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KOWA Highlander Prominar versus APM 100-45 ED

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#301 Mad Matt

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 06:42 AM

 

On bright nebulas the APM went a bit deeper, as expected. I only used the Docter 12.5, which is great for most Messier objects. The wide sharp views are a true pleasure.

 

 

A little tipp from me... you MUST try the 9mm Baader Morpheus (61x). I find them perfect for globulars.



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Posted 31 May 2016 - 09:21 AM

You are a mindreader  :grin: 

I was about to post a question about a 9-10mm recommendation....



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Posted 31 May 2016 - 09:42 AM

I took the Kowa and APM to a remote dark location. The Kowa is a bit easier to use in that scenario. Lighter, click in eyepieces and nitrogen purged.

 

My conclusion: it is great to have both  :flowerred:

 

That's excellent!

 

Could you explain this in a pedagogical manner to our wives?



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Posted 31 May 2016 - 09:49 AM

You are a mindreader  :grin:

I was about to post a question about a 9-10mm recommendation....

 

I find them to be just a little bit more comfortable than the Docter (2mm more eye relief). In the APM's the contrast and edge sharpness are "good" if not "very good". I spent several hours in the Virgo cluster with them "cemented" in the eyepiece holders. M13 was "der hammer!".. the Docters where rightfully jealous but really have nothing to fear. 84° and  2.3mm EP is still the sweet spot :-)  



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Posted 31 May 2016 - 02:15 PM

 

I took the Kowa and APM to a remote dark location. The Kowa is a bit easier to use in that scenario. Lighter, click in eyepieces and nitrogen purged.

 

My conclusion: it is great to have both  :flowerred:

 

That's excellent!

 

Could you explain this in a pedagogical manner to our wives?

 

 

Don't explain....it just happened  :lol:




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