Takahashi Orthoscopic 2.8mm

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Brand and Model:Takahashi Orthoscopic 2.8mm
Price ($USD):$141.00
Focal Length:2.8 mm
Barrel Size:.96
Apparent FOV:40.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:4 mm
Weight (lbs):0.19

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Takahashi Orthoscopic 2.8mm
Oh my. This is one eyepiece for playing with "insane" powers during perfect seeing nights.
When we first put this on a 16" Dob to see Jupiter, I looked in the eyepiece
and thought," Something's wrong... Jupiter's disk is way too small..."... then the moon slid
out of the FOV and Jupiter slid in. And banding/colors were still visible. ( I'd expected
a much more blurry mess of of disk ). Lower powers generally provide much better views of planets... but this eyepiece is a
kick for splitting doubles, or showing planets to novices at a star party ( if they can get past the extremely
tight eye relief ) And somehow the
eyepiece always manages to bring in a better image than I'd expect. For jolly's we maneuvered the scope to the blue snowball, and at 7000' and great
seeing it was a filled in ring, rather than a tiny disk. FOV
is small.. but the resulting view is great if you've got the right scope and right night.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.190.67)
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