I am retired, and as often happens with age, my eyes are not as good as they once were. Specifically, I have problems observing the Moon and planets (particularly Jupiter) because of glare and floaters in my eye. I am considering the purchase of a binoviewer for my Questar 3.5 Standard because I’ve read that when both eyes are used, the effect of floaters is greatly diminished.
However, I am a bit overwhelmed by the choices that exist with binoviewers and the best eyepieces to use with them.
- First, I am inclined to attach the binoviewer to the axial port of my Questar so that I can retain the regular eyepiece for casual glances and the use of Q’s finder. That means that I will need to purchase Questar’s 1.25" Mirror Diagonal. I already own the required swivel coupling set.
- Secondly, I am inclined to use Questar Brandons for eyepieces. Since I already own one of each, buying a binoviewer would only require me to purchase an additional Brandon or two.
I would appreciate any suggestions and guidance from Questar owners who have used binoviewers, particularly in regard to the best brands to purchase. Price is not a big factor for me; I’d rather get good optics to match those of my Q rather than skimp on quality.
Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.