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#151 DRodrigues

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:48 PM

I heard Swarovski objective is optimised to use with their prism module, so use it individually will downgrade its optical quality. ...

I hoped you were wrong but it seems not... http://www.pt-ducks....i_X_derivations I still didn't test if a star diagonal or prism correct the image quality but the Vixen lens erector do.



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

just wondering if anyone's had a chance to use these for star gazing?

 

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Which instrument are you referring to?  ATX95 binoscope? It is my primary night sky gazing instrument.

I've had a few hundred hours under the skies with it since I got it.

 

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

hi Tammy,

 

sorry, I was referring to the BTX binocular module on the 95mm objective...

 

havent seen any comments around how this is for stargazing so just curious..

 

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:25 AM

hi Tammy,

 

sorry, I was referring to the BTX binocular module on the 95mm objective...

 

havent seen any comments around how this is for stargazing so just curious..

 

cheers

Jeelan

 

Hi Jeelan,

 

BTX isn't yet available at least in the U.S. market.

 

I posted that I would be interested if Swarovski came up with binoviewer module.

https://www.cloudyni...e/#entry4897332

 

Yes, I am interested in, even though it is limited to 35x without extender.

 

Tammy



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:04 PM

I had a chance to look through a BTX a couple of weeks ago and today I updated my http://www.pt-ducks....#CR-binoviewing info with a BTX small test and comparing it to my STX as also to my CR-binoview combo. I found some interesting points that no one mentioned until now:
- there are absolutely no ghost images at all!!! My MARK V have these if I look for...;

- there is no polarising effect within both ocular sides;
- within some lowlight conditions the BTX bested my STX! This might be interesting for astro use although others mentioned a small increase of CA compared to the STX, that also shows minor CA - having used extensively my Optolyth 100, I hardly notice any CA on my STX95... The X85 is supposed to be better corrected for CA but I never tested one.
More info and photos at the page.


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Posted 02 September 2020 - 12:57 PM

A 115mm objective module is coming for the ATX.

Tammy, we're looking forward to your upgrade! ;-)


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Posted 02 September 2020 - 10:57 PM

A 115mm objective module is coming for the ATX.

Tammy, we're looking forward to your upgrade! ;-)

 

Really?  Upgrade? I've already done binoscope upgrade.

 

115mm objective module probably won't fit current binoscope harness for ATX 95.  It probably runs out of backfocus. Setting objective module a little wider apart to align two OTAs in parallel eats backfocus unless new objective module has more backfocus than ATX 95 objective module. But it may be a good excuse to get it with BTX if it is true :)

 

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 04:32 AM

A 115mm objective module is coming for the ATX.

 

question.gif     Is it-BirdForum's thread indicates that this is just a rumor 

 

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 05:11 AM

question.gif     Is it-BirdForum's thread indicates that this is just a rumor 

 

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Recent rumors(eg. the SF32 rumor, the big afov Swarovski rumor) did come true.

This is no exception.



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Posted 03 September 2020 - 05:31 AM

If you’re fit you could just buy some 120mm ED binocukars.... my 70mm bins provide some great views.

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Posted 03 September 2020 - 05:41 PM

Recent rumors(eg. the SF32 rumor, the big afov Swarovski rumor) did come true.

This is no exception.

I hope you are right... waytogo.gif

I also hope that will be released with improved eyepiece modules to reply to Harpia...flowerred.gif

A variable focal length extender would also be interesting for the BTX users...grin.gif



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Posted 03 September 2020 - 05:48 PM

 

...unless new objective module has more backfocus than ATX 95 objective module.

...

 

It should be parfocal. With the increased aperture you can use 2 OCSs to regain some backfocus,,,wink.gif
 



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Posted 10 September 2020 - 02:10 PM

Recent rumors(eg. the SF32 rumor, the big afov Swarovski rumor) did come true.

This is no exception.

Confirmed https://aa.swarovski...module-p5006348

Expected price 2870 euros...


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 04:56 PM

Looks like a snake that’s swallowed an elephant. Wonder it we’ll see others making larger objectives.... how much weight will birders want to carry?
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Posted 10 September 2020 - 08:00 PM

The BTX halves the brightness. Isn't that somewhat unpleasant in daylight? Just curious because birders usually care about the last percentage point in transmission...



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Posted 10 September 2020 - 09:24 PM

The 115 looks very head-heavy.
The optic is fantanstic, esp. the CA control is noticeably better than 95mm, a wonder for a 115mm F4.8 objective. Report has it that it can easily support over 200x and the optic is better than any right angle telescope(except the ones equipped with Matsumoto EMS) in this world. I bet they use multiple ed glasses.



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Posted 10 September 2020 - 09:26 PM

So I bet when they pair with EMS, the optics will be...



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Posted 11 September 2020 - 02:43 AM

... mediocre? I can't see how switching from a prism to a mirror wouldn't hurt the image.

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 08:03 AM

these have  long been on my wish list, but

 I  would  have to choose between  binocular view or zoom viewing

or get both options that cannot be used together.

 

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 10:47 AM

 

The 115 looks very head-heavy.

 

I would think that they need a riser something to attach long dovetail rail to tripod collar to clear the fat objective module to shift center of gravity.

The 115mm objective module weights 2.1 Kg.  The 95mm objective module weights 1.34 Kg.

 

I'll check it out when it is out :)

 

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 05:21 PM

 

I'll check it out when it is out :)

 

I placed my order of 115mm objective module.  It looks like it would take 4 - 6 weeks to deliver...

 

In case you haven't seen the optical bench test of ATX 95 objective module.

 

https://www.cloudyni...5-optical-test/

 

Tammy


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Posted 07 October 2020 - 04:02 PM

Look forward to your report on the 115mm objective Tammy waytogo.gif




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