I binoview and monoview. IMO the amount of detail seen is almost the same. I just find it is so much more comfortable to binoview. There is something special about a refractor and binoviwers. The 2 objects that the binoviwers really strut their stuff are on the Moon and Sun.
As an aside. I can reach focus without an OCS on my 127f12R30 using a Denk with no powerswitch and a Tak 5/4" prism diagonal. Along with Vixen NPL 30mm eyepieces - very nice combo on star fields.
Love it for Planetary, Lunar and Soar plus a bit of DSO too. Currently doing an eyepiece make over. I'm using WO's and am tending to use RKE 28's and 18mm Ortho's with 1.6x 2x and 3X Barlows..kind of an alternative to Denks and power switch type thing. So far so good. I got tired of swapping out eyepieces , it's far easier changing the barlow! Matt
Yes , I am like RGM here as the views are definatly easier using both eyes , I find the 20mm WO WA's that come with my WO bino viewers to be very good and along with a cheep pair of GSO 32mm plossls are the only sets I own but these give a good spread because like Matt I also use the 1.6 and 2x barlows in my 127mm Achro .
If you don't always know I built my Istar 127mm OTA short enough to allow using the BV's with or without a barlow ,, awesome views. Brian.
C9.25 XLT on HEQ5
Istar 127mm f/8 doublet on HEQ5
Takahashi SKY90 on Vixen SP
Post by Mike - Istar Optical on Apr 12, 2014 11:45:04 GMT -5
I also have a WO bino with the included 20mm eyepieces. Bought them about 7 or 8 years ago. What a deal that was from OPT! I think $199. Thought about having them upgraded by Siebert Optical. He claims his upgrades will make them as good as any Denk or Televue model for $249. Sierbert Bino Upgrade