Burgess 1.25" Binoviewer


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Brand and Model:Burgess 1.25" Binoviewer
Price ($USD):199
Type:Binoviewer
Description:Model number BV125 comes with two 17 mm eyepieces.
Precise computer-controlled machining BaK4 prisms, broadband optical multicoatings on all air to glass surface for increased light transmission, and individual helical eyepiece focusers, the versatility and quality of the product is unparalleled at the price. The clear aperture is 22mm. This allows you to use an eyepiece with a focal length as long as 20mm without vignetting the image.

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Burgess 1.25" Binoviewer
I'll go along with the previous 2 voters and also give it a 10. This is my first binoviewer experience and I was overwhelmed with them. For me, there are 3 advantages of using a binoviewer:

1. I am much more relaxed and can observe for a much longer time without fatigue.

2. Small details are much easier to discern using both eyes.

3. Floaters are greatly reduced.

The only disadvantage is low powers aren't possible with my newtonian. My minimum measured magnification in my 1200 mm focal length telescope is 106x using 25 mm plossls and a Siebert 1.6x Optical Corrector that is more like 2.2x in my setup. Other than that, these binoviewers really shine on the Moon, Planets and Globular Clusters.

Overall Rating: 10
Performance:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: PaulHart
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Burgess 1.25" Binoviewer
Of technical note the eyepieces are now held in place by 3 nylon set screws not just one like others (3 for each eyepiece) this I would think aids in alignment which is important with binos, the barrel is of 1.25" size on both the eps and the connection to the scope. I used the bino with at 1.25" to 2" adapter in a 2" diagonal.
To add to my previous comments on the planets Jupiter's red spot just jumps out at you in the bino compared to one eye views and the Moon, we hate that guy don't we, well not with this bino, it's a new object to see, it's so...ooh much better with a bino in 3d almost. You just have to get one to believe. I want all to know and try, the others can't be that much better, certainly not double the resolution, but for sure double the price or more! You just can't go wrong for $199 if you have a Schmidt Cassegrain to use it in. Note it can be used in other scopes but the back focus may be of issue, cassegrains are much more forgiving.
Greg

Overall Rating: 10
Performance:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.32.214)
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Burgess 1.25" Binoviewer
I had to wait about a month it get these and it was worth the wait. At $199 with two matched 17 mm eps included it is the best value out there for an introduction to bino observing. I used it in a 10 inch Schmidt Cassegrain scope and the views of Saturn and Jupiter were the best I've seen through this scope. M13 looked really resolved as well and I could also see M82 and M81 with no problems from my light polluted back yard.
If you have never had binos and have a SCH scope and want to see Jupiter and Saturn with more resolution you won't be disappointed the other makers had better watch out because these are way under priced, what I saw in the 2 planets alone was worth the $199 price of admission.
The eps alone are worth $60 so the bino is $139! Wow.
Greg

Overall Rating: 10
Performance:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.112.71)
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