View Full Version here: : 27mm panoptic first night out :)

10-09-2006, 09:07 AM
I've had this eyepiece a week now and had a quick look over a couple of nights.. between moon ,clouds ,next doors security light etc.

Into the focuser and straight to antares , the only thing visible amoungst the clouds.. very relaxed and contrasty view .. across to M4 and the moons out from the clouds to now :lol:.. lots of detail there despite all the skylight ..the wide field and pinpoint sharpness of everthing is really absorbing on its own.. I spotted a few faint doubles here and there that would just never of showed up at all in the gso plossel.. ring nebula , jewel box and the butterfly cluster then back inside..Well i havn't had a decent look really with this eyepiece yet to be honest but so far its been a stunning intro into what to expect with some friendlier nights.

I DO have to get used to eye placement while viewing though.. I get disstracted to easily chaseing objects around the wide field .

I may have to do a little tweaking of my spring tension ? .. I noticed a couple of times
down towards the horizen the extra weight of this fair sized chunk of glass is
borderline to holding a view steady .

take care ns:)

10-09-2006, 12:33 PM

Congratulations you have one very fine eyepiece in your possession with much enjoyment to come.
Our 27mm Pano is our most used eyepiece

If you have a balance problem try a magnet from an old speaker as a balance weight before altering the springs.

David & Barb

10-09-2006, 07:42 PM
You mention eye placement a bit of a problem. If you find eye relief too much, you might like to try a Televue eyeguard extender. I'm getting one for mine.

11-09-2006, 10:24 AM
I glad you enjoy your investment :) The 27 Pan is a real sweetheart :thumbsup: