Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepieces by William Paolini

By William Paolini

A worthwhile reference that fills a few niches together with that of a dealers consultant, technical table reference and observers box advisor. It files the prior marketplace and its evolution, correct as much as the current day. as well as attractive to functional astronomers - and probably saving them cash - it's necessary either as a historic reference and as an in depth overview of the present industry position for this bustling astronomical client product.
What distinguishes this publication from different courses on astronomy is the involvement of observers from all facets of the astronomical group, and likewise the key brands of kit. It not just catalogs the technical facets of the numerous glossy eyepieces but in addition files beginner observer reactions and impressions through the years, utilizing many alternative eyepieces.
Eyepieces are the main talked-about add-ons and collectible goods on hand to the beginner astronomer. No different merchandise of kit instructions such lively debate, or has developed into one of these impressive array of kinds and services. picking out and utilizing Astronomical Eyepieces offers an enormous quantity of reference fabric to indicate readers in the direction of the easiest buys and the best eyepieces for other kinds of staring at.

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It is primarily seen in the off-axis region of the eyepiece’s field of view as a blue, red, green, or yellow fringe on the limb of the Moon, planet, or star point. Observers often strongly disagree on the impact this aberration has when observing. Some feel it is inconsequential when present and others strongly dislike the aberration. Most eyepiece lines will only show minor amounts of this aberration when present. Fig. 21 Eyepiece with lateral color shows the aberration on the lunar rim only when off-axis.

For 13 mm) – – – – Optical Design Characteristics 15 Fig. 8 Historical eyepiece designs. For illustrative purposes of lens types used, curves/sizes/ spacing not to scale (Illustration by the author) Optical Design Characteristics When reviewing the performance of any eyepiece, the lens prescription of the optical design directly controls seven major characteristics important to observers. When opticians create or modify an optical design, they will optimize the subset of 16 1 Introducing the Astronomical Eyepiece characteristics they are most interested in, while balancing the others to provide the best mix of characteristics to meet their design goals for the eyepiece.

The sharply defined edge to the field of view you observe through the eyepiece is actually this physical field stop device. Therefore, any damage to the field stop, or a field stop that is not properly formed to a smooth knife edge, will be immediately noticeable as an irregularity in the outer circle of the field of view. Extreme care should therefore always be exercised when inspecting or cleaning the field stop of an eyepiece. The table below lists the AFOV that is common for the major eyepiece designs.

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