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Next Eyepice for my WO Binoviewer?
      #5549029 - 12/01/12 04:07 PM

I have a WO for about a year and it's a nice addition to my EP collection. It came with a pair of 20mm SWA and 1.6x barlow. I only use the barlow to get my 80mm scope to focus. Mainly use the WO in my 8" SCT for Moon and planets.

I'm thinking of adding another pair. I have a Meade 15mm SP and a 26mm SP and can buy another one for about $25 used. Would the 15mm be too much power in them and is the 20mm (66*) SWA WO too close to the 26mm view which is 52* FOV?

Thanks for any replies and ideas.

Bob


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Re: Next Eyepice for my WO Binoviewer? new [Re: REC]
      #5549232 - 12/01/12 06:48 PM

I would get a second Brandon 16mm.

Your 19 Pan would also be an improvement over the WO pair, and another good pairing from your collection would be the 13T6.


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Re: Next Eyepice for my WO Binoviewer? new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5549536 - 12/01/12 11:10 PM

I thinks he'd probably check his own eyepieces.

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Re: Next Eyepice for my WO Binoviewer? new [Re: REC]
      #5549828 - 12/02/12 05:55 AM

I see you have a 2X and 2.5X barlows so I think you have the short FL end covered with the 20's and barlows. My favourite pair is 30mm Vixen plossls, in my WO's.
Matt


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Re: Next Eyepice for my WO Binoviewer? new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5550075 - 12/02/12 10:14 AM

I am considering another 16mm Brandon, but hard to find used, but keep looking. Just missed one the other day for $90:( What about getting another 15mm SP...they are cheap.

For the Vixen 30mm, what scope are you using them with? Give you a nice wide- bright view with them and merge ok?

Thanks,

Bob


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Re: Next Eyepice for my WO Binoviewer? new [Re: REC]
      #5550555 - 12/02/12 03:32 PM

Hi Bob, I use the 30mm Vixens in my 6" achro no problems merging the image at all. There is a pic in post a picture of your binos.
Matt


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Re: Next Eyepice for my WO Binoviewer? new [Re: Messyone]
      #5550985 - 12/02/12 08:25 PM

These work well for me.

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Re: Next Eyepice for my WO Binoviewer? new [Re: herrointment]
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