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Stellarvue Binoviewers

Started by stuper1, 04/23/2005 08:06AM
Posted 04/23/2005 08:06AM Opening Post
Has anybody tried the Stellarvue binoviewers, or heard anything about them?
Posted 04/23/2005 04:37PM #1
Stuart,

The Stellarvue binoviewers and the Burgess binoviewers are basically the same unit.

To me their biggest advantage is their relatively short light path. Of course the fact that they sell for $200 also helps.

The quality of the unit is surprisingly good considering the price.

Like most binoviewers, they will not need any corrector when used with an SCT. Their short light path makes it possible that they will not need any corrector in some of the newer premium refractors. I own a TAK FS-128 and they work fine with no corrector using the 1 1/4" visual back and a 1 1/4" Lumicon Lumibrite diagonal.

If you have not owned a pair of binoviewers before this the Stellarvue binoviewers are certainly a good place to start. They will compete head to head for detail with other units at two or three or even four times their cost on most of the bright objects in the sky.

Don Durbin

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