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Subject: meade elec. eyepiece
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.243.201)
Date: 03/12/2002 06:01:20 pm PDT
Anyone have any luck with this. I have tried it twice on the moon, using a C-8. Moon looked fine using a normal eypiece, but after adjusting the contrast on the meade, then adjusting the focus, and finally getting an image it was like looking thru a wavy fish tank. Maybe the seeing wasnt good, or I didn't allow enuff cool down time, but this eyepiece is sensitve to heat waves and any disturbance in the atmosphere.
I am going to see if i have better luck using a Meade etx-90 next time out. Would appreciate any hints or help before I start taking apart one of my webcams.
thanks


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Subject: meade electronic eyepiece
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.243.201)
Date: 03/13/2002 12:36:49 pm PDT
I see this is listed or has a suggested retail price of $129.00
Think I paid about $35 for it on ebay, and I think that was too
much for the performance I am getting so far.


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Subject: Re: meade elec. eyepiece
By: astronut
In Reply to: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.243.201) (Original Message)
Date: 08/13/2002 05:25:42 pm PDT
>Anyone have any luck with this. I have tried it twice on the moon, using a C-8. Moon looked fine using a normal eypiece, but after adjusting the contrast on the meade, then adjusting the focus, and finally getting an image it was like looking thru a wavy fish tank. Maybe the seeing wasnt good, or I didn't allow enuff cool down time, but this eyepiece is sensitve to heat waves and any disturbance in the atmosphere.
>I am going to see if i have better luck using a Meade etx-90 next time out. Would appreciate any hints or help before I start taking apart one of my webcams.
>thanks

You need to ensure that seeing conditions are above average to excellent and that you've allowed enough time for tube currents to equalize. This EP is equivalent to an 8mm EP, so the magnification level is high and will definately be affected by seeing conditions. Transparency will affect contrast as well. Works best on a monitor where contrast and brightness can be adjusted. An old Commodore monitor should work well.


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Subject: Meade Electronic Eyepiece
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.98.184)
Date: 11/10/2004 11:30:55 pm PDT
I got one of these with the 60mm Refractor $60 at Ritz Camera. Give your kid the scope and keep the Electronic Eyepiece !!! I hooked it to my video camera (Canon - takes video in). The results of the moon are very good.
I have THREE things I want to point out.

1. With the first one I could only get black or white views (no detail, and sometimes a set of black bars would show). It WAS DEFECTIVE. Meade sent me a replacement, and I am VERY HAPPY with the results. It's inexpensive.

2. There are plenty of sites showing VERY good results with this. The best results are by "stacking images" - basically averaging 20-30 images, which improves the signal to noise ratio, and improves the resolution. See for yourself by searching on Google - "meade electonic eyepiece".

3. It's hard to focus - I hook to the video camera, which has a marginal display to start with. I don't have one, but they also sell "reducers", since the thing has a very short focal length and you only get a portion of the Moon
(read small FOV).

Good luck - I think of it as a cheap start on asto-photography.


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