appears only Eddgie has posted a photo of a Denk/Dob combo. There must be more out there. Or how about an Earthwin/Dob combo?




Binotron using 2.37" focuser tube with Moonlite at lowest profile which allows for reaching focus in all three powerswitch modes, minimum mag and maximum FOV in the low power mode, as well as allowing all of my other eyepieces to reach focus in mono.




And for aiding in my balancing act: four 16oz. bucking magnets



Eric


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #6635382 - 07/15/14 08:01 PM

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b612/defla1/EX2F/aa_zps656bd1c6.jpg?t=140...

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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #6636106 - 07/16/14 08:53 AM

Eric, where do you get these magnets?

Bob


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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: Heavens Above]
      #6636284 - 07/16/14 10:33 AM Attachment (7 downloads)

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My Baader MkV - with me till I die - with a pair of Zeiss 3 element 25mm Orthos. Used with Glaspath 1.2x, 1.7x and 2.6x with my Tak Mewlon 210.




I feel the same way about my MarkVs, too!

Here's a photo of my solar viewing rig - the white tube is a Meade 102ED APO with the Baader Herschel Wedge and MarkVs. The other is my 90mm Coronado MaxScope double-stacked H-alpha rig with Denk 2s. I was using 25mm Sterling Plssls in the MkVs and 24mm Brandons in the Denk2s. Both scopes have MoonLite CFL 2.5" 4.5" draw focusers instead of the originals. As you can tell, I'm a big solar viewing fan!



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Re: Post a picture of your binoviewers!!! new [Re: REC]
      #6636732 - 07/16/14 02:08 PM

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Eric, where do you get these magnets?

Bob




The place I got them is no longer in business. These magnets are very similar if not the same as what I have but I don't think they are available anywhere anymore.

Eric


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