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Posted 20 May 2003 - 09:51 PM

Has anyone tried Naglers on a binoviewer?

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Posted 20 May 2003 - 10:04 PM

Sadly, I have chosen the heavier Type 4's and original Naglers for my Cyclops eyepiece collection and none of 'em are suitable for bino use. I've used a pair of 19mm Panoptics in my Black Nights and they looked great. At NEAF I was able to look through a TV and a Denkmeier both with 16mm T5 Naglers and those also looked great. I picked up a pair of original (Type nothing) 7mm Naglers but haven't been able to try them yet; I'll make a report here when I get that opportunity. Still pondering unloading the T4's and switching to T6's or T5's. :question:

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Posted 20 May 2003 - 10:44 PM

I use a set of 13mm t6's to good effect, and I believe Jim G uses 16mm t5's. Others I know from the TV group have sets of the t6's for binoviewing.

WARNING - if you like wide FOV's, you may never want to go back.

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Posted 21 May 2003 - 07:20 PM

Hi Lawrence:

As Tom T. said, I've got a pair of 16mm Type 5s. Use them all the time, especially with the Starsweeper in front of the Denkmeier Binoviewer. It's like looking through a pair of Terminaglers.

Everyone who looks through them gasps, and then goes to figure out what they need to sell to get a pair. :smirk:

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Posted 21 May 2003 - 08:53 PM


I guess I'll find out sooner or later, but how do the 16mm Naglers stand up to your 19mm panoptics refrence standard?

Perhaps I would be well advised NOT to look thru them :D


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Posted 22 May 2003 - 08:20 PM

Yes. The type 6's (7, 9 and 13's) and the 16 type 5. Wow!

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Posted 22 May 2003 - 09:28 PM


I am looking seriously at the 16 NT5's, but had a couple questions.

Do you also have the 24 Pans?

Can you see the field stop in the 16NT5's?

Is the 10mm er comfortable? (I don't wear glasses)

Here's where I'm going. I'm weighing the Pan 24 against the 16NT5's. In my XT10, the 24 Pans with the 1.2x OCS give me 60x and 1.13 deg TFOV. The 16NT6 gives me 90x and .91 deg TFOV. But, if I need to move my head around to get that entire 82 deg AFOV in the 16NT5, I might want to start with the Pans. But, the 16NT5 is a better fit for me right now as I have/will have pairs of 25mm Epics and 9mm Expanse ep's. The 16NT5 would fit nicely in the middle until the bank account can afford a pair of 24 Pans and 9NT5's as bookends for the 16NT5's.

I wish there were someone nearby that had a pair, but, alas, we have no binoviewers yet in my club (that I know of). Try before you buy may not be an option for me.

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Posted 22 May 2003 - 10:44 PM

Hi Tom:

Yes, I've got both the 16mm Naglers and the 24mm Panoptics.

No, you can't really see all the way to the field stops in the Naglers. I've seen a few people who say they can, but the majority of people say they only see sky. Me included.

As far as eye relief, yes the 16mms are comfortable. No one has complained when looking through them.

Either eyepiece pair is a great choice. I wouldn't want to make a decision between them. What things do you like to look at the most, and how would they benefit from the magnfication and field of view of each size?

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