Great once you figure out what exposure to use
Friday, 25 February 2022 | William
I'd been using a solid-type mask for a while and using it in a video loop at high gain to try to focus live. that worked fine on super-bright starts but had been marginal on others, so I thought I would try this WO clear version to improve sensitivity. I was a bit fed up at first as it turned what I had before into a mushy mess with no spikes at all. On my third go I decided to try for longer exposures (20s) at much lower gain and hey presto very clear large thin spikes making it very easy detect the even angles of the Bahtinov pattern to refine focus, but a bit more slowly than before. This was on a C8 SCT running at f/7.1 with the Starizona corrector Mark III. So it's great for getting the focus nailed in shoot and refine mode, working well on stars of moderate brightness. So after a meltdown over it I am now very happy. It's very adjustable so I'll be able to fit it on my larger refractor as well. Just measure your dew shield end to get the right size.
Willaim Optics Bhatinov Mask diameter 172-235 mm
Monday, 31 August 2020 | Prateep
Good Product, Good Packing, Fast Shipping, A++++++