Review: The Vixen FL55ss
Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:32 AM
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- paulsky, zjc26138 and dUbeni like this
Posted 13 September 2019 - 09:06 PM
Great review. I do think these small refractors can be a lot of fun.
Another application for these small telescopes is spectroscopy!
I am sure your Vixen FL55ss would work as well as my Borg 55FL. This is not a great image of open cluster NGC 6231, but the Wolf-Rayet star (HD 152270 = WR 79) sticks out (the lines to the right are the spectra)
Thank you for promoting these wonderful small telescopes.
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Posted 15 September 2019 - 10:10 PM
Good review! I wonder though if anyone has compared these small, fast refractors against normal camera lenses?
Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:41 AM
Very interesting! Which kind if equipment do you use?
I use also a Canon ef200 f/2.8: the FL55ss is noticeably better even at f/4 (less CA, tighter stars, less coma).
The lens however is smaller, lighter (but the refractor+reducer is smaller than a 200 and a 300mm lens) and much faster.
I focus manually, sometimes with the help of a mask, and feel easier to do so with the refractor.
The lens is obviously more handy for daytime photography