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Brandon Eyepieces

Apr 02 2010 10:27 AM | astro_que in Eyepieces

This story begins with a tragedy, but since it ends happily, it is what the Greeks called a comedy. It began with the purchase of a set of five Brandon eyepieces and Dakin Barlow from a source outside of the U.S.

Author name: Robert Morein
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A Plethora of Plossls

Dec 17 2009 11:30 AM | David E in Eyepieces

The prodigiously popular Plossl is a perennial pick with astronomers, young and old. Invented in mid-1800 by G. S. Plossl of Austria, it is one of the oldest eyepiece designs still readily available. His design, however, remained obscure for

Author name: David Elosser
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Going Retro

Oct 26 2009 05:46 AM | Guest in Eyepieces

Last night I spent some quality time with one pair each of old Vixen/Celestron 25MM and 17MM Kellners in my DenkII binoviewers

Author name: Jeff Blazey
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How to Properly Center Short Focus Eyepieces

Nov 23 2008 02:19 AM | Guest in Eyepieces

Short focused eyepieces are often dismissed by their relentless owners

Author name: Ragold Wenz
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Moonfish Binoviewer

Apr 07 2006 12:54 AM | Michael Morris in Eyepieces

I will admit to being a bit of a skeptic about binoviewers. I’ve always thought of them mainly as a great marketing ploy to get gadget–mad astronomers to buy more stuff and to double the size of

Author name: Michael Morris
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A Very “Old School” Eyepiece

Sep 15 2005 06:44 AM | Clive Gibbons in Eyepieces

First off, I'll admit to being a lover of old optics. Vintage scopes and accessories hold a special appeal to me. So, when I was clearing out some old space at work the other day and found something that looked tarnished and brassy,

Author name: Clive Gibbons
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