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Hi all my fellow compatriots in astronomy. Apologies in advance for what I am about to do tomorrow, which no doubt will bring extra cloud cover over to annoy us all. Going to be getting my final addition to my EP collection by ordering up a 5mm BST Starglider EP. Heard good things about these EP's from everyone, so just the heads up for the extra clouds that will be coming our way for this oversight! Sorry! http://www.365astronomy.com/5mm-BST-Explorer-ED-Eyepiece.html
Hi all, I was just wondering... I've been looking for eyepieces to do drift alignment with, and as per this video: http://www.andysshot...tAlignment.html and after trying out with my own 5mm eyepiece (without reticle), I wanted a 5mm reticle eyepiece. But searching it turns out there are practically only 12,5mm illuminated reticle eyepieces... The 5mm Orion seems to have been discontinued... Anybody have any idea why this is? Did the 5mm cost too much? As I see it a 5 mm would do nicely, because one easily sees the direction a star goes, when turning off the motor drive, and I'm guessing it would also be better for detecting the drift. More so than with a 12,5mm... Thanks for any ideas, thoughts! Gerhard.