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Jim Snyder

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Re: "Planetary" Eyepieces
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2018, 11:36:41 AM »
Good discussion. However, what I am most curious about is objective optical performance, regardless of the other drawbacks, be they small FOV, tight eye relief, or rarity and expense. Obviously trying them out is the best way to evaluate, perhaps one day.

I have a good collection of EPs that are comfortable to use and good on axis. The type of people who read this forum, however (myself included), tend to be curious if there's any more tangible performance available. Would I find a contrast improvement in a 5.1mm XO vs my current 10mm XW + ES ED 2" Barlow? How about against a straight 5mm XW?

I've already improved my scope as much as possible. It's flocked, the primary has been tested and refigured, the secondary was replaced. I have an EQ Tech platform for tracking, and am dabbling with binos. More aperture (and correspondingly smaller CO) is in the future, but maybe a year or two away as I work with what I have and figure out what I want.