Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:36 AM
I played briefly with the LPI the other night with very mixed results. The one question I do have is this: Is the LPI a fixed - hmmmmm how to ask this - power? Meaning when viewing the Moon, I could not get the entire Moon in the image. Is there a way to reduce the power so the entire Moon would be visible?
Hope that makes sence!
Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:17 AM
Glad you are able to use your scope more now. That's a nice scope. I have the 8" version and it is all I can do to tote it outside. Yes, the LPI is a 'fixed power'. Although I have never done it, I would assume you could use a focal reducer to lower the effective power and widen the field of view. I have used a Barlow lens in front of it to increase the power for planets. I am sure some others with much more experience than me can give you a definite answer and some good advice. But those close-ups of the moon can be very impressive to me. Enjoy your scope.
Posted 07 October 2009 - 09:52 AM
Yeah - really enjoying it more now. I would recommend the Scopebuggy (or something similar) to those with larger scopes. I have gotten out more in the last week than I have in the past 3 years - and that isno joke. Even at 10 - 11pm it is so easy to pull it out into drive if there is something interesting.
Jupiter has been out alot lately - need to try the LPI out.
Here is a pic of my scope on the Scopebuggy. I am into woodworking - so I plan on making a base to fit on the bottom to hold stuff - eventually - but having too much fun using the scope now to get into workshop to build it - LOL
Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:55 AM
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