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#1 mloffland

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:27 AM

Binoviewers Article

#2 Jeff Morgan

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 01:59 PM

Two of the biggest advantages I am finding in the early going with my Denk II's is comfort, and the ease of low-contrast objects. At the end of a 4 hour observing session, my eyes are not fatigued at all. When I do go cyclops (for very low power finding, or lack matched eyepiece pairs) I do notice the difference.

For tracking down low surface brightness objects (like dark nebula) it is VERY much easier to identify them with two eyes. They just seem to stand out. I've tried using a 15 Panoptic to get magnification close to my 24 Panoptic in the binoviewer, and it is always easier to detect objects in bino mode.

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 05:13 PM

Well written article John! Thanks to you for writing it and to Mike for posting it!

I should be receiving my Burgess Binos soon and will post my experiences with them, especially combined with the PST.

Regards,

#4 Rusty

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 06:52 PM

Great job (as always), John! :bow:

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:42 PM

John,

Thank You for the very nice write-up! :)

No mention of the WO and their recent hat in the ring? Any reason, perhaps publishing deadlines?

Later,
Mark

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:50 PM

John,

Thank You for the very nice write-up! :)

No mention of the WO and their recent hat in the ring? Any reason, perhaps publishing deadlines?

Later,
Mark


Hi, Mark.

Thanks for the kind words. That article sat in the supply line a little longer than usual; the WO hadn't been announced when it was written.

As folks probably know by now, it should be a good alternative to the Burgess and StellarVue units mentioned. For the same price it will include a simple corrector plus compression ring EP holders. Of course, I haven't seen the WO version but it's not a complete mystery because it comes from the same source as the others.

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 04:57 PM


Nice article, John - way to go !

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 06:36 PM

Well done! It's good guide to binoviewing for anyone thinking about jumping in.

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 12:17 PM

Thanks for article John:waytogo:

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 11:27 PM

What about all the additional optical surfaces (more for prisms than mirror BV's I assume)? Don't they potentially degrade the image resolution since they are not perfectly flat? I imagine this is most important for lunar and planetary viewing.
Thanks,
~Don


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