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    Default Re: Illuminated Reticle - Found a way to tone it down. (Meade Astrometric)



    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Good to see you managed to get it to an acceptable level Steve.
    Now you just need to download the AAVSOs list of double stars on the revisit list and start taking some measurements
    As soon as the mercury goes up about 20°F! Thanks Gabby.

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    Default Re: Illuminated Reticle - Found a way to tone it down. (Meade Astrometric)

    What is the AFOV on the Meade Steve?
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    Default Re: Illuminated Reticle - Found a way to tone it down. (Meade Astrometric)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    What is the AFOV on the Meade Steve?
    40°. Its a 12mm 3 element Modified Achro.
    In the 10" TFOV= 0.38° @ 104X
    In the AR127 TFOV= 0.58° @ 69X
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    Default Re: Illuminated Reticle - Found a way to tone it down. (Meade Astrometric)

    Very nice, I have the Celestron/ Baader 12.5mm Ortho which is 42*
    I hope you get a lot of use from it
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    Default Re: Illuminated Reticle - Found a way to tone it down. (Meade Astrometric)

    I find that the production standards of these items vary so much.
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    Default Re: Illuminated Reticle - Found a way to tone it down. (Meade Astrometric)

    Hi Peter, are you refering to the eyepiece or the illuminator?
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    Default Re: Illuminated Reticle - Found a way to tone it down. (Meade Astrometric)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Very nice, I have the Celestron/ Baader 12.5mm Ortho which is 42*
    I hope you get a lot of use from it
    I looked pretty hard at the Baader - but for once being practical thought I'd start out with the Meade a $55 vs the $220 for the Baader. I did look around for a while to find either the Celestron or Baader in the used market (the Celestron is no longer made) - no real luck there but did find a review on Astromart that influenced the decision:
    Astromart Reviews - Meade MA 12mm Astrometric Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece

    The specs from the review:
    amteric specs.PNG

    The Meade application sheet is adequate - The Baader just about complete in every way so I'm going to use it for workflow.
    And that leads to the next project, an Excel spread sheet for the math......
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    Default Re: Illuminated Reticle - Found a way to tone it down. (Meade Astrometric)

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter802 View Post
    I find that the production standards of these items vary so much.
    My experience would match that. The first unit received never would focus the scale - both were overly bright & difficult to adjust though I've heard from some that the illumination adjustment works well.
    Moving on.......

 

 
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