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Impressions of a BST StarGuider

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Rumour has it that you need 2 complete sets before you are able to see through the clouds!

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Necro post - Arise old thread!

I have just ordered the BST 5, 8,15 & 25mm eyepieces, I can't wait for them to turn up tomorrow so I can pop them in my 200p - tomorrow's cloudy night is on me guys sorry

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57 minutes ago, Andy1978 said:

Necro post - Arise old thread!

I have just ordered the BST 5, 8,15 & 25mm eyepieces, I can't wait for them to turn up tomorrow so I can pop them in my 200p - tomorrow's cloudy night is on me guys sorry

Welcome to the forum Andy :smiley:

Hope you enjoy the BST's. I've compared them to some much more expensive eyepieces and they generally compare well.

 

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On ‎07‎/‎06‎/‎2018 at 22:26, John said:

Welcome to the forum Andy :smiley:

Hope you enjoy the BST's. I've compared them to some much more expensive eyepieces and they generally compare well.

 

Thank you for the welcome John.

I am nearing the end of my first month as a telescope owner so my experience is very limited but tonight I got to use the BST's and I am very impressed, mostly with views of Jupiter it seems for the moment however they were indeed glorious.

I see you promote Bristol Astronomical Society in your signature, a society I plan to become involved with.

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Bst are very good value.as already said you would have to spend a considerable amount of money to notice a difference. But as always lots of variables come into play.conditions are never the same.I personally love bst.

Hope you enjoy them.

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The starguiders are really good value for money. Got the 5mm and 12mm from Skies the limit to use with my portable Bresser AR102xs along with the stock 26mm S.Plossl (surprisingly good for a cheap stock EP). The 12mm is tack sharp, almost indistinguishable from the TV Delite on my Altair triplet except for the most outer edge. The 5mm is a little softer than the 12mm on the Bresser probably because of CA from such a fast achro affecting the sharpness and resolution at high mag.

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Hi I don't like bst eyepieces as you can see. The long bst  starguider is my 8-24 zoom.

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On 15/04/2013 at 21:55, KevUU said:

Of course the more advanced members will have moved onto better (more expensive) brands but if you're not at that stage yet, I don't think the BSTs would ever be a bad choice.

I've  tried the TeleVue Delos,  given their background and the many positive reports they get, but found  them to be no better visually for my needs.
True, to some, TeleVue are better, defo more expensive  and with their 20mm eye relief, and  their Dioptrx system, they're still a good eyepiece, but for me the  benefits might have been more observable on a much faster scope?

 I've even decided that after testing several Plössl's and ortho's  I really don't need my existing Plössl's anymore in favour of just keeping the Starguiders.

The BST's won't favour everyone, but a lot of users have the same  or similar combination of f/6 skyliner and a few Starguider EP's.
I know the Starguiders were not created specifically for my scope, but the combination does work very well, and their comfortable too.

Like you said "I don't think the BSTs would ever be a bad choice" if anyone  is considering the same/similar setup. 

 


 

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