Collimation or My Eyes?
Posted 08 August 2005 - 02:16 PM
When it is not happening it never happens, in other words, it does not appear that my eyes compensate unless it is an instant thing that happens so fast I can't tell it.
Is this a collimation thing? If so, can I adjust my Skymasters or do they have to go back. If it is a collimation thing how in the world do I collimate them if I can't see the problem.
Is this an eye thing? I am using the binos uncorrected but I do have an astigmatism in my left eye, about a 1 the Dr. said.
My observing partner noticed it Saturday night but it was 0300 in the AM and we both had been on the lake all day prior so were tired. I find it strange that he should see it as well and it makes me think binos. BUT, I don't see it all the time.
Posted 08 August 2005 - 02:52 PM
This sounds like a very unusual problem !
This " on the lake " you mention.
" lake " doesn't happen to be a pseudonym for anything illegal by any chance ? :-) :-)
Yes -- I'm only JOKING !
Regards , Kenny
Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:20 PM
Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:27 PM
Working for Uncle Sam so party favors are pretty limited.
I am hearing that about collimation but don't understand why sometimes I see it and sometimes I don't.
Does anyone know if the Celestron Skymasters can be adjusted by the user and where the screws are?
Posted 09 August 2005 - 12:07 AM
I'll refer you to an article by our moderator EdZ here on how to do just that.
I also own the Celestron 15x70's and have found this article immensely helpful in achieveing comfortable images, without having to resort to sending the binocular back to the vendor for collimation.
Hope this is helpful.
Posted 09 August 2005 - 07:34 AM
I would check both out. When you're eyes are rested, try to check the collimation. Some types and amounts of mis-collimation is tolerable...and some aren't. The "best of" section has some good information about this.