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mdowns
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Re: Odd,old 1.25" eyepiece new [Re: Hikari]
      #5623207 - 01/14/13 06:39 PM

Hikari,
I'm beginning to believe my opinon was biased by the microscope condenser assembly lying on the table besides these.Actually all four items were sitting in a group together.I only wanted the eyepieces.Folks like yourself and Bill C,those who have made a living among optics,are what makes these forums such a valueable source of information.Still would love to know what spotter those two came from.Its clear here tonight so I'm hopeing to try all three out in the scope.


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Re: Odd,old 1.25" eyepiece new [Re: mdowns]
      #5623409 - 01/14/13 08:49 PM

"Folks like yourself and Bill C,those who have made a living among optics"

Trust . . . but verify ANY opinion; we're not infallible. I remember that time I made a mistake . . . back in '58, I believe.

BillC


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Re: Odd,old 1.25" eyepiece new [Re: BillC]
      #5623626 - 01/14/13 11:16 PM

HA! Your wrong Bill,it was 57 ! I got to compare these with my brandons and antares elites tonight.The one labeled 13x seems to be in the 36-38mm range and surprisingly was the poorest of the three,images falling off in the outer ten percent of the fov. Both the brass piece (32mm) and the one labeled 20x (around 22mm) performed very well with tight stars over about 95 percent of the fov. In side by side comparisons with comparable fls these two did very well overall. The lack of coatings was of course thier biggest handicapp and was apparent when viewing very faint stars.Definition seemed similar but could'nt really be judged because of the unsteady air.I'll try again later in the week as the moon matures.

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Re: Odd,old 1.25" eyepiece new [Re: mdowns]
      #5633971 - 01/20/13 09:44 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

The air has been unsteady all week but I shot some afocal pics tonight with the brass eyepiece including this one,hand held through the c11

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Re: Odd,old 1.25" eyepiece new [Re: mdowns]
      #5634403 - 01/21/13 06:47 AM

Looks good.

Rich (RLTYS)


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