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Any Experiences w/ 8" SCT & 27mm Panoptic?

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#1 Justin Uthadude

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 09:35 PM

I want something between my 40mm SWA and my 14mm UWA and am considering a 27mm pan. Anyone tried this combo? Any help is appreciated.
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Posted 23 October 2005 - 11:39 AM

I'm interested too. I used one with a 12" SCT a couple of weeks ago, and it was phenominal! I couldn't ask for anything more from it. I can't imagine any problems in an
8". .9 deg true field at 75x. Pretty darn good.

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#4 Jeff Young

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 06:26 PM

For what it's worth, I fired up AstroPlanner today and sorted all my observations by eyepiece. The 11mm T6 came in first, followed closely by the 27mm Panoptic.

And the Panoptic is certainly more comfortable to use. The Nagler has to come in every so often for a cleaning to get the eyelash oils off it. Not so the Pan.

(The poor 5mm Tak LE had a single solitary observation to its name -- but I didn't have to read my notes on that one -- indeed, that 30mins with Mars is a memory I'll treasure for the rest of my life.)

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#5 Justin Uthadude

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 10:01 PM

Jeff-
75x or 185x ?
What do you look at most?

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:11 AM

Justin,
For less money you might try the Univ. Optics 25MK70.
Certainly as sharp, and about the same total FOV.
It's a excellent eyepiece at f/10. Although I've used both, I've never tried them side by side.
I don't think the Pan will offer much more in your scope.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 02:01 PM

Jeff-
75x or 185x ?
What do you look at most?


Justin --

Here's a run-down of my most recent observations:

75x
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M101
M51
M8
M81/82 (needed slightly more FOV)
NGC869 (needed more FOV)

185x
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M81
M82
M13
M22
M92
M57
M15

267x
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M57
NGC7009
NGC7662
M15
Mars
Neptune
Uranus

The slight nod seems to go to 185x.

-- Jeff.


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