Any Experiences w/ 8" SCT & 27mm Panoptic?
Posted 22 October 2005 - 09:35 PM
Posted 23 October 2005 - 11:39 AM
8". .9 deg true field at 75x. Pretty darn good.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 06:26 PM
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.)
Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:11 AM
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.
Posted 24 October 2005 - 02:01 PM
75x or 185x ?
What do you look at most?
Here's a run-down of my most recent observations:
M81/82 (needed slightly more FOV)
NGC869 (needed more FOV)
The slight nod seems to go to 185x.