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Re: best Binoculars for nebula viewing

Started by erikdlin, 01/26/2004 06:17PM
Posted 01/26/2004 06:17PM Opening Post
I'd also recommend the Oberwerk 22X100. I borrowed my friend's Oberwerk 100mm for a week last year for a side-by-side with my ProOptics 25X100. Compared to my $900 ProOptics the Oberwerk 22X100 has much better eye relief(18mm vs 10mm), wider FOV(3.3 vs. 2.6 deg)and cost less than 1/2. The only problem for me is insufficient right diopter adjusment for my 20/20 left,-20/400 right eye. This should not be a problem for most people.

I like two other features of the Oberwerk 22X100: Center focus and extra bracing between the objectives. The Tak 22X60s are essentialy two 60 mm APOs joined toghter. The optics are superb but FOV is much narrower at 2.2 Deg. I think you get more bang for the buck with the Oberwerk. For me the pleasure of giant bino astronomy is the correct image view and wide FOV. You'll cover 2.25 times more area with 3.3 deg FOV of the Oberwerk.

Erik D
Posted 01/26/2004 06:31PM #1
I sure enjoy my Oberwerk 22x100's. They also have very good edge performance and sharpness, which is a good thing. Mine were out of collimation when they arrived, but it was very easy to collimate them. Took about 15 second's. The ability for user collimation is a huge plus.