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aa5te
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Luminos 10mm instead of Axiom LX 10mm GRRRRRRRR new
      #5535810 - 11/23/12 04:10 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

Yep. Day after Thanksgiving and I'm unthankful. I went Black Friday shopping with my fiancee last night (I didn't get anything, just went to be with her), my stomach is full, and then the mailman comes just a bit ago... I opened the box and disappointment sets in... what was supposed to be a used Axiom LX 10mm is a Luminos 10mm instead. I've read in a few places that the Axiom LX is supposed to be superior. I emailed the guy I got it from, he said he'd take it back, no problem. I said let me try it against my Speers-Waler 9.4mm tonight (which I'm pretty sure I'm about to sell) and see how it fares...

FYI, I don't have enough big, heavy eyepieces.


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Re: Luminos 10mm instead of Axiom LX 10mm GRRRRRRRR new [Re: aa5te]
      #5536518 - 11/24/12 12:35 AM

Yes, let us know. I'm interested in the outcome.

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Re: Luminos 10mm instead of Axiom LX 10mm GRRRRRRRR new [Re: Dr Morbius]
      #5536525 - 11/24/12 12:49 AM

So, I just tried them out on Jupiter and the moon. The Speers-Waler 9.4mm isn't as sharp as the Luminos (only by a hair) and it has more false color around Jupiter and the moon than the Luminos does. The real surprise - my Orion Sirius 10mm Plössl is significantly sharper than the Luminos. All of these were tested in a Hardin Optical 10" f/5 dob.

Edited by aa5te (11/24/12 12:51 AM)


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Re: Luminos 10mm instead of Axiom LX 10mm GRRRRRRRR new [Re: aa5te]
      #5536858 - 11/24/12 09:18 AM

no surprise, the 10mm sirius that came with the scopes is no slouch.

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Re: Luminos 10mm instead of Axiom LX 10mm GRRRRRRRR new [Re: Keith]
      #5536921 - 11/24/12 09:50 AM

Shane, I have the Luminous 10mm that I bought second hand. It works great on DSO. But there was some flaring with mine on Jupiter. It was sharp.

Did you notice flaring with Jupiter??

Edited by cpr1 (11/24/12 09:51 AM)


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Re: Luminos 10mm instead of Axiom LX 10mm GRRRRRRRR new [Re: cpr1]
      #5537074 - 11/24/12 11:21 AM

How is the eye relief on the 10mm Luminos?

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Re: Luminos 10mm instead of Axiom LX 10mm GRRRRRRRR new [Re: cpr1]
      #5537159 - 11/24/12 12:15 PM

Quote:

Did you notice flaring with Jupiter??



I noticed a little, not nearly as much as with the Speers-Waler 9.4mm. False color & CA are much more noticeable in the Speers; they seem kept to a minimum in the Luminos (reiteration of the above, I know, OCD).


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Re: Luminos 10mm instead of Axiom LX 10mm GRRRRRRRR new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5537165 - 11/24/12 12:18 PM

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How is the eye relief on the 10mm Luminos?



Slightly better than the Speers, a LOT better than the Plössl. My fiancee, who wears glasses, could barely get close enough with the Plössl to see Jupiter and 3 of its moons and commented on how uncomfortable it was; the Luminos brought about "Wow, that's really cool", and she could see all 4 of Jupiter's moons at 125x.


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Re: Luminos 10mm instead of Axiom LX 10mm GRRRRRRRR [Re: Keith]
      #5537172 - 11/24/12 12:24 PM

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no surprise, the 10mm sirius that came with the scopes is no slouch.



I was truly surprised by this. I need to compare the OWL Expanse clone at 9mm to the 10mm Plössl. I gave up my Plössls in the 9.7-6.4mm range (which were Meade cheapies, except for a Japan made Meade 6.4mm) because the Expanse clone 9mm & 6mm outperformed them.


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Re: Luminos 10mm instead of Axiom LX 10mm GRRRRRRRR new [Re: aa5te]
      #5537286 - 11/24/12 01:58 PM

Quote:

Slightly better than the Speers, a LOT better than the Plössl. My fiancee, who wears glasses, could barely get close enough with the Plössl to see Jupiter and 3 of its moons and commented on how uncomfortable it was; the Luminos brought about "Wow, that's really cool", and she could see all 4 of Jupiter's moons at 125x.




Sounds like it would be a really good Deep Sky eyepiece. !!


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