Image of the day

From the
ATWB Customer Gallery

IC410

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

Widefield vs. Panoptic

Started by danmcc, 11/13/2006 07:32AM
Posted 11/13/2006 07:32AM Opening Post
Is there much difference between the Widefield and the Panoptic eyepieces? I've had some Widefields for over 15 years but haven't had the chance to compare them with Panoptics.
Dan McConaughy
Posted 11/13/2006 09:24AM #1
Panoptics are much sharper at the field edge.
Also coatings and hence contrast are somewhat
better. But I like the eye position better
in the WideFields, and still use them often.
There is also more geometric distortion in the
Panoptics, but you only notice it when scanning
around.