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    >Scribbled on an absconded, used scratch paper fished out of the

    HUMOR ALERT !!! HUMOR ALERT !!!

    jon

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    Jon Isaacs wrote:

    Thanks. If you hadn't alerted me, I would have had no idea that the
    above paragraph was intended to be funny.

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    Hi Mark:

    Well, I didn't think it was badly written...little florid, maybe, but I've done
    worse. ;-)

    But, no, I don't think much of an eyepiece review that doesn't use said
    eyepiece on the sky, for god's sake.

    For those interested in the short and sweet on the Synta wide field eypeices,
    these eyepieces (which are also sold by Adorama) are good values for the money.
    nice wide fields that appear close to the stated figures. The two shorter focal
    length ones are a little heavier than you'd expect, using a built in barlow
    like some other widefield designs, but still nothing that would weigh down even
    a StarBlast.

    How do they do? OK. It depends to a large extent on what you will bear and what
    you are using them in. In my SCTs, they are amazingly good. Not Nagler or
    Panoptic good, but "good"...reasonably sharp to the edge of the field, and very
    good out to about 80%. They are almost that good in the ST80, but, gosh, do
    they fall apart in a hurry in a short focal length Newt like the StarBlast. The
    star images are pretty icky at 60% of the way to the field edge.

    My fave? Probably the 6mm. I know some folks have reported problems with
    reflections in their 6es, but mine seems fairly free of that. Certainly, I used
    it a LOT Summer before last to view Mars. It delivered a splendid image,
    especially, when coupled with an inexpenisve GTO 3x barlow. Amazingly good. The
    15, I also like a lot. Good sharp eyepiece for the money.

    Contrast seems good on all of 'em on the deep sky...but...the caveat is that
    they were tested with my middle-aged eyes. ;-)

    When I want to use an inexpensive/1.25" ocular, I turn to these far more often
    than I do to a Plossl.

    Construction/build quality wise, very nice.

    Wish I'd had these back in the 60s...or even 70s. ;-)


    Peace,
    Rod Mollise
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    >They are almost that good in the ST80, but, gosh, do they fall apart in a
    hurry in a short focal length Newt like the StarBlast.

    Rod:

    My experience:

    f/4, what more needs to be said??

    They do better at f/5...

    And they do better with a Paracorr.

    I'll bet that Starblast would be pretty slick with a Paracorr or if they had
    made it f/5 (Grin)
    --------------

    Given your luck with the 6mm, I may just buy another one. Mine was one of the
    first, its OK but my 9 mm is a step up. And then there is the ghosting,
    supposedly something about the tiny sleeve up front...

    Best wishes, clear skies

    jon

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    >Thanks. If you hadn't alerted me, I would have had no idea that the

    Well.... when I read it I thought it was quite cleverly written, witty
    even....

    Humor is in the mind of the reader.....

    jon


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    Sorry Rod, I don't think you could write anything that awful even under
    the influence of Old Faithful or whatever that stuff is that you drink
    on occasion...

    I am probably going to try the 6mm very soon on my f/6 Dob. A wide
    field and decent eye relief for $40 or $50 sounds too good to pass up.

    Mark


    Rod Mollise wrote:
    I've done


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    From the comments I got, I ordered one.

    Thanks All

    Brian


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    Hi Mark:

    Is there any other way to write?! :-)

    "Old Faithful"? Sheesh! _Rebel Yell_! :-)

    Peace,
    Rod Mollise
    Author of _Choosing and Using a Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope_
    Like SCTs and MCTs?
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