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Dubreuil
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Reged: 09/30/07

Loc: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Skywatcher LET 2" 28mm???
      #5353433 - 08/05/12 04:32 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

This eye piece came with my telescope and I am trying to find out more information about it. I am trying to find out the AFOV of this eye piece. Would anybody know what the AFOV is on the Skywatcher LET 2" 28mm?

http://ca.skywatcher.com/_english/03_accessories/02_detail.php?sid=161

If it is greater than 50 degrees then I do not see the need to get a 32mm Plossl

Thanks,


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Jim Nelson
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Reged: 05/10/05

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Re: Skywatcher LET 2" 28mm??? new [Re: Dubreuil]
      #5353480 - 08/05/12 04:56 PM

They appear to have a 55 degree AFOV. LINK

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Dubreuil
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Reged: 09/30/07

Loc: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Re: Skywatcher LET 2" 28mm??? new [Re: Jim Nelson]
      #5353550 - 08/05/12 05:41 PM

Thank you very much. Looks like another eye piece is in my future.

Thanks again.


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Jon Isaacs
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Reged: 06/16/04

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Re: Skywatcher LET 2" 28mm??? new [Re: Dubreuil]
      #5353718 - 08/05/12 08:02 PM

According to the link Jim provided, the field stop of the 28mm LET is 31mm, that would mean it should exceed the TFoV of a 1.25 inch 32mm Plossl. The field stop of the Plossl is less than 28mm.

You could actually measure the diameter of the field stop. When you look through the eyepiece, you see the edge of the field of view as a dark boundary, that's the field stop.

If you turn the eyepiece around and look through it backwards, you should see the field stop as a ring part way down the barrel. If you can measure the diameter of the ring, you can calculate the TFoV.

Jon


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Michaelo
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Reged: 12/21/12

Re: Skywatcher LET 2" 28mm??? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5617434 - 01/11/13 03:07 PM

What exactly is a LET eyepiece and how do they differ from normal eyepieces?

Edited by Michaelo (01/11/13 03:56 PM)


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denis0007dl
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Re: Skywatcher LET 2" 28mm??? new [Re: Michaelo]
      #5617589 - 01/11/13 04:57 PM

It is a Kellner with 3 elements, he is good for f/10 scopes and slower, but in fast scopes, like f/5, not good at corrners!

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Andy Johnson
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Reged: 08/07/12

Loc: Shropshire, UK
Re: Skywatcher LET 2" 28mm??? new [Re: denis0007dl]
      #5892965 - 05/30/13 05:56 PM

I have one of these that came with my 300PDS f/5, I have to admit it's pretty good when used with either a Revelation Astro (GSO) 2" Barlow or Baader MPCC. My only criticism (apart from comma towards the edges) is that the background sky is quite light (blue rather than black) Would a 2" Plossl maybe in the 26-32mm range produce better contrast, does anyone have any recommendations that are not in the Nagler price range. I have been wondering if the Revelation 2" Plossls from Telescope house are any good for the price.

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SeattleScott
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Reged: 10/14/11

Re: Skywatcher LET 2" 28mm??? new [Re: Andy Johnson]
      #5893550 - 05/31/13 02:06 AM

For fast scopes a 4 element plossl should perform better than a 3 element Kellner. But good luck finding a 2" plossl 26-32mm. For 2" wide field eyepieces for a F5 scope you are really in the super wide or ultra wide territory. You could get a 26mm or 32mm Q70. Wide field and they should outperform the LET for sharpness, although not by much.

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Messyone
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Reged: 05/02/12

Loc: Down Under
Re: Skywatcher LET 2" 28mm??? new [Re: Dubreuil]
      #5893661 - 05/31/13 05:18 AM

There is a good reason these are free with scopes. They are complete rubbish....The 'T' stands for trash....Long Eyerelief Trash, or LET.
Better to get a decent plossl and use this as a paperweight.


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bdcmd
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Reged: 03/14/08

Loc: Glen Rose, Texas
Re: Skywatcher LET 2" 28mm??? new [Re: SeattleScott]
      #5895103 - 05/31/13 09:38 PM

Quote:

. . But good luck finding a 2" plossl 26-32mm.. .



Smart Astronomy Sterling plossls are available in 2" 30mm and 40mm versions. I particularly like the 30mm, but the fastest scope I have used it in is f/6.7, so not sure how well it would perform at f/5, but, . . . it's a plossl, so it probably wouldn't be too bad. For my money, the Agena 32mm SWA would be a better choice. Anything much better will be a lot more expensive.


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