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Carpal Tunnel

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Loc: bartlesville oklahoma
2" question new
      #5642960 - 01/25/13 04:44 PM

i have a 6" se and was wondering if you would gain any fov using 2" diagonal and if so, how much. thanks, donnie

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Bob Griffiths
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Reged: 10/10/05

Loc: Frederick Maryland
Re: 2" question [Re: donnie3]
      #5642979 - 01/25/13 05:02 PM

I "personally" do not think it will be very beneficial...the internal baffle is only 1 inch wide in the C6... Only 1.5 inches in the C8 so even the C8 can not take full advantage of a 2 inch diagonal...BUT the gain with the C8 is worth the price

Bob G.

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Reged: 07/21/09

Loc: Lake Havasu City, Arizona, U....
Re: 2" question new [Re: Bob Griffiths]
      #5643561 - 01/25/13 11:20 PM

Bob, Do you mean the 2" diagonal is worth the money if you have the C8 or Get the C8 over the C6?

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Carpal Tunnel

Reged: 10/01/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: 2" question new [Re: LakeHavasu]
      #5645080 - 01/26/13 08:29 PM

BIGGER IS BETTER! You get roughly 50% more light with the C8. So what's an inch and a half? It's 38mm. Even among 2" eyepiece there are not many that have a field stop larger than 38mm. If you have a collection of 2" EPs go for it, but I wouldn't start one for a C6.

Personally, I was shocked when I inventoried my EP collection and found I had about about $5Ks worth. When I started culling and making those hard choices I found I kept the better 1.25"s and let the 2"s go. I still have cull some more....

3 Radian
4.7 Meade UWA
6 Radian
6.4 Meade SP (Japan)
6.7 Meade UWA
7.5 Ultima
8 Radian
9 Nagler type 6
10.5 TV Plössl
13 TV Plössl
13 Nagler type 6
14 Radian
15 Parks G.S. 5
16 Meade SWA
17 TV Plössl
18 Radian
20 TV Plössl
20 Meade S5000
24 Panoptic
26 Vixen Silvertop
26 Meade S5000
28 Meade SWA
32 TV Plössl
32 Meade S5000
40 TV Plössl
40 Optilux
40 Meade S5000
50 Optilux
55 TV Plössl

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Post Laureate

Reged: 12/04/08

Loc: The Great Pacific NorthWest
Re: 2" question new [Re: Geo.]
      #5645152 - 01/26/13 09:22 PM

Most of the EP that I use for the 6" & 8" SCTs are 2" EPs so that is why both of them have been converted to 2".


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