- southern hemisphere
- globular cluster
I used this eyepiece on an 18 inch reflector once...the target was 47 Tacane globular cluster in the southern hemisphere. Its the only time in my life I can swear that you could literally pick the stars out of the image inside the lens with your fingers. No other lens has ever afforded me such a profound view of any celestial object since that night, ever, and that included the Nagler eyepieces that night. Enough said.
haven't used yet.
I have a good set of Telvue eyepieces: 20, 12, 7, and 4.8 mm Naglers and the 35 mm Panoptic. The Panoptic is my "finder" eyepiece on all telescopes and a favorite viewing eyepiece on larger scopes. It is so easy to look through for viewing star clusters and all things requiring a large FOV.
I recently purchased my 35mm Panoptic and last night the sky was clear although seeing and transparency were average... so at about 2AM.. I decided to take out BIG BLUE (my 10 MEADE SCT and do a little observing..I live actually on the North boundary of the city of Tampa...but I do have a spot in my back yard where NO LIGHT is visible... so i decided to check out my 35mm PANOPTIC... (i also have a 13mm NAGLER (type 1 and that is an AWESOME eyepiece I was VERY IMPRESSED by the PANOPTIC as i scanned around the sky, I found M11 (the WILD DUCK CLUSTER and it was BEAUTIFUL from my less than perfect sky conditions... but later in the observing session, i decided to check out THE DOUBLE CLUSTER.... and WOW!!!!!... I was amazed at how it looked... THIS IS AN AWESOME EYEPIECE.... Thank you AL NAGLER ! I CAN'T WAIT TO GO TO A DARK SKY SITE ! I will never forget the feeling that i got when i saw that DOUBLE CLUSTER looking so beautiful (even in a light polluted environment 5 STARS for sure !
Zippidy do da! Add the 35mm to my Celestron 8i. Crisp views edege to edge. Well worth the money if you want to exceed all expectations. Mike Anderer