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    Re: A guide to AH use
    From: Norm Goldblatt
    Date: 2014 May 17, 11:36 -0700

    Not familiar with sextant oculars, but all have a specific eye-relief spec. This is where the your eye pupil should be for maximum field of view and most comfortable accommodation. The feature called 'long eye relief' implies that glasses wearers can still place the pupil at the optimum distance. If your glasses prescription has negligible cylinder, then, you don't need to wear them as the position of the ocular can be adjusted so that the image is at a comfortable distance for you to focus.

    It's easy to determine the eye relief by simply looking through the ocular from a few inches away. As you move your eye closer, the circular aperture (exit pupil) will get bigger until you see only the circular shape of the other end of the ocular. Your pupil is now at the designed distance from the ocular. It's just like looking through a keyhole. You see more and more the closer you eye comes to the keyhole. Keyhole=exit pupil of ocular

    If you have astigmatism, you will see a point as a line. If the line is horizontal, they, heck, that's a good thing, as your vernier acuity will aid in aligning the two objects horizontally. If you can't fix it, feature it. Isn't there a cylinder add-on that smears the image horizontally for easier alignment? I thought I read it on this site.
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