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#1 bigdob24

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 08:20 PM

I’ve got a set of Denk II W/Power Switch and for solar observing I love my 24Pans. They are so crisp, bright and sharp and hard to beat.

I need something that is higher power around 15mm and 15 Pans are hard to find. I’ve got a pair of 15 mm APMs and there are just alright compared to the Pans. 
I need something that will be as crisp, bright and sharp as the 24s, any ideas

BD



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 08:43 PM

I use my Tak Abbe 18mm quite a lot in my Denk Binotron with the power switch. The 12.5mm are also very good for a bit more magnification, but the 18mm just feel perfect in the binoviewer.

 

By comparison, the 24 Pans look soft and lacklustre on solar and lunar, so I don’t use those on solar system targets at all anymore. I enjoy those in my binoscopes for deep sky observing.

 

I think you’ll enjoy upgrading to a good Abbe Ortho for the type of observing you’re doing.



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 09:37 PM

Allen, do you use the 12.5s in your Binos?

Ive never looked through one and if they make the 24 pans soft they have to be great eyepieces.

I would use these strictly for high power solar use on the best days

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 12:30 AM

I got a pair of Tak 12.5mm Abbes after a suggestion from Allan. When observing M13, M5 Globular clusters with my 14.5" dob/Markv x 1.7xgpc), the view is crisp at 220x. waytogo.gif



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Posted 26 May 2020 - 01:02 AM

For me too 12.5mm is the lowest I would like to go. I've got Tak LE 12.5mm, now looking for the second one for bino pair.



#6 Allan Wade

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:17 AM

Allen, do you use the 12.5s in your Binos?

Ive never looked through one and if they make the 24 pans soft they have to be great eyepieces.

I would use these strictly for high power solar use on the best days

BD

With the combination of the power switch on the Denk, I find I use my 18 Tak Abbe and 16 ZAO’s more, but still use the 12.5 Tak Abbe often. Using the 18’s is like a massage for your eyes, they are perfect. The 12.5’s are just a little tighter in eye relief that’s all. I have 10 ZAO’s I use also, but they are as short as I go using Abbe Orthos in the binoviewer.

 

I enjoy panning around the lunar craters which look razor sharp in the Abbe Orthos. I remember the same view through the Pans by comparison looking as if I hadn’t 100% focused properly.



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Posted 26 May 2020 - 08:10 AM

I’ve got a set of Denk II W/Power Switch and for solar observing I love my 24Pans. They are so crisp, bright and sharp and hard to beat.

I need something that is higher power around 15mm and 15 Pans are hard to find. I’ve got a pair of 15 mm APMs and there are just alright compared to the Pans. 
I need something that will be as crisp, bright and sharp as the 24s, any ideas

BD

 

A pair of 16mm Nagler Type 5s can provide stunning images of the Moon and the gas giants.  I cannot tell you how they would perform on the Sun because I have never looked at the Sun through a telescope; and never will.


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 01:02 PM

TV delites or Baader Morpheus.




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