So, here I sit with a quite nice 92mm f6 scope with Field Flattener (the manufacturer says the FF bumps the focal length up to 565mm).
My quest is to attain a wider FOV for those larger DS objects... which of course got me thinking about the shorter scopes (72ish mm)
What would you folks do, given the same circumstances?... Find a premium short/fast scope, or for a little more $, look in to a full frame sensor camera? (I currently own a ASI071 aps-c).
I suppose another option would be to source a reducer for my 92mm, yes? (manufacturer doesn't make them)
More thinking says, hmmm, why don't I try putting together mosaics with SGP... looks outside to see clouds again clear sky's are becoming more rare in my 'hood.
PS - there's also that RASA8, Chuck got one... I want one too!
You already have a short, wide field scope. Now the question is whether it can take 2" eyepieces or not.
Assuming it can take 2" eyepieces, with a focal length of 565 mm, if you put in a 38 mm 70 degree eyepiece you will have 14.8X and 4.7 degree field of view. That is a binocular like field of view.
How wide are you trying to achieve?
If you only have a 1.25" focuser and can't upgrade to a 2", then your best bet is a 32 mm Plossl eyepiece for low power and wide view.
That would give you 17.6X and 2.8 degrees which is still pretty wide for a telescope.
So, how wide are you trying to go?
Understanding Telescope Eyepieces- There are recommendations, based on budget, but the meat of the article is about understanding the issues when selecting eyepieces.
Edited by aeajr, 01 December 2019 - 06:26 PM.