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#1 Voyager 3

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 04:33 AM

Wanted to see how many of you binoview with reflectors , from Chinese dobs to premium dobs - from classic equatorially mounted to Observatory mounted reflectors ! Show no mercy in posting pics 😈 .


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#2 Lentini

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 09:29 PM

Oh, I like this topic. I need a pic of it all put together. But here are pics of things cooling down on my half-finished deck.

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:35 AM

Oh, I like this topic.

My brain formed these same words.



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Posted 25 February 2021 - 10:47 AM

Here we go:

 

 

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 05:17 PM

No pics but I use my TV BV's + 2X Amplifier with an Orion xx16g and also with a SW 12 (no Amp as I use the Indent settings to easily reach focus).


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Posted 26 February 2021 - 09:08 PM

Come now, peeps! I'm sure you've got some binoviewer sexiness in some photos somewhere.

 

I haven't set my scope up again, but I had these shots.

 

Note the Pentax are just wide enough that the binos won't close all the way... For those with narrow interpup...narrow faces.

 

 

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 12:21 PM

Here is my modest binoviewing set up.  A 6" f/5 reflector on a driven CG-4 mount, a WO 2x OCA(invisible), a celestron binoviewer, and a pair of 25mm HD orthoscopic eyepieces for a minimum magnification of 60x.

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 12:25 PM

Love it!


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Posted 28 February 2021 - 03:32 PM

I’ve gotten into binoviewing a few years ago and it has enhanced my viewing enjoyment many times over!  Viewing the Vallis Alpes rille at high power (with 2 eyes!)  was a ‘bucket list’ item with the setup of the Denk II w/PxS on a C8-A.

 

Clear, steady nights.

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 03:37 PM

Here is my modest binoviewing set up.  A 6" f/5 reflector on a driven CG-4 mount, a WO 2x OCA(invisible), a celestron binoviewer, and a pair of 25mm HD orthoscopic eyepieces for a minimum magnification of 60x.

That’s hot stuff! What eyepiece pairs are your favorites with that?


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#11 Ohmless

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Posted 28 February 2021 - 03:53 PM

the 25mm HD Ortho eyepieces get the most general use. 

 

The 15mm paradigms are a redundancy as they produce almost the same fov as the 25mm oculars.  They get the least use but I still like lunar and solar viewing with them.

 

The HD-60s got the most time with Mars this last season.




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