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Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 09-09-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By Fox
That's one nice scope you have! Being a pretty...

That's one nice scope you have! Being a pretty fast Newt, I think any wide field EP you may consider will need to be quite high quality to get good performance. If you like the 30mm Superview that...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 08-09-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By Fox
Herschel, to put us in the picture, may I ask...

Herschel, to put us in the picture, may I ask what equipment you have i.e., scope and focal length, and what EPs you might already own?
Broadly speaking, I think leaning towards making your lowest...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 06-09-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Fox
Hi Graeme Just a bit more research... I...

Hi Graeme

Just a bit more research...

I note that VTI Optics has the Pentax SMC XF 8.5mm and 12mm Lanthanum eyepieces for around $200 each. They are 18mm eye relief, 60 deg FOV and 150gm weight...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 05-09-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Fox
Hi Graeme, Getting back to your original...

Hi Graeme,

Getting back to your original post, the Vixen LVW’s are an excellent eyepiece, although there may be others to chose from.

Whilst the Baader Hyperion and Orion Stratus are cheaper...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 04-09-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Fox
Thanks Alex.

Thanks Alex.
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 03-09-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By Fox
Graeme, the LVW's are an excellent line of...

Graeme, the LVW's are an excellent line of eyepieces, even when considering their vintage. I have the 13mm which performs well in my f/5 TV refractors. Although the 13mm LVW is outclassed compared to...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 02-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By Fox
You've made an excellent decision regarding the...

You've made an excellent decision regarding the voucher, Bintel will look after you. Advice for what it's worth, take as loooong as you like before making your choice. They have the full range from...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 04-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Fox
Hi Dennis, I think your 80mm should be able to...

Hi Dennis, I think your 80mm should be able to resolve it. It sounds as though you need darker skies, and pump up the power. Your 6 inch is a no brainer, it should readily resolve, again best with...
Forum: General Chat 26-02-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 560
Posted By Fox
Matt, a most enjoyable read and journey as your...

Matt, a most enjoyable read and journey as your skills progress. The images are great! Thanks, Fox.
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 25-01-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Fox
Agreed, the Stratus are inferior copies of the...

Agreed, the Stratus are inferior copies of the LVW's, and IMHO for marginally more cost the ES line are much better than Hyperion/Stratus in terms of performance, construction and value. Fox
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 24-01-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By Fox
Niko, there's little contest here, go for the...

Niko, there's little contest here, go for the Pentax. I have right now a Pentax XW 7mm and Orion Stratus 8mm - which would not be too far from the Pentax XL 7mm and Hyperion 8mm for comparison....
Forum: General Chat 05-11-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Fox
Go on, just GO FOR IT… I mean, what have you...

Go on, just GO FOR IT…
I mean, what have you got to lose…???
:screwy:
Fox
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 27-07-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,960
Posted By Fox
Alex, I guess it boils down to field stop. The...

Alex, I guess it boils down to field stop. The largest possible field stop for a 2 inch EP is 46mm. IMHO my first choice would be Televue, because Al Nagler obviously has his f/5 scopes in mind. My...
Forum: General Chat 08-07-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Fox
Lookin' great Stefan! Can't wait for some...

Lookin' great Stefan! Can't wait for some fuselage and shuttle bay construction... Cheers, Fox
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By Fox
Agreed, the LX80 lead time was rather ridiculous....

Agreed, the LX80 lead time was rather ridiculous. I was intrigued by the LX80 when it was announced, but I meant it was the 'wrong' product in that Meade seems to have aimed far too low in terms of...
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Fox
As Rod says, go into Bintel and discuss your...

As Rod says, go into Bintel and discuss your expectations and needs. IMHO I would strongly advise thinking about a Dob with tracking and Goto function. With such a sizeable mirror, which will entice...
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By Fox
Nicely put Peter, Personally, whilst I think the...

Nicely put Peter, Personally, whilst I think the LX850 shows some very nice innovation, I think Meade spent too much on the Meade Max and LX850 mounts - and conversely too little on an LXD75...
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By Fox
Well, it will be very interesting to see the...

Well, it will be very interesting to see the outcome. I hope they sell, and survive in some form. As much as I always slag on my LXD75 mount, it's been pivotal in rekindling my interest in...
Forum: General Chat 02-07-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,651
Posted By Fox
... although I should remind myself that I am...

... although I should remind myself that I am just as guilty as doing similarly 'stupid' things from time to time, and above all, I should count my lucky stars if nobody gets hurt or injured as a...
Forum: General Chat 01-07-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,651
Posted By Fox
They're probably not 'stupid' - instead they...

They're probably not 'stupid' - instead they might have had all the basic things in life 'done for them' by others during their whole life up to that point. It might be a sign of having been spoilt...
Forum: General Chat 29-06-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,655
Posted By Fox
Hi Flash, Fox here, I got your 24mm Stratus a few...

Hi Flash, Fox here, I got your 24mm Stratus a few months ago. Yeah, that all sounds rather rude and overly hard ball to me. I wouldn't do business with that person again. I know there's always that...
Forum: General Chat 29-06-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Fox
Stefan, please keep us informed with your...

Stefan, please keep us informed with your progress. Agree, the lighting kits can be very expensive, although I guess one is paying for the 'plug and play' and time saving as well. Just for fun, I...
Forum: General Chat 28-06-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Fox
Stefan, beautiful work! I assume you are going to...

Stefan, beautiful work! I assume you are going to light the kit as well? I have two of these 1/350 Ent refit Polar Lights kits sitting in my study, unbuilt. I haven't been able to find time (and...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 25-06-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Fox
Bert, this is just my 2 cents to put in. I...

Bert, this is just my 2 cents to put in. I understand the attraction for going for Bintel/GSO Plossls because they are very affordable, but I would agree with Dannat that at the short focal lengths...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 09-06-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Fox
Hi Stefan, agree, they are typically Plossls, to...

Hi Stefan, agree, they are typically Plossls, to keep costs down. But your statement of 'super angle long eye relief' suggests it may be something different. Can you post a picture of it and maybe a...
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