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Just upgraded ATS65 eyepiece...

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Old Friday 31st January 2020, 16:24   #1
Apodidae49
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Just upgraded ATS65 eyepiece...

I have the Swaro ATS65 non-HD and spent a very constructive hour or two at In Focus, Martin Mere trying out the 25-50WA eyepiece against my 20-60. Also had an HD model set up and swapping round eyepieces and scopes looking out onto the main mere proved very interesting and fruitful. I concluded that:

1. There isn’t enough difference between the HD and the non-HD to justify me shelling out around a grand to “upgrade”

2. There IS a world of difference at all magnifications to justify trading up to the 25-50WA so that’s what I did.

Took scope and new eyepiece out to the United Utilities hide and spotted a peregrine obligingly sitting on the ground around 200yds out where it remained for around 40 minutes. Got a great focus on it at 50x despite it being an overcast, drizzly day.

Delighted!
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Old Friday 31st January 2020, 16:58   #2
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Hi,

congratulations - seems you have had a very nice day out and upgraded your scope without breaking the bank. And yes, with the slower focal ratio of the 65mm variant, plain glass is going to work better than in the 80mm variant, which has the same focal length.

Enjoy,

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