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russ.will

** Heads Up** Skywatcher Aero 35mm on Astroboot

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Fancy a Panaview, but without the blurry edges, but only want to pay Panaview Money? Here. :)

Russell

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Seems a decent buy :smiley:

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Indeed, but not for me, or I wouldn't have posted a heads up! :grin:

Russell

Not for me either.

Exit pupil is too large (7mm in a light polluted sky with street lights shining around isn't a good idea) and it's 2", and the Heritage only accepts 1.25" :lol:.

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Nice price but I had the 40mm and I found that soft at the sides even at F7.

Alan.

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Nice price but I had the 40mm and I found that soft at the sides even at F7.

Alan.

That's quite a surprise Alan. We have a member at the club who has an F5 300P with a 30mm Aero ED and the views are very good to within 10% of the edge of field. It seems on a par with the Meade 5000 28mm SWA in comparison and not too far off a Panoptic 27mm. Everyone was quite impressed with Aero ED. Perhaps the 30mm is the sweet spot for the design.

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Fredster

That is very interesting. I too had a 28mm SWA and it was at the same time as I had the 40mm Aero, it wasn't the Aero I bought it in the States but it was the same thing, Astro Pro I think. The SWA was as sharp as a razor at F 5.26 which is my fastest scope and the F7 I was talking about was a 115mm APM refractor, it is strange how we find different results, could even be the eyepieces not being the same quality.

Alan.

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Fredster

That is very interesting. I too had a 28mm SWA and it was at the same time as I had the 40mm Aero, it wasn't the Aero I bought it in the States but it was the same thing, Astro Pro I think. The SWA was as sharp as a razor at F 5.26 which is my fastest scope and the F7 I was talking about was a 115mm APM refractor, it is strange how we find different results, could even be the eyepieces not being the same quality.

Alan.

Variability in QC sounds very likely :) Perhaps you had the Astrotech Titan type II? Same eyepiece as the Aero and TMB Paragon. They were quite highly rated on CN, just like the Paradigm.

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Fredster,

That's the very fellow. I bought it when I was in the States once. I liked everything about it apart from the edges, for me they were not sharp. At the time I had a full range of Meade 5000 SWA and I was looking for something a bit lighter than the 40mm SWA Meade, they dropped lighter bombs than this once. I thought it was soft in my F 10 LX but found the collimation was a touch out, but the Meade showed sharp stars, that I will never understand.

Alan.

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I can't vouch for the aero, by had a similar experience to Alan but with a hyperion aspheric 31 - similar performance to aero by all accounts. The outer 10- 15% was soft and that was at F7. The Meade 34 SWA i had and the 24 SWA i still have - were pin sharp to the edge.

andrew

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