A Newt's Fully Illuminated Field In Degrees

You need to know four numbers to use this program:

  1. Your primary size (width)
  2. Your focal ratio (focal length/primary size)
  3. Your diagonal minor axis (least width)
  4. Your intercept distance (secondary to focal plane)

The last is typically measured from the center of the secondary to the place in the focuser where the average eyepiece's field stop sits when focused. To be cautious you may wish to use the eyepiece that comes to focus furthest out from the diagonal.

You can use any units you wish; the program works with inches, millimeters, cubits, whatever.

Just be consistent!

Primary Size

Focal Ratio

Diagonal Minor Axis

Intercept Distance

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