But that's me. On December 16th I had a very nice clear piece of acrylic put in my right eye to replace a cataract. Not only are the stars brighter, but the new lens has a fixed focal length! What that means is that my right eye muscles cannot automatically adjust the lens anymore. And what that means is that I can perfectly focus a camera and be sure that it's in dead focus. No need for a Series IV 'Stiletto' focuser for me (or squinting) !
You, on the other hand, are still cursed with a lens in your eye that automatically adjusts for out of focus objects. Unfortunately, that perfect focus you see with your natural eye may not be the perfect focus for your CCD or 35mm camera. The problem is your eye adjusts up to 3% for images out of focus, while the backfocus or film-plane distance on your camera never does. To top it off, your eye adjusts differently from night to night and from moment to moment. This is why you’re always hitting the electric focuser button. And this explains how those blobs and donuts sneak in your astrophotos.
The great news is you don't need a piece of plastic in your own eye to focus properly. The Series IV 'Stiletto' puts you in perfect focus in seconds even with impaired vision. It really is the fastest and easiest way to get precise focus each and every time. Read about how it does it on our website and see some amazing photos others have gotten with the Series IV. Models are available for all brands of 35mm, CCD, and for the new DSLR cameras too. Check it out today, and if you have any questions, feel free to give me a call or email anytime.
Finally, if you're up for a cataract operation, don't put it off. A visit to the dentist is far worse IMHO. My only problem now is my left eye which is slowly turning into an opal. But I'll leave that for another story...
Thanks & Clear Skies!