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    Default First Light with 6mm Ethos



    I have an 8SE which is F/10 for a focal length of 2000mm. Since I have had the scope I have always observed with a F/6.3 focal reducer for a focal length of 1260mm. I never use my 8SE at F/10 for visual observing. Last year I realized my 9mm Nagler (140x) was a little low for high power at F/6.3. After some research I settled for the Ethos 6mm (210x) with 100 degree apparent field of view.

    I first used it at a star party last Saturday. The seeing was hindered by a bit of haze. But Jupiter showed the best detail I have seen. Many folks commented on the wide field of view. Mars was remarkable as well as I was able to make out 4 distinct dark areas on the planet.

    The sky was not that great as I could make out haze but the 6mm Ethos at 210x seemed to be no problem. I always thought 100x was about it most nights. Not any more. I think I'll be using the 6mm Ethos far more than I originally expected. It was spectacular. Can't say enough about the 100 degree apparent field of view.
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    Default Re: First Light with 6mm Ethos

    Great first light, wonderful it worked out. Would love to try a 100AFV
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