Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

Welcome to Stargazers Lounge

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customise your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Gohan75

Skywatcher Nirvana UWA 16mm

12 posts in this topic

What do people think of this ep? For mid power use on dso's and planets in a 10" F4.7 Orion XT10i ? any other suggestions ?

thanks :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought one recently from ABS i've only used it once so far because of the you know what :clouds1: . The view was very nice, the stars were sharp 85% or more accross the field of view.

When the weather improves I'll be able to give more of a detailed appraisal, but it gets a thumbs up from me, and I only paid £85 so I can't complain. :smiley:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My favourite and most used EP, and I also use it on a 10" F5 Newt.

The Nirvana series is great value, especially used. I ended up with the whole series.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you recommend a site for pre owned ep's?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, Dodge, do you find that you get much use out of a 4mm? or is the mag to high in most cases?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the best site for used astro equipment, in my opinion:

http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/

I've owned the 28mm, 16mm and 4mm Nirvana's and they are excellent eyepieces. I sold the 16mm to move to a 16mm T5 Nagler and the difference in the F/6 scope I had at the time was barely noticeable. The "upgrade" cost me £80 or so and it was not money well spent really. I still have a 4mm Nirvana and it's a really good high power eyepiece with my 102 and 120mm ED refractors. It sits between 5mm and 3.5mm Pentax XW's in my set but is not overawed by them :smiley:

I don't find the 4mm gets much use with my 10" F/4.8 newtonian though.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a shot of one of our astro groups Nirvana 7mm & 16mm through my 10" f4.7 last winter, got some cracking views, I preferred them both to my 8mm & 15mm BSTs I owned, I took note of the reviews on SGL of the 2" 28mm Nirvana and added that, Now those 3 are the only EPs I own. The 4mm I feel would just be too much magnification for my scope as was my 5mm BST last winter (used to good effect only a couple of times due to seeing, more often left in case though sadly)

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, Dodge, do you find that you get much use out of a 4mm? or is the mag to high in most cases?

Like John, my 4 mm doesn't get that much use - it's too much in my current scopes under UK skies. It'll be more appropriate for my next scope, which will be of much shorter focal length (400-650mm).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently bought the panaview 2 32mm maybe I shud of held out for a 28mm Nirvana. Sound like great ep's ! Would you say the 16mm is good for mid mag dso's ? Whats it like to barlow ? Do u think it would be worth gettin a 28 mm or wud that make the panaview redundant ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 28mm Nirvana would show a larger and sharper true field than the Panaview 32 does so it would make it redundant I guess. They are large and heavy eyepieces though - your Panaview 32 will seem dainty by comparison !

The 16mm is 1.25" and more compact. It is a nice mid-power deep sky eyepiece.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advise. the 16mm it is!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.