4510Re: New Megrez 80 SD II
- Jul 1, 2005--- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, fcorrada <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> Hello fellow astronomy enthusiasts.I also have the Megrez 80 SD package, and my partner owns a Burgess
> I just purchased the 80mm Megrez SD package [...] I would like to use
> a binoviewer like a Siebert or a Burgess/Stellarvue.
> [...] Does anyone has experience with this setup?
Oddly enough, I haven't yet done the experiment to see how well the
two work with each other, with/without the diagonal. Hopefully clear
skies this weekend will allow me to do this test and report back to
> Last question. Which filters are the most useful for observing theI ordered the WO VR-1 filter, through Oceanside Photo & Telescope. It
> planets and DSO's. I ordered the WO VR-1 filter and a Meade variable
> Polarizer for Moon observing.
does make a big difference when viewing the planets. It virtually
eliminates violet glow around Jupiter. The view is very APO-like with
the VR-1 in place.
I haven't yet used the VR-1 with the Moon, since we're heading towards
New Moon at the moment. I find without the VR-1, the Megrez 80 SD
tops out at about 100x on the Moon. Beyond that, the chromatic
aberration becomes noticeable enough that the image breaks down.
I suspect the VR-1 will enable the 80 SD to be used on the Moon at
higher powers, and I plan to try this out once the Moon is back in the
early evening sky. Though lunar observing isn't really what I bought
the scope for.
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