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Old 15-12-2017, 10:36 PM
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I found a cure for my eyepiece fever. It's when I bought one of these to store them all in at once.

After I put it all together as glorious as it was, I took a step back and said "This is ridiculous! The f*** am I doing with my life?"























"There's a space in that corner... what eyepiece should I buy to fill it?
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Old 15-12-2017, 11:06 PM
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Spending more time on astronomy forums than at the telescope tends to induce eyepiece fever.
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Old 15-12-2017, 11:28 PM
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I found a cure for my eyepiece fever. It's when I bought one of these to store them all in at once.

After I put it all together as glorious as it was, I took a step back and said "This is ridiculous! The f*** am I doing with my life?"























"There's a space in that corner... what eyepiece should I buy to fill it?
Hi Adrian.
Nice case and price BTW.

I just like collections of Tv and Orthos ..just tried TS dual eds ; very good as my B eps
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Old 15-12-2017, 11:50 PM
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Age. **** eyepieces are better than my eyes.
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Old 18-12-2017, 07:33 PM
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I once bought a few orthos and later sold them because I didn't like the tight eye relief,, a few years later i bought a few orthos and later sold them because i didn't like the tight eye relief,, i do regret selling the zeiss 06 though .
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Old 18-12-2017, 08:18 PM
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Happiness is a new eyepiece, and I have had a lot of happiness in my life!

Maybe I should cull a few that I do not use these days, but otherwise ... I don't see a problem.

The real problem is collecting telescopes, as they takeup a lot more space.
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Old 19-12-2017, 05:15 PM
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Happiness is a new eyepiece, and I have had a lot of happiness in my life!

Maybe I should cull a few that I do not use these days, but otherwise ... I don't see a problem.

The real problem is collecting telescopes, as they takeup a lot more space.
Same Bob ..Just recently sold 10" Meade SCT, 7 MAKSUTOV, 5"MAKSUTOV, 6" MEADE SCT, 90mm Mak etc .. some dozen TV eps etc ..and still have more..Bad habit I guess.
PS: Now I just need a large APO ..Hmm.
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Old 19-12-2017, 09:33 PM
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100% agree Bob.

Collecting telescope is also more obvious to the lovely wife.





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Happiness is a new eyepiece, and I have had a lot of happiness in my life!

Maybe I should cull a few that I do not use these days, but otherwise ... I don't see a problem.

The real problem is collecting telescopes, as they takeup a lot more space.
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Old 19-12-2017, 11:04 PM
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Shift work and having 5 clear nights in 6 months has deffo cleared my EP fever! To be honest, it is rapidly curing my astro fever too
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Old 20-12-2017, 08:38 AM
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The cure? Let your significant other view the receipts - it'll put a stop to quite a few enjoyable things.
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Old 22-12-2017, 05:43 PM
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I am a sufferer. If I buy one, I can't possibly let it go. I am looking at more room in the domicile for EP's and acc's. (no SWIMBO) It's not the brand name or the angle or ER. Some are just so damn PRETTY you've got to have it! It's more like collecting religious artifacts than anything else..........
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Old 22-12-2017, 09:52 PM
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I was at the telescope store one evening, after dark, just admiring some new scope. I wan't going to buy it, but it was so pretty and I KNOW this one would change my life. It was $$$$, so I was ale to resist.

As I was walking out the door this guy calls to me. He has a telescope set-up by the store.


Pssst! Hey buddy, come here!

Look, this little honey is the ultimate eyepiece. This one eyepiece will replace all of your other eyepieces. All off 'em!

Hey, stop! Don't walk away. Don't walk away, I'm talking to you. Come here. Come take a look.

Now look through the eyepiece at Jupiter. Looks good, right?

Now, twist the barrel and watch Jupiter get bigger and more beautiful and no swapping eye pieces.

Don't be afraid, it won't hurt you. Turn it!. Nice huh? It's called a ZOOM! Don't you want to be able to Z O O O M to the Moon?

Not only will this give you wonderful views, it will cure you of eyepiece fever because once you get your hands on this one, you won't need any others.




It is a cure? Really? I could really use a cure. My wife would be so pleased. I'll take it!




That's good. You's love it.



I am walking away feeling so good about myself. I am cured! But as I walk away he calls me again.




Hey buddy, before you go, have you tried binoviewers? They will blow your mind! Well sure you will need two matching eyepieces but just look at this view!


WOW! That is fantastic, but I don't have matching pairs of my eyepieces.


Not to worry! I have a second ZOOM eyepiece right here, just for you.




Honest honey, the guy at the store said that this bino viewer and these two zoom eyepieces will cure my eyepiece fever and I KNEW how pleased you would be if that happened. So I did this for you!



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Old 19-03-2018, 08:19 AM
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Cool

Well,

I have to say that the Baader Hyperion 8-24 zoom + a barlow has pretty much cured my eyepiece fever. Not looking and not shopping anymore. And my other eyepieces, shorter than 20 mm, now stay in the eyepiece case most of the time. In my Orion XT8i, from about 67X to 300X, the zoom or zoom + barlow is all I use.

So the guy was right! (Never did buy a binoviewer)


I AM CURED!
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Old 19-03-2018, 11:13 PM
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Ed that's just a temporary respite.

There is no real cure, it comes and goes. Just wait till you get a bad dose of Ethoitis, leading to eyepieces the size of coke bottles... then there's the dreaded "mine's bigger than yours" syndrome which is only placated by the ES 30mm with 3" barrel.

You might need a new scope to go with that
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Old 20-03-2018, 01:25 AM
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Nope, you can't trip me up there. I have a Meade 5000 SWA 20 mm 82 degree that is huge! Close to a Kilogram.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...uper_Wide.html

That is big and wide enough for me.
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Old 21-03-2018, 08:28 AM
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Eyepiece Fever, here is where it often starts.

The cure for eyepiece fever is to ....

...buy more eyepieces!
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Old 17-04-2018, 08:00 AM
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In the USA the North East Astronomy Forum, NEAF, is being held Saturday and the vendors are all running sales. I know that Explore Scientific, Meade and Baader have eyepieces on sale.

Do these sales carry over to Australia? If so, you might be able to scratch that itch that is eyepiece fever. Maybe get 4 for the price of 3.
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