I was observing yesterday in the Starstructure/Lockwood 30” f/3.6 scope here in Sweden.
I has my Ethos series and the Nikon HW as usual.
Sky did clear up at 10 but it was moister but it got better under the night.
SQM was 21.2 at the best and seeing was ‘sub well’ and it’s not that clear ( typical Sweden in fall )
30” is nice bit it really don’t help out.
Mirror is all Ok and MagX did hold up ok at +200X but beyond that the stars get fuzzy.
Trapezium I saw the E star and as I know where the F star I saw it, and lower MagX get it more easy.
But the sky is to soft for ex Holmberg 9 and se components in the Andromeda parachute ( but I saw both this object's but barley, as in a good 30" and good sky it should be no issue see them and atleast 2 components in the parachute )
One new thing here for me.
I had bought the Delite 7 mm last year to see faint objects to try see if less glass do help from the Ethos.
But I never did like that EP.
I really enjoy the Ethos and Nikon HW EP.
I’m 55 and use reading glasses and has no eye issues and I think a 5.5 mm pupil.
I use no eye guard on this EP.
-I use them rolled down, as if up I narrow the field = can’t see the edge.
We had a Delos 8 mm for test ( used in M1 ) and it's like my Delite 7 mm ( I can't observe in those EP ) and I don't know why.
Hard set focus and it can get totally black, but in the Ethos I’ll just swim around = never a issue.
Several here used my Ethos has issues with them and most has the eye guard up, and still they has hard use them and many can’t get the idea of 100 degree field.
All I can say, no matter of magX I like the field.
Some has said the Delos is a hair more crisp than the Ethos, but I can’t say that is the fact for me, anyway.
Edited by hakann, 22 November 2020 - 12:51 PM.