Skywatcher Nirvana 28mm eyepiece video

Big eyepiece with a big field of view. The Skywatcher Nirvana 28mm 2″ eyepiece is the ideal choice for wide field views of the heavens. Fully multi-coated optics, and long eye relief. This beast of an eyepiece weight 1 kg, so be sure you have equipment of handling it

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Ostara 20mm SWA70 eyepiece overview and review

Looking through astronomy forums, this eyepiece gets some mixed opinions to say the least. I may be wrong, but I would guess many of the views are from people that have not looked through this model.

For those who have looked through it, they have been impressed with the wide field of view, which far exceeds a standard plossl. Colours , contrast and edge of field quality far outperform plossls in the £20-£30 range.

One of our customers at Northern Optics was so impressed, they bought a second to use with their bino-viewer. Specs are 70 degree apparent field, fully multi-coated optics, solid build and internal blackened edges.

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How do I focus a Skywatcher finderscope

Straight out the box, some of the Skywatcher finderscopes are not quite focused on infinity. Focusing is a simple procedure that does not take long. This applies to the range of finders that come in straight , angled, 6×30 and 9×50. Please look at our easy to understand tutorial below. Any questions, please ask us at Northern Optics

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Fotomate VT-5006 tripod. Ideal for a Celestron C90 Mak

A customer came to our Northern Optics weekend outlet at the Waters` Edge country park and visitor centre looking to buy a tripod suitable for his Celestron C90 Mak spotting scope / telescope. It needed to be capable of holding it steady so he could look at the Planets. The mount he was happy with was the Fotomate VT-5006. With a payload capacity of 5kg, it was more than capable of taking the weight of the C90. The mount is easy to use and has a very smooth pan and tilt head with adjustable handle. Spare quick release plates are available.

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Ostara Moon / Skyglow filter video review

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Olivon PC 8×42 binoculars video review

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Visionary Wetland 8×25 binoculars video review

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Skywatcher Panaview eyepiece video review

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Olivon PC3 8×26 binoculars video review

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North Lincs astro meeting 3rd July 2017

19 of the regulars were present at the North Lincs astro society meeting for the July 2017 get together at Far Ings visitor centre. We got there early to get some stunning views of the Sun through the club solar telescope. There was so much activity on the Sun, we was spoilt for choice.

Once inside , Damian kicked things off with his constellation of the month talk. For this month it was a brief look at the Northern Crown , Corona Borealis . This was followed by John updating us with all the latest astronomy and space flight news. One day John will remember his glasses… Last but by no means least, Chris gave an excellent in depth talk about eyepieces. This included types of eyepieces and an explanation on eye relief, exit pupil and field of view.

Thanks as always for Glennys for the excellent teas and refreshments, the Lincolnshire wild life trust for the use of the venue and as always yours truly Northern Optics with some bargains on the night, which included an Olivon 8-24mm HR eyepiece, Ostara Dielectric 2″ 90 degree diagonal and other smaller items.

We finished the night discussing ideas for future meetings and other events hosted by members. If you are thinking of coming along for the first time, remember its free entry for your first meeting

 

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