Capturing the Stars [Product Review]
Fans of the Siebert Monocentric ID series of eyepieces certainly have a lot to fall in love with. Since they have a wider and flatter field of view, they tend to be much easier to look into. The manufacturer claims that they are color corrected at 100 percent across their field of view. While they might not be quite as perfect as the company claims, they really do turn those globular clusters into a thing of beauty.
Amateur astronomers with driven mounts will find the Siebert Monocentric ID design to be more attractive than those with traditional telescopes. Several off-axis aberrations in the eyepiece are caused by the fast focal ratio scopes. This means that individuals who stick to using regular systems won’t be able to keep objects on-axis very easily. Anyone with a motor should fawn over the Siebert optics, however.
While it might not be the best design for individuals who don’t care to put work into their viewing sessions, this Siebert model will produce impressive details for those who are ready to experiment. Siebert eyepieces have a homemade appearance that illustrates the fact that they’re made by a small company. One might say that astronomers make them for their fellow astronomers.
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