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Moon viewing with 12.5mm Kellner eyepiece

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#1 larrytOMC200

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 04:11 AM

Hi all,

        Just thought I would share my experience when observing the moon on 2nd July, after a long spell of inclement weather, the skies cleared and Luna beckoned. The seeing was quite good at times, I managed some nice images (will post some) and decided I would try out an old Kellner eyepiece that I have had for decades, (truthfully forgot about).

I had used some plossels and sky watch panorama eyepieces before curiosity got the better of me after finding the Kellner.

I was amazed at the crisp, colour free and detailed  image I was looking at. (I was using my OMC200 F20 Maksutov). I will definitely be using this eyepiece again!

Anyway, just thought I would give credit where credit is due, as regards, I suspect undervalued and neglected occulars. Keep well.   Larry

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#2 lee14

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 06:30 AM

Older types, with fewer components, are too frequently ignored in favor of modern wide field designs with twice or more the number of lenses. I love my wide fields, but for lunar or planetary viewing, simpler is often better because the narrower FOV is not an issue, and they can avoid the multiple refections in modern compound eyepieces when viewing bright objects. 

 

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Edited by lee14, 03 July 2020 - 07:21 AM.

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#3 larrytOMC200

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 04:33 PM

I agree with your comments Lee, I will be using my trusty Kellner a lot more on Luna. Keep well and clear skies.


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 04:44 PM

Nice pics :)


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